However, if you're interested in experimenting with economical ways for you and other team members to make enticingly-textured fidget mats for students who need to have something quiet to do with their hands while they learn, then read on.
Step One: Go to a friend's yard sale and buy a whole pack of soft, pre-cut fleecy-material for 25 cents.
Next, pick the color that matches your student's personality and tastes, then find two suitable slide-y things to insert in the future fidget mat:
Try making some! Adjust the material and slide-y things according to the needs of your student, especially their safety if they put things in their mouth.