Upcycled Baby Bottle Rattles

Have some extra baby bottles hanging around your house that aren’t being used anymore?

If your baby was anything like mine, we had to try a few brands until we found one that he would actually take. This left me with a lot of bottles that were only going to be dumped in the recycling bin. Rather than simply toss them, we upcycled them into a fun toy. This is a really simple project to do and only takes a few minutes! Encourage your little one to find his inner percussionist.

Supplies Needed:

  • Leftover baby bottles with flat lids. The smaller bottles seem to work best.
  • Your choice of dry pasta, uncooked rice, dried beans, plastic or wood beads or any other non-perishable item that will make noise
  • Hot glue gun

Step one:

Wash and thoroughly dry your bottles.

Step two:

Fill each bottle about 1/3 to 1/2 way with your desired noisy item.

Step three:

Apply a thin bead of hot glue to the threads of the lid. Then quickly put the lid on before the glue dries, making sure it’s tight. After the glue has dried, trim off any little threads or bits that may have leaked out. This step ensures that the lid is secure and there is no chance of your baby accidentally opening the bottle and playing with a lot of little choking hazards.

Step four:

Give the rattles to your little one and enjoy!

As you can see, my son enjoys them immensely. We break them out when one of his favorite songs is playing.



4 Responses to Upcycled Baby Bottle Rattles

  1. I love this idea!

  2. Baby S loves this!! We’ve also used beans in a plastic water bottle which he loves pushing around the floor

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  4. This is super clever and a great idea for what to do with old bottles after all your kids outgrow the bottle stage (more on reusing and upcycling bottles, as well as a link to this creative idea, here: http://hintmama.com/2014/05/19/todays-hint-reuse-old-baby-bottles/ )

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