Take for example these pool noodles. I've never been able to find them anywhere else at this low price. One a recent trip to Dollar Tree they had three different colors of pool noodles. Blue, orange green. Because i can't resist a bargain, I bought one of each color.
Are you wondering what I plan on doing with these colorful pool noodles?
I also suggest you buy a cutting board, unless you have one at home, or at your office, that you can use.
So now you know that I am planning on cutting up these pool noodles. Any idea yet what I may be making?
After laying the pool noodle on the cutting board I took the bread knife and sliced the noodle into circles each 1 1/2 inches wide.
You can get approximately 30 circles from one pool noodle. That's only three cents a circle!
These little circles fit nicely into the palm of a hand of a young child. They can grab it tightly when angry to get their "mads" out. They can squeeze it rhythmically when they are feeling anxious.
A few years ago, as the director of the St. Louis Center for Play Therapy Training, I filmed a video about making these stress relievers from pool noodles. Kudos to Danielle Schultz of the School Counselor Blog for this awesome idea.
What have you made with a pool noodle?