Friday, February 6, 2009

Rice Buddies

This is what I've been using those corduroy pants for. I joined a homemade toy swap on Bird and Little Bird and decided to make these. I guess they're kind of my own creation. I got the beginning of the idea a long time ago from Family Fun. They had a pattern for Monster Pals that I really liked. I did make one very similar to that last summer. But over the months I've kind of adapted the idea. I decided to make them smaller, get rid of the ribbons, and fill them with rice. So they can be played with as a bean bag, or they can be heated up in the microwave and used as a hot pack, or they make a nice cold pack if kept in the freezer for a few hours. Lots of possibilities.

3 comments:

Chaney said...

These are neat! I'm sure your kids will LOVE them. We made something similar a few years ago, except they are a long tube filled with rice so that they could be heated or cooled and placed around your neck or other body part that could possibly need it. I do however like your small handheld version better!

Heidi Weaver said...

Those are so cute! I bet that little kids would be more likely to let you put one of those on a bruise than one of those boring plastic things. You are awesome Aimee! Love you!

Autumn said...

Ha! How cute are those?! Good job, Mama! Very creative indeed.