A rattle has been one of the first toys for babies to play with for centuries and it’s still now! Babies love sound and color, and you put both these attributes in a rattle, which makes it a perfect toy for a little one. There are many ideas to make your own baby rattle – crochet, sew or make of wood, and give it any look and color that you like. Take a look at this roundup and choose!
If you need a baby shower gift idea or want to make your favorite munchkin a handmade present for their Easter basket, these two patterns together make a sweet little gift set. This free crochet baby toy pattern makes a quick DIY gift for all the tiny “bunnies” in your life. when crocheting amigurumi, use a crochet hook that’s smaller than the gauge on the yarn label calls for so that your stitches are really close together. Especially when you’re making a toy that’s going to be sucked on, you want to make sure there’s no stuffing poking out.
One of your kid’s favorite toys can be a bright cotton ball with a bell in it. It is fabulous as all the seams are on the outside and your baby can grab, throw and play with it very easily. To make a sound, you can use film canisters, small take away sauce tubs, anything that you can tape closed and that makes a good rattling noise. Or you could even recycle the rattle or bell out of an old baby toy.
These cute little rattles are the perfect size for little hands to reach and grab, the ears on them are great for chewing on, and they make fun sounds when you shake them…your little baby won’t get enough of them! One great thing about sewing projects for baby is you don’t need much fabric. All these bunnies are a really easy sew too, and a great project for beginners!
This needle felted rattle ball is a simple project, and I guarantee you will want to make more than one. A perfect gift for a special newborn or toddler. With a melodic jingle bell as a chime and it’s woolly tactile surface, both child and parent will appreciate this fun toy. I really love the idea of children playing with toys made from natural materials like wool, it’s really important developmentally to give them a rich sensory experience that plastic toys just don’t offer.
Whip up a quick and fun gift for your next baby shower with these soft rattle blocks. Each block includes a variety of colors and textures to engage a baby’s senses and you can make them even more interesting by slipping a rattle insert inside. Choose solids, polka dots, or stripes that pick up the colors in your print. Don’t just limit yourself to quilting cottons for this project. It’s nice to mix in some soft textures like minky and fleece, or even fur, to make the blocks more tactile. Soft rattle blocks are a quick, easy-to-sew gift for a new baby. Stack them up and knock them down, throw them in the air, and have some fun!
This little cute fox rattle is a perfect gift for a baby! It’s small enough for the baby to grab and shake, it’s sturdy, washable – and makes noise, of course! There are three different kinds of fabric (terry, fleece and tight woven cotton) to make it even more interesting for the baby. You can make the Little Fox Rattle bigger in size and leave out the rattle insert to have a cute fox cushion!
It can be a struggle to think of newborn gift ideas. This tutorial is for a cuddly seahorse rattle for babies. You can adapt it into the shape of any animal you like – as long as the shape can be depicted in a simple outline. If you can draw it, you can make it! This would make the perfect personalized gift for a newborn. Why not try other unusual creatures – we think a hedgehog would be nice!
If you love all the simple wooden toys that are available for babies, you can make a pretty baby rattle of wood, it’s a perfect gift for a baby shower. These rattles of wood don’t feature bright colors but feature a contrasting black ring, though you may go for all kinds of colors keeping the same design – just make sure that your paints are safe.
Rainbows are amazing! Colorful, fun and bright, they are loved by kids and adults. Here is a free pattern for a rainbow baby rattle; it’s so simple to make but looks bright and fun. Handmade toys and softies are amazing! Anyone can sew this soft rattle pattern, it is beginner friendly and quick to make. The finished toy is approximately 6.5 inches tall X 9 inches wide. You can opt for your own sizes and colors or use these measurements if you like them. Enjoy!
This cool and simple rattle is made of a wooden dowel and some bells. While making it, make sure that all the elements are totally safe and non-toxic. This toy is great for two month old infants you can grab onto things and enjoy hearing themselves make noise when they move their arm. What a lovely gift for a baby shower!