A few years ago we featured a tutorial showing how to make your own ice packs from dish soap. I still use the ones I made for that how to and love them dearly, but in the back of my mind I'm still waiting for the day one breaks. Forget what could be a mess, check out this ice pack that absorbs itself as it melts!
Carole over at My Kitchen Escapades has a little one who is notorious for losing ice packs and lunch boxes throughout the school year. To help cut the cost she's made her own and the idea is a pretty cool one. It's perfect for those who are worried about a spill or just want to try out something simple.
Soak sponges in water (try the dollar stores!) and then freeze them in zip-top bags. That's all there is to it. As the water melts, the sponge reabsorbs it and holds it safely inside. Totally cool right? Want to see how Carole did it?
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Related: How To Make Your Own Lunch Box Ice Packs from The Kitchn
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