Saturday, February 27, 2016

DIY Pool Noodle Balance Board

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Whenever we need a quick vestibular sensory fix, I usually pull out one of our swings or I put together this super quick DIY pool noodle balance board. The materials are small, making it easy to store when done. That means it's also a great option for giving your kids vestibular sensory input in a small space. 

How to make a balance board for kids using a pool noodle from And Next Comes L

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How to Make a DIY Balance Board for Kids

To make a balance board using a pool noodle, you'll need:

  • Pool noodle
  • Scrap piece of wood 
  • Sharp kitchen knife or utility knife (optional)
Cut your pool noodle to the desired length (optional). Our pool noodle was already cut as it was leftover from this trampoline safety hack project. Then find a scrap piece of wood to use as the board. Our board is actually a shelf from a computer desk that is disassembled and currently in storage. As a result, our board is completely finished off with no rough edges, making it perfect for little feet. So no cutting or sanding was involved!

Simply place the board on top of the pool noodle and try to balance on it! It's harder than you may think because the pool noodle compresses under your weight, but my kids are able to figure it out.

DIY balance board for kids from And Next Comes L

DIY balance board for kids from And Next Comes L

Here's a video of the DIY pool noodle balance board in action:


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