Guest blogger series | personalised band aids

by contributor on 17/09/2011

in Guest blog series2 2011, Kids Crafts, Whip Up Tutorials

Jo is a British mom living in Japan, she blogs at A Bit Of This and A Bit Of That about Montessori, crafting, sewing, her son, life in Japan and everything in between. She designs sewing patterns and sells them and cute Japanese fabrics in her Etsy shop. During September Jo is hosting a New Skills Festival with a whole host of bloggers from around the world, sharing their expertise, pop along and see what you can learn.

Hi, I am very happy to share a quick and easy tutorial with you today. Any parent of an active child will no doubt have a pack of band aids in their bag (along with other essentials like toy cars, stray Lego pieces, spare underpants, box of tissues…). I know there are cool band aids out there with character goods which can produce more tears if just the right character isn’t available for the latest cut or scrape but I thought, why not personalise the band aids?

What you need:

  • band aids (water proof)
  • rubber stamps
  • ink pad

I recommend the waterproof band aids because the ink won’t soak through to the other side, which is the bit you need to keep clean.

  1. Carefully remove the band aid from the cover, you want to keep the band aid as clean as possible so make sure you do this on a clean work surface.
  2. Use your stamps to write out messages, you can have fun personalising them for your child, you don’t have to stamp out words, you could use picture stamps too.
  3. When the ink has dried, slide the band aid back into it’s cover and patiently wait until the next time you need one….or two….
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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 jodie September 17, 2011 at 7:06 am

Hello Ebi ! Jo is a great blogger and i am thrilled to see her here on Whipup.

2 emma September 17, 2011 at 8:54 am

hilarious! My kids would love these. Might have to go and check out Jo’s blog.

3 delia September 17, 2011 at 12:02 pm

This is one of my favorite guest posts. Simple, sweet, and a hit with the kids. My boys would love this! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

4 se7en September 17, 2011 at 3:41 pm

Such a cute idea… great to see you over here!!!

5 Christy September 17, 2011 at 9:43 pm

super cute idea!

6 Simone September 18, 2011 at 1:34 am

I hate to burst a bubble; but the band-aids would cease to be sterile once you take them out of their packet. You’d have to use them straight away: once they’ve been exposed to the air, bacteria could grow on them and you’d run the risk of introducing it to a wound you used one on.

7 Rebecca September 21, 2011 at 6:37 am

I’m afraid I have to agree with Simone; they’re individually sealed in sterile packages for a reason.
Perhaps for minor boo-boos the stamps and ink could be kept nearby and the child themselves could be involved with quickly choosing and stamping something on right before application – it might even distract them from the pain and help dry up any tears.

8 ally September 22, 2011 at 1:34 am

love this idea so much!

9 Vixie October 30, 2011 at 8:26 am

Love this – I’ve included it in a blog post about my favourite things this week: http://www.matinlapin.com/2011/10/my-favourite-things-this-week_30.html

Very tempted to make some for myself… :)

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