Foam of desired density (I’m using a foam football that was perfect)
Large bread knife
Small paring or steak knife
Small stick/toothpick (I used a small Alen Key)
Individual A (person for who i made the tool):
Can’t grasp a pencil/pen
Can loosely grasp a large marker
Can (due to resistance in hand function and foam density) hold a soft rubber/foam ball
Depending on a persons degree of ability the ball can be made with different foam densities. I chose a medium soft foam for the individual after having them test it out.
Also pictured are my original sketches.
Step 1: Measure & Divide
I then marked the 3 inches onto the index card and made a 3x3 square.
I cut the football in half between the middle to laces, I sawed with the bread knife.
Step 2: Cut
Now I cut along the squares lines towards the point of the football, as straight as I could. I came out with an angled rectangle.
I then placed the 3x3 card on the rectangle, starting at the front where we first cut our football in half, and traced another square. I cut off the end of the football.