The chain was good and I even saw a rope solution and an elastic on a board solution but the one I came up with was a combination of the two. It provides a space saving/money saving option that worked for our frugal family.
Stuffed Animals on a String!
screw or hanger hook,
plethora (large mountain) of stuffed animals
https://db.tt/IWcgFSIi click for the video
https://db.tt/dSqi7Kgt click for the second video