We all get hurt and if you’re a kid, you want immediate comfort. Sometimes, just the thought of remedy is enough to sooth the pain. My wife has done a few things for ice packs. The ole’ ice in a Ziploc bag and the frozen sponge trick have worked wonders. However, Target was selling real ice packs one day and she bought 6 for $40.
I still don’t understand this purchase and while it’s too late for me, I looked for other alternatives that didn’t cost me $40. Turns out the answer is simple and that we almost had it!
- Take a Ziploc bag and toss in 1 part water and one part rubbing alcohol.
- Grab another Ziploc bag and put the first bag (with the solution from above) into the second bag.
- Put it into the freezer.
- Done. It you want it blue like the fancy store’s have, toss in some food coloring
My Ziploc bag ice pack costs about $0.30. I could make 133 of them for what my wife spent at Target on 6!.
Before you buy, research.