I am a boy mom and while they are not so little anymore (le sigh), boys are naturally prone to all sorts of cuts, scrapes and bruises. They love playing outside all summer long, so we definitely see our fair share of boo boos. I have to bust out an ice pack at least once a day every day from the day they get out of school in June until they go back to school in September. I’m not exaggerating at all.
The thing about ice packs is that they can be messy. They drip everywhere once they start to melt and if one of the kids hurts someplace like their knee or elbow, ice packs aren’t flexible so they don’t really work well for jointed areas. Well, here’s an awesome summer hack for you. Make a cold pack out of marshmallows! Yes, I said marshmallows. Marshmallows get cold, but won’t be hard so they can mold to the body. Plus they are way more fun for the kids.
It only takes a few minutes to make and trust me, it will make the kids forget all about their boo boos in no time.
Here’s what you need:
- Ziploc bag
- 1 1/2 -2 cups of mini marshmallows (will depend on the size of your bag)
- Food coloring in choice of color
- Masking tape or washi tape (optional)
- Bowl for mixing
- Plate or cookie sheet