Thursday, February 2, 2017

Valentine's Day - Make Your Own Heart Hand Warmers



It's almost Valentine's Day! Last week, we showed you two easier Valentine's crafts to show you love others. Now, let's make a craft that's a bit more complicated for those children who can follow directions and are able to sew (even just a little bit). Our simple and cozy heart hand warmers will be fun to make and neat to give away. They work on so many skills such as:  fine motor, life skills (sewing), bilateral integration, cutting, sensory, and the social skills of giving to others and building friendships while completing a task.


1) Using a simple shape as a pattern, cut two pieces out of fabric. We chose hearts.




2) Place the right sides of fabric together and sew around the shape leaving 1/4" edge.  Leave a 1.5" un-sewn opening.




3) Turn right side out.


4) Using a funnel, fill your hand warmers with uncooked rice.







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5) Pin the opening so it looks good and stays closed. Using a needle and thread, sew the opening shut.





6) Print the printable on white cardstock and cut apart the cards.



7) Place one card and a hand warmer in a clear bag or use the card as a tag and tie it around the hand warmer.



Let us know if you've made this fun craft and post pictures of your hand warmers in the comments


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