My girls have ADHD, and as a parent of a girl with ADHD, I can tell you that usually when they struggle the most it’s during stressful situations, or when they are feeling anxious.
ADHD makes your kids feel anxious more frequently and often without much warning. If you are looking for a way to help ease some of this anxiety for your little ones, these DIY fidgets for anxiety are perfect.
These fidget toys will help you not only give your girl with ADHD something to keep her mind occupied but also help with anxiety and stress.
Super Easy DIY Fidgets for Anxiety and ADHD to Make at Home
Below you’ll find a list of our favorite DIY fidgets for anxiety! My girls love making and using these types of calming fidgets on a regular basis to help with their Signs of ADHD in Girls.
ADHD Books for Girls
If you are raising a girl with ADHD, you’ll find these books helpful!
DIY Fidgets for Anxiety and ADHD That Girls Can Make Alone
If your daughter is age 8 and up, she can make most of these DIY fidgets on her own! Younger girls can make them too, but will probably need some assistance from an adult.
Stress Balls for Anxiety
Learn How to Make Sensory Balls that are perfect for kids with ADHD or who are struggling with anxiety.
Use balloons to make How to Make Ninja Stress Balls. These cool stress will make using them so much more fun for your kids.
Water bead stress balls are easy to make and great for relieving stress and anxiety for you and your kids. Learn How to Make a Water Bead Stress Ball.
Your girls will love making these ADHD Plush Owl Stress Ball for anxiety!
These DIY Stress Away Fidget Balls are perfect for when your ADHD kids need something to fidget with and help them calm down.
Let your kids get out some pent-up frustration with the help of these Aromatherapy DIY stress balls.
Putty and Slime for Anxiety
Learn how to make the best fluffy slime which is excellent at relieving anxiety!
A fun easy, and calming DIY Gluten-Free PlayDoh to make and use for anxiety that’s non-toxic, has no artificial colors or chemical ingredients! Add essential oils for an even greater experience.
Crafty Fidgets for Anxiety
This is the easiest DIY fidget toy you can make and it only takes a few soda can tabs!
This Paper Hexagon Kaleidocycle is a fun way to keep your kids distracted when they’re feeling nervous.
These Non-Distracting Fidget Bracelets are perfect for girls with ADHD who need something to fidget with.
If your kids fidget and you need a way to help keep their fingers busy, try these Calming Busy Bag for Busy Fingers.
Zipper bracelets are the perfect travel activity for kids with ADHD who fidget often. Learn How to Make a Zipper Bracelet.
These DIY Button Bracelets are perfect for kids with anxiety who fidget.
This DIY Watermelon Squishy Toy are perfect for kids with ADHD!
Make your own DIY Rainbow Squishy toy that your kids can use to help them calm down and fidget.
Calm Down Bottles for Anxiety
Follow this tutorial and learn how to make a glitter jar for a calming fidget that girls will love!
Teach your kids about mindfulness and help them find a way to calm down with this homemade Glitter Calm Down Jar.
Use loom bands to make fun and cool Loom Band Sensory Bottles to help your kids calm down.
These Mindfulness and Sensory Bottles are a great way for your child to be able to fidget and calm down when they’re feeling overwhelmed.
These Magic Meditation Jars are great for kids with anxiety who need a minute to gather their thoughts.