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I'm thinking about making some various things for my 3 yo DS with SPD. I think a "crash pad" would be good for him, since he loves to jump and bounce around. I have an old comforter that I plan on using to make it. I thought I would fold the comforter in half to make it nice and thick and then sew a cover for it with an old flannel sheet. In might need an anti-skid thingy under it, so it won't slip around on the hardwood floors though.
I have also been considering making him a weighted lap mat/toy. Right now he carries around a rice-sock that I made for him. He loves it when I warm it in the microwave. But it would be neat to make it into an animal or something fun. He really loves dinos and bugs. Has anyone seen a tutorial for making one of these or made one themselves?
Lastly, DS really responds to having a small widget to squeeze when he becomes overstimulated and overwhelmed. Right now we just give him a damp microfiber cloth. How can I make it something more fun or toy like? Ideas?
I am pretty crafty and very good with a sewing machine. I just need some ideas and insight to bring all these projects together.