Make Fidget Blankets (Sewing Project)


  • 1h/week
  • Flexible
  • Flexible
  • School
  • Corporate

Posted on Aug 09, 2023

Last updated on May 13, 2024

Are you interested in using sewing and crafting skills to bring stress-relief to those living with dementia, Alzheimer's, an acquired brain injury, or for those recovering from a stroke?

The role

Research indicates that sensory blankets (also known as fidget blankets and fiddle blankets) can improve the wellbeing of people adjusting to a change in how their brain operates by providing something of interest to keep their hands busy.

This DIY volunteer opportunity encourages you to get out into community to find someone who would benefit from the gift, and to get creative with a variety of colours, textures, trinkets etc. to design and make a sensory blanket for someone in need.

Need to know

Equipment and materials are not supplied.
Highly recommend supervision for under 18's.


Start date: May 13, 2024

End date: -


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