Tennis Ball- Sensory Chair

At CEC-North we are always looking for new ideas to either create or purchase items to assist our students with their sensory needs. Mrs. Blasing created this tennis ball chair over the weekend.  We look forward to see what results we have with our sensory seeking students. If you are interested, see the instructions below to make your own tennis ball chair.



  • Chair
  • Tennis balls, cut in half, enough to cover the chair’s seat and backrest
  • Mod Podge
  • Enough fabric to cover chair’s seat and backrest
  • Hot glue gun (with glue, of course)
  • A paintbrush or paint sponge


  1. Use paintbrush/paint sponge to spread Mod Podge over the chair’s seat and backrest; cover with fabric.
  2. Tuck the excess fabric under the chair and secure it with hot glue (in the original instructions, this was the last step; if you want to stick to the original instructions, skip this step for now).
  3. Spread Mod Podge over top of the fabric and wait for it to dry (approximately 20-30 minutes)
  4. Spread tennis ball-halves across the seat and backrest and hot glue them down. You might want to glue around them a few times to be sure they stay put!
  5. If you haven’t already, tuck the remaining fabric under the chair and glue it down.
  6. Voila! You’ve got a super-awesome sensory chair!