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
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.
Lorene (just Lu) says
This is GENIUS!!!!
Not Everyones Mama says
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.
brilliant who knew
Walking on Sunshine... says
I wish I knew about this when my kids were little! Very nice!
Cranberry Morning says
You are SO CLEVER!! What a great idea. Ever doctor's kit should contain these. 🙂
Yenta Mary says
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 … 😉
Thanks for the bandaid recipe!! I made several for my granddaughter and they turned out beautifully!! I decided to make them with designs to mimic kids’ bandages. I used small stickers, scrapbooking paper, foil stars, gift wrap, and markers to make a variety of designs and covered them with Mod Podge to seal it all in. It worked great!! In addition to making the black square and “air” holes on the outside, I also made a square with a weave design on the inside, for the bandage part, and added “air” holes on the “sticky” part, too. I also used regular sized popsicle sticks, so there’d be two sizes from which to choose. Had to boil those longer, since they’re thicker. They’re a big hit with both the grandkids, as is the rest of the kit!! Thanks again!!