Chalk Box

Posted by Trish | Posted in Crafts, Meeting Activities | Posted on 21-07-2010

This is a great project for Daisy scouts as it’s just peel & stick in terms of decoration.  And chalk is safe for all ages.  And it can easily be done in a short meeting.

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Materials NeededMaterials Needed:

  • Decorate Me box
  • Black acrylic paint
  • Creatology flower bucket
  • White chalk
  • Paint brush
  • Paper towels
  • Paper plate

DirectionsDirections:

  1. Paint box black and let dry.
  2. Remove paper backing from foam flowers and adhere on box.
  3. Use chalk to personalize.

Safety TipsSafety Tips!

  1. Adult supervision is required at all times.

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Fun Personalized Visors

Posted by Trish | Posted in Crafts, Meeting Activities | Posted on 14-07-2010

Fun Personalized Visors

This is a great craft at camp or right before an outdoor trip, hiking or a short camping trip.  You can tie this into a lesson about the importance of sunscreen and wearing a hat out in the sun.  This project isn’t that messy at all, and only takes about 30 minutes.

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Materials NeededMaterials Needed:

  • Glitter visor
  • Scalloped visor
  • Foam stickers
  • Pencil
  • Paintbrush
  • Glitter glue
  • Decorative scissors

DirectionsDirections:

  1. Remove paper backing from foam pieces and add to visor.
  2. Personalize with foam letters along the bottom edge of the visor.
  3. Use paintbrush & glitter glue to embellish as desired.
  4. For added fun, use decorative scissors to give the edges of the visors a different look.

Safety TipsSafety Tips!

  1. Adult supervision is required at all times.

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Felt Change Purse

Posted by Trish | Posted in Crafts, Meeting Activities | Posted on 07-07-2010

This is a fun project for Junior and Cadette scouts who are older than the interest of most craft projects, and old enough to be trusted with a needle.  This project takes 1-2 hours to do, depending on how adept the girls are with a needle and thread.  Of course, you can split this into two meetings with doing the cutting & prep work in one meeting and the actual assembly of the purses in another.  There’s a great video on how to do the blanket stitch mentioned:

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Materials NeededMaterials Needed:

  • Floss #907
  • Large eye needle
  • Felt – black, purple, turquoise, gold, & pink
  • 1″ sticky velcro
  • 2 daisy brads
  • Tacky glue
  • Straight pins
  • Fabric die cut machine
  • Scissors

DirectionsDirections:

  1. Cut black felt square in half to 6×9″.
  2. Fold up 3¾” and pin in place.
  3. Thread needle with floss & use blanket stitch to stitch up sides.
  4. Fold down flap 1¼”, press with finger to crease.
  5. Center sticky Velcro under flap & attach to purse & flap.
  6. Use Revolution to cut out flowers & leaves from felt.
  7. Attach with tacky glue and daisy brads.

Safety TipsSafety Tips!

  1. Adult supervision is required when girls are using scissors and needles.

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S’mores Trail Mix

Posted by Trish | Posted in Meeting Activities | Posted on 06-07-2010

S'mores Trail Mix

It’s always fun to have the girls put together their own trail mix before a big hike or other outdoor adventure.  It also makes for a great meeting activity!  This recipe comes courtesy of  Kenmore Cub Scout Pack 529 in upstate New York; a friend helps run the pack & shared this super easy, super yummy recipe with me.  Enjoy!

S’mores Trail Mix

  • 1 Box Golden Grahams Cereal (16 oz)
  • 1 Bag Miniature Marshmallows (10.5 oz)
  • 1 Bag Chocolate Chips (12 oz)

Mix the Golden Grahams Cereal, mini marshmallows & chocolate chips in large bowl or plastic bag. Scoop 1-½ cups into smaller bags, mixing occasionally.

Makes 11, 1-½ cup servings.

Personalized Ribbon Keychain

Posted by Trish | Posted in Crafts, Meeting Activities | Posted on 30-06-2010

Personalized Ribbon Keychain

This is an all-ages project, suitable for both young girls and still a fun, quick project for older girls.  These instructions on aimed more for younger girls, but older girls can easily also do this project with access to more craft supplies to snazzy up their key chains a bit more.   This can easily be done in 30 minutes and is very clean, as long as the fabric paint is kept under control by younger girls.

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Materials NeededMaterials Needed:

  • Fabric paint
  • Split rings
  • Ribbons – 28″ of one and 4″ of another.
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Pencils
  • Craft glue.

DirectionsDirections:

  1. Cut a piece of ribbon 28″ long and two coordinating pieces 2″ long.
  2. Slip the key ring onto the long piece of ribbon.  Fold it in half over the key ring and glue the ends together.
  3. Use the small pieces of ribbon to wrap around and glue over the seam of the other ribbons.
  4. Lightly draw the name onto the ribbon.
  5. Use the dimensional fabric paint to personalize and let dry.

Safety TipsSafety Tips!

  1. Adult supervision is required.

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