Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, “O”}

All of our kiddo’s get a “boo, boo” every once in a while where they come running to us with big alligator tears in their adorable little eyes wanting us to fix it all with a kiss and a band aid. And isn’t it the best when that little kiss makes the tears go away and like magic they are all better and running away to play? Today, Janica from JaniJo is introducing her “O” project and is sharing an additional way to make those “boos, boos” go away in a hurry…after the kisses of course. Enjoy!

Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
I am so delighted to be a contributor for The Ribbon Retreat’s “A -Z Series”.

Whoooo’s ready for school?
I was given the letter ‘O’ and, as a mom, immediately thought of how my school-aged children hop off the bus with tales of their “OUCHIES”! 
Recess is fun, but sometimes those monkey bars can be dangerous. (wink!) 

I am going to share a pattern and tutorial for an Owl Ouchie Pack 
that you can heat or freeze to alleviate those little ‘ouchies’!

Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

My Sunshine Owl Ouchie Pack Feelin Groovy

 I used 1/4 yard of Riley Blake’s “Orange Rain Drops”, a scrap a fabric I had in my stash,
 a Ribbon Retreat ribbon mix, and two large buttons.

You will need to print off the pattern below:

From the main fabric, cut two pieces for the owl body. 
Cut two ‘wings’ from a scrap piece of fabric.

Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Use a ribbon section (approximately 4″) to cover the top of the ribbon loops.

Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
 Here is a close-up of the ‘topper’ ribbon section…

Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

“Whoooo” loves this finished owl?

I do!

Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
This happy owl will comfort your aching child just by looking at it!

Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
But if you freeze the owl pack,
it works well to calm their inflammations…

Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Do you have a child that suffers from Growing Pains at bedtime?

Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Warm-up your Owl Ouchie Pack for 2-3 minutes in the microwave;
the heat will take the edge off of muscle and joint pains.

Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
This Owl Ouchie Pack is the perfect size for little hands.
Make one for each of your kids.
They will love using their own ‘owl pack’ to comfort their ouchies received  at school recess 
or bounding around at home.

Owl Ouchie Pack {A-Z Series, "O"} - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Here’s hoping for a safe school year!
Whoooo-ray for Learning!


I almost want to go out and scrap my knee now, just so I can use this adorable Owl Ouchie Pack too. This little guy will make all woes go away and make those scratched up knees and elbows feel so much better in a flash. Boo, boos be gone with you now forever!! Thank you so much Janica for sharing this adorable project that all of us mamas, grandmas, aunts and neighbors will soon be adding to our magic mom kits.

For more fabulous projects by this talented lady, make sure to visit her at JaniJo. Here are a few projects she has shared with us, that you just might think are fabulous and super fun too…

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Spring Chick Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog

Pocketed Bed Runner - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Do you have a magic mom kit? What is your favorite item in there?

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6 Comments

  1. Barbara Morris
    Posted August 18, 2014 at 6:22 am | Permalink

    Nowhere do the instructions mention putting the owl together or putting in the rice? All that is discussed is making the front?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 20, 2014 at 7:00 am | Permalink

      Hi Barbara! Thank you so much for you comment! When we brought over Janica’s tutorial, those pictures were not transferred over…so thank you so much for catching that! We have updated the tutorial and those photos are there now!!! You are a life saver! Have a wonderful day Barbara and thank you again! Michelle :)

  2. Amy W.
    Posted August 19, 2014 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    Hi,

    I was wondering at what percent do I need to blow up the owl pattern to make it the correct size? Should I print it in landscape or the regular direction? I have printed it twice but it seems to small. Also will this start on fire in the microwave? My friend made some cute little rice hand warmers and they went up in flames.

    Thanks

    Amy

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted August 20, 2014 at 6:59 am | Permalink

      Hi Amy! Thank you so much for your questions. Isn’t this Owl Ouchie Pack so much fun? Janica says that you should not have to re-size the pattern once you click on it and bring it up in another screen; it should fit nicely on a regular 8.5″x11″ paper. And in regards to the fire concern, she has never had any problems heating the packs in the microwave. However, considering the plastic button eyes, she does recommend heating in 1-minute increments just to be safe

  3. Meredith
    Posted August 28, 2014 at 1:03 pm | Permalink

    What is the expiration date for the rice to be used like this?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 3, 2014 at 7:19 am | Permalink

      Hi Meredith! Great question…Janica suggests changing your rice pack every one to two years. She is not aware of any expiration dates but changes hers yearly or every other year just to be safe. Thanks for your question and hope this helps! Have a great day! Michelle :)

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