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Warm Those Cold Hands With Rice Or Corn

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Warm Those Cold Hands With Rice Or Corn

Homemade hand warmers

The top bag was store bought but my Bride made the other 3. It's really simple. Just find some material you like, the John Deere and the Vikings bags were old sweatshirts I wore out. sew them into a bag, fill with rice or corn, and sew them shut.

The bags shown are 14" wide by 8" and an inch thick. We prefer rice. Throw in the microwave for about 1-1/2 minutes and they stay warm for about 45 minutes.

They work great for warming your hands, slipping under the covers for a few minutes before you go to bed, or even stuffing into your snow boots for a few minutes before going outside (remove the bag before putting your boots on). These things are GREAT and last almost forever.

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Comment balloon 8 commentsBob "RealMan" Timm • November 15 2015 07:15PM


Good evening Bob "RealMan" Timm .  Thanks for sharing a great idea.  They are great on chilly nights.  My mom made similar ones and they can also be used as heating pads and if you put them in the freezer, they make great ice packs.

Posted by Gary Coles (International Referrals), Latin America Real Estate (Venture Realty International) over 4 years ago

Wow, you learn something new on the rain every day.  So simple too.

Posted by David Alan Baker Laveen & South Phoenix Realtor, Your local Expert (Keller Williams Realty Phoenix) over 4 years ago

I have them too. You can also use salt( mix or by inself). They are good cold or hot, so makes an excellent gift for a friend or relative:) 

Posted by Inna Ivchenko, Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA (Barcode Properties) over 4 years ago

 Good Monday morning Bob. I will have to give this one a whirl. Rice is nice and cheap.

Posted by TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc., Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029 (Complete Home Inspections, Inc.) over 4 years ago

Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Great ideas for keeping warm, and in your part of the world this is pretty important. I like the top thingie for my neck when it acts up - doesn't cure the problem but sure feels good


Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (eXp Realty of California) over 4 years ago

Hi Bob "RealMan" Timm , I have seen the warmers with rice, but not with the corn.

Posted by Larry Johnston, Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN (Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC) over 4 years ago

You can make them longer and put them around your neck as well. Helps tired neck muscles!

Posted by Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate, "Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905 (John L Scott Market Center) over 4 years ago

Neat idea Bob, that is precisely what I like about Active Rain, there is always something new I learn.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 4 years ago