Title: Rhythm Rattles

Wood Species/Finish: Various woods / all natural baby safe mineral oil finish

Designed/ Made: 2015-present

Dimensions: L 6”, W 1.5”

Design Elements: various styles always evolving--turned from one block of wood

Notes: This is a project that evolved naturally. Each rattle is a unique piece: different wood grain, wood colours, and turning details. The rattles are experiments in design. They give an opportunity for Holmes to see how changing details-- line, shape, size, rhythm etc etc,  can change the overall look and function of this simple thing. 

 But quite simply, the rattle provides babies with an object to shake and enjoy. Eventually it helps them refine their motor skills as they learn to shake along to rhythm and use the object as a musical instrument. The rattles are formed from a single piece of wood. The rings are turned off the shaft on the lathe and sanded to a shine. Once smooth, a coat of food safe mineral oil is applied to the wood to give it a satin lustre.This means there are no joints to break and no poisonous finsh involved so that the product will last many generations of good times fun. 

This product is in production on and off. It was the main product in a very successful Kickstarter in 2016. Check out the page here

Check out our small batch production page to see if rattles are available or contact us to see if we will make you one. Each rattle is made by hand. 

Rattle made from Australian Mallee Burl 

Rattle made from Australian Mallee Burl 

Rattle in Maple, all packed up for shipping in its little box. 

Rattle in Maple, all packed up for shipping in its little box. 

Rhythm Rattles in Canadian black Walnut

Rhythm Rattles in Canadian black Walnut

Rhythm Rattles in Ontario Ash

Rhythm Rattles in Ontario Ash