A friend of mine is a nurse at the eye institute and is looking for some sort of craft that is about nurses that she could give to the other nurses at a conference she will be going to..there are about 40 nurses...any ideas?
How about something like this:
Lifesaver - a reminder of the many times others will need your help.
Snicker's Bar - to remind you that laughter is the best medicine
Candle - to remind you that you can light up someone's day
Tissue - to dry tears, your own and someone else's.
Starburst - for that burst of energy at the end of the day
Button - to remind you that sometimes you need to button your lip
Bath Salts - to take you away at the end of the day
Marbles - to replace the ones you will loose
Playing Card - to help you be a better mind reader
Lollipop - to help you lick everyone's problems
Mint - to remind you your compassion is worth a mint to your patients.
These fun kits are made simply by adding all of the "ingredients", printing the list of items and their meaning and putting it all in a jar with a nice decorative jar topper. These are inexpensive kits, especially if you can recycle the jar from your kitchen (keep your eye open for nice jelly and relish jars at the store.
I LOVE Joann's idea !!! I think it would be awesome gift - and not that expensive. That would even make a great "gift basket" to send to hospital nurses at their station ... let them pick their own gift & unwrap the saying . I bet the meaning of each little gift would overwhelm them with happiness ! Thanks for posting that ,Joann !
Just change the Name to Nurse Kit
Nurses Kit and Friendship kit were great ideas....however when I told my friend she said they had done those already :-(
Any other ideas??
I know someone who is a nurse. She always buys really neat watches to wear at work because she isn't allowed to wear anything other than the standard scrubs. What about making some simple, but nice charms to wear on a watch, bracelet, or even a key chain. There are the bottle cap charms filled with resin or even beaded charms. Another idea would be to make the clear glass marble magnets with a quote or image decoupaged on it. A simple white background with red cross might even be sufficient.
Those sound like good ideas...where would I find the instructions for the magnets or charms...Thanks!!
I found some.
Here's one for bottle caps too
Here is a link that might be useful: magnets
I have a couple cards that I used to make for craft shows that are about/for nurses. I used to do a shipping label size which was about 3"x4", 6 on a page and are very inexpensive to make. They can use them as a bookmark or put a strip of magnet on the back.
If your friend has a laminator or access to one and thinks she might like the files, let me know and I can email them to you.
Email me if you are interested.
Here's another link for bottle cap jewelry. See the link below.
Also, search this forum for 'bottle cap'. Some of the crafters here have made some really neat projects like this. http://ths.gardenweb.com/forums/load/crafts/msg110808184133.html
Here is a link that might be useful: bottle cap jewelry
Thanks to all for the great ideas..CArmen..the nurses cards sound like a good idea...don't know how to get your email but mine is firstname.lastname@example.org...would appreciate it if you can send me the files for my friend!
I sent you a test email but without the files. Hope it goes through. You can click on the poster's name (in blue) to send them an email.
Are you in Canada?
Thanks CArmen...got it...yes in Ontario Canada
I made a nurses kit fo my grand daughter but put each item in a tiny plastic bag. I made little cards with the sayings and attached with a ribbon.
I put them all in a gift basket and put celephane all around and tied with a big bow. She loved it and has made some for her nurse friends.
It was quite a bit of work but much appreciated.