Aka, the baby shake weight...
Henry is full on teething over here! He constantly has his toys, clothes, fists, anything in his mouth. He chews and moans and drools everywhere all day long. The poor little guy. I decided to make him his own wooden teething rattle! I've seen some around the web and already had almost everything around the house from other projects and it was so easy to make! Plus it looks nice, is eco friendly because it isn't plastic, and it is all natural. Win, win, win.
- 2, 1 3/4 inch unfinished wooden balls
- 3 unfinished wooden hive beads
-3/8 inch wooden dowel (cut to 8 inches long)
-Drill and 3/8inch Drill Bit
-Elmer's Non Toxic Wood Glue
Step One- Using a drill + 3/8 inch drill bit, carefully drill a hole 1/5 inch deep into each wooden ball. Hold the drill as perpendicular to the ball as possible and get as clean of a hole as you can (I had some extra carvings on the surface of the ball that I just filled with wood glue)
Step Two- Apply wood glue into the hole of one ball and glue in the wooden dowel on one side only, wipe away any extra glue, let dry.
Step Three- Slide the wooden beads onto the dowel
Step Four- Glue the second ball onto the opposite side of the dowel, wipe away any extra glue, and let dry