Updated: Oct 4
So after renovating the home this past 7 months I had a pile of curtain rings left over from our curtain poles we bought. I've been wondering what to do with them for a while. I had bought a solid wood coat rack from a local DIY store (B&Q for those in the UK) it was inexpensive - around £10, watching the little one play recently I realised they could be put to good use as a toy.
The wood already makes this such a nourishing and tactile item to explore, I decided to wrap some of the rings in different coloured wool to give contrast and add an element of warmth.
These have worked great in a little basket together with natural wooden teething rings. As she is older I will change this to support her colour recognition by wrapping the rings in specific colours of wool and stain the relevant pegs to match.
A lovely easy nourishing home made play item, with lots of potential for self directed learning and very inexpensive too!