Faith has always been interested in doctoring things and I've always wanted to get her a medical kit....play medical kits are expensive. Today I thought about making a kit, but I was SURE the items wouldn't turn out. Much to my delight, this little blood pressure cuff turned out really great! I am SO happy with it!
I decided to use a cloth napkin I had hanging around for the cuff. I measured my girls' arms and cut it out accordingly. I sewed Velcro on the spots that fit my girls and then folded it in half. I inserted a rope between the fabric and sewed it all shut. ( I have an AMAZING sewing machine passed down to me from my Great-Grandmother. The thing sews through everything!) I filled a balloon with corn starch and tied it to the end of the rope. The balloon ended up just the right amount of "squishy" and I can't get it away from my husband's hands! It's like a stress relieving ball.