DIY Baby Sun Ray Toy
We inspired by this tutorial and we would like to share it with you. We found it fun, useful and easy to make! It will definitely attract your baby's attention and they will love this toy absolutely!
At almost 5 months old, babies still having a little difficulty holding on to things, and getting the right parts of certain toys into their mouth. In this tutorial, we gonna show you how to make an easy to hold, sun shaped toy, with lots of rays to suck on. A small circle of velcro is added in the middle, for extra tactile exploration. And lastly, add some crinkle.
Directions: (See images below.)
1 – Cut out two circles of fabric for the middle of the sun. (My circles were 5 inches in diameter.) Then cut out 7 rays, by folding some fabric in half, and cutting a long triangle shape. (My rays were about 7 inches in length.)
2 – Fold each ray in half, right side facing in, and sew up the side.
3 – Now turn the rays right-side out. (I used an end of one of my paint brushes to help with this.)
4 – Most baby toys like this have knots in the end, for babies to suck on, and they’re right. So tie a knot in the end of each ray, if you’d like.
5 – Sew on a circle of velcro in the middle of each circle piece. (Sew on the right side of the fabric.) Then sew the end of each ray, one at a time, to one of the circles. When doing this, sew the rays on the right side of the fabric, and also sew the rays so that they’re pointing to the inside of the circle. (Then later, when you turn it right-side out, they’ll be pointing out.)
6 – Now place the other circle on top of the other circle, right side facing in, and sew around the edge, leaving about an inch un-sewn.
7 – Turn the circle right-side out, and tuck in some crinkle paper if you’d like. (I used a sun chip bag, but I’ve heard that diaper wipe bags work well too.)
8 – Then hand sew the opening shut. Done!
Have fun making it and enjoy! ;)