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Dorm Crafts: A First Aid Kit

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Dorm Crafts: A First Aid Kit
First aid kit

Make your own first aid kit for the dorms and it can be customized any way you wish.

Photo by J Burrell

We'd all like to believe that our kids will be happily healthy forever, but the truth is, college kids and 20somethings get sick - really frequently. There are a few things parents can do to help prepare them, but the very first one is: help stock a first aid kit.

Every dorm room needs a first aid kit, stocked with bandages, antibiotic ointment and assorted pills. But there's no reason it has to be a spartan affair. Here's how to make a first aid kit that looks good, and that doesn't just offer bandages - it sports handy first aid tips too.

You'll need:

  • A plain tin canister with a lid (the one pictured above is from the Container Store)
  • Quirky artwork, such as this photograph of a local emergency room entrance
  • A print-out of first aid tips
  • A roll of clear contact paper. Look for the very shiny, very transparent laminate sold for scrapbooking purposes - Duck makes a good one. Be wary of the rolls at the hardware store; they tend to be more cloudy than clear.
  • Double-sticky tape, scissors

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