Use your fleece scraps to make these pocket-sized fidget toys. They’re a quick project, and would make excellent stocking stuffers, party favors or donation items.
Each fleece fidget has a marble sandwiched between two layers of fleece that you maneuver through an obstacle course with your fingers.
It’s the perfect take-along toy to keep your kids entertained when you have a long wait or car ride to get through. There are no pieces to lose and no distracting noises. They’re the ultimate portable quiet toy.
And they’re even machine washable. Just toss the fidgets in the wash with the rest of your laundry to clean and sanitize them.
These fleece fidgets are good for hand-eye coordination and stress-relief, and double as sensory toys for kids and adults with autism, ADHD, Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia. Make a bunch, and donate them to a children’s hospital or nursing home.
Eager to turn your fabric scraps into a bunch of fleece fidgets? Let’s do it!
How to Sew a Fleece Fidget Toy
What You’ll Need:
Optional (but nice to have):
What You Do:
Cut two pieces of fleece for each fidget. I cut mine 3.5″ x 3.5″, which makes a 3-inch square fidget. But you can make them any size you want.
Pin the pieces together right-side facing. Double-stitch a 1/4″ seam around three sides. Then, turn the fidgets right-side out.
Now, draw an obstacle course for your marble. An “X” or a line works well. Just be sure to leave enough room for the marble to move around the course.
Stitch over the lines you drew. I recommend triple-stitching them, so they’ll stand up to lots of play.
Finish your fidget toys by inserting a marble in each one, and double-stitching the open seams shut.
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