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How to Make a Fun Survival Kit Gift for a New Mother
New Mother Survival Kit Gift

New Mother Survival Kit Gift

Sherri Osborn
A site visitor nicknamed Susan 1722 explains how she makes a fun survival kit gift to give to any new mom she knows. You can decorate a bag like Susan does (explained below) or you can download the printable templates I have created (again, available below) and use a zip-top, plastic sandwich bag.

Susan explains, "I have a great gift that I received when my child was first born, it was this Mother's Survival Kit. For anyone who wants to use it this way, here is what you include and the poem you use.

  • A toothpick to pick out the good qualities in your child.

  • A candy hug and kiss to remind you of the power you get from lots of hugs and kisses.

  • A button - to remind you to button your lip (sometimes).

  • A band-aid to help with all of life's hurt feelings.

  • An eraser to erase any mistakes you might make along the way.

  • A lifesaver to remind you of the times others need your help, and you need theirs.

  • A candle to light your way when things are their darkest.

Every one of my girlfriends now get these when they have a child. I use little, tiny baby shower favor bags or boxes and print out the saying above on large stickers with a baby border design. Fill the bag or box with the items called for on the list above and stick it onto the bag or box. I also include (at the bottom of the sticker) the baby's name, the date of birth, and other vitals (time of birth, weight, length, etc)....they love them!"

If you want to use one of my printable templates, download and print out either the JPG version or PDF version, preferably on lightweight card stock. They are created to print out 7-inches x 7-inches, which is the size of the sandwich bags I had in my kitchen. Your best bet may be to save it to your computer and open it using a graphics program so you can print it out the desired width (however wide your bag is). Just remember, if you do print this tag out at another size, you may lose some quality.

Right click on your desired file type and color (either pink or blue) and save the file to your computer.

Using the any of the templates above is easy. Simply gather together the items that belong in the survival kit and place them in a zip top sandwich bag. Download, print, and cut out the desired survival kit template. The template is intended 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. It is then stapled in place. If you want to see what a finished bag looks like, check out this hockey player's survival kit.

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