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Frozen Fridays: Frozen Hairbows

I have coordinated several Frozen, Cinderella, Gender Reveal, and Baby Shower themed events this month.  I have managed to collect tons of light blue ribbons in the process.  Luckily I ran across a tutorial on Pinterest that showed me how to use utilize those scraps.  I am no professional bow maker, but even I can do this.  I tweaked her method just a tad, but you can find hers here.

  • I began by gathering my coordinating ribbons and cutting them all around 8” long.

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  • Next I laid out my widest ribbon.  For me it was the tulle. I took two pieces and formed an x.

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  • I then took the next two widest and made a cross.

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  • I took the next widest and made another x.

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  • I continued layering until I reached my thinnest ribbon.

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  • I then tied the center with a mini pony tail holder. I always have these for my girls, but if you don’t they are about 100 for $1.00 at any dollar store.  If you have craft wire, then that is probably a better option.  I just needed this to be a no cost project.

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Most bow makers will encourage you to heat seal the ribbon edges from the very beginning.  I have made a few bows, and it works best for me to seal them at this level.  I often have to trim the ribbon if it doesn’t quite line up the way that I want it, so I just wait for this step.

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  • For the mini center bow I laid out 8″ pieces of ribbon (each bow requires 2).
  • I creased the center for a target
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  • I placed a bit of glue on the right side of the crease and folded it over.
  • I placed a bit of glue on the left side of the crease and folded it over.
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  • I flipped the ribbon over and placed a dot of glue in the center and folded.  14 13
  • I then attached two together and glued to the center of the scrap bow.  15Frozen Hairbow
  • I hot glued a thin coordinating ribbon to the center of the bow just above the mini pony tail holder.
  • I held the pony-o in place, and wrapped the thin ribbon around it several times.  I placed a dot of glue each time.

Purple Petal: Hygiene Craft

This week we are working on the Respect Myself and Others purple petal.

Purple Girl Scout Petal

For this project we worked on brushing and flossing our teeth.

 

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We started with an 8.5 x 11 sheet of pink cardstock paper.

Fold it in half.

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Cut in a semi-oval shape.

Fold 1” at the crease.

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Flip and fold again to make the crease firm on both sides.

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This will allow room for your teeth, and it will make opening and closing it easier.

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We used mini marshmallows for the teeth.

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Start in the center, and work your way around.

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We put 16 on the top and bottom.

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This craft was a great example of respecting ourselves.

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We also talked about wiping off the toilet seats for the next person and washing our hands to avoid spreading germs.

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I gave everyone a sample pack of Clorox wipes and hand sanitizers to practice respecting others.  The hand sanitizers were donated from the local Little Clinic, and the toothbrushes and toothpastes were donated from the dentist office that we toured.

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The girls earned their purple petal as well as this fun patch found here.

 

 

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Below are some links to creating the workbook.

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  • Coloring Page here girl-scouts-respect-myself
  • Certificate here 5018f6fed865b7cd3267228f9158c65f
  • Gloria coloring page here 1ad329e9bdfc9fbe4fd10e8fb1830b9b
  • Dental Health Worksheet here5d0e882d4d188ba6f91597bbd9a91efa
  • Dental Health Craft here
  • Manners Worksheet here manners-matchig-worksheet

Toy Doctor Beds

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This is a fun idea that I recently tried in my Sunday school class.  I taught the lesson for “My Brother’s Keeper.”

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We had stuffed animals that the toddlers needed to take care of with diapers, bottles, blankets etc.  I needed a dozen or so baby beds that were quick, lightweight, and inexpensive.  I found the perfect solution!  I used these tin roasting pans.

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They cost me about $1.00 each.  I took one sheet from goodwill and cut it into a dozen squares.

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The teddies fit perfectly into the pans.

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The kids had a ball!

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I only wish I had thought of this before I started planning Doc Mcstuffins parties.

Clip Board Tutorial

My Daisy is working on her orange petal. Orange Petal

She is learning to be responsible for what she says and does.  Girl Scout cookie time provides us with a perfect opportunity!  She has tons of papers to keep up with, and this project will help her to be responsible for her own materials.  She needed a clipboard to store all of the paperwork, ink pens, and money as we go door to door.

Girl Scout clip board

We started with one of those sliding clip boards, some scrap book paper, and Mod Podge.

We also printed some Girl Scout clip art from the Girl Scout website.

DIY Clip board tutorial

 

 

 

 

Glaze the clip board with Mod Podge. Then layer and glaze the papers.  Trim.

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Also,  here is a link to read Mari the Marigold’s story.

Below are some additional links to earning this petal.

Violet Petal: Girl Scouts

We have gone out of order on the petals just a bit.  It is Christmas time, and my little Daisy wanted to make a gift for all 40 of the girls in her troop.  I decided that this would be a perfect way to earn the Violet Petal.

Violet Petal

 

I remember what it felt like being the unpopular girl in school and being left out of the gift getting group.  I was thrilled that she wanted to include EVERYONE!  I wanted to avoid pulling out the credit card and allowing her to swipe away.  It was important that she truly earned the petal.

 

 

 

She has just learned some sewing basics, so we decided to put those skills to use.  I ordered some ribbon from here and here.

Korker Ribbon Girl Scout Ribbon

 

She made a pony-o for each of the girls. Girl Scout Korker Bow Pony-o

We had several beads left over from other crafts, so she also made friendship bracelets. Girl Scout Bracelet

 

She included a Girl Scout pin found hereGirl Scout Pin

I made some cute little favor tags.

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We distributed them at our annual Girl Scout Christmas party.

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She earned her violet petal and a fun patch found here.be-a-sister-150

 

 

 

As usual I made a workbook to go along with the lesson.  The resources are listed below.

Randomness 2

Last week I shared a bit of randomness from my playing on Microsoft Word with clothing and other images.  I got such a positive response that I decided to share a bit more.  This is how I procrastinate when I have looming deadlines.Designer Looks

Red Daisy Scout Petal

This week we worked on the Red Daisy Petal.  Girls who earn the Red Petal understand how to be courageous and strong.

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I couldn’t have asked for a better opportunity for her to earn this petal!  A local church was having a fall festival.  One of the many activities offered was Rock Climbing.  Daisy Red Petal

This activity epitomized courage and strength.  This is a child who is terrified to ride a bike, walk next door, or swim in shallow water (we’re talking the bathtub here).  However, when she realized that she could earn this petal that we had been going over all week, she was determined to make it to the top!

Below are links to some of the resources I used to make this activity extra special.

  1. Red Daisy Petal Certificate
  2. Tula the Tulip worksheet
  3. Courageous and strong coloring page
  4. I am courageous and strong writing page
  5. Watch Tula’s Story

Advent Calendar

I made a quick and easy Advent Calendar for a friend.
The lighting in my craft room is terrible, and this was around 2 in the morning.

Advent Calendar

I used a foam core poster board from the Dollar Tree, Red Twine from the Dollar section of Target, Red striped treat bags from Etsy, a 2 inch circle punch, and sticker paper.

Advent Calendar Supplies

I put a charm bracelet and necklace with adorable Christmas charms in the treat bags.  It was super fun and easy to make.  Again, sorry for the bad pics!