Back in May I answered a call for help on the Montclair Watercooler Facebook Group for someone to replicate a plush chromosome doll. A Montclair High School science teacher was the author of the post and I quickly replied for more information. We soon met up at a local coffee shop and discussed the project which would be due after the new school year began in the fall.
I was tasked with creating 3 matching pairs of chromosomes, each pair a different size, small, medium, and large, with velcro attached so they can be separated. These teaching tools are useful for explaining how chromosomes work and one of the requests for the new pairs was to add stripes that would represent the alleles.
This picture shows the original plush chromosome I had to recreate on the right in blue and my first prototype which took 7 attempts to perfect the funky shape!