Kids' First Aid Kit
Age: 3 & up
Parental supervision is recommended
Prepare for emergencies and teach your kids about safety as you make your own first aid kit from a plastic lunch box. Essential for road trips, scouting or camping.
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What you'll need:
- Red plastic lunch box
- All-purpose cleaner (recommended: Citrus Magic)
- Metal putty knife or other straight edge
- Inkjet full page label (see tips for other suggestions)
- Self-adhesive laminating sheets (recommended: Con-Tact paper)
- Pen (to draw cutting lines on label & adhesive paper)
- First Aid supplies for kit (see suggestions below)
How to make it:
- Print pattern below for First Aid sticker: (Print one for each side of lunch box) Click here.
- Tear the label off of the red lunch box.
- Spray the remaining label with an all-purpose cleaner (recommended: Citrus Magic).
- Use the metal putty knife to scrape off the remaining label.
- Wash and dry the lunch box.
- Cut the labels to fit the lunch box.
- Attach label to front and back of the red lunch box.
- Cut self-adhesive laminating paper slightly larger than the sticker.
- Apply self-adhesive laminating paper to the labels. Be sure to press firmly around the edges to keep moisture away from the label.
- Decide on a place to keep your First Aid kit. Make sure everyone knows where it is kept.
Fill your first aid kit with the following suggested items:
- Box of assorted sizes of adhesive bandages
- 1" bandage
- 2" bandage
- Package of sterile gauze
- Sterile non-stick bandages
- Ipecac syrup
- Anti-biotic ointment
- Ace wrap (elastic bandage)
- Small sharp scissors
- Adhesive tape
- Hydrocortisone cream
- Benadryl cream or antibiotic ointment
- Disposable instant cold pack
- Alcohol swabs
- Plastic gloves
- Emergency phone numbers (doctor, hospital, and poison control)
You can also just use cardstock and draw on your picture and write the words "First Aid". Use double-stick tape to adhere to the lunch box and cover with clear adhesive paper (recommended: Con-Tact paper).
A Thank You goes out to the medical group, Pediatric Professionals, who contributed information on how to prepare a first aid kit.