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D.I.Y. Toy Bar/Gym

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--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: To allow children with cortical blindness MATERIALS USED: 2 right angles, 3 opening 1 inch diameter “T” connectors, 4 right angles, 2 opening 1 inch diameter “elbow” connectors, 4 right angles, 3 opening 1 inch diameter “corner” connectors, Nine 2 foot long pieces of 1 inch diameter PVC piping**, Four 1 foot long pieces of 1 inch diameter PVC piping**, Elastic bands (typical white elastic bands, found at fabric and arts & crafts stores), Toy rings, 2 right angle, 3 opening 1 inch diameter “T” connectors. **you can either ask the hardware store for these specific lengths and they will cut it for you, or purchase/use a PVC pipe cutter to cut the piping to the right length. PREPPARATION: PVC Pipe Toy Gym Assembly (see Image 1 for reference) Construct sides of gym: 1) Attach three 2 foot long PVC pipes together with 2 “elbow” connectors to make a U-shaped side. 2) Repeat step 1 with three more 2 foot long PVC pipe and 2 more “elbow” connectors to make the other side. 3) Attach one right angle 3 opening “corner” connector to each end of each “U” side. Construct top of gym: 4) Attach one 2 foot PVC pipe to 2nd opening of 3 opening “corner” connector on one end of each “U” piece. 5) Connect the two “U” sides together by attaching one 2 foot PVC pipe from one “U” piece to the 2nd opening of the 3 opening “corner” connector on the other “U” side. This should create a box like structure and the 3rd opening of the “corner” connector should be facing inward. 6) Connect the one 1 foot long PVC pipe to each remaining opening of the 4 “corner” connectors. 7) Connect two 1 foot long PVC pipes on PVC Gym together with 1 right angle “T” connector. 8) Repeat Step 7 for the other side. 9) Attach one 2 foot long PVC pipe across the middle of the top of the PVC gym between the two “T” connectors. Toy Attachment 1) Find visually interesting (shiny objects, high contrast objects, noisy objects, different textured objects). 2) Tie one end of elastic to the object and the other to a shower curtain ring or toy rings 3) Attach toy rings to toy bar 4) For added interest PVC pipes can be covered with homemade fabric sleeves (see Image 2 for reference) PVC Pipe Toy Bar Instructions Directions: PVC Pipe Toy Bar Assembly 1) Attach 2 one foot long PVC pipes together with 1 right angle “T” connector to make the toy bar base support 2) Repeat step 1 with 2 more one foot long PVC pipes and 1 more right angle “T” connector 3) Attach 1 four foot long PVC pipe to the remaining opening on each base support 4) Attach corner piece to end of each four foot long PVC pipe 5) Attach 1 two foot long PVC pipe across top in between two “elbow” connectors Toy Attachment 1) Find visually interesting (shiny objects, high contrast objects, noisy objects, and different textured objects). 2) Tie one end of elastic to the object and the other to a shower curtain ring or toy rings 3) Attach ring to toy bar 4) For added interest PVC pipes can be covered with fabric sleeves or duct tape in high contrast colors Designed by Erin http://adaptedworld.wordpress.com/pvc-toy-bargym-instructions/

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