Intro: Cuddly Animal Heating Pad
Here is a new pal, Squidley!
Simply throw this cute little aquatic fella into the microwave for 1-2 minutes and use as a heating pad for sore muscles or to warm up a cold bed. Throw it in the freezer for an hour or two and use as an ice pack for bumps and bruises. Great for kids!
If you don't have the time to make your own, buy one at mahi.etsy.com
Step 1: What You Need
What you need:
Fabric (I used felt for this but found cotton works better)
Pen (For drawing shapes)
Long grain white rice (do NOT use instant rice)
Sewing machine/ needle and thread
Fabric glue (optional)
piece of paper (optional)
Step 2: Tracing
Trace the shape of the desired animal onto the fabric. Trace two of the main animal shape for the front and the back. Don't forget to also trace any decorations such as eyes.
Step 3: Cut
Cut out all the pieces that you need.
Step 4: Sew on Decorations
Sew on all the decorations the to front piece. It helps to have the matching colors for each piece. Cut off all the loose threads.
Step 5: Sewing
Align the fabric so that the right sides are together. This means all the decorations are on the inside. Sew along the edges. Leave a small opening to turn the fabric right side out.
Step 6: Turn
Turn the fabric right side out, through the gap. Push out any small parts (Such as Suquidley's legs).
Step 7: Fill
Fill with the rice. Again, do NOT use minute rice, it will burn in the microwave. If you have trouble filling through the gap use a piece of paper to funnel the rice. Be careful not to overfill, this will pop the seams and make your new animal friend too big.
Step 8: Finishing
Slipstitch the gap closed and you are ready to use your animal heating pad!