Thrifty Hand Warmers!

11/05/2010 2:03 pm · 4 comments

by Sarah A Thrifty Mom

Thanks to Pamela for passing along her great idea, how to make instant hand warmers.  I have made these before, but always made them bigger with a large piece of cloth.  I have to say I think these little hand warmers are such a cute idea…..

Have you ever thought of all days to not be able to locate the hand warmer’s, and you end up getting  over 17 inches of snow and “nasty” winds!
I decided I had to figure out a way to make some quick warmer’s.

Here’s what I did.

1. I found an old pair of my socks I don’t wear anymore.

2. I filled each sock with 2 cups of Long Grain White Rice.

3. I tied the socks tight.

4. I then folded the rest of the sock over the rice filled part.

I microwaved each about 2 minutes.
(I’m sure time will vary with each microwave.)

These stay nice and warm! You can reheat them over and over

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What an awesome idea! I run a preschool music and movement program, and I am thinking that this would be a great little craft for the kids to make for their parents as a christmas craft/ gift because the kids could all pour the rice in themselves (and probably will have tons of fun doing it)!


You can do this with any grain (wheat, or barley come to mind)and with bird seed. The bird seed is best if you can get one without sunflower seeds in it. And the lavender is a wonderful touch!


I make them with hand towels, just fold in half and stitch 2 veritcal "pockets" so the rice doesn't clump to one side and then stitch up the top...they are great for that "time of the month"


I do this and add dried lavender leaves to the rice so when you warm them, they smell like lavender... very soothing! :)

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