I made a ball after following the link on the LoomaHat (very good) website to http://www.bevscountrycottage.com/loomed-ball.html and I posted a photo of it in the September Challenge discussion. It got a really positive response from other Forum members, who comment that a ball is a good educational toy, so I thought I would flag it up here too. All you loom knitters will be able to make a ball like this in well under an hour, just like I did! I would recommend using self-multi-coloured yarn, or two strands of different colours, because if you do, you won't "read" the sewing up of the bottom of the ball in particular.
I'm only getting into looming now and this is a super pattern! I am definitely giving this one a good go the moment I'm finished with the navy scarves challenge. I'd love to send some balls to Africa!
What I like best about this is that a polyester stuffed ball is lightweight and easy to mail, ie. not expensive. It might not bounce but it can be tossed and rolled!
How many rows did you do to avoid making a sausage instead of a ball?