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"DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable children with limited hand or finger control to play with puzzles independently. One wooden knob is attached to each puzzle piece in a spot where the picture is not obscured. The knob can be attached with either self-adhesive Velcro or using a hot glue gun. To use Velcro, cut pieces of Velcro the size of the knob. Place the smooth side of the Velcro on the puzzle. Secure the Velcro with a firm push, or heat with a blow dryer. To glue the handle in place, place hot glue on the puzzle location. Attach the knob to the hot glue using a twisting motion. Allow the glue to dry overnight. MATERIALS: Bag of wooden knobs, self-adhesive Velcro strips, hot glue gun and glue sticks, and wooden or heavy cardboard puzzle with large pieces. SKILLS REQUIRED: Basic shop skills. TITLE: Adapted Puzzle. WEB SITE: Oklahoma ABLE Tech at http://okabletech.okstate.edu/. REF: Make-n-Take Do it Yourself AT. Oklahoma ABLE Tech can also be contacted at Oklahoma State University Seretean Wellness Center, 1514 W. Hall of Fame, Stillwater, OK 74078 USA; 800-257-1705 V/TDD, 405-744-9748 V/TDD, 405-744-2487 Fax.
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