How to Make an Ice Pack from a Balloon

If you haven't got any ice packs to hand, a good method for making your own is to use a sturdy balloon. Here is how to make your own ice pack from a balloon.

Steps

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    Find a suitable balloon. It must be good quality and durable.
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    Fill the balloon with water. Fill as much as you need to cover the area of an injury or pain. Don't overfill, however, less is best.
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    Tie the balloon to prevent the water from escaping.
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    Place between 2 sheets of wax paper. This will help to prevent it from sticking to anything in the freezer.
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    Mould the ice pack. You will need to mould it to the shape that you want for your ice pack; any shape that you make will stick once frozen.
    • Flatten the balloon ice pack under a box or a heavy item in the freezer.
    • Use ice cream containers or similar to create curved shapes, etc.
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    Allow to freeze.
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    Use as needed. Return to the freezer for reuse.

Things You'll Need

  • Balloon
  • Water
  • Box, heavy object, ice cream container, etc., for shaping

Article Info

Categories: Heat and Cold Injuries | Home Remedies