For years, I've been listening to this little sound, wondering how it was made. Then, one day, I decided to do it. *Gulp* Yes. I would dissect a toy to find out what made that sound!!!
First: Here are a couple of little videos that demonstrate the sound:
This one is found in an owl that came with a play mat.
And this one is in a little duck.
All right. My curiosity got the better of me! I simply had to know what made this wonderful sound! I took a little rabbit toy (he was very obliging when I promised I would stitch him back up again) and, very carefully, I removed the stitches from the bottom.
After taking some of the stuffing out, this is what I found:
A little muslin bag ... and inside this bag was:
This small plastic tube, its end glued securely shut. I had to take a pliers and crush it to get it off!
Well ... inside this little tube was ... (drum roll, please):