This is my on-the-go stim toy collection (photos one and two):
- Non-food-grade silicone
pink-and-yellow peace sign pendant on black cord. I made it from a
keychain. (The keychain was $1 from K-Mart.) It’s very flexible and
makes a nice sound when you fold and flick it.
- Genderqueer pride bead ring necklace,
on black cord, made by me. (I keep necklaces in my pouch in case I
forget to wear one or decide I need to fidget with something while out.
Necklaces are great for me because I don’t have to grasp anything.)
Bead ring made from yellow, orange and red wooden beads. I get the big
bead rings from Daiso, $2.80 for five. They open up so they’re much
easier for threading.
- Bright pink balloon stuffed with flour squish ball. Made by me. Lovely on the hands!
Pink glitter-glue-and-silver-glitter-stars tube/jar with black screw
top. Made by me. The glue-water consistency on this one is slow and gooey, so I
watch the bubble move up and down the tube.
- Blue-top clear jar of blue (knock-off) kinetic sand. This stuff is the best thing ever.
Orange, yellow and green telephone cord hair ties on keychain ring. I
flip these around on my fingers. It’s surprisingly fun. Hair ties from
K-Mart and on discount at twenty cents for a packet of four. Keychain ring came from the peace pendant.
- Purple squishy bath toy fish. Nice and soft. One of a 3 pack, $4.50 from Coles.
- Yellow tub of Yellow Play-Doh. Play-Doh was my first stimmy thing before I came online and discovered all the stimmy things (and how to make some of them).
- Bambi mini Tsum-Tsum plush. $3 at Target.
Red and white polka-dot bean bag. Made by me. I usually scent mine, but
because I might use this out of the house (with psychologist, on the
train, wherever) I haven’t scented this one. Even though I only use pure
essential oils, I know people suffer chemical and fragrance
sensitivities. I consider fragranced things to be my-house-only stims if
there’s a chance they’ll bother others.
The purple nubbly bean bag (photo three) is one half of the mop head
wasn’t sure how well the seams would hold up, since the material frays
as you look at it, so I just stitched three sides to see what happens,
but it’s holding, so I’ll do the other half with button eyes and a felt
tongue. Even without those things it looks a little like a swamp
creature. I scented this one with lime essential oil and it smells so good. I run my hands through the nubs and they come away lime-scented. I’m happy.
(EtA: I don’t know why Tumblr blurs the top image. It’s entirely non-blurry in Photoshop. I’ve tried uploading large and small versions and they all blur. I give up.)