Apr 1, 2014

Light it up Blue for Autism Awareness - Simple Blue Landscape Lights

April is Autism Awareness Month!  
Did you know that?  It is sort of a big deal round these parts, at least here at The Cookie Puzzle

Last year, I went all out.  I had a post every day, almost all of them from special guest bloggers.
If you missed it last year, you can read all about it Here

This year, well life is crazy here, time is short, and while I might have a few guest post, I am going to keep it pretty simple here.

Today, I want to kick it off by helping your get ready for World Autism Awareness Day!
All over the world, buildings, homes, towns, and monuments will be Lighting it up BLUE! You too can join in the fun and support!

Autism Awareness Light

The first thing you will need is some solar landscape lights and a blue permanent marker.

Autism Awareness Lights

I got my lights at Walmart for 97 cents....the marker came from the dollar store, they have lights too, but the lights were cheaper at Walmart, because at the Dollar Store, they were a dollar, hey...I saved money, Win!

Autism Awareness Lights

Take off the top of the light, they twist off, and use the marker to color the clear plastic blue with the marker.  Try to do it in smooth one stroke motions, avoiding going over what you have already colored.Autism Awareness Lights

Continue 'coloring' all the lights you have, they dry pretty fast.

 While the top is off, make sure you pull the orange tab out, it activates the solar part of the light.

 And just like that..you are ready to LIGHT IT UP BLUE for 

Autism Awareness Lights

These are so simple, you can make them today, and be ready to show your support tomorrow for
World Autism Awareness Day.

Autism Awareness Lights

I hope to see the whole world Blue tomorrow!  I know I will be wearing blue...show your support, and wear blue too!

I also want to remind you that you still have a few days to purchase a ThirtyOne bag from the Autism Walk Fundraiser, that was featured on my blog last week..great bags....supporting a great cause!
You can make a purchase HERE!

Until next time...


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  1. These lights are great Kim!
    Thanks for the idea!

  2. Love this idea Kim!! I used to work at the public schools with children who had Autism before I had my latest baby and became a stay at home mom. I have the highest respect for you being a mom of such a special child!! Love this idea for the lights and I will definitely be getting some :) Hope you have a great week!

  3. I love this idea and to show support I will be heading to the Walmart and buying some lights! Thank you so much for sharing it on our Four Seasons Blog Hop. Pinning Now.

  4. Kim, this is such a great project and thank you for helping to shine a light on autism. I'm so happy you shared this at Best of the Weekend, thank you! Hope you're having a great week!

  5. Blue lights are also meant for Fallen Police Officers, in my state of Wisconsin.


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