I’ve been spoiled and entitled this winter.
It has been so nice and so sunny for so long that when we got some snow yesterday, I was all, “What is this madness?!?? It’s snowing? In February??!” and promptly got very cranky.
But, as you know, we are far from done with the cold and snow. We’ve got a few more months here, and if you and your kids team up to make these hand warmers, you’ll get plenty of use out of them. I’d also recommend pinning or filing this away for next winter, when you can make up a bunch for Christmas presents. It’s a great craft for kids to explore sewing for the first time — simple enough for them to try on their own, but with a finished product they’ll be very proud of.
- fabric or felt scraps
- needle and thread
- uncooked rice
- white cardstock
- this printable template
- Using your markers, draw a simple shape on cardstock.
- Using this as your template, cut two pieces of fabric in the shape you drew.
- Place the right sides of your fabric back-to-back and sew around the shape, leaving 1/4″ edge. Leave a 1.5″ unsewn opening.
- Turn your piece right side out.
- Using a funnel, fill your hand warmers with uncooked rice.
- Pin the opening so it looks good and stays closed.
- Using your needle and thread, sew the opening shut.
- Print the printable on white cardstock and cut apart the cards.
- Place one card and a hand warmer in a clear bag, or use the card as a tag and tie it around the hand warmer.
- Give it away to someone who deserves warm hands!