Home Health & Personal Care
your own ice packs for bumps and bruises
the you seem to
have kids that tend to bump and bruise constantly while playing
outside? if so, you know how handy ice packs can be when it
comes to curing a child's tears. But ice packs are expensive,
and kids seem to puncture them on a regular basis, and you
may not realize it is quite easy to make them at home yourself.
To make your own
ice packs, you'll need two Ziploc bags (they can be the thin
sandwich style, but they will last longer and be more durable
with the freezer style Ziploc bags), water, and one quarter
cup of rubbing alcohol for each ice pack you are making.
In an easy-pour
cup, combine three quarters of a cup of water with one quarter
cup of rubbing alcohol. Pour of the mixture into the Ziploc
bag. Carefully squeeze the air out and zip seal it. then plays
that Ziploc bag into the second Ziploc bag, carefully squeezing
the air out and sealing it. Then place in the freezer until
When you notice
the mixture leaking out of the inside bag, you can easily
transfer its into a new set of two Ziploc bags.