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Make-N-Take Adapted Puzzle

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adding knobs to puzzle pieces provides an easy grip allowing the child to play with the puzzle independently.

MATERIALS USED: Bag of wooden knobs purchased in a hobby, art, or hardware store, Self-adhesive Velcro strips, Hot glue gun and glue sticks, Wooden or heavy cardboard puzzle with large pieces.

PREPPARATION:
Directions for attaching puzzle knobs with Velcro (good for many puzzles).

1.Choose location for the knobs that will avoid covering the puzzle pictures.
2.Cut pieces of Velcro the size of the knob.
3.Place the smooth side of the Velcro on the puzzle.
4.Always secure the Velcro with a firm push, or heat with a blow dryer.

Directions for attaching puzzle knobs with hot glue gun (good for one puzzle):

1.Choose location for the knobs that will avoid covering the puzzle pictures.
2.Place hot glue on the puzzle location.
3.Attach the knob to the hot glue using a twisting motion.
4.Allow drying overnight before your child plays with the new puzzle.

Author: The Oklahoma Assistive Technology Project, Oklahoma ABLE Tech.

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08/13/2014
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