Category Archives: Craft

Snowman Ice Packs for 400 Girl Scouts, oh my!

Recently my juniors participated in a Girl Scout Mall Show, where the theme was Science: Serious and Silly. I’m a big fan of science and love hands-on activities for kids, so I thought this project would be a big hit … Continue reading

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Easy Hand-Warmers

At the junior level, my troop is interested in learning how to sew so I have been looking for EASY projects for them to tackle. We attempted to make “easy” elastic-banded skirts last year. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out as … Continue reading

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Puzzle Piece Picture Frame & Swap

This was a fun project to do with my girl scout troop on our first camping weekend! I bought a 25-piece wooden puzzle for a dollar and spray painted over the image-side before we left for camp. On a rainy … Continue reading

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Cat Scratch Circles from Recycled Pizza Boxes

After a BIG pizza party, Belle and I decided to put together a few cat scratch pads to donate to our local humane society. For our first pad, I used a rotary knife and a quilt ruler to measure off … Continue reading

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Belle’s Nook Hook

Belle and I “enhanced” a project I saw on FaveCrafts, called Bed Pockets. She has been itching to learn how to use her new sewing machine, and I am desperate for her to start putting her electronics in a safe … Continue reading

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Poinsettia Hair Clips

My brownie troop wore these easy-to-make hair clips when we went Christmas caroling at a senior center. We glued some to hair clips for the girls, and the rest to clothes clips to hand out to the residents, who could … Continue reading

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Santa Letter for New House

Worried about Santa not finding your house on Christmas Eve?┬áThe kids and I put together the following letter for the children of friends who have very recently moved. Naturally, their young children were worried about confusing Santa. We printed out … Continue reading

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Jack-o-Lantern in a Bag SWAP

I just love the idea of SWAPS for girl scouts. (If you don’t know this means, check out what girl scouts has to say about SWAPS.) I came up with this idea for a SWAPS event just before Halloween. We … Continue reading

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Too Cute = Girl Scout Vest Pillow

I have said it before and I will say it again – as a Girl Scout leader, I love Making Friends.com. I find the cutest ideas on this site. Our family is all about scouts (cub, girl and boy). We … Continue reading

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Leftover Crafts: Butterfly Magnets

By this time of the year, my craft room is bulging with all kinds of bits and pieces of leftover school, scout and personal craft projects. As I’m all about using what I’ve got, I came up with the following … Continue reading

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