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« Reply #50 on: December 12, 2004 02:56:45 PM »

Yeah, simple. Just take the inner bag with the corn and pop it in the microwave for about 3 minutes and then put it back in the outer cover. Stays warm for about an hour depending on the temperature of the room, etc. You can also stick it in a plastic bag and pop in the freezer to use as a cold pack.
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« Reply #51 on: December 12, 2004 05:34:10 PM »

I believe these can be made with some smaller grain for a softer and more comfy bag - grains like bulgar wheat or rice.
Made of fleece these are great gifts for babies. They can be heated and slipped in the crib to warm it before the little one gets in! Also a wonderful grandparent Christmas present.
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« Reply #52 on: December 12, 2004 08:14:08 PM »

Yes these can be made with several different fillings. I prefer the corn to the others simply because it is not as moist and smells 100 times better. The rice is awful.......
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« Reply #53 on: December 12, 2004 10:01:55 PM »

Here's a website by someone who makes heatable bags for use in a hospital--she compares types of fillings, among other things, and offers some good info:

http://www.diamondthreadworks.com/microwave_heating_bags.htm

For those of you who saw my post from last year about my horrible experience with BUGS in my feed corn, you can guess that I found this page by searching on

"corn bags" kill bugs

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I urge anyone using feed corn to follow this page author's advice on using the feed corn quickly and heating the bags several times (immediately) to kill any eggs or bugs.
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« Reply #54 on: December 13, 2004 04:21:23 PM »

Im crafting all of my presents this year and just couldnt think of anything for dad!

Since dad has some aches and pains (especially in new york winters!) I decided to make him a heat pack. I really like it because the outside bag is like a pillowcase that you can wash Smiley ALso I added some crushed mint to it for 'aromatherapy'..

       

I sure hope he likes it!

See my blog for a tutorial of sorts, better pictures and tips for using one of these :  http://madebyreneecrafts.blogspot.com/2004/12/dads-microwave-heat-pack.html

thanks for looking and please tell me what you think!
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« Reply #55 on: December 13, 2004 05:18:34 PM »

Wow Alix! I just read that page from the link you posted on fillings for these bags - wish I had read that before suggesting other fillings! Wheat can torch? Who would have thought? My mom's has something like buckwheat hulls, and I like both the smell and the feel, but now I'm scared to use anything BUT feed corn!
Thank you for that post  Kiss
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« Reply #56 on: December 13, 2004 05:38:16 PM »

If you put a cup of water in with the bag you should be fine microwaving wheat and rice.  So long as it doesn't dry out, you'll be fine.
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« Reply #57 on: December 13, 2004 07:35:05 PM »

I just made two of these. One for my mom and one for my dad. They are so perfect!
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« Reply #58 on: December 13, 2004 09:29:46 PM »

i was thinking of making some of these, so thanks for the great tutorial. i'll give one to my dad too, as i am also crafting all my xmas presents this year.
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« Reply #59 on: December 14, 2004 10:38:17 AM »

What did you use in yours?  I use dried corn, and heavy fleece as the pillow case, and it gives off moist heat and sometimes smells like popcorn! I gave one to my mail carrier, since her hands are always cold, and I gave some to all the kids in the family.  I told them that it's special corn that if they heat it up perfectly, it helps them sleep better and have sweeter dreams...they love that idea, and my sister told me that now her kids line up at 8pm to nuke their sleeping buddies to see if it works again!! lol  PS...I sold 20 of them to my Doctor.  She is always cold, and when I gave her one, she ordered 20 of them from me!
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