Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Homemade Tactile Drawing Board
All I used was
a piece of cardboard larger than a piece of paper (I used to because mine was thin)
screening (like window screening)
scissors (to cut the screening and cardboard)
I had this coated plastic screening already but the metal stuff would have worked great too and I still may do one using that kind of screening. Different materials would give a different texture and impression. Abby has used crayons, colored pencils and markers on hers already. She gets excited about how different they all work with it. (when you flip the paper over you can feel the picture on the other size) You simply color/draw over the screening. It doesn't just give a the user texture feel but it makes a sound when use it and it vibrates the writing instrument while in use.
I like being able to do things like this for my daughter.