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Commemoration

Simpson's Donkey First Aid Kit

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John Simpson Kirkpatrick is remembered for his honorary work in the First World War where he obtained a donkey and used it to carry wounded soldiers to safety. We created a medical kit version of Simpson's donkey to remember Simpson and his ANZAC spirit. This activity works best when you use a hot glue gun. You may need an adults help.

Search terms: remembrance day, first aid kit, medical emergency, veterans day.

  • Step 1Assemble your pen holder before decorating for easy construction. For permanent assembly you will need to glue the pieces together.
  • Step 2Paint your pen holder with a coat of white paint. This is not essential but provides a good base for painting. Allow to dry.
  • Step 3Paint your pen holder with grey by mixing white and black paint together. Allow to dry.
  • Step 4Cut two squares and 2 crosses from white and red felt. These will make your donkey’s blanket.
  • Step 5Use glue to attach your donkey’s blanket and crosses to the pen holder. Allow to dry.
  • Step 6Paint a giant wooden peg grey. This will be your donkey’s head. You may also like to paint 4 small spools grey with black trim. These will be your donkey’s feet. Allow to dry.
  • Step 7Cut a headband and cross from white and red felt and attach to your donkey’s head with glue. Attach 2 wiggle eyes to your donkey’s face with glue. Allow to dry.
  • Step 8Glue your donkey’s head and feet to your pen holder. Allow to dry.
  • Please note: When using a hot glue gun you will require adult assistance and supervision.
  • Step 10Plait black wool to create a tail for your donkey.
  • Step 11Attach to the back of your donkey with glue. Allow to dry.
  • Fill with medical supplies and put your Simpson’s Donkey First Aid Kit in a safe place for medical emergencies!

Materials used in this activity

Product Code: 10815 Pack of 100
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Product Code: 11995 500ml
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
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Product Code: 12008 100g
EACH $5.49 (inc GST) $4.99 (ex GST)
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Wooden Spools - Natural
Optional
Product Code: 12149 Pack of 72
EACH $25.29 (inc GST) $22.99 (ex GST)
10 or more $15.17 (inc GST) $13.79 (ex GST)          
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CleverPatch Glue Gun Starter Set
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Product Code: 12505  
EACH $15.82 (inc GST) $14.38 (ex GST)
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Wooden Pen Holders
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Product Code: 13293 Pack of 10
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5 to 9 $19.79 (inc GST) $17.99 (ex GST) 10 or more $15.39 (inc GST) $13.99 (ex GST)
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Product Code: 15799 500ml
EACH $10.99 (inc GST) $9.99 (ex GST)
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CleverPatch Junior Artist Paint - 500ml
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Product Code: 15800 Set of 11 colours
EACH $90.63 (inc GST) $82.39 (ex GST)
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Giant Wooden Peg Magnet
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Product Code: 16475  
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50 to 99 $4.39 (inc GST) $3.99 (ex GST) 100 or more $3.29 (inc GST) $2.99 (ex GST)
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Christmas Felt
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Product Code: 18535 Pack of 40
EACH $32.97 (inc GST) $29.97 (ex GST)
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