Washcloth teether or toy


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)


  1. Roll opposite sides of the washcloth to the center so that you end with what looks like the old scrolls from history books.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!!!

Published by Donna Beth Feagins

I am a mom of 2, wife, and am always looking to create something myself instead of buying it. I met Katy from Little Katy Bugs after becoming a mom, and we both love to craft, both have active families, and a tactful way of telling others what we truly think. I LOVE THAT!!! Art is subjective and so is crafting. So, you may not love everything we make or do, but our goal is to inspire you to create yourself and make things that you will LOVE! We do still sell some of our crafts on the site, at craft fairs, and Katy now participates in a booth store front. Check out our Facebook page for more on the booth. Sometimes we just need inspiration and camaraderie. I hope we can help provide those things to you. Sincerely Donna Beth, a Co-Blogger of www.LittleKatyBugs.com

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: