Monday, July 23, 2012

Wooden Toy Band-Aids

If there is something my daughter loves in this world, it is Band-Aids. Every little ouchie needs to be covered. When I was making her doctor kit, I considered putting real Band-Aids inside, but I knew within a day they would all be used up and probably on a wall somewhere. These Band-Aids she can play with again and again and there are no tiny little papers to always be picking up.
 You will need:
Large Popsicle Sticks
A pot of boiling water
brown paint
a black marker
 Boil the Popsicle sticks in water for about 30 minutes. Allow the water to sit for another five to ten minutes. Fish the Popsicle sticks out of the water one at a time, you don't want to pull the sticks out before you need to, because once they dry they won't bend. Slowly working them with your fingers, bend the sticks into a half circle. Place the sticks in the opening of a glass. Allow the sticks to dry overnight.
 When the Popsicle sticks are dry sand them and then paint them brown or tan. You want to use as little paint as possible, because rewetting the sticks can cause them to open up a little.
Use a black marker to draw the square and dots of a Band-Aid on each one. Then, if your child is anything like mine, prepare to become a patient about a hundred times. Tip Junkie handmade projects


Lorene (just Lu) said...

This is GENIUS!!!!

Not Everyones Mama said...

That is awesome! And a lot cuter than the one plastic one that comes with the kit. One definitely doesn't cut it when you have multiple babies with owies that need treated.

becca said...

brilliant who knew

Walking on Sunshine... said...

I wish I knew about this when my kids were little! Very nice!

Cranberry Morning said...

You are SO CLEVER!! What a great idea. Ever doctor's kit should contain these. :-)

Yenta Mary said...

What a very cool idea! I'm the queen of bandaid wearers, always getting some sort of bump or scrape; I like the festive ones, like Hello Kitty ... call me immature or call me whimsical, but you've gotta have fun with it ... ;)