A couple months ago, I wrote a post about what to teach your kiddo if s/he gets lost, and I got a lot of positive feedback on it. It really is something that I feel is a critical skill for little ones to have. I also mentioned that before the age of 3 or 4 years, it is hard for a little one to be a big help with getting found. I have a little one who can’t stay much besides, “Ball!” and “Dat!” and I doubt he could help in an emergency. I got this idea to help with any emergency that might involve my littlest guy after I started leaving the Little Monkey’s diaper bag when I dropped him off at his half day preschool I know that they have all of our emergency information on file, but how quickly can they get to it. Plus, if we somewhere else, and the Little Monkey was hurt, and we were separated. Maybe I’m just a paranoid mama, but I thought he needed his very own “ICE” tag. At my jobs, we’ve always had “ICE” (In Case of Emergency) information that quickly shares all of the critical information if something where to happen, now Monkey has a traveling “ICE” tag.
This was a super quick an easy project, that you can easily make. All you need are some bag tags that allow you to insert all of your emergency info into the tag. I found these at Target for $3. They were available in a variety of pastel colors.
I used the general tag information that was already their for bag identification, and then I went on to add sections on the tags, including, DOB, allergies, pediatrician, and a space for a second emergency contact number. If your little one had other significant medical information, or something critical to share, you could easily add it. I then working on a design using Portia, my Silhouette Portrait, and a few spare pieces of White Vinyl. I used the Silhouette Store to find a cute little hippo (I didn’t see a Monkey I liked!)
Since Monkey’s name starts with a “C”, I typed out his initial in the size I wanted. I then moved the center of the hippo, and it was ready to cut.
When I was done cutting it, the letter “C” could be removed, and the Little Monkey’s little hippo has his initial on it. Rather than using the “C,” I used the negative space.
I then took the outside of the tag, and trimmed the part that would prevent easy access to the “ICE” information.
By doing this, I no longer had to remove the entire strap to read all of the details on the tag.
I made this silhouette project as a part of the Sillhouette Challenge organized by Lauren at the Thinking Closet. Today, for this month’s silhouette challenge, 30 wonderful women are sharing creative Silhouette projects. Be sure to check some of them out!
- DIY Ironing Board Hanger by The Turquoise Home
- Silhouette Challenge: Time Zone Bathroom Art by Nearly Handmade
- Santa’s Christmas Countdown by Tried & True
- Nautical Anchor Pillow Tutorial by The Thinking Closet
- Christmas Card Ornament with Free Cut File by unOriginalMom
- Thanksgiving and Christmas Dual Sign by Architecture of a Mom
- Itching to Etch by Get Silvered
- Snowman Tag ~ Silhouette Challenge by Whats Next Ma
- Thanksgiving Sign by Chicken Scratch NY
- DIY Horse Silhouette Pillow by Rain on a Tin Roof
- Sketching on Fabric by The Sensory Emporium
- Paper Leaf Garland by Lil’ Mrs. Tori
- DIY Blessing Board – Silhouette Challenge by One Tough Mother
- Christmas Pillow by Create & Babble
- Glass Painting with Reverse Stencils by Givemeapaintbrush
- Chalkboard Thankful Tree by Cutesy Crafts
- Bottoms Up! MYO Wine Tag by From Wine to Whine
- ‘Happy Holly-days’ Tags for the Swap by An Elegant Touch…
- Thank You for Dinner (Card) by Everyday Paper
- Advent Star Christmas Countdown by My Favorite Finds
- Geometric Fabric Bowls by Please Excuse My Craftermath…
- Paper Carnival by Home At Eight
- Silhouette Cameo Tutorial: Dual Sided Business Cards by Black and White Obsession
- Christmas On My Mind by Creative Turn
- Jingle all the Way! by My Paper Craze
- Christmas Lights Garland by Making Home Base
- We Are Thankful by 4 You With Love
- Seattle Skyline Silhouette by Sowdering About in Seattle
- DIY Stenciled Mugs by Coley’s Corner
Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month? We’d love to have you. Simply fill out the new member request form, and Lauren from The Thinking Closet will get you squared away.