Thank you to ChaoticallyCreative.com for this tip! These flexible DIY Ice packs are awesome and I so wish I knew about them when the kids were little. It would have made life so much easier. The kids could have used them and then tossed them. These Ice packs don’t leak and are extremely flexible so you can mold them around a child’s injury. Plus they are super inexpensive. A DOUBLE WIN!!
Here are the materials you will need for the DIY Ice Pack:
- Paper Towels
- Rubbing Alcohol
- Add rubbing alcohol to bowl
In a bowl add about two tablespoons of rubbing alcohol. The rubbing alcohol keeps the ice pack colder for longer. This step is optional since rubbing alcohol is toxic so be careful if using these for small children who may put things in their mouths.
Now add water to the bowl (fill the bowl). Then place a paper towel in to bowl
Saturate one paper towel with the mixture by dipping it in to the bowl. Squeeze excess water out and in to bowl. Fold the paper towel several times. And place it in to the bag. Fold the bag over. Zip it shut. tape up the baggie
Now your ice packs are ready for your little one at any time. If your freezer is on the bottom or is accessible for little ones, place the ice pack within reach so they can get it on their own.
Headed to a sporting event or out with the kids? I don’t know about you but there was always a boo boo incident when we were out and about. So, why not put one of these in a Thirty One Cool Clip Thermal and take it with you.
You can add a bottle of water too. Everything will stay cold for about 6 – 8 hours. The handy clip will let you clip this onto a stroller, a diaper bag or on your backpack.
Do you have any DIY projects to share? Have a ThirtyOne-derful day!