Thursday, March 10, 2011

Cold and Flu Survival Kits

It's that time of year again - anyone had sick kids, sick husband and sick self?  It's the one season I'm very against sharing.  Keep your germs to yourselves I say.   Hand-washing goes into overdrive and tissues come out to party.  I thought the boys' teachers could use some defense against the barrage of germs they face on a daily basis. I was inspired by a vintage first aid kit like this one and this one.

Supplies needed:
  • a box - the size is up to you, an old check box works well, shoe box, even the box your Tylenol came in would work, check your recycling bin
  • Felt
  • Hot glue gun/glue
  • Scissors
  • Get well soon, first aid card

Cover the box first.  I centered the box on the felt, ran hot glue along the top edge of the box - smooth out as you go.  Now fold the felt up on side - if you keep the hot glue only on the edges of the box it won't be lumpy in the middle as it drys. Cut straight lines at the corner and fold/glue the next side.  You could use a felt red cross on top, but a glued the card we had potato stamped a couple of days ago.

I filled it with a super easy to make tissue pouch, Emergen-C, wet ones antibacterial wipes, Advil, throat lozenges, etc.  If you do this I'd love to hear what you put in yours or any ideas you have for it.
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Joanna said...

What a great idea! That turned out very cute.

JRoberts said...

That is super cute. What a good idea.

Jamie said...

That's really cute and really sweet. I think my teacher's need a gas mask & latex gloves!!

Angie @ The Country Chic Cottage said...

What a great idea!! Thanks for auditioning for OMTWI!!