As a mom of three, I carried a diaper bag for many years with all the things my kids needed. As they got older, the bag evolved and got smaller and I was able to carry it in my handbag...when I finally got to carry a handbag. My grown kids still call it my diaper bag even though it is small and I am generally the only one who uses it now. In it I carry a nail file, nail clippers, hand sanitizer, Band-aids, Advil, lotion, hair ties, personal items, etc. - you get the idea. I decided to make one of these for each of my graduating Laurels. Many of the items included were in the sample sections of local stores. I was excited to find that Walgreens has the nail files and clippers in their bargain bins
I bought an inexpensive bag and loaded it with these small items, added a few color coordinated beads and a blank with their initials on it. The final touch was a ribbon and a list of what was in their bag.
This would also make a great activity. The girls can sew their own individual bags and then load them with things they might need. They're small enough for their handbags, backpacks, or lockers. I hope they'll find them as useful as I have.