Handmade Baby Rattles

Hand-Turned Baby Rattles

Hand-Turned Baby Rattles
Large-Handled on Left
Standard Rattle on Right

From the well-used workbench of Windsor chairmaker
Elia Bizzarri, Hand-Turned Baby Rattles are finished with organic linseed oil.

Turned to regulation-safe size from tree parts (rather than kiln-dried lumber), these rattles use the intrinsic strengths of the tree for durability and safety.

One piece of wood makes the rattle, each ring being magically cut loose from the rest of the rattle.

Known for the exquisite precision of his turning technique, Elia was featured building a Continuous Arm Rocking Chair on two episodes of Roy Underhill’s ‘The Woodwright’s Shop’ on PBS.

Made from maple, cherry or walnut woods removed during the chairmaking process or from fallen trees in the woods of Orange County, North Carolina

Rattle Lable

Rattle Label

Wholesale Prices:

$10 Large-handled Rattle (srp $21)
$8 Rattle (srp $17)

Contact me for more info or to place an order.

free shipping in USA: 20 or more rattles
minimum order: 3 rattles
70/30 consignment available

Large-Handled and standard Rattles are available. Turned by eye, lengths vary. Size range: 3 to 6 inches in length.


A sampling of stores that carry my rattles:

John C. Campbell Folk School Craft Shop Brasstown, NC
North Carolina Craft Gallery Carrboro, NC
Piedmont Craftsmen Gallery Winston-Salem, NC
The Red Hen Chapel Hill, NC
Women's Birth and Wellness Boutique Chapel Hill, NC


Rattles can be sanitized with dishwashing detergent or in a microwave (do not overheat).


Non-Toxic Rattles are finished with organic linseed oil which is recommended for cutting boards and other kitchen items. Organic linseed oil applied to wood provides a non-toxic finish on a non-toxic material. Wooden toys are less toxic than plastic toys.
Sanitary Research on wooden and plastic cutting boards has shown that wood is as safe as plastic. Wood is as easily cleaned as plastic and has been shown to harbor less bacteria. Read this study for more information.
Choke-free Rattles meet all federal anti-choking guidelines.