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DIY AG Doll Craft: Disney Little Mermaid Ariel Shell Bikini Top Outfit Part 2

said on August 12th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Crafting, Dolls, Summer Camp

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Lets make part two of the American Girl Doll Disney Ariel Little Mermaid inspired outfit! You will need: two sea shells (you can get them at the beach or buy them from Dollar Tree or craft store) purple paint (we used one shimmery purple on top of the solid purple) paintbrush hot glue gun (with adult help) one pipe cleaner TO MAKE THE FIN CLICK HERE         How to Make: Start by painting your two shells with the purple paint.  Wait for it to dry. Next cut a 1.5 inch piece off of your pipe cleaner. Now cut your pipe cleaner in half Hot glue your short pipe cleaner piece to the back of both your shells as soon in the pictures. Next hot glue one  long piece of pipe cleaner to the side of...Continue Reading!

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DIY AG Doll Craft: Disney Little Mermaid Ariel Fin American Girl Doll Outfit Part 1

said on August 6th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Crafting, Dolls, Sewing, Sewing Workshops, Summer Camp

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Everyone loves Disney...especially Little Mermaid!  Such a classic!  Learn how to make this adorable Ariel inspired outfit for your American Girl Doll! At one of our recent American Girl Doll camps in Chantilly, VA we had a fun week celebrating all things Disney...for our 18'' dolls. Check out the tutorial below to learn how to make the Ariel fin tail.  Note that you can sew this OR with adult help hot glue.       What you will need: about a quarter yard of green  fabric-we found this amazing fin looking fabric at JoAnn Fabrics but any green will work  (You will need two pieces that measure about 16 inches long by 7 inches wide and two leaf shaped pieces about 5 inches long for the bottom of...Continue Reading!

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Felt Foodies Hot Dog & French Fries Kids Hand Sewing Project Idea

said on August 1st, 2015 filed under: Crafting, Devon's Workshops, Sewing, Sewing Workshops, Summer Camp

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In one of our recent sewing camps for kids in Chantilly, Virginia we taught the girls to sew some cute food stuffed animals! Want to make a pretend and delicious hot dog meal?  See below for some sewing inspiration! If you know how to hand sew or have someone who can teach you this is a great project!  After you hand sew the hot dog you can use hot glue (with adult help) to make the bun, ketchup, mustard and fries!  Add some pickles too.  Check out our pictures in this post for ideas. We purchased these fast food trays and the french fry cups at Target Dollar Spot (but have seen them at Dollar Tree and WalMart from time to time.) You can...Continue Reading!

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We are moving! Kids Sewing Studio in Historic Aldie, Virginia! Crafting, Sewing, Girl Scout Classes, Camps & Birthday Parties Northern Virginia

said on July 30th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Birthday Parties, Crafting, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Sewing, Summer Camp

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Hey everyone!  Cupcakes and Lace is moving our studio to historic Aldie Virginia in September!  We are super excited about our new location in such a cute little town. Located right near the Aldie Mill we will be in an beautiful Victorian house with a wrap around porch.  This will give us endless possibilities for fun outdoor crafts and lunch time on the porch. All you local Northern Virginia parents of young girls come join us on September 27th anytime from 1pm-4pm for our Grand Opening Open House with crafts and cupcakes!  Please register ahead of time here for your group but you don't have to pay ($3 per girl and parents free) until the day of. We will be enjoying some fun crafts...Continue Reading!

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Current Girl Scout Council Own Brownie & Junior Badges Available—Such Fun Ideas Here!

said on July 25th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, Dolls, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Recycled Crafting, Sewing

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Hey Girl Scout leaders!  I am always on the search for the unique (retired or current!) council own badges in the US! Sometimes I am scouring Ebay for the really neat ones that are unfortunately now retired! However, I wanted to compile a list of the currently available council own badges we found to be really fun.  I hope this will help you when planning your fun year or earning badges.  I also listed some ideas of things you can do to put a twist on these badges for your troop.  Enjoy! DINOSAUR BROWNIE BADGE:  We have purchased this badge many times and conducted really fun Dino badge workshops!  As of now they are still offering these online.  It is part of the Girl Scouts...Continue Reading!

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Butterfly Fun Patch Kit For Girl Scout Daisies and Brownies

said on July 20th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Patch Kits

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Have a Daisy or Brownie troop and you are looking for fun activities to do for the year? How about checking out our Butterfly Fun Patch Kit! You only need one kit per troop then you can purchase your amount of needed patches separately.  Each kit will make your life easier!  Your troop will learn about butterflies, craft a mini butterfly,  and enjoy a fun snack that will teach them how butterflies eat.  Pictures, templates, instructions and supply sheet are all included in the kit. Our patch kits are great to have on hand in case you need a last minute meeting idea.  They would also be such fun at a camping event! Contact us if you have any questions or would like...Continue Reading!

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Playing the Past Junior Badge Girl Scout Crafting & Activity Ideas

said on July 17th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Patch Kits, Recycled Crafting, Sewing

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Have a Junior Girl Scout troop that is working towards your Playing the Past badge? We have some ideas you might enjoy! First you need to pick a theme or era/decade for Playing the Past to narrow down your ideas. We have done this badge in many of our Girl Scout badge workshops.  One idea we love to do a 1970's theme!  If you choose this decade you could craft pet rocks with the girls...these are always a big hit.  Especially if you do this with fabric scraps (versus just paint).  Check out our video here for instructions on how to make these.  Also why not make a recycled denim jean pocket purse by re-using old jeans.  And hey you get two purses out...Continue Reading!

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Compilation Of American Girl Doll DIY Kids Crafts: Play Food, Furniture, Accessories & More For 18” Doll

said on July 10th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Crafting, Dolls

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We are always coming up with American Girl Doll crafting ideas so we decided to compile a bunch of our favorite projects into one post! Doll Tent:  Summer is the perfect time for your doll to go camping with you.  Learn how to make this doll tent with just a few supplies and a cardboard box! Doll Beach Lounge Chair:  Oh so fun!  Another great recycled craft for summer. Doll Elsa Cape & Wand:  For all the Disney lovers here is a great Frozen inspired outfit to make for your doll. Doll Ice Cream Cone:  Yummy!  Make this cute little treat for your 18'' doll! Doll Smores:  Make this to go with your doll tent! Hey you would also love our doll crafting videos here!  On...Continue Reading!

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Rainbow Pancake Kids Cooking Recipe: Simple Meals Junior Girl Scout Badge Idea

said on June 27th, 2015 filed under: Cooking & Edible Crafting, Cooking with the Kiddos, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Summer Camp

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We recently cooked rainbow pancakes in one of our summer camps here in Chantilly, Virginia! What fun!  This is a fun twist to traditional pancakes.  This is also a great activity to use when working towards your Junior Girl Scout Simple Meals badge.   Ingredients: box of pancake mix food coloring (we love the Wilton gel food coloring!  Can get at WalMart, JoAnn Fabrics, or craft store) tons of bowls spoons griddle or frying pan on stove spatula tons of plates measuring cups How to Make: Mix the pancakes in a big bowl according to the directions on the back of the pancake box. Separate the mix evenly into little bowls. Add food coloring with all the colors of the rainbow!  Stir! Spray griddle with cooking spray and turn on. Using a small ladle or measuring cup...Continue Reading!

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American Girl Doll Craft: Make A Beach Lounge Chair For Your 18” Doll

said on June 27th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Craft Kits, Crafting, Devon's Workshops, Dolls, Recycled Crafting

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Lets craft an awesome American Girl Doll Beach lounge chair!  This craft is super fun, eco friendly and only take a few supplies! Supplies: big box!  We used a cucumber or pepper sized Costco box.  Anything that is at least 18'' long will work Duck tape or just paper to cover the sides stickers, gems, or paper cut outs (we printed a sheet of fruit clip art to cut and glue on the sides) piece of fabric for the top/beach towel (we used some terry cloth fabric from the fabric store) scissors tacky glue   Make It: We duck taped around the sides of the box then embellished with the fruit clip art, and stickers and painted! You can also just paint designs on the sides and the top if you...Continue Reading!

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