Just before starting my year of handmade gifts, I made some gifts for Christmas. These owls are a great gift for adults or kids. They only take about 30sec in the microwave and you have a wonderful heat pack to relax away a knot or for a kid to cuddle with. I found directions for the owls here. It was fun finding different colors to mix and match for the owls. I made sure to use only cotton fabric and cotton thread so it wouldn’t have any issues in the microwave. Also, I decided to make an inner bag to hold the rice by using the same pattern and then slipping it into the outer fabric so no rice would escape.