“Do It Yourself” Weighted Blanket

Instructions for homemade weighted blanket:

http://jesttupositive.wordpress.com/2012/11/09/diy-weighted-blanket/

Genius!  I love this idea.

Weighted blankets are one of the most versatile sensory tools. Not only can they be used while sleeping, but as a lap pad while sitting at the table or in the car.  They also make great additions to sensory retreats (see previous post titled “sensory retreats” for more information).

Putting the blanket together may take some time, but it’s much cheaper than purchasing one from a company.  Some parents put their duct tape weighted blanket in a twin duvet cover or a pillow case for easy washing.