The Montessori dressing frames are utilized to develop a child’s ability to control fine motor movement in preparation for independent care. The dressing frames give them an opportunity to practice buttoning, zipping, velcro, tying and more before mastering the skill of dressing themselves.
I purchased several inexpensive quilting hoop frames and a couple pairs of second-hand shorts at the Goodwill. I cut out pieces of the shorts that had buttons, velcro, ties, and a zipper. Then I fit the pieces into the hoops with about 1.5 inches of material overlapping the hoop. This extra material was hot glued down onto the back of the frame for added durability. The total cost per frame was approximately $2.00!