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Craft A Beach Scene For Your AG Doll Or Teddy Bear! Using Real Sand!

said on June 18th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Crafting, Dolls, Nature Crafting, Teddy Bear Crafting

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This summer time doll craft is such fun!  Make these scene using real sand and shells! You can make this for your American Girl doll, teddy bear or stuffed animal and use it when you make the Beach Lounge Chair. Supplies: Blue poster board (one sheet per girl) shells  (you can purchase the shells and small bags of sand at the Dollar Tree or Michaels) sand markers, paint and/or construction paper to create beach creatures, fish, waves and more scissors glue (we use dixie cups and made decoupage using a little tacky glue mixed with a few drops of water-then have them use a paintbrush) Make It: We gave each girl one sheet of blue poster board. Each girl had their own cup of the glue and a thick paintbrush.  We...Continue Reading!

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Follow Us For Free Kids Crafting, Sewing & Girl Scout Badge Ideas!

said on June 15th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Birthday Parties, Crafting, Dolls, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Patch Kits, Sewing, Sewing Kits, Summer Camp

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Hey Everyone!  If you don't already follow us on all of our social medial outlets then you are missing out! We have tons of free kids crafting projects, sewing inspiration, Girl Scout projects, pictures and tutorials on all of our pages.  For locals we put up cute photos of your girls having a blast in classes and camps. Our Pinterest page is a great resource for all things kids!  We have tons of boards and pins to get your creative juices flowing. Check out all our pages below and be sure to "like" and "follow us"! =) Pinterest:  https://www.pinterest.com/CupckesandLace/ Instagram:  https://instagram.com/craftycupcakesandlace/ Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/CupcakesandLaceLLC     Cupcakes and Lace offers unique and original Sewing, 18'' Doll & Craft Kits, Patch Kits,  Sewing, Crafting, Doll Workshops, Badge Workshops for Girl Scouts and Birthday and Special Event Parties.Continue Reading!

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Simple Meals Junior Girl Scout Badge Cooking Idea: Easy Egg Cups! Kids Cooking Idea!

said on June 11th, 2015 filed under: Cooking & Edible Crafting, Cooking with the Kiddos, Summer Camp

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In one of our recent Girl Scout badge summer camps here in Chantilly, Virginia we helped the Junior girls earn their Simple Meals Badge. They really enjoyed these easy egg cups so we wanted to share with you!  See below to make them with your troop for the Simple Meals badge or with your kids at home this summer.           Cupcakes and Lace Easy Egg Cups Supplies: Eggs of course! cupcake pan cooking spray veggies (we used peppers and onions) shredded cheese salt and pepper forks small bowls or cups to mix eggs in individually toothpicks (if you are making these with a big group have them choose a different color) How to Make: Depending on the age of your girls you can have them help chop and/or fry the onions and peppers or...Continue Reading!

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Brownie Girl Scout Bugs Badge Ideas: Kids Cooking & Crafting Bugs Projects

said on June 5th, 2015 filed under: Cooking & Edible Crafting, Cooking with the Kiddos, Crafting, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Sewing, Sewing Workshops, Summer Camp

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Summer is a great time for kids to explore some of the creepy crawlers in the ground and in the air!  We have a few fun craft and cooking idea for your Girl Scout Brownie troop to work towards your Bugs Badge.  You don't have to be a Girl Scout to enjoy these activities.  And hey if you have a little boy he may love these projects too! Read below to get some ideas and inspiration to work towards the Bugs Badge.  We recently used these awesome ideas in our recent Stuffed Animal Sewing/Crafting Cooking Brownie Bugs Badge Summer Camp here in Chantilly, Virginia! Edible Dirt Worm Pots:  Who doesn't love this timeless cooking craft?!  We found these brown pots (without the holes...Continue Reading!

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Kids Crafting Contest Alert: Win Our American Girl Doll Craft Kit or Paper Doll Craft Kit!

said on May 29th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Craft Fairs, Crafting

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We have a fun kids crafting contest for your this month!  If you participate you can win our 18'' Doll Party Crafting Kit or Paper Doll Crafting Kit. Check out the rules and requirements below to participate! Complete one of our crafts from our blog page!  It can be any post! Comment on the blog post article of the craft you completed.  Let us know your experience and what you enjoyed about it! E-mail us a cute photo of your daughter with her completed craft. E-mail us at cupcakesandlace@gmail.com  Subject line:  ' C&L Kids Crafting Contest Photo June 2015' The first 5 people to complete the craft and these requirements will be sent our 18'' Doll Craft Kit or Paper Doll Kit. (You can chose!) Contest starts...Continue Reading!

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How to Craft Mini Smores For Your American Girl Doll or Teddy Bear

said on May 22nd, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Crafting, Dolls, Teddy Bear Crafting

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Who loves smores?  We do and we bet your 18'' doll or favorite stuffed animal does too!  Learn how to make mini pretend smores below.   Supplies: Tan craft foam or tan felt cotton ball or 2 small white pom poms brown craft foam or brown felt tacky glue scissors         How to Make: This is a fun and easy craft to make with your friends!  Start by cutting out your graham crackers (tan foam) and chocolate (brown foam).  You can really do any size but we made our AG doll sized about 1 inch by 1 inch.  We cut two tan pieces and one brown piece. Grab your cotton ball (or use two small pom poms like we did) and pull it apart so it is about half of the...Continue Reading!

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Playing the Past Junior Badge Girl Scout Craft Idea: Recycled Denim Jean Purses Eco Friendly Craft

said on May 17th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Recycled Crafting, Sewing

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In some of our recent Girl Scout crafting classes here in Chantilly, Virginia we started making these adorable denim jean recycled purses! This is a great project to work towards your Girl Scout Playing the Past Junior badge!  Brownies this could be a fun idea for Its Your Planet Love It.  I am sure it can be worked into several journeys and badges!  This is eco friendly and a great way to re-use old jeans. Supplies: Jean pocket ribbon for your purse strap pony beads (or any beads with slightly bigger hole would be even easier!) fabric scissors fabric scraps  and a button (optional if you want to cut out a fabric flower or applique to embellish the purse pocket) Hot glue gun with adult help or sewing...Continue Reading!

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American Girl Doll Craft Tutorial: Mini Campfire

said on May 11th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Craft Kits, Crafting, Dolls, Teddy Bear Crafting

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Camping season is finally here and we have a great American Girl Doll or Teddy Bear sized craft for you! See below to make a mini fire pit for your favorite doll or stuffed animal...or just for fun!  You only need a few supplies.   Cupcakes and Lace Mini Fire Pit Supplies: Small piece of cardboard or card stock paper for the base of the fire small rocks (can buy these at Dollar Tree) or find a local creek or stream! yellow, orange, and/or red tissue paper or  regular paper scissors tacky glue Popsicle sticks How to Make: Start by cutting your base for the fire pit.  We use a small piece of cardboard cut.  You can also use card stock or thick paper. Next glue your rocks to your base- in a circle....Continue Reading!

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Our Favorite Online Fabric Shops For Kid and Adult Sewers!

said on May 5th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, Sewing, Sewing Kits, Sewing Workshops

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Here at Cupcakes and Lace we are always buying fabrics for our year-round kids sewing classes and summer camps! Many times the girls and parents ask where we get our awesome fabrics so we wanted to share with you.  We have includes some of our favorite  fabrics shops in this post. We also love to purchase vintage fabrics from flea markets, and yard sales.  Joann Fabrics is always a good local place to shop for fabric as well.  There is an amazing store we  also love in New Jersey called the Fabric Warehouse with discounted fabrics and trimmings! Fabricworm.com:  I think this would be our FAVORITE for beautiful, fun and quirky cotton prints.  This west coast based online fabric shop has TONS of...Continue Reading!

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Girl Scout Nations Capital Annual 2015 Meeting & First Ever STEaM Maker Day! & DIY Pet Rocks Craft!

said on April 28th, 2015 filed under: Craft Fairs, Crafting, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops

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A few days ago Cupcakes and Lace participated for the second time at the Girl Scouts of the Nations Capital Annual Meeting and Maker Day for 2015! Cupcakes and Lace is an official program partner with GSCNC.  We had a fun time meeting tons of leaders and  moms during the morning event.  We had a booth at the meeting (along with some other local businesses that offer programs to Girl Scouts in our area).  That day we found out that GSCNC is the largest council in the country!  We feel very special to be a part of such an amazing and large council. In the afternoon we participated in the councils first ever Maker Day!  This was a great event where the girls...Continue Reading!

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