How to Make a DIY Homemade Gel Ice Pack

This homemade DIY ice pack by Art365 on YouTube is the perfect defense for the scorching heat of the summer season and it can also serve as a hot pack that can help ease muscle pain and more. So, instead of buying it from the store, just try to make one on your own instead, using simple ingredients which you may already have available in your kitchen, plus, this is way more inexpensive than store-bought. Learn how now by reading the instructions written down below and while you’re at it watch the video tutorial as well.


  • Water
  • Salt
  • Cornstarch
  • Food coloringoptional
  • Ziploc bag
  • Fabric coveroptional


Step 1

Place a pot on a stove over medium-high heat, then fill it with water (the amount depends on the size of your ice pack), and then bring it up to a boil. Next, add about ½ cup of salt or more depending on the amount of water, then gently stir them together until it completely dissolves, and then gradually add ¾ cup of cornstarch while whisking continuously until combined and until all of the clumps are gone.


Step 2

Once the mixture starts thickening, add a few drops of food coloring, or skip this step if you want to cover your ice pack, then continue to whisk them together until it comes to a boil and the consistency has become thick and gloppy. Turn off the heat, then remove the pot, and set it aside to cool completely for about 45 minutes or more.

Easy to Make DIY Homemade Gel Ice Pack
Image credit: Art365 via YouTube

Step 3

After the mixture has cooled down, scrape and transfer it to a bowl lined with a Ziploc bag, then pull the edges, and start sealing the bag while pressing out all of the air creating a vacuum effect. Double the Ziploca bag for extra security against leaks, then leave it as is, or cover it with fabric, and place it in the fridge or freezer to let it cool.

Easy DIY Homemade Gel Ice Pack Tutorial
Image credit: Art365 via YouTube


*All image credit belongs to Art365 via YouTube and Metaversemom via Instagram. Follow and subscribe to her channel for more!

How to Make a DIY Homemade Gel Ice Pack

The post How to Make a DIY Homemade Gel Ice Pack appeared first on DIY Joy.

Original source:

Related Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *