5 Minute Fleece Hand Warmers

Fleece Hand Warmers

Winter is here. Even in California. It’s been in the 30s in the mornings here and it feels chilly! I helped Ruby make a bunch of little sets of 5  minute fleece hand warmers to give to everyone for Christmas. An easy 5 minute project to make one, less than 10 minutes to make a set. Fill them with rice and heat in the microwave to warm little hands and pockets. She even added a couple of drops of peppermint oils, and they smell wonderful!

5 Minute Fleece Hand Warmers

This is a great way to use up scrap fleece. I had a bunch after making 3 Step Fleece Pillowcases for my kids.

5 Minute Fleece Hand Warmers

To make a set you will need:

4 (4″) squares of fleece

rice

essential oil (optional)

5 Minute Fleece Hand Warmers

I used pinking shears to cut the fleece and add a decorative edge at the same time. Sew 3 sides of your fleece.

5 Minute Fleece Hand Warmers

Add 2-3 T. rice

5 Minute Fleece Hand Warmers

Add a couple of drops of essential oil. This is totally optional, but rice does have a light musty odor when heated. We found this out with our Warm Bed Buddies. It isn’t bad, but noticeable.

5 Minute Fleece Hand Warmers

Stitch the 4th side closed to complete the square.

5 Minute Fleece Hand Warmers

Repeat for the other hand warmer and you’ll have a complete set!

Make up a bunch of these to have as gifts this winter!

Comments

    • says

      I heat them for 30 seconds and they are just right! You could probably heat them a bit more and see how that goes, but 30 seconds is perfect for my kids. Hope that helps!

  1. Carrie says

    Made these before and people love them but I found out, don’t heat them on a rack in the microwave if you have one. Don’t know if it was a fluke but it melted an edge and I am not trying it again just to check. Never had a problem if I put them on the glass turntable.

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