Last week Dallas came over to try out a new craft she hoped to replicate with her Girl Scouts. She is a new leader for one of the local troops. I was a happy arts and crafts guinea pig to test her creative idea.
The upcoming troop meeting theme is Hunger and Poverty in developing nations. So the project needs to pertain to handicrafts in a poor country. Dallas' concept of making paper beads out of rolled magazine strips was genius.We rolled strips around a toothpick and covered the roll with decoupage glue to hold it together. And let them dry...Then we strung our paper beads off the toothpicks and onto a necklace.
Connor napped while we crafted, but oh when she awoke to the paper bead necklace surprise. She loved it, but was more interested in putting it on her feet and ankles than around her neck?
What tops off a super craft of necklace-making? How about some American-imported Shortbread Girl Scout cookies?!? Yeah Dallas!
Karen also had a few crafts up her sleeves during the cold, winter weather (thank goodness!) One afternoon she prepared this darling snowman sock activity for Brady and Connor.
We stuffed cotton in bleached baby socks and tied them off to make the snowballs. Then we gave our Frosties faces!
They are fun winter buddies in this freezing weather!Thanks Dallas! Thanks Karen! Marthas in the Making!