Monday, May 18, 2009

Rice Packs

Today at our MOPS meeting (for our craft project) we made 'rice packs.' You can heat them up and place on neck and shoulders for a relaxing feel, or you can keep them in the freezer for a cooling effect. If you use cute fabric, it would be great for kid's 'boo boos.' I'm going to have to try this because my kids never let me put ice on a bump on the head, but they might let me do this.

You take a piece of fabric (doesn't mater what size, use larger piece of fabric for a larger pack and vice versa) and fold it in half (right sides together) and sew along 2 adjoing sides (leaving the 3rd side open), then turn right side out. Fill 2/3 full of rice. [As an added bonus, they added a pack of flavored tea to scent the 'rice pack.'] Then sew the 3rd side closed. You now have a 'rice pack.'

If you have fresh herbs, you could put some lavender seeds, or rosemary leaves, etc. in with your rice (in place of the flavored tea). Tell me what you think would smell great in a 'rice pack.'

You can purchase these (or a similar item) from a Spa Party (or earn it as a hostess gift), but isn't it fun to create your own. You can get the scent you want and the fabric that matches your personality.

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