Warning:Choking hazard. Small parts.
The Caterpillar Fidget Necklace by Kaiko is a unique sensory tool that doubles as a sweet necklace that can go with you anywhere. The necklace is easy to resize and comes in numerous colours, so you can find the one you like best.
Effective Sensory Toy
The beads creating the caterpillar can be twirled and offer a smooth but hard sensation. The cord keeping the beads together offers a rougher yet softer feeling. This combination of tactile sensations can be calming to those with anxiety or difficulty with sensory regulation. You can use this sweet butterfly if you have nervous habits like skin picking or hair twirling.
Take It Everywhere
Since this tactile sensory tool doubles as a necklace, you can easily take it everywhere. So this sweet caterpillar is within your arm's reach whenever you feel anxious or overwhelmed. Plus, it's an inconspicuous tool that works perfectly when you don't want to disrupt others with your need for sensory input. For example, this fidget necklace works well in schools, work, libraries, or other public situations.
Easy to Resize
This fidget necklace comes in a single size but is easy to customize. If you need to shorten the necklace, cut and retie the knot at each end to your desired length. Then, pull the knot back into the clasp casing. Be careful not to cut too much off so it no longer fits appropriately. If you're uncertain how short you need the necklace to be, cut off a small amount at a time until you've found the perfect length.
Many Colours To Choose From
You can find this caterpillar fidget necklace by Kaiko in your favourite colour because there are many options. Only a few examples of available colours are black, silver, green, teal, pink, blue, and purple.
These have been effective for those who
- hair twirl or pull
- suffer with trichotillomania
- stim with fabric
- roll Blu-Tac (NOTE : SPEKS range also helpful to replace this also)
- love squishies and soft sensory input
- also fantastic for decreasing agitation for those with dementia and anxiety.
They come in one size that will fit all but can easily be shortened to the wearer's preferred length (see below). They have a breakaway clasp for safety if pulled & come in a storage container.
Wearable sensory tools are often most effective as the hand starts to use them often before we consciously register we need them, helping keep anxiety at a lower level.
To shorten necklace:
Cut and retie the knot at each end to the desired length & pull the knot back into the casing of the clasp. We find the easiest way to find the optimum length is to have arms at a right angle across the belly. The bead length should be about at this height.
Kaiko Fidget sensory tools can assist with...
- Supporting mental health & reducing anxiety
- Emotional regulation & sensory input
- Focus & concentration - great study or work tool
- Tactile awareness & desensitisation
- Hand function – improving fine motor, strength & circulation
- Managing stress
- Active listening - can increase focus & attention
- Reducing unhelpful habits - such as nail biting, smoking, tapping, hair twirling, pen clicking & leg bouncing etc.
- Sensory seeking substitution - finding a more socially acceptable outlet for sensory preferences
Try Kaiko Fidgets
While it is a family business, the dedication to achieving top quality products is present within Kaiko. The company strives to show attention to detail, and they have a strict quality control process. Since 2017, Kaiko has become one of the most recognised Australian fidget brands. The company continues to grow, and Sensory Assist is proud to showcase its products as a part of our selection.
If you’re looking for Kaiko Fidgets, check our selection today. We offer toys and tools that help children with different special needs.
Kaiko Fidgets began in 2017 when the creator, Kai, saw a lack of fidget styles and designs in the Australian market. He needed them for himself, as he struggled with dyslexia and autism. By the age of 11, he started to make designs with the help of his mother. One of his first designs was a metal fidget, which quickly became popular in his area.
The family began Kaiko Fidgets after seeing a business opportunity. Its name is a combination of Kai and his younger brother, Kobi, and the company showcases the siblings’ favourite colours within the brand. With the help of their parents, they have been able to develop different types of fidgets and toys to help special needs children.
With a careful selection of products and materials, each product can assist with a person’s daily life. For example, some tools are for harm minimisation, while others give a soft and soothing feeling. Other products are similar to the fidgets, providing rhythmic stimming, which helps against anxiety. The goal is to provide support to a wide range of needs.
Keeping the fidgets sanitised.
They are fine to wipe , the trick is to wipe excess moisture off them. If left wet/damp they can rust in appearance a little but generally does not affect function. Wiping with an antibacterial wipe or damp cloth then drying off thoroughly is the key.
To shorten necklace:
Simply cut and retie knot at each end to the desired length & pull knot back into the casing of the clasp. We find the easiest way to find optimum length is to have arms at right angle across belly. The bead length should be about at this height.
Kaiko Fidget sensory tools can assist with:
Supporting mental health & reducing anxiety
Emotional regulation & sensory input
Focus & concentration - great study or work tool
Tactile awareness & desensitisation
Hand function – improving fine motor, strength & circulation
Active listening - can increase focus & attention
Reducing unhelpful habits - such as nail biting, smoking, tapping, hair twirling, pen clicking & leg bouncing etc.
Sensory seeking substitution - finding a more socially acceptable outlet for sensory preferences