Materials List: Fabricating a Focus Tool - Not a Fidget Spinner!

Each student needs:

  • notebook or a sheets of paper
  • pencil

For the entire class to share:

  • felt sheets
  • fabric mesh
  • marbles
  • balloons
  • dried beans
  • yarn
  • rubber bands
  • paper clips
  • pipe cleaners
  • beads
  • fabric glue
  • bungee cords
  • stapler
  • tape
  • scissors
  • other types of focus devices, including but not limited to:
    • Roller Jr. fidget
    • stress ball
    • tactile brush
    • stretch ball
    • non-example fidgets: pop-it, fidget spinner, bending tubes

Note: Teachers may use other varying materials they already have in their classroom, in place of the materials above for supplies students can use to create their prototypes, but keep in mind constraints when gathering possible alternative materials. If teachers do not have and do not want to buy the other types of focus devices, pictures can be found online and shown to the students.