Lately I have been obsessed with clouds, so I wanted to sew something "cloudy". I had this really dreamy linen fabric that was just waiting to be transformed to little clouds, so I used that, and I also had some barley and oat grains that were too old to eat. I just had to make cloud-shaped heat packs! We use heat packs all the time: I need them for my sore neck when I have sewn, knitted or crocheted in a bad position for hours and Emma needs them to ease stomach aches that she sometimes has. We had a very plain linen heat pack but I think these clouds are much nicer.
I had enough grains to two clouds and one bigger rectangle-shaped heat pack.
To use these, you need a microwave oven and a mug of water. Just put the heat pack and the mug of water to the microwave and let them be there for 2-3 minutes. The water helps to keep the grains from burning, so it is important. I've never had any problems with any kind of heat packs, but still, I would never leave heat packs to the microwave without supervision, just in case.