My friend Amy posted on Instagram one day about how she whipped up a 5 minute microwaveable warmer using socks. I thought it was brilliant. I saw these adorable kids socks in the Target dollar section and snagged them. The frog ones are toddler size, and the stripped ones are kids size. You could do this with an old (clean) sock, or it’d be fun to make a super long neck warmer with a knee high adult sock. Wouldn’t one of those toe socks be super fun to have too?
What you need for a 5 minute microwaveable warmer:
Socks (just make sure it’s clean socks …)
Rice (although there are loads of other things you could use)
Essential oils (optional)
I wrapped my sock around the funnel to ensure that I didn’t get rice all over the place.
If you want to use essential oil measure your rice into a plastic bag, put 2-3 drops of oil in in the rice, close the bag and mix the rice around to ensure that the oil is mixed in well.
Then I just poured the rice in. For the toddler sock, I used 1 cup of rice. For the kids sock I used 2 cups, but could have used another 1/2 cup at least if I’d wanted it fuller.
I used a cloths pin to hold them shut for a moment while I helped the kids for a moment, and so I could take them down to my
dungeon sewing room. It works well if you need a pause for a moment.
Then I sewed them closed in two places, to be safe. Since they both had a stripe at the top, I did it under the stipe, and right in the middle of the stripe.
Once they were all sewn up they were ready to use. Heat according to desired warmness. 🙂