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Bamboo "Strips" with lycra hammock

Building a lycra hammock. The mounts are made of 3/4" birch plywood with 3/4" trailer hitch pins and attached to the basement floor joists. The lycra is 4-way stretch 122" by 5 yards and folded into three layers. Each corner is tied into a knot. 2' of 1/2" cotton rope is tied and looped around the knots in the lycra. The knots are then slid through the small end of the carabiners and the carabiners hooked to the trailer hitch pins.

The size of this hammock is quite a bit bigger than the ones at my son's therapy. The fabric used there is 60", rather than 122". I compensated for that "oopsie" by folding the fabric 3 times and making the 122" edge the long edge. I would certainly suggest using 60" lycra instead of the 122" lycra since the cost per yard is considerably less. You will probably want a couple more yards to get three layers of cloth, though two is probably sufficient, I think the three layers will leave room to grow (weight wise).

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She says they do specific activities at the beginning of a session to help calm the child. One method they use is putting a child in a lycra hammock that acts as a big hug. Activities like this can help a child focus during the entire session.

Bamboo "Strips" with lycra hammock

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  • Lycra Hammocks - Stacy's Sensory Solutions, LLC

    A typical home sensory gym includes strong ceiling hooks to suspend four-point, multilayered Lycra hammocks, a low plank to glide on and a trapeze or soft tents. The system is simple, but allows for a variety of objects that can be easily installed, removed or adjusted, and includes lots of padding for the floor.

    Building a lycra hammock. The mounts are made of 3/4" birch plywood with 3/4" trailer hitch pins and attached to the basement floor joists. The lycra is 4-way stretch 122" by 5 yards and folded into three layers. Each corner is tied into a knot. 2' of 1/2" cotton rope is tied and looped around the knots in the lycra. The knots are then slid through the small end of the carabiners and the carabiners hooked to the trailer hitch pins.

    The size of this hammock is quite a bit bigger than the ones at my son's therapy. The fabric used there is 60", rather than 122". I compensated for that "oopsie" by folding the fabric 3 times and making the 122" edge the long edge. I would certainly suggest using 60" lycra instead of the 122" lycra since the cost per yard is considerably less. You will probably want a couple more yards to get three layers of cloth, though two is probably sufficient, I think the three layers will leave room to grow (weight wise).

    Blog Post


    Concept Link


    Lycra Link


    Homepage:
    Etsy:

    Music Links