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Craft Stick Picture Frame

Craft Stick Picture Frame

Craft Stick Picture Frames are great introductory craft project for Daisy scouts, and can be completed in a 30 minute meeting.  It can be messy, so make sure the girls have old t-shirts that are okay to get paint on or smocks.  These are terrific crafts to do around Mother’s Day and Father’s Day to frame cute pictures of the girls to give to Mom or Dad!  You can also use a permanent marker to write messages on the craft sticks, like names or holiday messages.

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Materials NeededMaterials Needed:

DirectionsDirections:

  1. Paint the pre-made wooden frame and craft sticks the same color of choice; let dry.
  2. Glue craft sticks to frame, two on each side.
  3. Choose the picture to insert.  Use framing backing as template to draw around picture and then cut out.
  4. Place picture in frame.

Safety TipsSafety Tips!

  1. Be sure to use non-toxic paint.  The paints linked above are washable and non-toxic for children.
  2. Check the wooden frames and make sure that they’re sanded and splinters are minimized.

Wall Names

Wall Names

I love this project because the things you can do with it go beyond personalizing a room!  I always wanted to make wall names for my room, but sharing it with my brother and not wanting to make one for him too, that was an idea quickly squashed!  Kids, especially creative girls, love to put a personal touch on things.  With the permission of the parents, this is a great project for girls to help decorate their bedrooms or playrooms.  I suggest 7″ letters as they seem to be the most widely available, however you can use whatever size letters you want to make the project more feasible for your troop.  Since the wooden letters are the most customized of all the supplies, you can also request that the girl’s supply the letters – they can do their names, or words!

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Materials NeededMaterials Needed:

DirectionsDirections:

  1. Remember, first, to allow the paint to dry between each step.
  2. Lay down the newspapers to protect your work area.  Paint edges all around the letters.
  3. Plan out what patterns of paper should be used for each letter.  Apply the glue stick to the front of the letter and smooth over the paper, removing any air pockets or wrinkles.  Turn the letter paper side down onto the cutting mat.  Have an adult use the craft knife to cut away the excess paper around the letters.
  4. You can also use the letters and trace out the shape onto the back side of the paper with a pencil and cut out the letters with scissors, then glue the paper onto the letters.
  5. Use outward strokes to sand the edges of the letters.  This will create a slightly distressed look and secures the paper to the letters.
  6. Use tacky glue to attach felt flowers or other embellishments of choice to the letters.  For a finishing touch, spray glitter spray over the entire letter.

Safety TipsSafety Tips!

  1. Craft knife should only be used by adults, or with adult supervision for older girls.
  2. Use glitter spray only outside or in a well-ventilated area.

Clothespin Reindeer

Clothespin Reindeer

This Clothespin Reindeer is a great easy craft for younger girls.  I used to make these with my grandmother too, so it’s a great family craft.  You can use these very basic instructions or allow the girls to embellish the reindeer clothespins more with paints, glitter, ribbons, etc.  Super easy and super cheap.

Materials NeededMaterials Needed:

DirectionsDirections:

  1. Paint wood area of three clothespins Honey Brown.  Let dry.
  2. Position two clothespins side-by-side and adhere with glue.
  3. Position third clothespin in opposite direction and adhere to small end of double clothespins for reindeer head.
  4. Position and adhere eyes and pom pom nose.

Safety TipsSafety Tips!

  1. Adults should work with the hot glue gun only.