Tons of tutorials for making paracord monkey fists can be found on YouTube.
Monkey fists can be used for self-defense – just hold onto the end and give any attacker a hard whack in the head with the ball. They’re also pretty cute, can be made with multiple colors, and can double as a teething toy for the baby (I recommend using glass marbles for that). Win, win!
I finished mine with a couple of Celtic knots.