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Mylar fabric?
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Date: 8/21/13 7:20 PM

Hi - I am looking for some fabric I've seen used on baby toys - it is lightweight, metallic-looking and makes a crinkly sound when you handle it...

Is this called mylar fabric? Can anyone recommend a source for it, particularly for some made in the US
(or at least, not China)?

Any other thoughts on using this for baby toys? I am concerned about lead or other contaminants...any thoughts? Thanks!

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Date: 8/22/13 7:43 AM

Mylar film
I have not purchased any, but there are places that sell mylar for machine embroidery designs.

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Date: 8/22/13 8:30 PM

I've seen tutorials where people washed and reused potatoe chip bags and similar for baby and pet toys.

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Date: 8/23/13 0:18 AM

I think that the film may be different - from your link it looks as if it may be less like fabric than what I recall seeing. The product I saw was more like a stiff, metallic fabric, I think.

The chip bag idea is interesting! Maybe if I sandwiched in between some layers of "regular" fabric? Hmm...thanks for the idea!

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Date: 8/23/13 2:25 PM

I was curious, and sometimes make baby toys, so I googled it:
http://stores.americanfeltandcraft.com/-strse-434/Crinkle-Cloth,-Crinkle-paper,/Detail.bok

I can't tell where they are located--the name implies US, but you never know...

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Date: 8/23/13 10:20 PM

I just bought one of these--
American Science & Surplus
and haven't taken it out yet (bought it for a far-out costume idea that didn't come to fruition). Do you want me to see if it crinkles?

It may well be made in China. But AS&S has a couple of other mylar items--smaller widths that were originally intended for balloons, for instance--and the folks there are pretty friendly, so you could write and ask.

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Date: 8/24/13 1:19 AM

I would not worry about the plasticy mylar-ish stuff that potato chip bags or those kids drinks with the straws on them use, as where it was made at all, as far as safety for getting/touching or in your adult mouth goes, just because they did have food in them prior. But I don't think I would want to have any thin loose or potential to get loose, plasticy film in a really small baby's toy, where their mouth could ever get to it though, in case it were to come undone or apart, just since I think it would possibly be a little baby kind of choking hazard instead, if they were able to get some in their mouth somehow and you also just can't breath though it.

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