However, he seemed more interested in throwing the checkers around the room so he could giggle while the instructional aide darted around to pick them up--behind chairs, under desks, almost out the open window.
I wasn't sure how to tether the checkers so they would never sail too far away, but another idea came to mind. I knew he liked to flap materials with his hands and he also liked shiny fabric, so I recalled the cheap car window shield I had bought at Big Lots last June. Talk about shiny. Here's how I made a flappy, fidget toy for him:
|First, I cut strips about 6" wide by 36" long and covered the raw edges with colorful duct tape.|
|I think the duct tape will hold and not pull off too easily since this guy has difficulties with precise pinch.|
|The strip edged with yellow had a grommet built in, but the red and blue strips required some way to slide in a cord, so I doubled back one edge and duct taped it to form a type of wide loop.|