Materials Needed for Each Survival Kit:
- Survival Kit Contents (See List Below)
- Paper or Card Stock
- Printer or Pen
- Small Container or Zip-Top Sandwich Bag
- Items to Decorate (Optional)
- Stapler (If you use a zip-top sandwich bag) or Craft Glue (For any other Container)
Instructions:If you are going to use a box or jar to hold your survival kit, you might want to start out by decorating it. You can embellish it with miscellaneous craft supplies or even paint it. If you are going to use a plastic bag, you can use it as-is.
Below, you will find all of the items I put in my survival kit. These are all included o the printable labels so if you will not be using all of the same items, you will have to design your own label.
- Lifesavers: For when you feel you are drowning in information
- Mounds Candy Bar: For the mounds of information you will need to retain.
- Sponge: To soak up all the knowledge.
- Battery: To help you keep going and going and going.
- Candle: For when you are burning the midnight oil studying!
- Eraser: To remind you that each day you can start with a clean slate.
- Band-Aid: For when things get a little rough.
- Rubber Band: To remind you to be always flexible.
- Tootsie Roll: To help you roll with the punches.
- Crayon: To help color your days bright and cheerful!
- Peanut: Don't forget to take time to be a little nutty sometimes.
- Penny: So you always have enough cents to realize you are a valuable person.
- Candy Hugs and Kisses: To remind you I am always here and I love you.
- Mint: To remind you that you are worth a mint!
When possible, use miniature versions of the candy bars and any other items listed. Use a small piece cut from a large sponge if you can't find a small sponge. You can use a tea light candle of even a birthday candle.
If You are Using a Container:Download and print out this label to attach to your container. You can download either the JPG version or PDF version of this label template:
Set your printer so this label prints out at 100%. I designed this printed label to be 5" x 5". You can print it out at different sizes if you like, but it might affect the quality of the label. Once you print the label, cut it out and glue it to your container. You can also place it inside your container if that works better.
If You are Using a Zip-Top Sandwich Bag:Use this tag if you are going to use a sandwich bag for your survival kit. The standard size of a sandwich bag is about 7-inches wide, so that is the measurement I used to create this bag tag.
Download and print out either the JPG version or PDF version, preferably on card stock:
Make sure your printer will print this at 100% As I mentioned above, the printed bag tag should measure 7" x 7". The template is created to be the same width as a sandwich bag and to fold over the top of the bag, with about 2-inches showing on the front of the bag and 5-inches on the back.
Cut out the bag tag. Fold it over the top of the filled zip-lock bag and staple it in place. If you want to see what a finished bag looks like, check out this hockey player's survival kit.