Friday, January 4, 2013
Here is one of my hand-made Christmas gifts that turned out to be an unexpected hit: two sets of six beanbags (actually they are filled with rice). My four boys have used these for mock battles (they build pillow forts at opposite ends of our hallway and try to shoot them down) and various other games they've come up with. The bags are made to put up with a great deal of abuse--double bagged in muslin--and filled with 8 oz. of the cheapest rice I could find. The numbers, printed onto iron-on transfer paper, were added for two reasons: first, it makes it easy to see if any are missing, and secondly, the bags can be divided for teams, which is what we have during fort-battles.
Since getting these, the boys have stopped hurling the 3 lb rice-filled heating pads at one another!
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