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party favors: hot/cold packs

Just a quick post to share the party favors we handed out this year at my son's preschool Trunk-or-Treat party.

Last year I made hot/cold packs for the boys' Valentine's Day parties. Since then, several parents have mention how much their kids loved them - which inspired me to make them again.

They are a great candy-free gift for kids, and easy enough to crank out in an afternoon.

The tags were made using my tried and true method, and they turned out great.

To make 24 packs I used: 
 - one yard of fabric
 - scraps from an old orange t-shirt
 - long grain white rice
 - flaxseed
 - mint essential oil

...and I still have at least half of the rice/flaxseed mix leftover. Stocking suffers? Birthdays? Get well soon gift?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Oh I love these! How did you sew them up into sections - I'm always afraid of breaking a needle by sewing over a grain of rice! Also, I grew up in Poulsbo and your Halloween post gave me major homesickness...So fun to see a blogger as cute as you from my side of the water! :)

  2. These are great! How long do they stay warm? We are going to NYC for the Thanksgiving parade and these would be great for the kids to have in their pockets in the cold.

  3. Love love love these!!! How big did you make them to get 24 out of one yard of fabric?


  4. what an awesome idea! i never thought to use flax seed in them. i love the spider fabric and the stitching on the side to close it up!

  5. I would love to make some of these for kiddos and their friends.
    How big are these? Thanks for the wonderful candy free gift suggestions.

  6. How many ounces are the packages of flaxseed and rice? I would love to make some of these for my ladies I play Bunko with. Thanks!