Here in Northern Virginia, we just had our first snow for the season (even though it is March!) so we are still thinking about these American Girl Doll ski's! If you like American Girl Doll crafting projects you will love this! You may a little adult help with cutting them out but it is tons of fun! Supplies: white foam core board two thin pieces of elastic (about 4 inches long each) scissors or box cutter with adult help ruler and pencil paint/markers/stickers/craft gems! hot glue with adult help bamboo skewers and craft foam (2 of them for the poles) super thin elastic or elastic jewelry cord for the pole loops (at top of the poles for the doll to hold on...Continue Reading!
We LOVE the new Outdoor Girl Scout badges! If you are looking for ideas and inspiration for either the Brownie Outdoor Art Creator or Junior Art Explorer, we have some tips and projects for you. Nature! For the first requirements the kiddos will need to go on an outdoor nature walk! Give each girl a little notebook and pencil or crayon pack. The dollar tree has nice and inexpensive small spiral notepads that would be great for this activity. Or even a small tote bag (they have those in packs of 2-3 for only a dollar) and then they can carry their items in there. If you take a walk in a local park they could create a picture on...Continue Reading!
We love these beautiful rose gold and cut gem bracelets and want to show you how to make some on your own! These would be a great project when working towards your Jeweler Junior badge or even as gifts (kids and adults!). Supplies: 5 yard roll of rose gold bendable aluminum metal wire (found in jewelry section of craft store..) jewelry tools thin jewelry wire Sedona brand cut gems with two holes on the side (also found in jewelry section) Lets Make It! Start by cutting two pieces of the rose gold metal about 8 inches long. Note that this measurement will vary depending on who you are making it (small child, teen or adult). Lay both of the pieces on top of...Continue Reading!
If you are a Junior Girl Scout troop looking for fun activities to earn this Jeweler badge then try out this fun necklace! Supplies: yarn in desired colors scissors wooden beads/paint/paintbrush/painters tape (to learn how to make the painted beads click here) jewelry string Make It! Start by cutting your yarn or use the small packs of yarn like we had. We use 4 packs. You can make the pom pom as big or as small as you like. Stack the yarn together and tie a small piece of yarn right in the center. Tie it very tight and double knot it! Cut off the ends of the yarn to the desired size. Using the jewelry string put it through the pom...Continue Reading!
We recently hosted a really fun Emoji themed American Girl Doll Crafting Class here in Aldie, Virginia! We taught the girls how to hand sew mini pillow and Emoji plushies for their 18'' dolls, crafted mini breakfast in bed trays (complete with bacon and eggs!), and even made a doll bed! This doll bed is inexpensive, recycled and super fun to make! Supplies: 18'' long size box (we got ours from Costco in recycled section...they are pepper boxes) duck tape scissors stickers, Emoji clip art pictures etc. Have the girls duck tape around the whole outside of the box. We printed off Emoji faces for the girls ahead of time and they ModPodged them on the outside of the box. You can cut fleece...Continue Reading!
Do you love Rapunzel and your American Girl Dolls? Learn how to make this awesome Tangled inspired braid and floral crown! Try this craft at your next Tangled party or American Girl Doll inspired party! Supplies: thick yellow yarn scissors small faux flowers (we bought these awesome little flowers from the wedding section at JoAnn Fabrics because they have wire on them and the kids can easily tie them onto the braid) hair tie (you can buy a big pack from Dollar Tree or WalMart for pretty cheap) scotch tape For floral crown you need two pipe cleaners twisted together and more flowers Make It: Start by cutting 6 long strips of the yellow yarn about a foot long. Tie the yarn at...Continue Reading!
Here in Aldie, Virginia we have a weekly American Girl Doll Crafting Class (after school class!) at a local school! The theme is Disney and this week was Tangled Rapunzel. The girls LOVED making the Rapunzel braid and floral crown as well as this light up lantern! Check out our tutorial below to make your own Tangled inspired lantern! This is great for a Tangled party or any little girl that loves Disney! Hey it also make a great lantern for your American Girl Doll! Supplies: one sheet of cardstock/scrapbook paper (we used a Tangled sheet we found from JoAnn Fabrics) scissors scotch tape one tea light battery operated candle (we used glitter gold and got them on Amazon but you can get...Continue Reading!
Little House on the Prairie Mini Covered Wagon Craft For Kids: Prairie Fun Patch Kit For Girl Scouts
Here is Northern Virginia at our Aldie studio, we hold private troop workshops for Girl Scouts. We recently held a Little House on the Prairie Class and the girls earned out Prairie Fun Patch! If you would like your troop to earn this fun patch you can get them right here! You don't have to be in our local area to enjoy our craft kits. Also if you like Little House on the Prairie or enjoy the pioneer times why not make this cute covered wagon craft! Supplies: small wooden tray (this one is from Michaels in the wood section and measures about 6 inches long by 3 inches wide...you can also use a box or anything similar to what we used) 4...Continue Reading!
Halloween is coming up soon and we have a great Disney Villain inspired sweet treat to get the party started! These Little Mermaid Ursula Tentacles are so yummy and fun to make. Supplies: one bag of purple Candy Melts (you can get these at Michaels, ACMoore or JoAnn Fabrics) big pretzel rods silver sprinkles silver edible glitter tube edible candy eyeballs microwavable bowl big spoon wax paper, paper plate and plastic knife Make It! First set up the table so each girl has one paper plate and one sheet of wax paper over top of the plate. Stick the cardboard straws into the bottom of the marshmallows. Melt the Candy Melts in a microwave safe bowl according to the directions on the bag. ...Continue Reading!
If you love Star Wars you will enjoy our mini R2D2 mini plushie! Just a few supplies and you can make your own. This also make a perfect R2D2 size for your American Girl Doll! Supplies: white felt (one piece cut about 16 inches long by 5 inches wide) white felt for arms etc. (sizes vary depending on how you create it!) fabric markers one Styrofoam cup white thread and needle (for hand sewing the plushie) poly fiber fill glue gun with adult help Lets Make It! Fold your long piece of fabric together hamburger style. Start by sewing the two long sides of the fabric. You can do a whip stitch or a running stitch. Once the two long sides are sewn...Continue Reading!