Baby Water Bottle Rattle

This craft project shows you how to make a baby toy out of a recycled water bottle. This is a great sensory toy for little minds to help them play and develop.

Baby Water Bottle Rattle

What you need

1 Empty Water Bottle
1/4 cup of uncooked rice, lentils or beans.
Assorted colored ribbons.
Optional Beads, sequins or felt shapes.
Hot Glue or non toxic Craft Glue


Start by taking your water bottle and allowing it to dry. Once it is dry add your “rattle” items. This bottle is filled with rice, sequins, felt cutouts and a few assorted bright beads.

Place some glue around the rim of the lid and then pop it on and allow it to set. This is just an extra precautionary in case the top should become loose.

Keep in mind this toy is for small infants – Birth-6 months and they would not have the motor skills to untwist the tight top or to choke down the ribbons. But secure everything with glue to be safe.

Securely tie the ribbons to the top of the bottle, again you could add some glue for extra security.

Try to find ribbons that are brightly colored and different textures for a sensory delight.

As with all baby toys these bottles should never be used unsupervised.

Common Questions:

Is it safe to use ribbons? Yes, Craft Ribbons are dye fast and do not fray. If you are concerned try sucking on the ribbon yourself. You will see it is safe.

Is the rice and beads safe? Of course the rice is secured inside the glued lid.

Is the glue safe? Yes, Craft glue is non toxic.

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  1. I just saw that you have researched the craft ribbon and it doesn’t fray. Even better! Thanks!

  2. If you are a parent that supervises their child while they play, this is a perfectly safe and fun toy for a baby/toddler. (Although, I will roll the ends of the ribbon, run them through a sewing machine and hand tie the thread ends so that the ribbon doesn’t unravel before I give it to my grand daughter.)

  3. Looks nice but not safe for small children….whether its rice, beans, beads, etc.

  4. i made it with a pepsi bottle

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