Making Bean Bags
old socks without holes in the toes
dry rice or beans
glue or needle and thread
Natural fabric dye
Let's make it
Pour 3/4 to 1-1/2 cups of rice or beans into the sock. Shake the rice or beans down to the toe of the sock, and tie a knot working it down snug against the rice or beans as you tighten the knot.* Cut the sock approximately 1" above the knot. For extra protection, run a little white glue along the cracks in the knot and at the top end of the knot to prevent fraying. If you choose, use various colors of marking pens to decorate your bean bag with pictures, designs or patterns.
* If you are handy with a needle and thread or a sewing machine, you can cut the sock 1" - 2" above the rice or beans, and fold the edge and sew a seam to seal the bag.
You can also fold the edge and seal it with white glue.