Sensory Hack: Lycra Swing

 

This swing is so great for providing vestibular, proprioception and deep pressure tactile input. Every child LOVES this swing-- and more importantly--its easy an inexpensive to make. 

DIRECTIONS:

Step 1: Fold the material in half

  Step 2 : Cut a small hole through both layers about 6 inches from the bottom and 6 inches from the side and string your rope through the hole

Step 2: Cut a small hole through both layers about 6 inches from the bottom and 6 inches from the side and string your rope through the hole

  Step 3 : String tie a knot around the fabric, and then tie a second knot under the 1st knot (This makes it so that the rope is supported by the knot--not by the fabric).  

Step 3: String tie a knot around the fabric, and then tie a second knot under the 1st knot (This makes it so that the rope is supported by the knot--not by the fabric).  

  Step 4:  Tie a double knot to create a circle. This will be used to attach the swing   Step 5:  Repeat on all 4 corners of the swing                                                         Step 6:  Attach D rings. The swing can be hooked with 4, 2, or 1 hook.             Step 7:  Enjoy :)   .                                                                                                                      

Step 4: Tie a double knot to create a circle. This will be used to attach the swing

Step 5: Repeat on all 4 corners of the swing                                                      

Step 6: Attach D rings. The swing can be hooked with 4, 2, or 1 hook.          

Step 7: Enjoy :) 

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*Please make sure that your hooks are sturdy and the structure is able to support the weight. Check swing for safety each time you use it. Do not allow children to use without supervision.  

Here is what you will need--

  • 4 yards of Lycra material (mine was found at Jo-Anne Fabrics)
  • Rope
  • D-rings
  • Scissors

 


 

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