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 decide to use a small container to hold your survival kit items, you might want to start off my decorating it or painting it. If you are going to use a plastic bag, you don't need to do anything to it.
Check out the list here and gather together one of each item (unless otherwise noted). Of course, you can pick and choose just certain items to use. If you do this, you will have to make your own bag tag or label.
- Penny: To help bring you luck.
- Cotton Ball: For when you're in rough waters.
- Milky Way: Te help guide you back to shore after dark.
- Safety Pin: To use in case you run out of hooks.
- Lifesaver Candy: To use if you fall into the water.
- Sponge: In case it rains, you can soak it up.
- Bandage: To use if you get hooked instead of the fish.
- Piece of String: In case your line breaks.
- Goggles: Use these to help you find fish.
- Tissue: To help you dry the tears when the big one gets away.
- Gummy Worms: To use if you run out of bait.
- Ruler: So you can measure your fish.
- Rubber Band: To help you stretch your fish stories.
- Swedish Fish: To ensure you leave have fish even if they aren't biting.
Instead of trying to fit a regular ruler in the bag or container, you can make a funny fishing ruler using these directions. 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. Buy a small package of tissues or simply include a single tissue.
See if you can find the single packs of aspirin that contain 2 pills. Use a piece of string or yarn about a foot long. Small plastic mazes can easily be found in at party supply stores or in the party section of larger stores. Use a small packet of sugar like what you would find in a restaurant. You can use a tea light candle of even a birthday candle.
Next, you need to print out a bag tag or label for your survival kit.
If You are Using a Container:This label lists and explains all of the items included in your survival kit. You can download either the JPG version or PDF version of this label template. Right click on your desired version here and then save it to your computer:
Make sure your printer is set to print the actual size of the image. The label measures 5" x 5". You can adjust the size as needed, but you may lose some quality. Cut out the label and then you can attach it to the container using small dabs of glue spaced evenly around the edges of the paper. You can also just place the label inside of your container with all of the survival kit items.
If You are Using a Zip-Top Sandwich Bag:If you are using a plastic, zip-top sandwich bag to hold your survival kit items, you will want to use one of my printable bag tags. They are created to print out 7" x 7", which is the width of the sandwich bags I had in my kitchen.
Download and print out either the JPG version or PDF version, preferably on card stock:
For the best results, make sure your printer is set to print the actual size of the image (at 100% size). 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.