DIY Weighted Blanket

DIY Weighted Blanket

Hey! With Sensory Processing Disorder, a weighted blanket really helps me when I am anxious or stressed but sadly these are very expensive to buy.

Weighted blankets are heavy blankets and work like storm jackets do for dogs scared of fireworks. They make you feel as though you are being hugged or squeezed. I have made myself a large blanket as well as a lap blanket. I will be showing you how I did this! It still wasn’t cheap but we have heaps of poly pellets left over afterwards and it was still a cheaper option. Weighted blankets can otherwise be made of rice, pebbles, whatever your imagination can think of!

Supplies

  • Poly pellets/Rice/Pebbles (I recommend about 10% of your body weight worth)
  • Fabric
  • Sewing Machine
  • Basic sewing machine skills

 

Method

  1. Get 2 pieces of fabric the same size and sew a hem leaving a small gap to insert to poly pellets.
  2. Turn the blanket inside out so that the hems looks nicer
  3. Use a funnel to put poly pellets into the blanket
  4. Sew a horizontal line along the blanket with the poly pellets underneath it
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 until your blanket is finished!

 

Congratulations, you have just made your own weighted blanket! Enjoy!

 

XOX

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Auditory Sensory Tools

Auditory Sensory Tools

These are some examples of products/sensory tools to use for sensitive/avoiders (over-responsive), seekers (craves) and low registration (under-responsive) persons.


 

 

  • Earplugs
  • Earmuffs
  • Relaxing music
  • Earphones
  • Sound cancelling headphones
  • Radio

 

 

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Visual Sensory Tools

Visual Sensory Tools

These are some examples of products/sensory tools to use for visual sensitive/avoiders (over-responsive), seekers (craves) and low registration (under-responsive) persons.


 

 

  • Kinetic Sand
  • Perler beads/iron-on beads
  • oil timer
  • sand timer
  • lava lamp
  • white board
  • neo light up board
  • food colouring

 

 

xoxo

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Tactile Sensory Tools

Tactile Sensory Tools

These are some examples of products/sensory tools to use for tactile sensitive/avoiders (over-responsive), seekers (craves) and low registration (under-responsive) persons.


 

 

  • Kinetic Sand
  • Wriggle Writer
  • Hacky sack
  • Playdough
  • Play putty
  • Slime
  • Desk Elastic
  • Water Wigglies
  • Water beads

 

 

xoxo

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Proreceptive/Body Awareness Sensory Tools

Proreceptive/Body Awareness Sensory Tools

These are some examples of products/sensory tools to use for pro receptive sensitive/avoiders (over-responsive), seekers (craves) and low registration (under-responsive) persons.


 

 

  • Weighted Blankets
  • Wiggle Writer
  • Stress ball
  • Snake puzzle
  • Handwriting Aids (pen grips/lined paper etc.)
  • Elastic Shoelaces
  • Desk Elastic
  • Body Sock

 

 

 

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Gustation/Taste Sensory Tools

Gustation/Taste Sensory Tools

These are some examples of products/sensory tools to use for gustation sensitive/avoiders (over-responsive), seekers (craves) and low registration (under-responsive) persons.


 

 

  • Sugar free cordial
  • Food full of texture
  • Food colouring
  • Stevia

 

 

xoxo

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