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Pour 4 cups of rice into a cotton tube sock or knee length sock, tie off the end with string or stitch it closed, and microwave it for a minute. If the rice begins to take on a peculiar odor after heating several times, empty it out and refill the sock with fresh rice. Or fill with whole corn and make a "corn bag" or "corn cozy," as they are sometimes called. The corn does not smell badly even after a multitude of heatings.
Be careful not to burn the rice or corn by overheating. A minute and a half at full power may be sufficient. If it is too hot try reducing the amount of time the sock is heated by 30 seconds. If it is not hot enough try heating it at 30 seconds more until you find the desired heating time.
Where to buy whole corn
Animal feed stores carry whole corn, and some will sell it in smaller quantities than 50 pound bags. Ask at feed suppliers where you might purchase some.
In Maine, Blue Seal Feeds carries whole corn and packages it in 5 pound bags for distribution to hardware stores (or places where you might find bird food).
Note: We do not recommend cooking and eating the rice when you are finished with the rice sock. But it's okay to wash the sock and wear it.
Your children might like to decorate a tube sock with felt, plastic buttons (NO METAL), or magic markers then fill it with rice or corn and enjoy their own comforting creature.
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"Thank you for the prompt processing of the order! We had a sheep years ago that we purchased in North Conway. Somehow after several years of use we managed to misplace it! Rice socks are just not the same and my husband will be thrilled to receive a new sheep for his birthday." K. B. Nashua, NH Jan 7, 2013
Updated MAY 2013
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