Baby it’s cold outside (are you singing along with will farrell and zooey deschamel? love you if you are)
anyway…Today I’m making Hand warmers….
cause quite frankly,
I am from IDAHO.
and if you want to know what we have in Idaho besides potatoes is
FREEZING COLD WEATHER!
and I hate it.
I lived in St. George and LOVED IT!
oh..off the subject.
We live about 200 yards from my daughters school. and we walk her to school. and freeze.
so cold at 8 in the morning.
so we made these little hand warmers to slip in our pockets and gloves to keep our extremities toasty warm.
(warmer in the glove)
They would be PERFECT to slip in your kids pockets when they go out to play in the snow.
no frostbite here.
(warmer in the pocket)
AND this is a perfect project to use up your scrap fabric (cause we don’t throw anything away!)
and super inexpensive. I think I did the math and it came out to like 35 cents a set (including rice)
We actually gave my daughters first grade class a pair for christmas last year.
and they are super easy to make
and I think it’s time to get to the tutorial..
start with a rectangle (you have to go pretty small to fit in a glove (and they don’t stay warm as long as the bigger ones) so just choose whatever size suits your needs.
fold over and sew up two sides
notice the snipped corners (makes the corners nicer looking when you turn it right side out..
Fold the edge down inside
and fill with rice
I made my own funnel (my rice wouldn’t fit through the store bought one)
fill ur up about 85%
sew up the opening…and that’s it.
sewed and secure and ready to be zapped in the microwave
now a word.
I have heard that rice bags can dry your microwave out and ruin it. you are supposed to warm them with a glass of water…and these are small so they heat up fast…less than a minute!
and while you are making this little hand warmers…YOu might as well whip out a bigger one….everyone loves a rice bag. I sometimes warm mine up and put my feet on it. (my feet are ALWAYS cold)
You make them the same ways as the hand warmers just on a bigger scale. I also sew up lines in the rice bag before I fill it up with rice.
It makes the rice bag not so heavy…and you can angle it on a boo boo a little better!
just wrap a bow on it and give out. I always make a few extra for Christmas to give in case of emergency..you know if someone brings you something and you TOTALLY didn’t plan on getting them ANYTHING! hate when that happens!
I’m throwing a few of these in my etsy shop in case anyone else is freezing too!
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