Loop Turner, Tubing and Elastic

Tips for Hanging Objects

Tabletop mobiles with toothbrushes; elastics in plastic tubing.
Tabletop mobiles with toothbrushes; elastics in plastic tubing.

When hanging objects in a Little Room, Tabletop Mobiles, Position Board or other environment you want to make sure that items are secured properly.  Here are some tips for doing this from Patty Obrzut and the folks at Penrickton Center for Blind Children.

 

Materials you may need:

    • Tubing (aquarium, tube-feeding, etc.)
    • Loop Turner
    • Elastic
    • Dowels

This tubing can be purchased at a pet store or hospital supply, but can also be saved from tube feeding devices.

Plastic Tubing
Plastic tubing.

Loop turners can be purchased at fabric stores or places like Walmart.

Loop turner.
Loop turner.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For best result use elastic that is at least 1/4 inch braided (not cord)

1/4
1/4″ elastic

You can use mini cord locks that can be found at fabric or recreation departments or stores, or you can use small dowels. You need to cut a slight notch in the dowel to keep the elastic from slipping.

Mini cord locks
Mini cord locks
Small dowel with a notch cut in the middle.
Small dowel with a notch cut in the middle.

Using a Loop Turner

Description: Patty Obrzut from Penrickton Center for Blind Children demonstrates how to use a loop turner to thread elastic through rubber tubing, for attaching objects in a Little Room or on a Position Board.


Instructions

1. Insert the loop turner into a section of plastic tubing.

2. Attach the elastic to the loop turner.

3. Pull the elastic through the tubing.

4. Secure one end of the elastic to the dowel and the other end to the object.

Pinterest Elastic Collage