Friday, September 30, 2011

Injury Treatment the make at home way

I have been recruited to teach the 8-11 year old girls at church. Thankfully I don't have to teach the sunday lesson, I teach the midweek lesson. This means i have the blessing and curse of having no manual to teach from. The goal while I'm the leader is really to have fun, let the girls do and create some fun things without making everything super important, but having stuff to show for it.

This week we are doing a injury recovery/first aid sort of lesson. We'll cover some basic stuff but we are also going to make our own heat pads and ice packs. How? Here are the recipes

Things you need:
tube sock
sandwich sized zip-top bags
rice
rubbing alcohol

optional: 
    food coloring
    sewing machine

For ice packs mix 2 cups water 1 cup of rubbing alcohol and a couple drops of water. Pour the mixture in 1 zip-top bag and zip. Then slip that bag into the second zip-top bag and zip that one. Put into freezer.

For heat packs pour rice in clean tube sock, sew up open end. Heat in microwave for 30 seconds, then squoosh around, put back in for 30 more seconds. Continue until you are happy with the temperature.

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