We admit that we were drawn to these by their colour and texture, and the fact that they're hand crocheted in Guatemala. But they're not just pretty.
They're hand-sized, and work well as practice juggling balls, or in throwing practice for very young children - there's enough weight behind them, but they won't hurt, do much damage, or roll away.
They're also used as kick bags for FootBag.
Footbag? Footbag is definitely a thing. In it's simplest form, it involves kicking and keeping the 'sac' up in the air for as many kicks as possible. In its evolved form, it's a technically difficult competitive sporting discipline with a players' association, and tournaments. Footbag Net combines the court strategy of tennis with the set and spike strategy of volleyball. Footbag Freestyle is competitive freestyling tricks and choreography to music.
They work as stress balls, being hand-sized. Other than that, they're simply rather lovely to look at.
Buy a single ball here. Also in set of three.