I made some Bean Bags last year in July and it got me thinking - why don't I make tiny little hand warmers for the girls to keep in their mitts or pockets to keep their hands warm on the way to school in the morning.
Enter - rice, old scraps of fabric and a microwave!!
I didn't want to make the bags too big, since then it wouldn't fit in their puffy mitts (the insulated kind) but then I discovered if you make them small - they don't stay warm for very long.
I decided that we could make some small ones - ones that would fit in the palms of the girls hands and they fit quite nicely.
Thrown them in the microwave for 20 seconds and they toast up little hands pretty quickly!
These ones are pretty small, next go round I'll make some bigger ones out of some leftover flannel and I'll nuke those in the microwave for 40+ seconds and I'm sure they'll be more than roasty toasty for the girls in the morning - me too!