I’m not much of a Pinterest mom – I bake ugly birthday cakes, I don’t have an impeccably decorated house, and I don’t make home-made Halloween costumes. Having said all that, I did find this idea on Pinterest – phone number ID bracelets for our kids!
The idea is for our girls to wear these bracelets when we take them to crowded places, in case they ever get separated from us. I’ve taught Claire that if she ever gets lost, the best thing to do is look for another mommy with children to help her. Claire has nearly got my phone number memorized, but she’s not quite there yet – and obviously Heidi is still too young to memorize anything but Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. These bracelets will ensure that if the girls ever get lost, a grown-up can help them find me!
We got to give these a test-run at the Harvest Festival a couple of weeks ago. The girls didn’t get lost, of course, but it gave me some peace of mind to know that if they did, a grown-up would be able to help them find me.
I keep these bracelets in a pocket in my purse, so I have them with me whenever we go to a crowded event. And, of course, I don’t let the girls wear them around any old time – just when we need them.
I made these when I was in the US this summer, with number beads I found at a craft store. I’m not sure if number beads like these are available here in Kenya, but I’m thinking you could get hand-painted beads somewhere like Kazuri beads, or the like. If you find something like this locally, let me know so I can share it!
So there you have it – my Pinterest project for the year! 🙂