I decided to make a little doctors kit for Freddy (24 months) which has the benefit of encouraging pretend play and the development of empathy as well as being something that he is particularly interested at the moment (following several recent doctors visits).
Everything that I make for Freddy is quick to put together (10 minutes for this) and really easy but with a bit more time and patience dedicated to neatness of finish I think that this would make a wonderful little Christmas gift for a toddler girl or boy and it was very easy to do.
To start I took a canvas shopping bag. You could make this just from fabric but using a bag makes the sewing process painless and quick.
Cut the bag following the lines below as a general guide.
Cut out a large and small red cross from felt. These will be used on the large and small bags. The pieces cut from the bag will make two bandages and a small pouch to hold them.
To make each bandage I took the long strips of fabric and hemmed each edge roughly then sewed on a cotton make up remover pad to the middle of each. If you don't have these you could use folded tissue or more fabric from the bag.
I sewed up the small pouch after adding the small red cross to the front. Once finished I added a few other bits and pieces that we had at home such as plasters (band-aids) and some plastic syringes.
Next I sewed up the large bag after adding the large red cross to the front. In this picture you can see the finished bandages which I coloured in with red pen to look like blood. If I had had some Velcro I would have added this to the bandage ends (I still might do).
Finally I added a stethoscope that we bought for my husband to listen to the baby with when I was pregnant (it didn't work).
See how easy it is?? Freddy is going to love this.