Nature Crafting Category
We LOVE the new Outdoor Girl Scout badges! If you are looking for ideas and inspiration for either the Brownie Outdoor Art Creator or Junior Art Explorer, we have some tips and projects for you. Nature! For the first requirements the kiddos will need to go on an outdoor nature walk! Give each girl a little notebook and pencil or crayon pack. The dollar tree has nice and inexpensive small spiral notepads that would be great for this activity. Or...Continue Reading!
We recently had a great time with some awesome Junior Girl Scouts at our Secret Garden Sewing, Crafting & Gardening Camp in Aldie, Virginia! They earned their Gardener Badge and the retro Sew Simple badge too! We wanted to provide ideas for Girl Scout leaders and moms who are helping their troop earn the Gardener badge. We like putting a different twist on it by adding some sewing projects in. Here are some ideas and tips. SEWING PROJECT WITH A GARDENING THEME:...Continue Reading!
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...Continue Reading!
These groovy pet rocks are an awesome craft to do with your Girl Scout troop to work towards a retro inspired badge (Playing the Past Junior badge is just one idea), or at your daughters next birthday party! We also have a video tutorial to learn how to make these. Or check out the instructions below. Supplies: rocks! (find them outside or buy a bag for $1 from Dollar Tree) googley eyes scissors fabric scraps yarn scraps mini bows tacky glue clear condiment cup (this is a bed!) Lets Craft: Start by cutting...Continue Reading!
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...Continue Reading!
This spring we have been hosting several Jeweler Junior Badge workshops here in Chantilly, Virginia! We wanted to give those of you who are not local (locals can benefit too!) the chance to use some of our ideas at your own Girl Scout meeting or Jeweler crafting time. See the ideas below to work towards your Jeweler badge. Animal Figurine Jewelry Stand/Hanger! We recently put a spin on one of our older posts...You can check out that post HERE to make one...Continue Reading!
At one of our recent summer camps in Northern Virginia, we crafted up tons of mini camping themed items for our 18'' dolls! The girls had a fun crafting day camp full of all things mini and camping themed! The girls made tents for their doll along with mini sleeping bags, campfire, sit-upon, and smores! They especially loved setting up their new camp scene at the end of the day! This is a great Girl Scout Encampment activity or fun...Continue Reading!
Here at Cupcakes and Lace at one of our recent Girl Scout workshops, we helped the girls earn their Making Hobbies badge! We spent a fun Friday night filled with learning about the craft business, making tons of crafts, and even completed a hand sewing project! We taught the girls about Cupcakes and Lace and how things work when you have a crafting business. We showed them some of our handmade products, our original kids crafting kits, patch kits and discussed our new website. After...Continue Reading!
This past weekend we had our Jeweler Junior workshop in Northern Virginia, and the Girl Scout juniors earned their Jeweler badge! The junior scouts had tons of fun making all different kinds of jewelry. They had to complete a few requirements in order to earn that Jeweler badge. We decided to put a fun twist on the requirements and make necklaces and bracelets made from nature, hardware, paper and even toilet paper rolls! You can make very cool and unique jewelry with just about anything. Take a...Continue Reading!
This is a great craft idea for the Jeweler Junior Girl Scout badge or for anyone with a passion for crafting with materials found in nature! At our upcoming Girl Scout Jeweler Badge Workshop here in Northern Virginia, we are going to be making this cute acorn nature necklace! We got inspired by all the leaves and acorns on the ground that we decided we should come up with a fun nature jewelry craft for the workshop! In the workshop the girls will...Continue Reading!