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Confession: I have a habit of being over-preparred. For years I think I carried what some might consider an entire pharmacy in my purse. You had a migraine- I had something for that. Allergies- I got you covered. Sore muscles- got that covered too. Even more sad then my over preparedness- the fact that this was before I even had kids. Since then I have toned it down, a lot. Still, I know how important it is to be prepared for when you or your family are feeling under the weather. Today I am excited to share with you how to make a cute “feel better kit” that is filled with all the items your family needs when they are feeling under the weather. Just look at how cute this medicine and first aid kit is.
This kit is perfect not only for your home, but it can also be sent with your college student to the dorm, and it is also great for travel. I love that it keeps all of our medicines organized, can hold basic first aid items, and can be stacked nicely on a shelf. Makes it easy to be prepared no matter what life throws at me.
I used one of those shoe boxes you can pick up at Target in the home organization area. You know which ones I am talking about? The clear plastic ones with the lids. It was the perfect size.
For this project you will also need:
- Clear spray adhesive
- Paper cutter
- 3-4 pages of scrapbook paper
- Posterboard or empty cereal box
- Chalkboard label (optional)
- Chalkboard marker (optional)
- First aid kit materials
- Over the counter medicines such as Children’s TYLENOL®, Extra Strength TYLENOL®, TYLENOL® PM and Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream
To start, take your scrapbook paper and cut the pieces for your shoe box. For the standard size one I bought at Target I needed two pieces that were 12″ long by 4.25″ high and then two more pieces that were 6″ long by 4.25″ high.
Once you have cut your pieces, spray one long side of the inside of the shoe box with the clear spray adhesive. Place the paper on it, design side facing outward/the adhesive. Do the same to the other long side, then the two short ends.
Now you have a pretty looking container. Next, we want to help keep all those medicines and first aid supplies organized.
Now take your empty cereal box or poster board and cut one long piece that is 11.75″ by 4″. Make sure it fits in your container. I had to take scissors and round out the corners due to the shape of my container.
Next, cut one or more pieces (based on your preference for organizing) that are 7″ by 4″. These will go cross wise to help divide up the container. You might need to trim these ones up a bit if your box isn’t perfectly square (mine isn’t). I also rounded out the lower corners on this one as well. Because I have several creams (diaper, eczema and Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream) I chose to only do one of these as I needed some longer compartments.
After I had the cereal boxes cut, I used the spray adhesive to cover them with scrapbook paper. After triming the paper as needed, I lined up where I wanted my two piece to cross over each other in the container. Then I cut slits in each piece where they would intersect. Be sure to cut one with the slit from the bottom and the other from the top. You only need to cut it about half way. I went a little too far with my large piece. OOPS!
Now you can put them in your container. to make nifty little compartments to separate all the different items.
I then used Chalk Labels and a Chalk Board Marker to make a cute little label for the container so I know what is in it when I look at it on the shelf. I wanted to come up with a super cute saying, but my creative juices weren’t flowing so I just called it a “Feel Better Kit.” Also, I really need to improve my handwriting. How do people write so cute on chalkboards and stuff? I have no clue.
(You can view a quick video of this project below)
Finally, it was time to fill up my kit. Luckily when I was at Target I knew I needed to get a few items we were out of. They had everything I needed for this kit. Seriously, I found everything right in one aisle! It was so easy to grab everything I needed.
Some of the items I suggest having in your kit are:
Bandagess (for those cuts and scrapes that are bound to happen)
Triple Antibiotic Ointment
Get positively prepared with the right pain relief for you and your family at Target.
Extra Strength TYLENOL®
This is great for those over 12 when they get a headache or back pain. When you have a headache you want trusted pain relief. You not only get that with TYLENOL® but it is also the #1 Doctor Recommended Brand of pain reliever.
This is in my kit for me. Sometimes at night I can be so tired, but if I have a headache or ache or pain, I just can’t sleep. TYLENOL® PM contains both a pain reliever and a night time sleep aid. Why is this important? Because I need my sleep if I am going to keep my family going and on time the next day. Better Night, Better You All Day.
This is the only pain reliever the Goof is allowed to take so I am happy that it is the#1 Pediatrician Recommended Brand for Pain & Fever and Used by Moms for Over 60 years. Plus it comes in great flavors – Cherry Blast and Grape.
Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream
I grew up with a mom who had athritis and BENGAY® was her secret weapon to ease pain after a long day. When I started having sore muscles from carrying around twins all day (two bucket seats in and out of the car all day-ouch) I knew that I could count on the Ultra Strength BENGAY® Cream to ease my muscle pain.
Once you have gathered up all your items, just make sure to read the labels for any special storage instructions. Then you can put everything in your first aid kit container.
I also added in some tissues, a thermometer, and a few other over the counter items. The last thing I added was a dosage by weight print out my kid’s pediatrician gave me so I can make sure I know the dosage to give my kids even if the label gets a little worn. Now just make sure to snap the lid on tight and put the kit out of the reach of little ones.
Who will you be making this first aid and medicine kit for? A college student, your own family, or someone else? Remember to Get positively prepared with the right pain relief for you and your family at Target.
Need a more visual tutorial of how I made this kit? Check out this quick video: