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    • How to use a Survival Kit: 

      1. Gather the Items listed in the kit
      2. Print out a cute listing of the contents so that the recipient knows what each item is for.
      3. Place the items in a baggie
      4. Print out the topper, fold it over the top of the baggie containing the survival kit contents and staple it shut

       Please note that Most of the survival kits listed have free printable toppers available to print here.

    • Foster Parent Survival Kit

      Foster Parent Survival Kit

      basket: when you feel like a basket case, take a break & slow your pace

      Almond Joy - thanks for adding joy to the life of a foster child

      angel - foster parents are heaven-sent

      fan - so you can keep your cool when difficult situations arise

      toothpick - attitude is everything, so 'pick' a good one

      balloon - when you need to blow up, blow this instead

      bandaid - to heal hurt feelings

      battery - to remind you to recharge your own batteries

      bear - you make life 'bear'able for these kids

      spider - in 'spider' everything, you continue to open your hearts & your homes to these children

      toy car - when you feel 'exhausted' this will keep you rolling along

      marbles - when when you have lost yours

      crayon - because you color the world with love

      duct tape - when you have tried everything, you still have one more option

      ear plugs - for the times when you can't hear yourself think

      bean - because you've always 'bean' there when we needed you

      rose - you rose to the occasion & have taken these children in

      gem - what a treasure!

      gloves - thanks for lending a hand (sometimes foster parents offer an
      emergency temporary home)

      hugs candy - for when you need a hug

      lifesaver - for all the times when you have come to the rescue; in case you
      get in over your head

      mint - we appreciate your commit-'mint'

      calculator - I can always count on you for last-minute placements, etc.

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      StephTodd

      Re: Sock Snowman

      To make it a little heavier nd positionable, I stuff mine with rice and follow all the same directions.

      StephTodd 09-10-2014 09:13 AM Go to last post
      katsummers72

      Re: Sock Snowman

      Thank you for posting the step by step pictures makes it so much easier to visualize!

      katsummers72 08-15-2014 11:43 AM Go to last post
      katsummers72

      Re: Sock Snowman

      How cute!!!! I am going to have to try this with my nieces and nephews!

      katsummers72 08-15-2014 11:43 AM Go to last post
      xstepmom

      Re: Sock Snowman

      Here's one that I saved from pinterest to give you some idea of what they look like!

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      xstepmom 08-15-2014 09:15 AM Go to last post

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