Hanging Spider Hoop

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Looking for an inexpensive Halloween craft to make with a group of kids? This simple hanging spider hoop is easy to make! For younger kids, you can have an adult man the glue gun, or you can switch it out for some crafting glue or even adhesive dots. This hanging spider hoop is part of […]

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Skeleton Key Earrings

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I love jewelry that is easy to make and fun to wear – and these Skeleton Key Earrings absolutely check both of those boxes! Earrings are super simple to make. These are so inexpensive and simple that you can make several to give as gifts. They are the perfect zero-calorie Halloween treat! This project is […]

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No Sew Bat Baby Hat

Easy to make Bat Baby Hat - make this cute baby beanie in about 15 minutes!

This no sew bat baby hat is super easy to make with just a few supplies. You can make your own bat baby beanie in about 15 minutes, and it is super cute! In fact, you can adjust these instructions a little to make a bat beanie in just about any size! This project is […]

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Pokemon Go Craft: Pokeball Tin

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My kids love to play Pokemon Go, and I love that it gets us all out of the house and doing something together (see a whole list of reasons I love Pokemon Go Here). But, sometimes, I just want to stay in. Doing a Pokemon Go craft with the kids lets me avoid the heat […]

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DIY Bandana: Scout Craft

finished DIY Bandanas

It doesn’t matter if you’re a Boy Scout, Girl Scout, or Cub Scout, a bandana is an essential tool in scouting. It is super versatile – a bandana can keep your hair out of your face, serve as a temporary sling, be used to tie things together, be dipped in water to help you cool […]

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Flag Retirement Record

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Many in the US fly the flag of our country with pride daily. Over time, the flag can get worn, torn, or soiled beyond repair. At that time it is appropriate to retire the flag, which is usually done in a special ceremony where it is burned with the respect befitting this symbol. Some scouts […]

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Knot Tying Practice Sticks

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One of the coolest skills I learned while in Girl Scouts was lashing. With some sticks and rope, I can lash together just about anything! And that all stems from the ability to tie basic knots. Knot tying is an essential skill that most kids learn in scouts. These Knot tying practice sticks are great […]

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Painting with Scouts

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Getting to do craft projects was one of my favorite part of Girl Scouts when I was younger. With less and less art being taught in our schools, arts and craft projects in scouts today is an opportunity to expose young minds to so many creative concepts they might not otherwise learn – like how […]

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Mini Scouting First Aid Kit

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When I was a Girl Scout, we made mini first aid kits in film containers. With digital photography taking over, film containers are hard to come by, but mini mint tins make for perfect mini first aid kits that you can slip in a backpack, or even your pocket! This Scout Craft is part of […]

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Dream Jar: The BFG Craft

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The BFG comes out in theaters this weekend. I had a chance to catch a pre-screening earlier this week, and can’t wait to see it again! I took my 7-year-old. I’m a Roald Dahl fan, and while I’ve read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, James and the Giant Peach, and others… including plenty of his […]

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