13 Easy Ways Auditory Sensory Crafts Can Help Autism


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Auditory Sensory

Hearing problems is one of the most common problems reported among children suffering from Auditory Sensory disorder. So, I have some cool art and crafts projects to make the learning experience more interesting and enjoyable.

Some Fun Auditory Sensory Craft Ideas

I believe having fun while learning is the most crucial part when it comes to a child’s development. The child will focus on the activity only if he enjoys it. So here are some fun Auditory Sensory Crafts that will help the child to overcome ASD.

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String Phone​

If you are a parent, then do you remember making a paper cup phone while you were in elementary school? It’s a really simple and amazing craft that can help kids with Autism a lot. It’s funny to talk about how phones work with our kids these days. Most of the kids don’t know what a traditional phone looks like.

A Cord to Transmit Sound

So it has a little extra benefit to explain why we need a cord to transmit sound. If you do not remember doing this when you were a child, here is a little reminder! With this activity, Students investigate how sound travels through the string and in the air. First, they process the sound waves with a paper cup attached to the cord.

Afterward, they tie a string and a cup with their partner to make a wire cup model. Kids will be surprised to hear sounds from their friends even from a distance as long as 100 meters.

Rain Sticks

Traditional rain sticks are tools made of bare cacti, thorns, and mudstones, and are used in other cultures to attract rain winds. But these are lightweight rain sticks. I’m not sure how effective they will be to summon any winds, but they were fun to make, and they sound lovely when you finish them. Self-made rain sticks make talented children’s art and craft a fun science homework. 

Children love the creative freedom to be able to decorate their rain sticks. Especially to use them to make music and to explore the various sounds made by the various objects placed inside the tubes. This is an activity that can have a positive effect on kids with Autism with a beautiful and sweet voice.

Popcorn Party

Kids love to eat popcorn. A kids’ party without popcorn is always labeled as lacking in some aspect. So I have a perfect fun idea for the kids to enjoy and learn. Kids with autism will have a fun time with this activity. 

Popcorn Kernels

For this activity, Set your air popper with the recommended number of popcorn kernels. You can listen and watch popcorn pop with a clear cover. I love the smell of popcorn, too. Or, if you feel like it, you can watch popcorn pop without the cover. 

Consider the age of your children here and I would choose a large room with plenty of space to watch from a distance. Place a clean tablecloth or sheet with a ventilator in the center. It’s a super fun and tasty activity. Remember that any unopened bullets that jump out are very hot.

Wind Chime

Wind chime is awesome craft work. They work as a perfect tool to repel the silence on a boring day. For this craft, set the children on the children’s table with clothes and paint. For young children, providing them with just one dress pin and one color of paint at a time can work best.

Allow the anchors to dry and attach to the ring. Secure ends of each series to pinch and ring with hot glue. Hang and enjoy hearing the sounds when the wind blows! Talk to your child about good looks and the breeze of the breeze. 

Whether the voice is loud or low, loud or quiet. Is it moving faster or slower? How would it feel if the anchors were metal or plastic?

Freeze Dancing – Hearing Activity

This fun outdoor activity for kids will have your little ones hit the rhythm! Not only will they burn some energy through dancing, but they will also learn to listen to the directions. Plus, this game allows your kids to enjoy the beautiful weather by taking them out. For this activity, Let your children stand in a safe place outside, preferably fenced.

Bring a CD player

Bring a CD player, an MP3 player, or a radio to a place where your kids will play. If necessary, use a stretch cord. Explain the rules of the game to your children. The first rule is that they should dance when the music is on.

Encourage them to express their feelings and have fun with their dancing. The second rule is that they should stop dancing when the music is off. When everyone is ready to start, turn on the music loud enough for everyone to hear. Choose a song your kids love to keep it interesting.

Repeat This

After a few seconds, turn off the music. Repeat this, adjusting the time the music is turned on and off so that your children do not have to start waiting for you to change it. After the first song is finished, have one of your little ones take the strings and dance with the rest of the group. If necessary, sit back and help your children learn to use a music player and join a group when they are ready to handle them on their own.

DIY Bracelets

Some kids with Autism have trouble identifying sounds with low pitch. So dealing with this problem, here is an amazing craft activity. Making rings is a basic foundation for any childhood, isn’t it? I know I spent hours and hours making DIY rings of all kinds as a child. 

I wanted to find simple bracelets that my kids could make to get started with this amazing art of making bracelets. These simple bracelets are ideal for children of all ages because they are easy to adapt to. The sound made by them is really sweet and I am sure kids are gonna love it.

The Listening Walk

It is an awesome book that will get your readers out and use their listening ears as they take a listening tour with this fun travel checklist. The children will be each given a clipboard and checklist to use as they take their listening method… Create a list of voices of different things like animals, materials or vehicles. After preparing the list, print it and distribute among the kids. 

Set Some Awards for the Kids

The kids have to listen to the sounds and mark checks on them. You can also set some awards for the kids who complete first. Some of the sounds can be heard inside the classroom and some would only be heard when we go outside. So we need to take our list and go outside for a walk in the beautiful outside world…

The Musical Instruments

Music is one of the best ways to improve the sense of hearing among kids with autism spectrum disorder. So which objects create the most beloved music? Of course musical instruments. Most of the musical instruments available in the market are very expensive. So I am here to help you all make your own musical equipment at home.


This light sensor bottle is easy to make. It provides visible calm to children when they move or turn them into their hands. Also, it can be tailored to the child’s interests to make it more attractive. For example, if your child loves the sea, you can use blue food coloring, blue glitter, and fish-shaped confetti.

You Can Use Sand and Rice

The sound level of these shakers will depend on what you have inserted inside. You can use sand and rice for a soft and creative effect, or dried peas and beans with a very loud sound. Don’t overdo it, it’s best to have a little space to move around. Be sure to secure the containers with duct tape securely. 

It’s a really cool craft and kids can hold them in their hands while dancing. They make very fun sounds, which will make dancing even more enjoyable.

Plastic Easter Egg Maracas

These DIY Maracas are a fun and easy Easter activity for kids! Easter Egg Maracas are simple, but allow enough design so that a wide range of ages can have fun while making. Use things that you never use for yourself in the house. Every year, after the arrival and passing of Easter, kids collect a lot of Easter eggs. 

Most of the time they just keep lying here and there in the house. So These maracas are a creative way to add value to them… and will keep kids entertained for hours.

Den Den Drum

We have had these Den Den drums made at home and the kids still love playing with them. The den drums are super easy to make and once made can stay usable for a very long time.

Very Old Musical Instrument

Den Den Drum (also known as Japan Pellet Drum), is a very old musical instrument. It is a double-headed drum with beads or tablets hanging on ropes around the body of the drum. 

When twisting or rolling a stick between the palms of the hands causes the beads to turn and hit the drum heads. There are many benefits to making your musical instruments like den den drum. The most important is the coordination of the hands and the hearing sense among the kids with autism. I agree that it doesn’t have the best sound, but I am sure kids love playing with it a lot as compared to other instruments.

Popsicle Harmonica

Here is a simple and easy harmonica DIY idea. Listen to the sound your harmonica makes. Sound is the energy produced by vibration. When you hit the popsicle, the sound of the boom from the scene vibrates at a top speed – so fast you can’t even see it moving!

The Brain Interprets That Vibration as Sound.

The vibration passes through the air to your ear. When your ear starts to vibrate, the brain interprets that vibration as sound. Same happens with the harmonica. When you blow air on it, the strings and rubber bands begin to vibrate from the air of your breath, causing the sound you hear.

Ask the kids the following questions. When you move these two particles together or separate them, how does the sound change? What happens when you press the harmonica together so hard with your fingers or lips? It can help improve their hearing sense.

Cardboard Guitar

Now we have arrived at one of the most beloved instruments. Kids love toys and Guitars are one of the favorite toys for kids, and here we will make the best handmade toy guitar. This toy looks sensible and decorative. In addition, this toy guitar is made of cardboard and is ideal for waste disposal. It was really easy to do.

Even though it’s an easy Auditory Sensory Craft, kids still might need help from an adult. So it could be a wonderful craft idea for parents to work with their kids. On the other hand, guitars have the best sounds, so undoubtedly they will have a positive effect on ASD kids.

Conclusion about Auditory Sensory

If you enjoyed this roundup of auditory sensory craft ideas, please let us know in the comments below. We’d also love to hear about any other great ideas you may have had for incorporating sound into your child’s play and learning experiences. Be sure to check back soon – we plan on posting a new sensory activity every week!

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