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DIY Rainbow Sprinkle Candles!

said on December 20th, 2015 filed under: Cooking with the Kiddos, Crafting, Devon's Workshops, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout

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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...Continue Reading!

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Homemade Play Dough Recipe: Home Scientist Girl Scout Brownie Badge Idea

said on December 1st, 2015 filed under: Cooking & Edible Crafting, Crafting, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Science Experiments/Potions

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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...Continue Reading!

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DIY American Girl Doll Pretend Food Craft: Mini Holiday Turkey Mashed Potatoes Meal

said on November 27th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Crafting, Dolls, Teddy Bear Crafting

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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...Continue Reading!

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Craft Your Own American Girl Doll Bedroom Vanity

said on November 14th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Crafting, Dolls, Recycled Crafting

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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,...Continue Reading!

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Hooray! We are now Premier Program Partners for Girl Scouts Nations Capital (GSCNC)!

said on November 10th, 2015 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Crafting, Devon's Workshops, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Sewing Workshops

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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,...Continue Reading!

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Little Crafty Girl On The Prairie: Our New Kids Crafting Prairie Activity Book

said on October 26th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, Dolls, Girl Scout

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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...Continue Reading!

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Kids Sewing Project: Make Emoji Pillows

said on October 20th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, Sewing, Sewing Workshops

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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...Continue Reading!

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How To Make A Minion Stuffed Animal!

said on October 15th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, Sewing, Sewing Workshops

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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...Continue Reading!

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Minion Inspired Kids Jewelry Craft: Jeweler Junior Badge Idea

said on October 10th, 2015 filed under: Crafting, DIY Girls Jewelry, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout

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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...Continue Reading!

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DIY Kids Minion Chocolate Treats! Kids Minion Birthday Party Idea!

said on October 5th, 2015 filed under: Cooking & Edible Crafting, Cooking with the Kiddos, Crafting, Devon's Workshops, Events & Party Ideas

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Inspired by one of our recent kids sewing & crafting classes in Northern Virginia we whipped up some yummy (and adorable!) minion chocolate treats!   We wanted to share the idea with you.  See below to make some at your house, for a minion party or at your next Girl Scout meeting! What you will need: Wilton Chocolate Melts (yellow and blue) edible googley eyes Minion candy (see picture below-found at Michaels, AC Moore or JoAnns) Waffle square shaped pretelzs (you could use circle instead) microwave safe...Continue Reading!

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