but i think these hand warmers are the sweetest way to keep your valentine’s fingers toasty warm during this frozen winter. and they are perfect to slip in little mittens to keep kids warm on the way to school or when out playing in the polar vortex.
my little guy is in his fourth new school since last february. he’s a freaking champ and braver than i am, for sure. i am grateful he’s fitting in and making friends fast. (ahh, the challenges of military life.)
when i saw this idea here i instantly fell in love. a great valentine’s gift for all of his new kindergarten classmates. the perfect way to warm hearts and fingers!
- Needle & Thread
- Uncooked Rice
- Lavendar Essential Oil (i used this one)
- Cut a heart shape out of felt. Use that heart as a template to cut out another. Sew two hearts together using a blanket stitch or straight stitch, stopping about 1-inch before the finish.
- Combine rice with a few drops of essential oil. Carefully spoon rice into open hole to fill hand warmer. Stitch closed.
- To heat: Microwave heart for 20-30 seconds.