One of the downsides of having Halloween so late in the year is that the night you want to go out trick-or-treating with your kids end up being super chilly. Here’s a craft that will help combat some of that chilliness – and it’s Halloween-themed to boot!
Line up three squares of felt using the colors of candy corn. Choose a nice coordinating thread color. For this project you may use either machine or hand sewing.
Create a pattern sized to the hand of the person you wish to warm. Make a small pencil mark on each side of the hand.
Sketch a rough approximation of a piece of candy corn. Triangle-ish will work!
Start to wrap one side of the frame. Do not wrap too tightly or you may have a hard time fitting the glass back into the frame when you’re done.
Cut out the pattern and lay it down across the three pieces of felt, lined up in color order.
Pin down the pattern and cut out, keeping all your layers together
Repeat the process a second time. Line up all six layers wrong sides together in a big sandwich. You may use a machine or sew around by hand, but if hand sewing, make sure to keep your stitches close together. Leave about a one inch opening. At the opening, fill the candy corn with rice. Then sew the opening shut.
Just repeat process to create a second hand warmer. Prior to using, place the hand warmers in the microwave for about 30 seconds – being sure to check before use as all microwaves vary in power. Put in your pockets and enjoy a warm and wonderful Halloween Night!