Autism Awareness

I've been active (if you could really call it that) with my local autism support group for a couple of years now. I am technically listed on the executive board as "Secretary". The fact that I had to type that word using two fingers is a little ironic. And I have done nothing remotely involving paperwork since I started with the group, nor do I dare touch any of the finances. My role has actually been a little closer to "Chief Crafter", occasionally dragging my eldest, tech-iest child along for some help with tasks that involve the computer.

As today is World Autism Awareness Day, and as I'm already starting to backslide on my blog, I thought I'd share a few of the crafts I've come up with to hopefully sell at our local fundraising walk this summer. Most of these can be made with less than a buck's worth of dollar store or ebay items. The most expensive item (the bookmark) still comes in at well under $2.

 Faux suede cord and clasps from Dollar Tree. Puzzle charms purchased on ebay.

 Ear wires, jump rings, cardboard puzzle and baggies all from Dollar Tree. The puzzle pieces are just painted metallic and then I stuck a pin through them!

Bookmark, silver puzzle charm, beads, and round photo pendant charm are all from ebay. Everything else is, once again,  Dollar Tree. The puzzle paper in that charm is a digital download from Etsy, printed on card stock at good old Staples, and finished with a little dab of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (kind of expensive for glorified glue, but a little goes a long way).

Happy World Autism Awareness Day!


Those items all look great! I'm sure they'll sell like hotcakes at your fundraising walk!
They are awesome and very creative. Keep up the great work.

Bill Lisleman said…
Came over from the tin foil hat challenge.
We have a daughter who works as an occupational therapist at special school for autistic students.

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