Sumer camp is a big deal in our house. But Summer Camp Showers are a dreaded event. A few weeks back we were prepping my daughter for her first week at sleep-away camp and I was conjuring images of her stumbling up the hill to the shower house at camp.
Trying to figure out a way to make her life easier – especially for an 8 year old who gets so excited that she can’t focus – and my best friend and I decided to try something new to make showering at camp easier! I knew my daughter would have have a bit of a hike to get to the shower house, and she struggles to carry all her stuff with her from her bedroom to our bathroom at home! I could only imagine the nightmare that was coming!! So we came up with this Shower Necklace!
We were standing in front of the “Travel Size” section at our local Walmart, looking at all the options for shampoo and conditioner and soap, wishing I could make it easier somehow! And then I saw them — Our walmart had Hand Sanitizer Bottles on clearance for $.70 a piece! Then it hit us!
We grabbed 4 of the Sanitizer bottles (complete with the ‘purse holder’) and a cheap loofa! Then headed to the jewelry section and grabbed a lanyard. (I already have a ton of shampoo, conditioner and body soap at home, so no need to spend more $$ on those!)
Now that you’ve got your supplies? It’s time to prep your sanitizer bottles!
I let mine drip upside down overnight into larger sanitizer bottles I have around the house. (Yes, I am unashamed to admit that I mix sanitizers!)
After they dripped over night, I rinsed them thoroughly and with soap, then let them dry for the rest of the day. Once dry I filled them with my daughters favorite body soap, shampoo, conditioner and lotion. (I also labelled them with sharpie, so she didn’t have to try and guess which color was which! 8 year olds forget pretty quickly!)
Once my bottles were filled and labeled, I attached them with the loofa onto the lanyard.
I have to admit that I waited to post this hack until it was tested and tried at camp!
So after one week at Girl Scout Camp? The verdict is in – this is an awesome hack!! She loved it so much that we’ve refilled the bottles and she uses it at home now too! I’ve passed the tip on to fellow Girl Scout parents so they can prepare their girls for our upcoming troop camp, but I wanted to share it with you all too!!