I’ve made a few soft toys for my son, and admit that the rattles have not been a resounding success, mostly because the bell just doesn’t ring quite right. Laura Wilson clears the air with her clever tip for protecting the bell in this rattle tutorial. It would be perfect nestled in one of her adorable plush patterns, like, say, this turtle. I have one of these and my kid loved pulling the turtle in and out of its removable shell. How much better would it have been with a little jingle?