||Stuffed Animal Socks
Submitted by Leanne
Cornell, First year TR student at Concordia University
As a TR student here at
Concordia University (Canada), I had to come up with a program
for intellectually impaired teens. I came up with the idea of
making stuffed animals using socks.
Materials: old socks, cotton
batting, elastics or rubber bands, fabric paint (puffy paint
in small tubes), foam shapes, pipe cleaners and other miscellaneous
fabrics for decoration.
Directions: I made a caterpillar
by separating the body into four round section tying the ends
with the elastics requiring no sewing at all. You can decorate
them any way you want to I put a tiny straw hat on mine that
I got at the fabric store for 30 cents.
Expected Outcomes: Raising
self esteem, taking pride in the completed project, have lots
of fun doing it and creativity and the use of imagination.
Note: Basically you can
do what ever you want with this idea.... any animal could probably
work. Have fun tell me how it goes if anyone tries the idea.
Easy make pomanders
submitted by Cher
Oddy of National housing Association on Sunday, February 23,
Size: up to 6
pinking shears, cotton wool balls, ribbon, essential oils.
due to the essential oils used (lavender, chamomile or rosemary)
which are all relaxing. Sense of achievement in making something
draw a circle on the material and my more able residents cut
it out. Then we pull the cotton wool ball apart and place in
the Centrex of the circle. Add a few drops of the chosen oil
( I let the residents smell each one so they can choose) Pull
the voile up around the wool ball and twist, then get your resident
to tie the ribbon around the bundle while you hold on to it.
Leave a loop with the ribbon so the pomander can be hung up
in their wardrobe to make the clothes smell nice!
What is a pomander? Its defined as: "A mixture of aromatic substances enclosed
in a bag or box as a protection against odor or infection, formerly
worn on one's person but now usually placed in a dresser drawer
or closet." American Heritage Dictionary