Sunday, March 13, 2016

13 DIY Weighted Blanket Tutorials {Sensory Hacks for Kids}

The one DIY sensory hack that I have wanted to do for a long time is to sew a weighted blanket for my son with autism. However, I get freaked out just looking at the amount of work involved in making one. They seem like so much work to make, so I must admit, I have been brainstorming an easier way to make one. Yet, I cannot seem to come up with a good solution. At least, not yet.

In the meantime, I thought I'd share some amazing tutorials for making a DIY weighted sensory blanket for kids with autism and/or sensory processing disorder.

Weighted blankets are a great way to provide proprioceptive sensory input to your child. They can help calm your child and even, gasp, help them sleep better!

How to make a DIY weighted blanket for kids with autism and/or sensory processing disorder from And Next Comes L

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Tutorials for How to Make a Weighted Blanket for Kids

Buying a weighted blanket is expensive! Thankfully, there's these wonderful tutorials for how to make a weighted blanket for kids with autism and/or sensory processing disorder to help you save you some money!

1. Homemade Weighted Blanket (pictured) from Mama Smiles - This step-by-step tutorial is very detailed!

2. How to Make a Weighted Tie Blanket (pictured) from Parenting Chaos - A nice alternative to sewing an entire weighted blanket from scratch. The kids could even help with the tying.

3. Weighted Blanket with Printable Pattern from Craft Nectar - This tutorial includes a free printable pattern, so you don't have to hover over you computer while you sew. Nice, right?

4. Adjustable Weighted Blanket Tutorial (pictured) from Confessions of a Fabric Addict - Love the idea of an adjustable weighted blanket so that it can grow with your child.

5. Weighted Blanket Tutorial (pictured) from The Squishy Pickles - I love the fabric on this one. Such a bright and colorful weighted blanket for kids!

6. How to Make a DIY Weighted Blanket from I Love My Kids - Another very detailed step-by-step tutorial!

7. How to Make a No Sew Weighted Blanket from Junior *gluten-free* Chefs - Yes, no sewing is required for this weighted blanket!

8. DIY Duct Tape Weighted Blanket with Printable Instructions from Jest Tu Positive - No fabric is involved in this DIY weighted blanket. So grab some rolls of colorful and/or printed duct tape to give this one a try!

9. How to Make a Weighted Blanket (pictured) from Sharing the Weight - I love that this tutorial has a chart of the finished dimensions for different target weights of the blankets.

10. Weighted Blanket Tutorial (pictured) from Dandelion Mama - I love the fabric that was used for this weighted blanket.

11. How to Make a Weighted Blanket Tutorial from East Coast Mama - This one is a really cute dinosaur print!

12. Weighted Blanket Tutorial from Feeding Raya - Another beautiful blanket with a detailed tutorial!

13. DIY Adjustable Weighted Blanket Tutorial from Needles & Bows - Another awesome weighted blanket that's adjustable!

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2 comments:

  1. A weighted blanket is great for kids with autism! Sometimes they just need that pressure and feeling to help them. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Yep! These kids tend to enjoy deep pressure like they can get from weighted blankets.

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