Children on the autism spectrum learn differently than other kids. These amazing children need appropriate sensory engagement, low-key tasks to accomplish and easy things to put together that don’t leave a huge mess afterwards. Take an afternoon to wow your kids with handicrafts that don’t require a lot of fuss.
1. No-Sew Crash Mat
A no-sew crash mat is easy for your child to stuff and then crash into. Once he’s had enough of the fun, he can just lay down and take a nap.
2. T-Shirt Rug
A T-shirt rug consists of scraps of cloth cut from old T-shirts and then glued, sewn or tied to a flat surface. This gives kids a tactile sensory play activity.
3. Platform Swing
All you need is some sturdy rope and a small trampoline to make a swing with plenty of sensory play.
4. Weighted Cuddle Toys
Take an ordinary stuffed animal and gently cut it open to add weight to your child’s favorite cuddle toy. Carrying around heavy things helps regulate their nervous system.