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« on: November 12, 2006 12:47:19 PM »

I was wondering if anybody knew what the crunchy, noisy stuff that is often in baby toys is?  I'm working on some little stuffies for my new bebe and would love to have the ears be crunchy like the ones you see in the stores.  Smiley 

Any ideas?  I can't figure out what that stuff is!
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« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2006 12:49:37 PM »

Maybe it's something like scrunched up Tyvex, the stuff Priority Mail envelopes are made of.

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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2006 12:50:23 PM »

I don't know for sure what it is, but I know someone on here made a stuffed cockroach and stuffed it with plastic bags like you get at the grocery store inside the body so that when you hugged it, it would make a "crunchy" sound.   The idea of a plastic bag (even sewn inside ears) and a baby together sounds a little dangerous, but you could always slice the bag up to fit inside the ears so it's not a bag shape that could cause suffocation just in case.  Could always buy a baby toy and "dissect" it to see what's inside if no one knows, too Smiley

Good luck - cute idea Smiley

edit: I reached over to "crunch" the plastic bag that my polyfill stuffing comes in, and it seems perfect!
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« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2006 05:27:50 PM »

What about cellophane?  It's crinkly and noisy, and you probably wouldn't need more than a layer or two inside the toy to get the desired effect.

I'm thinking you can find it at Walmart or a craft store, in the gift wrapping section.  You should be able to find sheets of it, or at least treat bags that you can cut up.
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2006 08:01:08 PM »

i had the same question...it has to be something that can go in the wash, right? celophane might be a good idea. i would love to hear what works.
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2006 08:09:53 PM »

probably not what is used by manufacturers, but I'm a recycler and I thought of potato chip bags. Not sure though if you could wash that...by hand maybe. Good Luck!!
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« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2006 02:27:46 PM »

I am SO glad you posted this so I can finally share a tip:)

My son eats tons of Ramen noodles and I noticed how crinkly the outside bag sounded and how it would be great for pet or baby noise toys. I haven't tried it yet but it has the perfect sound so I'd say try it:)

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« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006 09:41:00 AM »

toque: Hey, Thanks that was me!! I did stuff my toy cockroach with Wal-Mart bags.

I have made baby toys doing the same thing...I just double stitched the seams! It works perfectly!

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