Weighted sea urchin :)
So I’m a weirdo.
I put a bunch of fishing weights into a weird shell thing my mom saved for me (clickety clack). Then I wrapped a modern art rubber band around it to keep it in intact. Then I put it into a piece of pantyhose to make it more itact. Then I wrapped a PlayVisions hyperflex toy around it to make a nice weighted sea urchin, lol. In hindsight putting it on a weighted ball would have been easier, but weighted balls are expensive and this was all stuff I had literally within arms reach at that moment (I was organizing toys this weekend).
I think kids will like my weighted sea urchin. It’s probably something I’ll hand them when I pick them up in their classroom, to hold while we walk back to my room, if I am doing pull-out service. Today I didn’t have any good fidgets for a kid with weak hands who has kind of a long walk, but I had a piece of reject Theratubing (ie like a 6 inch scrap piece from when I miscalculated) that he was happy to tug on while we walked and chatted.
And PS: yes, I know push-in service is best, and I do it as often as I can, but scheduling is a HUGE factor.