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    Welcome to Memory Lane Therapy’s guide on How to Make Corded Sock Poi! Making a Poi is a great way to celebrate World Indigenous Day or Waitangi Day (New Zealand), it can be a very simple and fun craft activity to run in any aged care center around the world.

    Whirl into fun with Easy Corded Sock Poi! These lightweight poi are a breeze to make, taking less than 4 minutes from start to finish. This project is a fun and creative craft activity for everyone. Follow our step-by-step instructions and demonstration video below to create your own pair and get ready to spin, twirl, and unleash your inner poi master!

    Once you have made your Poi you can use them for some light movement exercise with your residents. 

    How to Make a Corded Sock Poi

    Attention activity leaders! Dive into some cultural fun with a unique craft – Corded Stock Poi. These colorful creations are a blast to make and even more fun to use! Here’s your guide to set sail on this easy craft adventure:

    Materials Needed for the Corded Sock Poi

    Ready to set sail on a fun craft adventure? Here’s what you’ll need to gather your crew and create some adorable seafaring friends:

    materials needed to Make a Corded Sock Poi
    • Cozy crew socks: Anklet socks can work in a pinch, but comfy crew socks of any size or color will make the perfect base for your cuddly creations.
    • Sturdy rope: This will be the lifeline (pun intended!) of your project. Choose a rope thickness that’s easy to grip for both you and your residents.
    • Stretch and secure: Rubber bands are your crafting companions! They’ll help keep everything in place while you assemble your seafaring friends.
    • Fluffy friends: Stock up on some stuffing! Cotton balls, fabric scraps, or even leftover yarn can be used to fill your creations, making them delightfully soft and huggable.

    Corded Sock Poi Craft Instructions:

    1. Turn the sock inside out & fill it with the stuffing.(You can also add coins and rice to make it heavier if you want)

    first step on how to make a Corded Sock Poi
    an image of a person tying the ends of a rope

    2. Tie a knot at the end of each rope (you can also use braid yarn or fabric strips instead).

    3. Place a knot in stuffing and bind it with a hair tie or rubber band.

    an image of a person making a Corded Sock Poi
    final step on making the Corded Sock Poi

    4. Flip the rest of the sock down.

    5. Tie a knot at the end of the grip.  

    Key Takeaway!

    In conclusion, by doing this activity, it will enhance their creativity. Engaging in craft activities like corded sock poi offers a multitude of benefits for seniors. It promotes hand-eye coordination and fine motor skills, keeping the mind and body active. Additionally, it provides a creative outlet for self-expression and a sense of accomplishment when they complete their very own poi.

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