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December 13th, 2016

Frosty the Switch-adapted Snowman

This caught my eye at Instructables.com-- instructions for switch-adapting an animated plush Frosty the Snowman.

This was the very toy my son was obsessed with at age 18 months at his day care. It wasn't for sale anywhere at that time. (Now there's one selling online for $14.89.) 

These instructions were created and posted by the Assistive Technology Coordinator for the TRAID/Project Adapt Library, the AT Act program serving New York state. Clearly they are transferable to a lot of toys.
Plush Frosty toy

What you need:
1. Frosty the snowman plush toy that is activated by button in its hand
2. Soldering tool
3. Wire Strippers
4. Wire with 1/4 inch female jack
5. Solder
6. 2 different color sharpie's
7. Shrinkie wire wrap or electrical tape
8. Hot glue gun or needle and thread

And an ability switch (which you can also make pretty easily)

Eliza (who finds these tips for MassMATCH)

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