No Sew Robot knots blanket for kids


I was looking for a blanket solution for my s

on who goes to preschool and still takes an afternoon nap (thank God!!). You know what I’m saying right! He sleeps well in school and my husband and I look forward to his naps over the weekend. Anyway, I wanted to make him a personalized blanky for school so that he feels happy about it and that it doesn’t get mixed up with the other kids’ stuff. Also I wanted him to use something appropriate for the weather. I brought home his thick fleece blanket couple months back but then he was using a thin cotton one which I thought was not enough. After all it does get little cold with the AC even in the hot months. So this is what I came up with:



Things you need:

  • Cotton fabric
  • Measuring tape (optional)
  • Scissors
  • Felt in different colors of your choice

I started by folding the fabric in half, right side facing up.


Then I roughly cut about 2 inches all along the edges except for the edge that I had folded. I got a little lazy here but you can separate the two sides of the fabric and snip on all four sides instead of just three like I did.

Then, I just tied regular knots attaching both sides securely.


The blanket is almost done but Suvir wanted a “Robot blanky” so i decided to cut out some fun shapes using felt and just glue it on with fabric glue I bought at the local craft store.

we learn some shapes while cutting the squares, circles and rectangles for the robot’s face and body parts.


This became like a fun Sunday afternoon activity for both of us. Well, he did get distracted every now and then.


I used the fabric colors to write his name.

Time to attach the little legs.



And the blanket is ready!!

You can make any fun shapes that you like and just glue them on with fabric glue. I was feeling too crafty at that moment so I ended up sewing the robot to the sheet. The two layers make the blanket warmer which is good. I have washed it a couple of times and the knots stayed intact.


How to display your kid’s precious art work

We as parents get so excited by our young occupants’ art but often wonder what to do with all of it. I sheepishly refer to my car as “the gallery” as art projects tend to accumulate there after school pickup. It’s everywhere! In the side pockets, in the glove box and on and under the seats. And one day…… I opened the car windows while taking my son back home. Yes, that is when I decided enough was enough I needed to do something with all that precious artwork. There are a number of ideas out there but this is what worked best and quickest for me, for now. It took me less than 10 minutes to complete this project. What you need:

  • Clothesline pins (found at dollar tree)


  • String or yarn
  • Art work

I tied ends of a yarn to two thumb pins and pinned them into the wall. Make sure they are high enough so your tiny tots cannot reach them. Then I just used the clothesline pins to attach the art work. As simple as that.




You can keep replacing the art work. I hung these up in the family room so my son can look at them and feel proud each time!

Hope this post was helpful. Do subscribe and leave comments and how you display your kids’ art.