Rainbow sprinkle candles are so colorful, and fun to make! Check out this tutorial below to learn how to make one for yourself or with your kiddos! This would be a great idea to do if your Girl Scout troop is working towards their Playing the Past Junior badge. Or the Cadette or Senior Girls would love this! You can really use any color sprinkles and we also tried out glitter (as a substitute and it worked great! What You Need: about 8 cups of UNMELTED soy wax chips (Note that the glass container we made the candle in was about 9 inches tall so amount of wax will vary depending on size of container. We bought a 10 pound bag of...Continue Reading!
We recently tried out our own Play Dough recipe and it was so fun! This activity would be great if you are a Brownie Girl Scout troop working towards your Home Scientist badge, great birthday party fun or a snowy day project with the kiddos. Note that we did ours per bowl/per color in the ingredients below. So we did separate colors and mixed/measured everything separately. Cupcakes and Lace Play Dough Ingredients: 2/3 cup flour 1/4 cup salt 2 tablespoons water 2 tablespoons oil (many need a little more as needed) food coloring (we used Wilton gel food coloring and would suggest that the liquid kind would be way easier to mix!) bowls plastic containers to store (we got a 4 pack for $1 from Dollar Tree!) How to Make: If you...Continue Reading!
The holidays are less than a month away and we have a super fun American Girl Doll craft that you will love to make! See below to learn how to craft a mini sized Holiday turkey meal! You can make this for your 18'' doll, stuffed animals, or just for fun! What you need: Crayola Model Magic in terracotta color or similar color scissors tacky glue 2 cotton balls small piece of orange craft foam or orange construction paper small piece of card stock or craft foam in any color (for platter) or something similar one white pipe cleaner How to Make: Start by rolling your clay into three balls. You want this to look like a turkey so make sure one of the balls is larger and the other two...Continue Reading!
If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for your crafty child we have you covered! We have designed and developed one of a kind crafting and sewing kits for kids available right here! If you want to give your child the gift of learning to sew we have a great sewing kit called Lucy the Alien Stuffed Animal Sewing Kit. Lucy comes with all the supplies (even needles and a whole spool of thread!), tacky glue for decorating the spaceship, to complete Lucy (decorate her any way you want) and her spaceship. It also comes with video sewing instructions, and written instructions with photos. We also have a 18'' Doll Party Crafting Kit that comes with everything (even a little carrying...Continue Reading!
In one of our recent American Girl Doll Crafting classes here in Northern Virginia we used recycled boxes and turned them into bedroom vanity sets for our dolls! Check out this tutorial to make one for your doll! Supplies: Recycled detergent box to similar box that has a back to it and an opening in the front (we got ours from Costco) spray paint (with adult help) OR use duck tape! or use washable paint to paint a few coats of a dark color stickers, gems, paper cut outs for decoration small mirror (we found these metal frames that look like mirrors from Michaels and then used foil to create the inner part of the mirror) glue gun or duck tape for attaching the mirror to the...Continue Reading!
Cupcakes and Lace just made 'premier' Program Partners for Girl Scouts Nations Capital council! We are super excited! We have been partners with the council for several years but recently made the premier status! If you are a local Girl Scout troop we would love to have your troop in for a private troop workshop. We can do workshops for Daisys all the way to Cadettes. If you contact us we can send you a list of what badge workshops, crafting classes, or sewing classes we currently offer for your level. Make sure to include the number of girls in your troop along with the Girl Scout level you have. We have tons of fun themes ranging from the rare and...Continue Reading!
We are excited to announce our new kids crafting and activity booklet called Little Crafty Girl On The Prairie! Girls pack your covered wagon and experience a fun time learning about life on the prairie! Our 10 page booklet includes instructions and pictures to teach kids about what life was like during the pioneer times. Through the use of a fun "way back then" game, two crafting projects (make a clothespin doll and a rag doll!), and homemade butter recipe kids will experience a taste of the Laura Ingalls Wilder days. Maybe you are a Junior Girl Scout troop working towards your Playing the Past badge (this is a great supplement or add on to that badge!), a homeschooling family wanting to try something...Continue Reading!
In last weeks After School Sewing Class here in Aldie, Virginia we taught the girls how to make Emoji pillows! Here is some inspiration to make one of your own. The best part is you can really make this any size and any emotion! Supplies: yellow cotton flannel, fleece or felt (our circle was about 12.5 by 12.5 inches) red, pink, black, white felt squares/scraps for the faces posterboard if you wish to pre-cut patterns for the kids (see photo) sewing supplies: pins, fabric scissors, sewing machine or needle/thread to hand sew the emoji pillow poly fiber fill hot glue gun (for gluing on faces) unless you wish to pre sew on the face before sewing the two yellow circle together Make It: Start by cutting out your circle with...Continue Reading!
In one of our recent sewing classes in Aldie, Virginia the kiddos learned how to make a minion stuffed animal! If you know how to hand sew or machine sew (or have someone who can teach you!) here are some ideas and inspiration to make one of your own. We hand sewed this cute minion stuffed animals then used cutting and hot glue (with adult help) to decorate the minions clothes and eyes. Supplies: yellow felt (we made ours about 12 by 12 in an oval egg shape) You can buy 3 felt squares from craft store and use the two squares for the body and the third square to cut out legs and arms one blue felt square black felt (scraps) white felt (scraps) grey felt (scraps) small piece of...Continue Reading!
We have a super fun Minion inspired kids jewelry craft that you can make with your friends or use it to work towards your Jeweler Junior badge! Supplies: blue pony beads yellow pony beads thin elastic jewelry string bottle cap (with holes drilled on the side-can find these at the craft store) large googley eye (or a large circle wooden ring you can glue the eye on top of that instead) glue gun or tacky glue (with adult help) Minion Eye Necklace Directions: Start by cutting your jewelry string to the desired length. Make sure to leave some room to knot it together when you are done! First using adult help with the glue gun glue your googley eye to your bottle cap or wooden ring. Next start to string your...Continue Reading!