MOTHER’S EMERGENCY KIT

This is truly a case of minds thinking alike! After the project that I did last week with the empty dental floss containers, I had an idea for a similar project which used an empty Altoids tin. I had wanted to make a small kit for mothers to carry in their purses for the little “emergencies” that come so often with children, but the floss boxes were not big enough to contain everything that I wanted to include. So I switched to an Altoids tin. Imagine my surprise when this month’s Family Fun magazine had nearly the same idea! Mine is slightly different in that I tried to unite several different possible needs. I started by covering the box with a fun fabric print using Modge Podge. (The leaf and the smaller ladybug are some leftover wooden pieces that I added just on a whim!) Then I covered the edge of the lid with black ribbon. I attached a small fabric pocket to a piece of sheet magnet with some white glue. Into this I put some Bandaids, a sterile wipe, and a Shout stain-removing wipe; and I pinned a couple of safety pins into the fabric. Into the bottom, I put small toys: a tiny kaleidoscope, a miniature yarn baby, a button yo-yo, some small dice (for addition games), another wooden lady bug, some Silly Putty wrapped in a piece of cereal bag, and two small pigs from another game, but any small toys that are safe for your children (or grandchildren) are great . My desire was to be able to be prepared for the occasional skinned knee or elbow, the ripped hem, the stained shirt front, and the inevitable wait at the doctor’s office or restaurant (which is made so much longer by small, bored children!). I could have included needle, thread, and some buttons, or even some children’s pain medication tablets, but the neat thing about this is that each mother can custom make her own to meet the specific needs of her family!

Advertisements
This entry was posted in New Life for Metal Containers and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to MOTHER’S EMERGENCY KIT

  1. Pingback: 28 Awesome Playsets You Can Make in an Altoid Tin | Just Bright Ideas

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s