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How to Make a Weighted Lap Blanket

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How to Make a Weighted Lap Blanket

  Here's a link to the written tutorial: https://www.pattiewack.com/blogs/news/poly-pellets-busy-blanket

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Weighted Busy Blanket

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Weighted Busy Blanket

                 Never in a million years did I think I would be brainstorming ways to occupy my dad in his senior years.  Dementia has taken his mind to a place that is at times lonely and confusing.  When I came up with the idea to make something for his idle hands, I was searching the internet for something I could make for him.  I found three ideas that intrigued me.  There were tons of aprons and mats with items sewn to them to fidget with, weighted lap pads that drape across the knees to bring comfort, and mats with pockets...

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