Monday, August 2, 2010

Anti-Stress Kit

Everyone could use a little less stress in their lives. Personally, taking care of two active boys, a husband, and a house things can get a bit hairy around here. Today's idea is just a simple little project that promises to put a smile on someones face. Now I can't take credit for this, as I received it as a favor during my church's women's group dinner, but it's a cute idea to pass along.

What you will need to get started:

marbles (found at the craft or dollar stores)
rubber bands
roll of string
Hershey kisses & Hershey Hugs
Small ziploc baggies (5"x3")- you can find these at a craft store or office supply store

You will need to place one of each listed item into a baggie. So determine how many stress kits you would like to make and buy accordingly.


Simply place one marble, penny, rubber band, eraser, piece of string about 3 inches long, Hershey Hug, and Hershey Kiss into a bag.  Close bag, print the poem below on card stock, and attach to bag.


Anti-Stress Kit

An ERASER to make all those
little mistakes disappear!
A PENNY so you'll never 
be completely broke!
A MARBLE for those
days you're sure you
have lost yours!
An ELASTIC to help you
stretch beyond your
A STRING to hold it
together when it's falling
And a HUG & KISS to
remind you someone
loves you!

Hand out these stress kits to co-workers, teachers, babysitters, moms, or anyone who could use a little smile. By gifting this small token, the recipient will know they are being remembered through stressful times. These kits are great as favors for a wedding or baby shower too.

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