DIY College First Aid Kit

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When you’re sending your “baby” away to college, you try to think of everything she might possibly need. With one month to go until I deposit my “baby” on the steps of her college, we’re in full college preparation mode.  Just yesterday we put together her diy college first aid kit.  The kit that this mama hopes she’ll never need to use.

container with red cross on white background with first aid kit items
first aid supplies on table next to crafted first aid box



Last year I made this first aid kit box from an upcycled instant breakfast container, so all I had to do was fill it with some first aid items that my daughter might need. In our family, we are minimalists when it comes to taking medicine, so you may want to add some additional items to your diy college first aid kit.

I filled our first aid kit with:

  • Bandages
  • Neosporin
  • Moleskin (she’ll be doing a lot of walking)
  • Cough drops
  • Pain Reliever
  • Breathe Right Strips
  • Decongestant
  • Stomach Relief Medicine
  • Immune Boost Drink Mix
colorful handwritten note in top of first aid box

But the most important thing I included is something my mom sent in my first aid kit many years ago (and I still have in a scrapbook) – a mom note.

red canvas first aid kit with first aid supplies on white table

If you’d prefer, you could pick up a first aid kit bag at the store when you purchase your supplies instead of making your own upcycled box.

container with red cross on white background with first aid kit items

Can you think of any items I missed for my daughter’s diy college first aid kit? (besides the safety bubble I wish I could send her in)

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4 Comments

  1. Hi Susan – What a great idea for your daughter to have a first aid kit made by mom and especially the note! I love being a part of your sweet family’s journey with you! Hugs, Holly

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