Deck Out Your Drinks With Custom Ice Packs and Koozies
September 27, 2012 by Stephanie
See how customized ice packs & reusable drink koozies “team” up and add more spirit to your celebration!
A basic kitchen sponge becomes a convenient ice pack when it is soaked in water, frozen, then sealed in a ziploc bag. As the ice pack melts, the sponge contains the water to prevent dripping. It’s a handy DIY …
…but admittedly a little boring… until a few snips of a scissor create strips of confetti….
Or a shape emerges with the help of a cookie cutter. Hold the cookie cutter in place and cut around or use a non-toxic water based marker like Crayola to trace, then cut. Just be sure to cut your sponge prior to freezing!
Avoid cutting altogether by picking up a pack of pre-cut sponge shapes, like this one from the dollar store:
Create an all-star lunch for kids when you combine your custom ice pack with a home made drink koozie:
All you need for the custom koozie is a sheet of craft foam, available at craft stores. You may need more than one sheet depending on how many you are making. First, measure the height and length of the label on the drink you want to embellish. Next, cut strips of the craft foam the same height, but one inch longer than what was measured.
The extra length allows for overlap & velcro closures. Small “sticky back” adhesive squares hold strong and allow you to remove and re-use the koozie over and over again!
Now embellish with craft foam stickers to suit any occasion from sporting events…
…to Princess Parties!
The combinations are endless for any holiday theme, child’s party, sporting event or baby shower. And the best part? You don’t even have to be crafty to pull this one off!
Thirsty for more drink ideas? Check out the following posts:
Party Drinks for Kids – Dress Up a Juicebox! by Heather
How to get your kids to drink more H2O by Alison
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Have fun celebrating!
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