Rabbit Rattles

Materials:

  • Plastic Bottle Caps
  • Heavy Twine
  • Drill

Cost:

$1 (Or free if you already have the string) – I’m assuming that you or someone you know will have a drill you can use.

A great chew and toss toy that’s pretty much free!

Start by collecting the plastic caps off the bottles you drink.  Avoid ones from pop because they’re a flimsier plastic.  You’ll be amazed at how quickly they add up!  Orange juice, milk cartons and water bottles all have the perfect lids.  Ask family, friends and co-workers to save their plastic caps too!  You only need 4 or 5 caps for this project.

Once you’ve collected your plastic lids, you’ll need to drill a hole through the middle of them.  If you’re not very handy or aren’t an adult, have someone else do the drilling for you.

Cut a piece of rope approximately 10″ long.  Make a knot about 2″ from one end of the rope that is larger than the hole you drilled in to the cap.  Then slide one of the plastic caps on and make another knot to keep the cap in place.  Keep doing this until you’ve got 4 or 5 plastic caps on the string.  Securely tie the two ends together to form a ‘bracelet’.

Or: Make a knot about 2″ from one end of the rope that is larger than the hole you drilled in to the cap.  Then slide on 4 of the plastic caps and make a knot about an 1 1/2″ after the final cap.  This will allow the caps to move around a little, making a great noise when being tossed around.  Finish by tying the two ends together to form a ‘bracelet’.  Avoid making the rattle too large that it could get stuck around your rabbits head. 

And you’re done!  A quick and easy toy your rabbit will love and your wallet will too!

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