D.I.Y. Ice Pack With Cover | Tutorial

As a mom of an accident prone daughter I’ve struggled in finding the right ice pack with the perfect consistency to help soothe those bumps and bruises. Ever thrown some ice cubes in a ziploc or busted out a bag of frozen peas? Yeah; doesn’t really work. So after searching for ice packs online with that slushyness, I came across an ice pack recipe and decided to try it out. It worked! It is the perfect consistency! I also made a cute little cover for it. My daughter doesn’t usually like icing an owie unless it looks cute.

The ice pack is very easy to make as well as the cover and you probably have all the ingredients to make it!

First lets make the ice pack.

Materials:

rubbing alcohol

water {from the tap}

two ziploc bags; quart size

Procedure:

Pour 3/4 cup rubbing alcohol into ziploc bag

Pour 2 cups water into ziploc bag

Zip bag, making sure to squeeze all of the air out

Put ziploc in second ziploc and seal, squeezing all of the air out

Place in the freezer for about 4-6 hours to get the slushy consistency

Meanwhile…. make the casing.

Materials:

one piece of fabric measuring 4×16 inches

one piece of fabric measuring 10×16 inches

sew on velcro measuring 7 inches

Procedure:

Take the fabric measuring 4×16 inches and fold in half; press

Open up and pin velcro on the bottom half of the fabric evenly spaced

Sew on velcro

Fold fabric in half again

Lay 4×16 inch fabric velcro side up at the top of the 10×16 inch piece of fabric, raw edges together, and pin

Sew across with a 1/4 inch seam allowance

Open up and press seam down

Fold in half, lengthwise, right sides together, and pin

Sew around the open long edge and bottom edge

Turn out and place slushy ice pack in cover

Now its ready to use!

Please be sure if you have any serious injury to consult a doctor before using an ice pack. This ice pack is not for use with cold lunches or ice chests.

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