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Girls Christmas Gift Idea! American Girl Doll Princess Gowns! Handmade too!

Are you looking for a unique Christmas or Hanukkah gift for that little American Girl doll lover in  your life? My grandmother and I make these adorable 18” doll outfits!  My 86 year old Grandma (who taught me to sew when I saw about 8) makes the cutest doll clothes.   She used to make […]

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Turn a $1 Store “Barbie” into a cute Native American Barbie! Craft Ideas for Girl Scout Badges!

In one of our recent Girl Scout Badge Workshops here in Chantilly, Virginia we helped the Brownies earn their super fun retro Indian Lore badge! Since we stocked up on some of the really unique ‘council own’ badges before the GSUSA badge change we decided to have a “Pioneers and Native American Day”!  The first […]

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Harry Potter Wizarding Brownie Girl Scout Class-In Westfield New Jersey- November 9, 2013!

We have a really fun Girl Scout Brownie Badge coming up on November 9th in Westfield, New Jersey! If you are a Girl Scout brownie leader or mom check out this Harry Potter Wizardry workshop! The brownie girls will be earning their Science Wizardry badge with a Harry potter twist. We will encourage the girls […]

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DIY Kids Bird Crafts! Girl Scout Feathered Friends Brownie Badge/Water Journey Ideas

In one of our recent badge workshops for Girl Scouts  we celebrated birds by making crafts, learning about bird calls and habitats and so much more! In this workshop we taught the Brownies how to earn their Feathered Friends badge.  This is a super fun ‘council-own’ badge from the GS Wisconsin Badgerland council.   You can […]

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Girl Scout Brownie Bugs Badge Idea-DIY Tutorial Cute Caterpillar Kids Craft

Hey GS leaders!  Here are some fun craft ideas to work towards your Brownie Girl Scout Bugs Badge. We came up with this colorful and fun caterpillar craft idea! You will need:  (this is for one girl) 8 big size pom poms  (OR you can always make a mini version of this and buy the […]

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Recycle Men’s Dress Shirts & Ties Into Purses!

At one of our recent summer camps-Eco Chic Fashionista Sewing Camp-the 6th-8th grade girls learned how to turn mens dress shirts and ties into adorable purses! Here at Cupcakes and Lace we LOVE recycling, re-using and re-purposing items and turning them into something unique and exciting!  This Eco Chic Camp is all about recycling items! […]

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DIY Easy Kids Craft-Make Your Own Mini Bed For Teddy Bear

In one of our recent Cupcakes and Lace camps in Northern Virginia, we made tons of mini items and furniture for the cutest little teddy bear!  This is a great birthday party craft idea, Girl Scout project to do as a troop, summer camp activity or rainy day craft! Do you have a favorite little […]

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DIY Kids Flip Flop Tutorial-Reuse Fabric Scraps!

Here at Cupcakes and Lace, in one of our recent summer camps the girls sewed summer skirts and decorated flip flops! Want to fill the hot summer days with a fun activity to do with your young girls?  This is a great summer crafting project or great idea for a birthday party!  This is also […]

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DIY 18” Doll Craft- Make Mini Hot Dogs & Pickles

Learn how to craft mini hotdogs and pickles for your American Girl doll! This is the season for grilling hot dogs, and hamburgers and we have the cutest doll size hot dogs just for you!  Follow the directions below to make a yummy summer dinner for your American Girl or 18” doll!     18” […]

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DIY T-Shirt Necklace Craft—Eco-Friendly Way to Recycle Old T-Shirts

Here is a quick and easy eco-friendly way to re-use old t-shirts and turn them into necklaces! This is a great Girl Scout craft idea, summer camp craft, or a fun birthday party idea!  Here at Cupcakes and Lace we have done this activity with the girls many times and they love it!  This fun […]

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