Made by ORB Factory
How to pop in the plush:
– Use the stylus to punch colorful, soft fabric piece into your plushcraft. The child must hear the stylus to make a pop noise, in order to ensure that the fabric is fully pushed into the Styrofoam piece. You can design your plush craft by following the visual sample or also add your own style and arrangement. When you’re done, you’re left with a trendy piece of room décor or a cute, plushie pal. Examples of plush crafts include, a panda bear, cupcake pillow, bulldog, and bunny.
This craft works on:
– This craft works on bilateral integration, facilitation of a tripod grasp, grading of force, and separation of two sides of the hand. It also works on hand strength, color discrimination, finger translation when picking up the cloth pieces, and tactile discrimination. Functionally, this craft will help a child prepare and improve for school preparation by facilitating a proper tripod grasp on a pencil, pen, or crayon; which should be developed by ages 5-6 years old. Separation of the sides of the hands is crucial when using a tripod grasp, using scissors, buttoning a shirt, using tongs/tweezers, etc. The proprioceptive ability to grade the amount of force/pressure exerted on an item is important while writing, using scissors, buttoning clothing, and opening/closing doors, etc. Having proper hand strength is important for buttoning clothing, tying shoes, opening food containers, physical activities (i.e. sports and playgrounds), etc. Tactile discrimination is being challenged as the child is being exposed to the feeling of different textures in their hands as they are also exposed to different clothing or food items. Bilateral coordination is crucial in all activities such as zippering a backpack or coat, cutting food pieces, putting toothpaste on a toothbrush, putting homework into a folder, etc.
I love this craft because:
– I love this craft because it gives the child the opportunity to be as creative as they wish with the design of their plush craft. The child is able to separate colors and create their own color design on their plush, which encourages color discrimination. There are many different animals and shapes of plush crafts, which is exciting for the child to be able to pick their plush based off of their personal likes and interests. This craft challenges a child’s bilateral integration, which is important for all future occupations such as school readiness, dressing, and eating. The child and therapist can work towards fine motor and visual-perceptual goals while making this craft.