The Best DIY Sensory Tools & Sensory Hacks

Tutorials for DIY sensory tools and sensory hacks, from homemade sensory swings and crash mats to balance boards and DIY chewable jewelry.

If there's one thing you should know about me, it's that I'm super frugal. And while you can find some really inexpensive sensory tools at the dollar store these days (hello, fidgets!), there are some things you won't find. Things like a sensory tunnel, crash pad, or swing, for instance.

And let's face it...sensory tools like these can be really expensive!

Personally, I've always been one to the try the DIY route first to save a bit of money. And I've come up with quite a few DIY sensory tools and sensory hacks over the years.

From a homemade crash mat and sensory bedsheet to a bright yellow sensory tunnel and some homemade swings, I've managed to save quite a bit of money when making these sensory hacks myself.

Want to make some of your own? Well, let's take a closer look at some of these homemade tools that will help meet your child's (or your own!) sensory needs at home.

DIY sensory tools & sensory hacks for kids

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DIY Sensory Tools & Sensory Hacks

Here are all of the different sensory hacks that we have come up with over the years, plus some ideas and inspiration from others. You'll find everything from stretchy sensory tools and a crash pad to homemade fidgets and chewable jewelry.

Sensory Swings You Can Actually Make

Installing a sensory swing in our basement was one of the best things we ever did, especially with our long cold winters here on the Canadian prairies. Besides, swinging offers lots of benefits to kids.

So, if you are looking for a DIY indoor swing tutorial, then these will be right up your alley! But, remember, if you're going to make your own, you should follow these safety guidelines and learn how to install a sensory swing in your home.

I hope you these ideas and tutorials for DIY sensory tools and sensory hacks both inspiring and helpful. What are you going to try making first?

DIY sensory tools & sensory hacks for kids