Thursday, February 10, 2011

Valentine Rice Bags

We received a wheat heating bag from a friend for Christmas and my kids have LOVED it!  They fight over who gets to take it to bed with them.  I decided it would be fun to make little rice bags for each of the kids in my daughter's class for their valentines this year.  She has been SO EXCITED and has loved helping.  Her job has been to sew one side of the bag and then fill them with rice.  I'm sewing them shut so we don't end up with rice everywhere.  I just used some fabric I've had stored forever but never found anything to use it for.  PERFECT!  I thought about making them heart shaped but decided for the quick method since I was making 22 of these things.
I found a cute poem and modified it to fit better and tied it on with a little curling ribbon.  Blue for boys and pink for girls.  We're not quite finished with the girls yet but you get the idea.
Instead of giving something sweet,
I made a pillow for your Valentine treat.
This little pillow filled with rice,
is such a comforting device.
Microwave 1 or 2 minutes on high
and kiss those aches and pains goodbye.
Apply it to a troubled spot
and the heat will help ease the pain a lot.
Or, warm those little toes so cold.
You'll find this nice to have and hold.
Or, freeze it for a little while,
and fix that boo-boo up in style.
Instead of a bag filled with ice,
use this pillow filled with rice. 

I was surprised how quick and easy these came together.  I didn't try anything fancy to cover up the stitches.  I'm sure the kids won't mind and it will be fun to get something other than just candy and cards.


iram said...

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Kaycee said...

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AllieMakes! said...

CUTE! Love the poem! We make these with non popping corn, corn. We have a rice allergie in the house, so... raw hard corn works the same! Kids love it!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

Becky said...

Thought it might be nice to have a comment from someone you know, no offense ladies! Love love love it just like I do everything else you made. I came on to find your Hawaiian sweet bread to make for some people in my Ward. You always amaze me and I will be telling my sister to look up your blog because she is going to be all over this one!

Heather said...

I love these. My parents have these only theirs are filled with beans. They named it LULU. We all love to use it. I like the rice idea as well. Myr you are very creative.