The holidays are approaching and I thought it would be fun to create a DIY First Aid Kit as a stocking stuffer or a cute hostess gift for a friend.
This was inspired by Kids Activities Blog sponsor, BAND-AID® brand bandages. BAND-AID bandages are always something you need handy…just in case.
Upcycling used objects is one of my favorite things to do. I noticed that I had several cases that were empty due to loss or breakage of old sets of glasses. They were the perfect size for holding a dozen BAND-AID bandages and a full tube of Neosporin and sturdy enough to hold up to being in the bottom of a purse or diaper bag.
Supplies Needed for DIY First Aid Kit:
- Eye glass case, box, container or tin
- 2 small sheets of felt – one red, one white
- Glue (if not using self-adhesive felt sheets)
- BAND-AID bandages
- Neosporin ointment
Create a First Aid Kit:
- Cover the inside/outside with white felt. I like the self-adhesive sheets because they stick well and are easy to use on irregular shaped surfaces.
- Cut away the excess felt.
- Sketch a cross on the back of the red felt. As I cut it out, I folded it to assure the red cross was symmetrical.
- Glue/attach the red cross to the case.
- Add any other embellishments. I added a few red stripes of felt to areas that were not smooth or needed some decoration.
- Using a felt strip, create a strap in the inside top that can hold BAND-AID bandages securely.
- Add the BAND-AID bandages and a tube of Neosporin ointment.
- Add it to a stocking!
What a fun gift that can be used throughout the year!
My kids have been obsessed with BAND-AID bandages since nearly birth. In their minds, they have magical healing powers. I am glad that it makes them feel better and helps them heal faster (FYI – covered wounds heal more quickly than uncovered wounds).
Neosporin ointment is a staple at our house as well. Neosporin + Pain + Itch + Scar Ointment is the ultimate at multi-tasking! It can help with pain and itching while decreasing the likelihood of scarring.
It all makes me very merry…