Baby Bag “ICE” Tags

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 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 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.

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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.

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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!)

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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.

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When I was done cutting it, the letter “C” could be removed, and the Monkey’s little hippo has his initial on it.  Rather than using the “C,” I used the negative space.

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I then took the outside of the tag, and trimmed the part that would prevent easy access to the “ICE” information.

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By doing this, I no longer had to remove the entire strap to read all of the details on the tag.

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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