I tell my graduate students that the craft is not the goal. The goals are worked on during the process of making the craft. You'll see what I mean below.
My kids made Rainbow Crackers. Only three ingredients are needed---Fruity Pebbles, icing, and graham crackers. It was very yummy looking!
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(Communication boards, or even PECS are easy to make--Keep it simple! Let me know if you need on and I'll post it.)
Here are a couple of screenshots from the book.
Here is what my kid made. Was it a perfect rainbow? I think in his eyes it was. Did he use language to request and comment? Yes! Was this a motivating activity that would enhance communication? Definitely yes. Could he talk about it later? Yes! Can his teacher use the same book? Yes!
Again, I tell my grad students to keep the student's communication goals in mind. The end product is not the goal. This sometimes takes a while for young adults to learn!