I read a lot of posts about how to make First Aid kits on Pinterest. I even considered using Ziplock bags to keep the costs down, but I wanted to do something more permanent. I found pencil cases in the Clearance Aisle for $.75 each and decided to commit to it. I got 12, which cost me about $10.
I asked a couple of the ladies in my MOPS group to help me out (we were doing a fundraiser the same week) by asking some of our local businesses to donate First Aid Kit supplies. I was so pleasantly surprised by their generosity! Here's what we got:
- Asker's Harvest Foods (a local grocery store) - 12 rolls gauze bandages, 12 full-size Anti-bacterial Ointments, 40 Gauze pads, and 12 - 4" Elastic Bandages
- Primeland (Farm Co-op) - 10 Co-Flex Flexible Bandages in bright colors
- Cash & Carry (a local grocery store) - 24 travel size containers of Acetametaphin
- Syringa Clinic & Hospital - 18 boxes of Elmo band-aids & two boxes of latext gloves
- 6 - 2 packs hand sanitizers
- 4 boxes of 3 packs of individual packed Advil
- 2 packs - 8 packages of tissue
- Box of 100 Individual wrapped Alcohol swabs
- 6 - 2 packs of chapstick
- 1 pack of 200 3x5 cards
Here's my loot all packed and ready to go! I don't know why this one really excited me so much, but this all cost me $32 for 12 bags chuck full of goodies. Each bag cost us $2.67 per bag, but could have cost less if we cut back some of the extra supplies from Dollar Tree.
I also had each of the moms take a 3x5 card for each of their children and put the following on it to include in the kit:
- Child's Name:
- DOB: (Date Of Birth)
- Current Medications:
- Emergency Contact:
Please let me know what you think. I hope it helps in your personal life, or planning an activity for your MOPS group. I love doing Creative Activities, but sometimes, it's nice to do something that doesn't have a ton of creativity, but is essential.