Foam and duct tape pencil case

This craft is to make a pencil case out of a sheet of craft foam and duct tape. It is very quick and easy to do, and it is not messy. It does take some skill to put the duct tape in the right places. We used colored duct tape from Michael’s to make it pretty. You start by folding up the bottom so that it is roughly folded in thirds. You then duct tape the sides to hold it {Read More}

Let’s Write On the Door

The sliding glass door that is. With washable markers please. I will not be held responsible for the permanent marker on your walls. Writing on a vertical surface is great practice because it puts the wrist into extension and strengthens the arm muscles. It is hard to work on using just your fingers though when using a vertical surface, so you won’t be focusing on that dynamic tripod grasp. You can usually find a good surface to write on (just protect {Read More}

Crayola Model Magic

I love Crayola Model Magic as a type of modeling clay, but I love it more because it has many other uses. As a modeling clay, it has more resistance than play-doh, so it requires more strength to pinch and poke it. It air dries, and is very light once it has dried. I have made pencil grips out of it, and have used it on resting hand splints as a finger separator. Since it is light, it didn’t add much {Read More}