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American Girl Doll Craft: Camping Tent

said on July 1st, 2016 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Crafting, Dolls, Recycled Crafting

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We have the best summer craft for you to make for your American Girl Doll or 18'' Doll...a camping tent! See below to make one for your doll! Cupcakes and Lace AG Doll Tent Supplies:   one new flat cardboard box (we bought these from WalMart for about $1.5o each...make sure to get the larger size) duck tape (we used the smores printed duck tape!) paint/markets/stickers etc. to decorate the sides of your tent box cutter for adult use to pre-cut the flaps off fabric for the flaps if desired (we used the triangle shape once the tent was created to trace onto the fabric so the size of the flaps were correct) How to Make: Adults should pre-cut the four flaps off ahead of time.  Then cut on just...Continue Reading!

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DIY Terrarium Craft For Kids: Project Idea for Girl Scout Junior Gardener Badge

said on June 25th, 2016 filed under: Birthday Parties, Crafting, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Nature Crafting, Summer Camp

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In one of our recent summer camps for girls here in Aldie, Virginia the Junior Girl Scouts earned their Gardener badge by completing several fun outdoor projects and sewing gardening themed items too! Our DIY Kids Terrarium Craft is awesome for a birthday party, project idea when earning the Gardener GS Junior badge, or just a fun summer activity to do with the kiddos. We got most of the supplies from the Dollar Tree and Michaels (so it is pretty inexpensive to do!). Grab a few trays like the ones we have in the pictures (and plastic spoons) and the kiddos will love it! Cupcakes and Lace Kiddo Terrarium Craft Supplies: glass container or jar (we found these awesome glass containers for $1 at...Continue Reading!

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DIY Girl Scout Jeweler Junior Badge Craft: Recycled Sewing Thread Spool & Button Necklace

said on May 28th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, DIY Girls Jewelry, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Recycled Crafting, Sewing

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If you are a Junior Girl Scout troop working on your Jeweler Junior badge we have a great activity for you!  This cool thread spool necklace is also a great way to recycled thread spool and use buttons in a unique way!  Plus it is pretty inexpensive and not messy. Supplies: buttons!  any colors and sizes thread spool  any size and color washi tape necklace string (make sure it is thin enough to fit through the button holes) Make It:   First we decorated our thread spools with washi tape.  We used 3 different kinds and wrapped it around the middle of the spool.  You can get a pack of washi tape from the craft store. Put your thread spool on your jewelry string. Next string your buttons on!...Continue Reading!

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Miniature Teddy Bear Beach Surfboard & Camera: Kids Crafts For Stuffed Animals & Barbies

said on May 15th, 2016 filed under: Birthday Parties, Crafting, Events & Party Ideas, Teddy Bear Crafting

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Summer is almost here and why not celebrate by making mini beach themed items for miniature stuffed animals like this cute teddy bear! Moms, this is a great activity to do as a birthday party or just to beat the summer heat. You can purchase this teddy's in bulk on Oriental Trading or Amazon. Hey, if you want to make even more mini teddy beach themed items check out this post too!     Mini Surfboard & Camera Supplies: Mini cardstock sheet with cameras on it (we found this for 40 cents at AC Moore in scrapbook paper section) craft foam (surfboard)  measures about 6 inches by 4 inches stickers, gems, markers etc. scissors tacky glue  or hot glue with adult help small piece of yarn (about 5 inches long) Lets Make...Continue Reading!

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Kids Crafts: Mini Teddy Bear Beach Inspired Scene & Mini Grill & Hamburgers

said on May 10th, 2016 filed under: Birthday Parties, Crafting, Events & Party Ideas, Teddy Bear Crafting

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We host a really fun Mini Teddy Bear Beach Crafting party here in Loudoun County Virginia (Aldie) for crafty kiddos!  We wanted to share a few DIY posts on how to make some mini beach theme items for your mini stuffed animals. Hey, this is a great party idea to do at home.  You can get these little teddy bears for about $12-$15 for a dozen of them.  We get ours from Oriental Trading and Amazon. See below to make the mini BBQ grill!  This can also be made smaller to use for Barbies!           Supplies: Mini cup (we found ours at Dollar Tree for 3 for $1!) sticky back craft foam (black, orange and red) crepe paper or tissue paper in yellow, and red Crayola Model Magic...Continue Reading!

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Kids Felt Food Plushies: Super Fun Kids Sewing Project Idea

said on April 26th, 2016 filed under: Craft Kits, Crafting, Devon's Workshops, Sewing, Sewing Kits, Sewing Workshops

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We wanted to share these adorable felt food plushies we taught the girls to make at a recent sewing class here in Aldie, Virginia. We made our own patterns ahead of time with poster board.  You can really make these any size.  Poster board patterns are great for kids because they are sturdy and easy for them to trace onto the fabric. The possibilities are endless with felt veggies and junk food!  We created Popsicle, donuts, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower and french fries.  The girls even wanted to add hummus, ranch, ketchup and mustard.  So we gave them little condiment cups and felt scraps to create those cute little dipping sauces. If you are interested in a sewing kit that is prepackaged with all...Continue Reading!

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DIY Painted Bead Necklace: Girl Scout Junior Jeweler Badge Project & Brownie Painting Badge Idea

said on April 26th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, DIY Girls Jewelry, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops

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Are you a Junior Girl Scout troop working on your Jeweler Badge?  A Brownie troop working on the Painting badge? This project would be great to use for either badge!  Also if you have a multi level of Brownie to Cadettes it would be great for all of those levels!  Grab some paint, jewelry string and wooden beads and enjoy!       Supplies: Wooden beads (you can find a pack of these in the wood section at Michaels) acrylic paint and paintbrush jewelry string painters tape paper plate or something for your beads to dry on How to Make: Start by taking your painters tape and taping your beads-covering only half of the bead. Tape all of your beads BEFORE starting to paint.  It will be much easier this way!  Paint your beads...Continue Reading!

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Kids Sewing Birthday Parties In Northern Virginia: Aldie Virginia, Loudoun County

said on April 15th, 2016 filed under: Birthday Parties, Crafting, Events & Party Ideas, Sewing

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Are you looking for a fun and unique birthday party for your daughter?  Come to our sewing studio in Aldie, Virginia and celebrate your big day by learning to sew! Girls in 2nd grade and up can experience one of our sewing parties!  The younger girls can learn hand sewing techniques and make some groovy owl plushies.  The older girls (4th grade and up) can learn how to work the sewing machine and choose from several themes like Emoji pillows, skirts, or reversible tote bags. Bring pizza, cupcakes or any desired snacks and goodies!  We carve out about 20-3o minutes for the girls to take a food break and enjoy some yummy goodies.  If it is nice weather you have the option...Continue Reading!

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Kids Sewing Project Idea: Cute Monster Babies & Mini Baby Carriages-Dollar Tree Craft

said on April 5th, 2016 filed under: Birthday Parties, Crafting, Dolls, Sewing

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In one of our recent after school sewing classes here in Aldie, Virginia we taught the girls how to make mini monster babies! This is a fun project to make with your little sewer or at your child's next birthday party!  The best part about this craft is how inexpensive it is!  Most of these supplies are from Dollar Tree.  Most Dollar Trees even sell felt packs and googley eyes...so you could most likely get all of the supplies from the store. Supplies: small piece of felt (our babies are each about 3 inches long) mini carriages (we found this in a 3 pack from Dollar Tree!) mini bottles and rocking horses (pack of about 12-18 from Dollar Tree) scissors needle and thread tacky glue or hot glue with...Continue Reading!

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Girl Scout Junior Drawing Badge Ideas & Projects: Also Brownie Painting Badge Ideas

said on March 29th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops

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At our sewing and crafting studio for kids in Aldie, Virginia we recently hosted a Junior Drawing badge for a local GSCNC troop! If you are local and interested in earning this badge with us let us know!  We would love to schedule a private troop workshop.  We are official premier program partners with our council GSCNC. If you are not local we have some ideas to share with you that may help you teach the girls the drawing badge. NOTE: We thought it would be fun to put a little unique twist on the badge and add some painting to the final project.  If you are a Brownie troop earning your Painting badge you can take some inspiration from #5 to help...Continue Reading!

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