Balloon Rattle

Balloon Rattle DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

We love trying out new toy designs and we think you’re going to love this one! Try your hand at making an adorable balloon rattle teething toy!

Supplies Needed:

Supplies You Need - Baby Toy Tutorial - CaraBLOG

Step-by-Step Instructions:

1. Take your length of regular cord and fold it in half, and cut on that fold. You should now have two equal lengths of cord that are 30” long.

Cut your Cording - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOGYour Pieces of Cording - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

2. Find the center mark of both cords and loop it onto the 2.35” beech wood ring, pulling tightly.

Double Up your Cording - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOGLoop Your Cord around Your Ring - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOGPull your Cording Tight - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

3. Line up the four ends of the cords, and trim them so they are even. Using your lighter, carefully fuse all four ends together. This will act as a needle to help thread your wooden hexagon bead on.

Trim your Cording - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOGFuse Your Cords - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

4. Thread on your wooden hexagon bead and slide it all the way up the cords. Next, thread your 1.70” beech ring onto your cords and over the wooden hexagon bead.

Thread on the Hexagon - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOGPlace your Hexagon - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOGAdd the Wood Ring - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

5. Separate the four ends that you fused together in the previous step, trimming if needed.

Separate your Cording - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

6. Take one of the cords coming out of the hexagon bead, and thread seven of your 15mm beads onto the cord, followed your double hole bead.

String on Your Silicone Beads - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

7. Next, place two more 15mm beads. You should now have ten beads in total on this cord.

String on Silicone Beads - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

8. Taking another one of the four cords coming out of the hexagon bead, slide five 15mm beads onto it.

Add more silicone Beads - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

9. Tie a tight double knot and run your lighter over the knot to help fuse it together.

Tie and fuse a double knot - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

10.  Taking one of the cords you used to tie a knot, thread your needle and place it through one of the 15mm beads beside the knot. Pull the cord through until the knot is in the center inside that bead.

Thread Your Needle - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOGPull Your Knot Under - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

11. You should now have a cord on either side of the bead. Trim the ends close to the bead, and run your lighter over the trimmed ends to prevent fraying.

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12. You should now have two empty cords remaining. Position them as shown in the picture, one on either side of the beaded section you just created.

Teething Toy Progress - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

13. Place seven 15mm beads onto one of those empty cords.

String on your Silicone Beads - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

14.  Thread your needle and push it through the remaining holes on the 19mm double hole bead. Next, put two more 15mm beads onto that cord.

Needle through the Double Hole Bead - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOGAdd More Beads - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

15. Using your last cord, place the remaining five 15mm beads onto it.

Add the Remaining Beads - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

16. Tie a tight double knot, and lightly run your lighter over it to fuse the knot together.

Tie a Double Knot - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOGFuse Your Knot - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

17. Thread your needle again and push it into one of the beads beside the knot, pulling the knot all the way into the center of the bead. You should now have one cord on either side of the bead.

Needle Through the Bead - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOGPull Knot In - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOGTwo Cord Tails - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

18. Trim the two cords, and run your lighter over the ends to prevent fraying. 

Trim the Cords - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG
Fuse the Cord Ends - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

Voila! A finished Balloon Rattle!

Balloon Rattle - DIY Tutorial - CaraBLOG

We hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Be sure to tag us on instagram if you make your own using #createdwithcarasupply We love seeing your creativity!

Happy Crafting!

xo

- the girls

 

*The products, materials, and supplies sold by Cara & Co. Silicone Craft Supply are intended for use by adults and should never be left unattended with a child.

***Small objects and beads can present choking hazards to young children. Never leave a child unattended with beads or other products. Always dispose of any damaged product. No product is completely indestructible, and fully formed teeth could potentially damage product if chewed aggressively, so responsible attentiveness is needed for any user or purchaser. Customers should always inspect and monitor their products, discontinuing use at the first sight of damage.

****Once our products have been sold and shipped to our customers, Cara & Co Silicone Craft Supply Inc., waives all responsibility and liability from the use of our products. Customers are responsible that their final products made from our supplies meet the appropriate safety requirements for their region. Our buyers understand that by purchasing our products or using suggestions from the above tutorial, the buyer assumes any and all responsibility and liability for the use of the products.

*****Cords, clasps and pacifier clips are not intended to be chewed on and may present choking hazards.


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