My little guy loves to color so to get him involved I decided to revisit the coffee filter clover kiddie craft I posted awhile ago. With the assistance of my little helper – a pack of coffee filters and some markers is all it took to turn a simple glass hurricane into a glowing centerpiece ~ our own little take on light it up blue.
Glass Hurricane or Vase
Little Hands to Help Color
Additional Materials Needed: Spray Bottle, Water, Wire Drying Rack, Glue Gun
Using a hot glue gun attach the filters to the glass hurricane. For this 10 inch hurricane two overlapping rows were placed at the top and bottom and a third layer was laid diagonally to cover the center.
In an effort to bring awareness to this life long disorder, I created the video at the bottom of the blog when our son was first diagnosed with autism. Although it has been almost four years since I put it together, the facts still remain heartbreaking and unfortunately the statics have seen an increase – as now 1 in 88 children in the US are diagnosed.
CJ is truly an incredible little boy with strength and courage. He brings such joy to our lives and his smile can truly melt your heart. He has given me so much inspiration and taught me to see the world in a whole new light.
World Autism Awareness Day and Light It Up Blue shines a bright light on autism as a growing global health concern. To learn more about autism, including the importance of early diagnosis and early intervention, visit Autism Speaks.
Autism is the fastest-growing serious developmental disability in the U.S. – A new case of autism is diagnosed every 15 minutes.
There is no medical detection or cure for autism but early diagnosis and intervention can improve outcomes.