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Busy Lap Pad DIY

Posted on by Paula Pellet

Hiya friends and happy February!  Since February is National Heart Month, I wanted to write a blog with a little heart in it.  What could be from the heart more than crafting for someone else?  If you’re searching for the perfect project to jump into why don’t you craft up a busy lap pad for someone who has limited mobility?  It’s a quick and simple DIY that comes from the heart!


Busy lap pads are perfect for people with limited mobility!

Basic Lap Pad DIY

To create your busy lap pad, you will need:

Cut two pieces of fabric 10 1/2 inches by 14 1/2 inches.  Turn the fabric inside out and stitch up 3 sides using a ¼ inch seam, and then flip back to the right side.   Mark the stitched 10 inch side with pins at 2.5 inches, 5 inches and 7.5 inches.  This will create 4 even channels for your plastic pellets.  Divide up your 2 pounds of plastic pellets evenly and pour into your channels.  Use the loop stitch to close the open side of your pad.

Busy-Up Your Lap Pad

How do you make a standard weighted lap pad busy?  Busy pads engage the user by having items to fidget with.  Here are some super ideas:

I hope this helps you create a craft with some heart for National Heart Month!  Have you created a busy lap pad and want to share your crafting success?  Be sure to upload a photo to my Facebook page!  If you need plastic pellets for this or any other project just click the link below!


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