I ran across this gem this morning….I was explaining to my niece how to make a teether. She was having trouble with her son and his teething and looking for advice. The store bought ones she had weren’t working for him. Still holds up through the test of time. (recorded Aug of 2016).
- square washcloth
- Hair tie (cleaned or new)
- Roll opposite sides of the washcloth to the center so that you end with what looks like the old scrolls from history books.
- On one side of the half way point so it’s not even, twist it around once so that the top is again facing you.
- Put a hair tie around the whole thing about 2 inches from where you twisted it. This should provide with a slight adjustment or 2… a figure that resembles a bear.
Doing this with a washcloth provides a teether, but in a pinch you can also do it with a hand towel and get an impromptu toy if needed. You could also put a ribbon around the neck for added decoration or add some embroidered eyes, a bow near the ears. If you have time to make it fancy.
Have fun creating a family of bears for your kids!!!