dog (or human) bandanna ice pack - super absorbent polymer cost
This Instructure will show you how to make a simple low cost bandanna ice pack for your dog or yourself to keep cool in the summer sun.
My dog shop is a toy Shepherd in Australia, so he will become furry and energetic.
With the summer heat wave we had in Boston, I wanted to see if there was a way to provide him with some cooling while he was running and playing.
When looking up online, I found the following existing dog cooling products :-
Evaporation jacket ((-
Replacement of cooler jacket (
Cooling bandwidth (
Dog ice bag (
There are a lot of products, but I was impressed by the evaporation cooling bandanna because I could do a similar version.
I love the low profile and look of motley mutt bandanna, but I want to make my ice bag with a thin ice bag as the core instead of their high absorbent polymer.
I do like the simple water-cooled activation and lightness of motley mutt, but it looks like the ice bag has a better re-cooling effectusability.
In any case, I found this ice pack bandanna cooler a low cost solution that can help my dog to withstand heat while playing.
You should be able to make this ice bag for $5 or less.
I stick to the simple recipe for DIY ice bags, in the bandanna bag of "stitching.
Adhesive material :-
Fusable adhesive net/iron on fabric (
I use this to replace the real stitching with a sewing machine but I don't have it so the iron is a cheap solution and so far it has been put on hold)
Waste packaging materials :-Corn Syrup-
Zipper lock bag-
Optional catheter :-
Shammy clothPeople has been making DIY ice packs for a long time, and the most popular seems to be alcohol-based friction ice packs.
That is to say, this is a safety issue for pets.
If you are not going to supervise your dog, if your dog likes to chew, or if your dog is playing rough with other dogs, then I will stay away from alcohol, hand sanatizer and other DIY ice bag recipes that require toxic ingredients for dogs.
Use non-toxic formulas such as corn syrup, non-toxic dish soap.
However, if you feel that you can trust that your dog will not rip the bag and that you only use it when you are with the dog, so I think it's totally OK to use the standard ice bag recipe.
I have been walking and solo games with my bag.
Also, Bunk doesn't seem to be interested in biting bandanna, he just uses it while I'm outside with him so I can comfortably use rubbing alcohol.
In any case, I'm curious about all these ice bag recipes plus some of my own random mixes that look like they look after freezing, and I want to see which one has the best weight balance, doesn't qualify and stays cool: toxic: 1.
Results: a liquid was retained and was not suitable for this application. 2.
50% acetone + water-
Results: a little gel.
Looks good. 3.
50% ethanol + water + Flour + corn starch-
Results: the adhesive gel was made.
Very thick and heavy. Fun to squeeze. 4. Hand Sanatizer-
Results: it feels like a normal gel ice bag. Non Toxic:1. Pancake Syrup-
Results: feel similar to hand massage but more intensive. 2. Dish Soap-
Result: getting solid is not a good choice for this app. 3.
Results: very soft and formable like thick gel or paste.
My favorite is light corn syrup and hand cream.
Hand Sanatizer doesn't feel too dense and light, but for the sake of safety I will use it with Lite corn syrup and it will be in good shape once it is formed.
I will list two options for bandanna ice bag geometry and how to make them.
The first is the triangular design, which is laid from the neck and back to cool the body.
First of all, you want to scale down the band.
Keep in mind that the ice bag has to be put into bandanna, so it needs to be folded at least once/with an ice bag.
The standard bandanna is too long for my dog's neck, so I decided to cut bandanna in half.
The best way to measure the size is to test the fit.
My dog bunk weighs 13 pounds and looks perfect for a standard half cut and half fold as it is folded once glued.
Once you think you have the right size, cut the length of a piece of bonded fabric/weave the length on one side of the triangle.
Place this adhesive material inside the edge of the triangle.
Fold the bandanna fabric over the adhesive material to form a double triangle.
Set the iron to wool.
Wet a small piece of fabric (
I used the second blue handkerchief for this part).
Place the wet waste fabric on the side to be glued.
Once the iron gets hot/at the right temperature, press the iron on the edge of the top of the wet scrap fabric.
Hold down the iron for 10 to 15 seconds.
Do not slide the iron and keep it still.
After 10 to 15 seconds, remove the iron from the fabric.
If the iron does not cover the full length of the triangle edge, repeat the bonding process at the first press on any part of the adhesive edge that is not captured.
Once you have pressed the full length of the triangle edge, please flip bandanna and repeat the process.
Be sure to put the wet cloth between the iron and the handkerchief.
After that, gently pull on the side of the glue to see if it stays.
Depending on the fabric you use, you may have to repeat the process.
I use cotton tape.
Repeat this process for the bottom of the triangle.
Fold the bottom of the triangle about 1 inch.
Cut the length of the bonded fabric into a length suitable for this fold.
Then place the wet scrap cloth at the fold and follow the same bonding procedure as before.
At the end of this, you should fix the sides and bottom of the triangle to one side so that you can insert the ice bag later.
Don't stick the last side together.
You need a pocket opening.
Here are two optional additions to the triangle ice pack configuration.
You can add a soft belly against the dog fair, but the furry dog may not really appreciate it.
For a dog with thin fur, or if you wear it as an ice bag yourself, it makes more sense to me.
Soft lower abdomen addition: Get the shampoo or other soft fabric you want to add.
Test a small piece of fabric with iron bonded fabric to make sure you can glue it firmly on bandanna.
Once you confirm that the dress can be paired with bandanna, you can cut the shampoo or soft cloth into triangles.
Cut the bonded fabric into three pieces.
Place the soft triangle on the bandanna side you want to be the bottom.
Insert one of the bonded fabrics between the soft triangle and bandanna along one of the edges.
Follow the same glue procedure as the previous step.
Put iron on the edge you want to glue with a wet rag, then flip bandanna from the other side to iron glue.
Repeat this process on the remaining two sides of the soft triangle.
Test and pull the soft fabric to ensure its safety.
Fixed straps: Another optional addition I made is the straps near the triangle point.
When the bandanna ice bag is fixed on the dog, the base point is tied to the dog's neck, the body of the triangle covers the area of the neck to the upper back, and the point of the triangle should be at the end of the dog's seat belt.
I tied it to my seat belt with this strap and added another anchor point to the dog from the ice bag.
If your dog is particularly active, this will help keep the ice bag in place.
Cut the fabric about 7 inch long and 1 inch wide into a fixed band (
I used some of the fabric left by the other half bandanna).
Place the strap near the point of the triangle.
The length of the strap that cuts a bonded fabric overlaps the bandanna ice bag.
Should give it a few inches or so.
Repeat the same bonding procedure as before.
In order to do this, I had to peel off the shampoo I had previously glued and re-glue, but if you were going to add this strap I would do it before adding it under the soft belly.
Fill a gallon fridge zip lock with about 8 ounces of corn syrup.
You may want to add more if you have a bigger dog, but 8 ounces is good for my dog.
Press the air of the bag before you seal the top, then fold the bag into a triangle, small enough to fit in the bandanna pocket.
You can put it in bandanna to test its fit.
Once you have the right size, then tape the edge tape with the tape so that the ice bag will remain triangular.
Then insert the ice bag into the band.
Now cut the length of the adhesive fabric into the length of the unsealed bandanna edge and place it between the two adhesive layers of the bandanna fabric.
Make sure the ice bag is not in the pocket and seal the pocket using the previous iron glue program.
If you do not want your ice bag to remain permanently in bandanna, then I suggest you sew it with Velcro or zipper, but for my purposes I think it is OK to keep the ice bag permanently in it.
The Bandanna roll is a cylindrical design.
Take a full handkerchief and fold it in half.
Fold the diagonal base, which will make it easier to secure the bonded fabric/strap.
Cut three bonded fabrics: one for the bottom and two for the short side.
Insert the band at the bottom into the folded band along the bottom edge.
Use the same iron pressing procedure as the previous step to glue the fabric together.
Insert a strip for one side and fix it with an iron.
Repeat this on the last side.
You should now leave a folded bandanna triangle that is glued to the layer below.
Next fold the points of the triangle to the bottom of the triangle and fold the creases.
It should look like a ladder with a smaller triangle in the middle.
Now, cut out two straps for the side of the smaller triangle and place them on the bandanna that the fold will cover.
As before, use the iron program to fix the sides on the bandanna of the ladder.
This is the last step.
Fold the short base edge of the ladder to the wide base edge of the ladder.
Now cut a bonded fabric, the length of the area where the short base edge overlaps with the wide base edge.
Glue the base edge together using the iron Press program.
You should now have a pocket with openings on both sides.
Check the bond to make sure it's safe.
Fill a gallon zip lock freezer bag with about 8 ounces of corn syrup.
Roll up the zipper lock and insert it into your pocket.
Now you can tie bandanna roll ice packs behind your dog's neck.
Comment: I would recommend this design to a larger dog or human.
Since his neck is not big enough to hold it in place, there is a tendency to roll it up with a forward rotation.
Triangle ice bag design seems to be more suitable for puppies.
To keep you and your dog calm, you have built a triangle or rolled bandanna ice pack for you and your dog.
Now, you can spend the hot summer bravely while keeping it cool and looking cool without destroying the bank.
Also, let me know if you use any commercial dog cooling products as I'm curious how well they work. -