Easy Hot/Cold Rice Packs

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Introduction: Easy Hot/Cold Rice Packs

A fun activity to do with others and very customizable. Throw the rice pack in the microwave for a minute or two and then place on achy muscles or throw in the freezer and use as a cold pack. Works as well as ice and with no melting ice to contend with. Add scents for aromatherapy.

Step 1: BoM

Sewing machine

Needle, thread, scissors, pins

Fabric

Rice

Step 2: Sides

You can make your rice packs however big or small you like. Make sure you leave 1/4" seam allowance all the way around your shape (squares/rectangles are popular). Pin both sides together, wrong side facing out. You'll turn the pouch inside out after sewing so that the stitches are hidden.

Step 3: Sew

Sew 2-3 times around your design, enough so that you feel confident rice won't tear the stitches and escape. Leave a 1-2" opening. Secure all the loose threads with knots and glue if you'd like.

Step 4: Fill

Flip the pouch inside out and fill with rice. I've found that a funnel is very helpful with this.

Step 5: Close

Pin the opening with the raw edges folded inside. Ladder stitch the opening closed and secure the ends.

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    nice and simple!. I always go to sleep with a heated sausage like this on my lower back.

    Thanks :) turns out they make great cat toys as well :)