There are a few things that you will need to be able to make your heat bag but they are not anything too difficult to source. These include –
- 1/2 meter of canvas fabric (makes 1 heat bag)
- Fabric markers
- pencil or pen
- sewing machine with cotton
- 500g rice or wheat for filling
- needle and thread
Firstly fold over (or double up) your fabric. You can make your heat bag whatever shape you like, however, I think a simple square is the best when getting children involved in the process. Let’s keep things easy to begin with.
After recently visiting a war memorial with his dad, my nephew decided this special moment should be drawn on his heat bag. I thought that was an adorable thought. I wish I could have bottled his beautiful recount of that day. It was very touching to hear his appreciation for soldiers who served our country and the detail of the ceremony.
My lovely niece decided to draw a beautiful garden scene because ‘it makes you happy’.
What more could you want? 🙂
Once they are done it’s important to heat-set the ink so give them a once over with the iron.