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Little House on the Prairie Mini Covered Wagon Craft For Kids: Prairie Fun Patch Kit For Girl Scouts

said on September 19th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Patch Kits, Recycled Crafting

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Here is Northern Virginia at our Aldie studio, we hold private troop workshops for Girl Scouts.  We recently held a Little House on the Prairie Class and the girls earned out Prairie Fun Patch! If you would like your troop to earn this fun patch you can get them right here!  You don't have to be in our local area to enjoy our craft kits. Also if you like Little House on the Prairie or enjoy the pioneer times why not make...Continue Reading!

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DIY Mini Fairy Garden Kids Crafting Art Project

said on August 5th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, Dolls, Events & Party Ideas, Patch Kits, Recycled Crafting, Summer Camp

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In one of our recent summer camps we taught our students how to make a miniature Fairy Garden Village!  See below for some ideas on how to make your own! You can purchase most of these supplies at Dollar Tree and Michaels.  Dollar Tree has assorted moss, sand, rocks, shells etc.  So this project is very inexpensive! Fairy Garden Supplies: one big cardboard box (we got pepper boxes for free from Costco) duct tape paint and brushes scissors/markers/tacky glue etc. assorted moss sand mini clothespins and yarn (make a...Continue Reading!

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Kids Recycled Box Craft: American Girl Doll Grace’s Parisian Bakery

said on July 18th, 2016 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, Crafting, Dolls, Recycled Crafting

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Do you love crafting mini items for your American Girl Doll?  Love Grace?  We have some awesome inspiration to get you started on making a Grace themed Paris bakery stand for your 18'' doll! You just need a box that has an open back so it looks like a bakery stand, a good imagination, some creativity and assorted craft supplies!  Use duck tape or paint to cover the box.  Embellish with stickers, gems and more!  Make mini bakery foods like:  french...Continue Reading!

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American Girl Doll Craft: Camping Tent

said on July 1st, 2016 filed under: 18'' Doll Accessory Workshops, 18'' Doll Craft Kits, Crafting, Dolls, Recycled Crafting

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We have the best summer craft for you to make for your American Girl Doll or 18'' Doll...a camping tent! See below to make one for your doll! Cupcakes and Lace AG Doll Tent Supplies:   one new flat cardboard box (we bought these from WalMart for about $1.5o each...make sure to get the larger size) duck tape (we used the smores printed duck tape!) paint/markets/stickers etc. to decorate the sides of your tent box cutter for adult use to pre-cut the flaps off fabric for the flaps...Continue Reading!

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DIY Girl Scout Jeweler Junior Badge Craft: Recycled Sewing Thread Spool & Button Necklace

said on May 28th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, DIY Girls Jewelry, Events & Party Ideas, Girl Scout, Girl Scout Workshops, Recycled Crafting, Sewing

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If you are a Junior Girl Scout troop working on your Jeweler Junior badge we have a great activity for you!  This cool thread spool necklace is also a great way to recycled thread spool and use buttons in a unique way!  Plus it is pretty inexpensive and not messy. Supplies: buttons!  any colors and sizes thread spool  any size and color washi tape necklace string (make sure it is thin enough to fit through the button holes) Make It:   First we decorated our thread spools...Continue Reading!

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Kids Easter Spring Crafts: Mini Bunny House & Miniature Furniture Crafting Projects

said on February 19th, 2016 filed under: Crafting, Recycled Crafting

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We recently had a Mini Bunny Hutch Crafting Class at our studio here in Aldie, Virginia.  We thought it would be fun to share this idea with others!  This is great for spring and Easter themed parties, Girl Scout meetings or home school activities. You can get really creative with this project and use just about anything!  We went to Dollar Tree, World Market and OrientalTrading.com and scored a bunch of crafting goodies.  Another idea is to integrate recycled materials into...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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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...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...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...Continue Reading!

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