This Homemade Sensory Tunnel is designed for children with Autism and sensory processing disorder to promote gross motor play and proprioceptive sensory input.
Step One: Gather materials.
- Spandex - 3 meters long (or approximately 3 yards long)
- Sewing machine
Step Two: Cut the fabric so that it was about 45 inches wide.
Step Three: Sew. Fold the fabric in half so that it makes a long rectangle.Use a zigzag stitch along to sew the ends of the spandex together. Backstitch at the start and the finish.
Step Four: Use the sensory tunnel.
Options: Ways to use the sensory tunnel.
- Crawl through
- Crawl through while pushing an exercise ball
- Play peek-a-boo
- Use as a toy trampoline