Play Censer

(32 customer reviews)


The original crocheted toy censer!


Cozy House Curios is the home of the original crocheted toy censer! This unique item is hand-crocheted and both durable and child-friendly. Gold-colored yarn is crocheted around foam hemispheres to hold the shape. The “chains” are crocheted and have minimal stretch. They come together at the top to form a loop convenient for hanging. Twelve bells are stitched in place at regular intervals. The censer is constructed such that a one-inch space exists between the top and bottom halves. This allows the felted “charcoal” (made from black wool) to be inserted or removed. 

While this item is well-made, as with any toy it will eventually show wear. Be watchful for bells that are becoming loose and either remove them or reinforce the stitching.

You can order this with the bells inside at no extra charge for small children who are likely to pull or chew them off. [4/2/23: currently unavailable due to unavailability of jingle bell inserts] You can also request it be made without bells if you desire. There are separate listings for censers with detachable bellstoddler-sized censers, and a pattern to make your own censer.


Original censer: 13-14 inches fully-extended, 3 1/2 inches across at widest point.

Censer with bells inside: 14 inches fully-extended, 3 1/2 inches across at widest point. 

I offer a 15% discount on orders with a minimum of three censers for church bookstores or church school programs. Please contact me before ordering so I can make a custom listing for you. 

Additional information

Weight 8 oz
Dimensions 3.5 × 3.5 × 4 in

32 reviews for Play Censer

  1. Angela (verified owner)

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful and well-made. Looks sturdy and is super fun to swing around. The bells are charming and subtle, not too shrill. Our little guy is only 9 months, but we bought this for when he’s 2 1/2 or 3. Couldn’t resist — most Orthodox toy ever.

  4. St. Tabitha’s Workshop (verified owner)

    I love that it has bells but they’re enclosed…it’s a little quieter and I won’t worry the bells will come off.

  5. Mary (verified owner)

    Both of my sons love their new play censer. I am especially impressed by the quality of the bells. It really sounds beautiful. My whole house has now been thoroughly blessed by my 4-year-old. He also uses it every night during prayers.

  6. matushkaanna (store manager)

    Thank you for your review! I’m so glad they like the censer.

  7. Rebecca O. (verified owner)

    I love this play censer. The kids are “celebrating” Divine Liturgy as often as I let them. I’m thrilled that they’re taking such an interest.

  8. matushkaanna (store manager)

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! I’m so glad they’re enjoying the censer!

  9. Anonymous (verified owner)

  10. Alexandria Taberski (verified owner)

  11. Alicia (verified owner)

    Perfect for “quarantine” Divine Liturgy!

    Video #1 from Alicia
  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Beautiful, superbly crafted, loved to bits by my son.

  13. Laura R. (verified owner)

  14. Constantina (verified owner)

    A favorite toy around our house! Excellent quality!

  15. Megan W. (verified owner)

    Beautifully made, I have both a censor with and without bells and am well pleased with both!

  16. Erin Byers (verified owner)

    It’s wonderful and going to be my god daughters favorite toy!

  17. Nader (verified owner)

    I loved it. I bought the censer with the rings inside to avoid risk of a choking hazard for my baby. My only drawback was the the bells inside the censer were very muted and nowhere near as loud as I thought it may be. I thought it may have acted as a very cute rattle and stimulating toy, but it’s too muted. Otherwise very cute toy!

    Image #1 from Nader
  18. Angelina S. (verified owner)

  19. matushkaanna (store manager)

    I’m still working on those inside bells! Thank you for the feedback!

  20. matushkaanna (store manager)

    So glad she likes it!

  21. Daniel (verified owner)

  22. Tristyn W. (verified owner)

    Gorgeous. So excited to give to my godson.

  23. Peyton (verified owner)

  24. Juliana (verified owner)

  25. Lisa Lehocky (verified owner)

    I can add a picture after Easter!

  26. Sharon R. (verified owner)

    Exactly as pictured! It’s beautiful and well-made, and I know the recipient will love it.

  27. Eden T. (verified owner)

    Christ is Risen!

    Wow! These censers are absolutely amazing. I purchased two play censers with the bells on the outside for my boys 3.5 & 1.5. They arrived beautifully and lovingly wrapped with care.
    My boys love them. The bells jingle offering accurate sounds. It is a great size with careful attention to details such as the removable felt coal and loop at the top. Worth every penny.

    Thank God for your skill and creativity. May God continue to bless you and your family Mat. Anna.

  28. Joshua Bickl (verified owner)

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  30. Dana Law (verified owner)

    It’s very well made and l can’t wait to give it to my grandson for his birthday!

  31. BreeAnna A. (verified owner)

    The toy censers are very high quality and so adorable. This design works better and is more durable than another play censer design that I purchased previously from a different seller. I bought them for my children and now I am buying them for my godchildren. They all love them.

  32. Maria F. (verified owner)

    I have not received my order

  33. Crysta M. (verified owner)

    The censer was absolutely beautiful! My little boy is going to be delighted with his gift! The quality is also wonderful! Thank you!

  34. Helen K. (verified owner)

    We ordered the play censer for my son’s 2 year old godson. He loves playing with it. It is very well made and just adorable!

  35. Amber B. (verified owner)

  36. Verified Buyer (verified owner)

    A beautiful piece. Thank you. Our little son is utterly delighted with his new censer! And the bells make it so authentic for him. Definitely an upgrade from all the random household items he made use of (although I do have to commend him for his creativity!).

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