Last summer we had a water bottle problem. We were planning a kids’ party down at the beach. Summer in Texas, as you can imagine, is incredibly hot. So we wanted to provide a cooler full of waters to keep everyone hydrated. We wondered though – how would so many children keep track of their drinks?
Enter, our water bottle hack:
The kids could sip some water, put their bottle back in the cooler, and go play some more. When they finished a bottle of water, they could just move their name cuff to a new one.
The week before the party, I picked up all the supplies we needed at our local big box store. Then I put the kids to work. The girls helped each other find all the letters needed to spell each friend’s name – so it was educational too.
It worked out really well. No one passed out from the heat, and they had a blast playing. The little kids spent a lot of time digging in the sand. The big kids boogie boarded in the tame surf.
When the party was over, we let each child take home their name cuff.
Here’s what you need to know to make your own water bottle cuffs:
- Sheets of craft foam
- Foam letter stickers
- Velcro dots
- Cut the craft foam so that it will fit around the label area of the water bottles, plus an inch.
- Spell out the child’s name with letter stickers.
- Wrap the foam around a water bottle and place a pair of velcro dots on the overlapping ends.
That’s it! So easy!
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