Easy Cold Packs To Make

While I was making Gertie Gecko Heat Pack, a friend (thank you Kylie S) told me that she used to make cold packs with wheat.  What an awesome idea!!!  Every time my kids bump themselves, they would ask for a little cold gel pack.  They work really well except over time the pack breaks and the gel would leak out.  Here are 3 cold packs I made using the leftover pearl barley.

Easy Cold Packs

Easy Cold Packs

These cold packs were really quick & easy to make.  This is how I made them:

  1. Decide on a size and draw that sized square on a cardboard,
  2. trace & cut out the squares from corduroy fabric,
  3. sew the squares right side together leaving a gap to turn right side out,
  4. top stitch around leaving gap open/not stitched,
  5. fill with pearl barley or wheat,
  6. top stitch the gap closed.

As these cold packs are made with fabric, it is best to store these in a snap lock bag or sealed plastic bag to keep them  dry in the freezer.  Easy peasy :).


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