Yesterday was the first time one of my kids needed an ice pack.
Madelyn accidentally shut Jack's fingers in their bedroom door. It was not pleasant. Jack was in pain, and Ady didn't understand what she did wrong. Anyway, Jack needed an ice pack. However I didn't really have one that would work for his tiny little fingers. I had frozen veggies, and solid ice packs, but no frozen gel packs.
So, I started to brainstorm ideas on what to use. And then it hit me. Baby Oil Gel. HAHA! Don't ask me how I thought of it, but I did.
Our pediatrician suggested we get some for Ady's cradle cap as a new baby, and we had nearly an entire bottle left. So, last night I put the tube of baby oil gel in the freezer and waited for it to harden up, but it never did. :)
Thus my frozen gel packs. As you can see (below) I made them child-sized, perfect for when my precious little ones get a boo-boo. :)
This is what you will need (the food color is optional, and doesn't work out the best....do you have any suggestions for dyeing the gel?)
I then poured the gel into the sandwich bag.
Then, I added the blue food coloring to the gel.
I mixed the food coloring in, and this is what I got!
Red, white, and blue....you know, because we are patriotic. :)
Is this the best solution for a ice pack, umm...no. Probably not. But, out of need comes creativity.
What solutions to problems have you come up with? Are you going to make your own freezer gel packs?