Hands-on Laptop

This activity uses a do-it-yourself laptop as the main tool to make the children feel like touching. In addition to sensory training, parents can encourage the children to write the letters by example. It will help them remember the direction of writing more easily. Let’s make a hands-on laptop.

What you’ll need

  • Chanafavors Free Printables www.chanafavors.com (Link in Bio)
  • Cardboard
  • Hair Gel
  • Watercolor Paint
  • Double-sided Tape
  • Clear Packing Tape
  • Cutter Knife / Scissors

How to Set Up

  1. Paint on paper the size of the screen you’re going to make (it’s A5 in the video). Stick the colored paper on the cardboard with double-sided tape.
  2. Put the hair gel and watercolor into the zip bag and mix well. Close the bag with clear tape. Place the gel bag on the colored paper and cardboard with clear tape. Attach the cardboard frame on top with thick double-sided tape.
  3. Attach the keyboard image to another piece of cardboard and attach the cardboard to the protruding portion of the gel bag to make the laptop foldable.

How to play

  1. Ask your children to unfold the laptop to turn it on. Write something on the monitor to see the effects.
  2. Place the sample letter in front of your children. Show them how to trace the letter and ask them to trace the letter in the same direction. Repeat the process.


  • Young children can just play with the soft touch screen. Older children can make this handmade laptop themselves for fun.


Adult supervision is required for any activity presented by CHANA and Chanafavors.

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