This was yet another awesome idea from Jeff Johnson. This idea was from his book Do-It-Yourself Early Learning. You can learn more about his books on www.explorationsearlylearning.com These are great to use during music time. I used a dowel rod, small screw eye and flourescent flagging tape. Jeff suggests using a number 3 ball bearing swivel with interlock snaps (found in the fishing tackle supplies - this allows it to rotate a little bit better). I screwed the small screw eye into the end of a 3/8 inch dowel rod and then tied the flagging tape into the hole of the screw eye (In Jeff's version you would put the interlock snap on the screw eye and tie the flagging tape to the interlock snap). I have done both ways and both ways work well.