Sometimes the simplest children's toys are the best.
String a whole lot of cotton reels onto a cord or ribbon and tie a secure knot and you are done!
For my 6 month old it is easy for her to hang onto with little hands and she has a great chew toy...
....and for my 2 year old he likes to wear it as a necklace and dress up his teddies....
|He doesn't like the camera flash!|
If you are not a sewer I am sure you will have friends and family who are and would happily save the empty reels for you. Or you could always try second hand shops where you might get a bag for $1.
Get creative today!