14 October 2010

Making Weighted Blankets!

Sleeeeeepy...
Good night, Elf.


 The blankets were sewn by Project Linus volunteers and donated to Autism Works (an autism support group) for our autistic children.  Elf came to the meeting, helped me pick out the blankets he wanted to help stuff, and we got to work.  Do you want to see how to make weighted blankets?  They're basically two cloths sewn together in stripes and stuffed with sheets.  There are about 14 sections, seven on each side.  You could make yours longer or shorter if you wished.  During our session, we rolled up sheets (also donated, but by a different organization) and stuffed them into the velcro sections to complete the project.  This way, when the blanket is soiled, it's WASHABLE.  So many other weighted items are not.  The blankets have a good heft to them and it really is difficult to carry more than one about.  Many thanks to Autism Works and the work they do for children, and to Project Linus!

5 comments:

  1. volunteering always sounded fun, i like helping people. Elf mad a great selection on the blankets!

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  2. I posted this on facebook, but I'll also post here:

    URGENT HELP is needed to prepare for the sensory event next Saturday (not this Saturday, but next. Trust me, enough work until that time!). Feel free if you are in the area to email Glenna Love at Msglenna@kc.rr.com or call 816-721-7196 to arrange your time to stop by! :)

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  3. Can you explain the benefit of a weighted blanket? Sounds really cool. Isn't it great when you can share volunteerting with your kids? What a great thing.

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  4. Is it helping the boys sleep? We don't have that problem with Pamela. She had terrible insomnia until we took her off apples. An apple a day keeps the ZZZZZzzzzz's away!

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  5. Oh my gosh I so need to make one for Adam and KC! Is it hard to do? Ive got to try. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog, Ive been such a slacker lately. I am homeschooling KC again along with Big Brother. We are officially done with school. I will blog about it soon. You will not believe it.

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