In the not too distant past we had a little bit of a traumatic event occur (to the tune of 13 stitches some of which were internal). I will spare you the pictures. However, the need arose for an ice bag (or several). I decided it was time to upgrade from the usual bag of frozen corn.
- Rubbing Alcohol
- ziploc bag
- optional – food coloring for kid appeal 🙂
Mix 1 part Rubbing Alcohol to 3 parts water. Push out what air you can from ziploc bag and place in freezer.
After a few hours you have a wonderful shapeable ice bag. (*disclaimer when actually using please wrap ice bag in a towel or cloth)
Added bonus it appeared to stay a lot colder longer than our usual bag of frozen corn. 🙂
I’m even considering sewing up a little cloth for the ice pack to fit right into. Perhaps fun fabric might add to the appeal for an injured kiddo!