Make A Leak-Resistant Ice Pack With Water And A Nappy

Everybody needs an ice pack at some point. You can put together a homemade version with a few simple ingredients that won’t leak when it melts.

Grant Thompson — The King of Random — came up with a creative way to replicate the gel found in most commercially made ice packs. Just pour some water, with food colouring for colour if you want it, into the bottom of a (preferably unused) nappy. The absorbent material at the bottom will take in all the water and turn into a gel-like substance.

Scoop out the gel, stick it in a Ziploc bag, and you’re all set. When it melts, it will stay in gel form, so a bag leak won’t create a giant mess. No nappies? Try a sponge instead.

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