In my searches for fun, creative, handmade but not "HAND" made (as in yuck) gifts, I found *this link* to make rice pillows... I thought they were a good idea, but I was looking for gifts for the under 8 years old crowd, so I almost dismissed them. Then I had an epiphany. :) If they were cute and cuddly, maybe they could be exciting and functional. So, I began scrounging through my fabric scraps to see what I could come up with. For this project, Sweetie was my right hand girl... she "designed" a perfect little monster warm hugger.
I let Goose and Twister check this guy out. After it was warmed up, I let Goose check it out first... he immediately asked if he could have one too! He said he needed one for after he comes in from playing in the snow. Good idea buddy!! Need to add that to my instructions card. :) Twister gave it a big hug and walked off with it, so I think he liked it too. I just hope the actual recipients are as excited about them as my kids are. I'm hoping that since my kids have helped design and have tested them out, that they will share their excitement with the cousins they are giving to... :) Now I have to see if I have enough rice to make 4 more for my kids too!! LOL!