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« on: February 23, 2004 07:17:18 PM »

I'm going to be helping a bunch of girls scouts make mothers day gifts  in a couple months and I'd like to start planning my crafts now. The girls will range in age from Kindergarten to junior high (i know, BIG difference) I was considering (very seriously) splitting them up in two or three age groups. K-3, 4-8,or something like that. Here's the help I need: I need a craft idea (or two or three) that is age appropriate and not the handprint-on-sweatshirt thing theyre used to, but will still be sweet and sentimental for their mom's. Any idea's will be sooo appreciated. Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2004 08:03:07 PM »

hey, off the subject
but I want to order a case of cookies....can you put me in contact with your troop?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2004 08:24:49 PM »

a whole case??!? Grin ::dances around::

 anyways, our sale just technically ended but I'll ask and see what I can do.  I'll get back to you later.

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« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2004 08:42:57 PM »

wow, a whole case....  I so miss the days when my mom was cookie mom (6 years in a row!!!   Shocked) and we'd end up with half the extra boxes...  mmmmm.....

as for projects, the coolest thing we ever made was etched glass vases (we had cool leaders).  I think we just did some simple stuff on it.  it would only be suitable for the older girls.  we did it in 6th grade and that was in someone's house.  I can't remember what we did any other year, but if I remember I'll be sure to post!

« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2004 12:14:55 AM »

i think deviding them would be a good idea, but when i read your post this crossed my mind:
why not let the older age group sew some very simple pillows (they could even be pin cushions) and the little ones could decorate them using small fabric shapes and lace or flowers using glue.

also the older ones could make small bags (for makeup or reading glasses...etc.) and the little ones could decorate them.

another idea is to get plain boxes and decorate them with craft paper and flowers, ribbons etc. and fill them with smaller crafts made out of clay or salt dough...

the older group could make altoid tin travel scented candles.

both groups could decorate plain cups or plates (bought at the dollar store) with paint, ribbons, flowers, beads, glitter etc...

i'm not sure whether these ideas help, if i have other ideas i'll let you know.
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« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2004 05:17:54 AM »

Votive candle holders are good for any age. The younger ones could draw/write on the glass with paint markers,
and the older ones can make polymer clay covered holders. http://www.crafts4kids.com/projects/fruit_slice_votive.htm
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« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2004 05:41:46 AM »

Along the glass etching idea..   they actually have like, etch-on transfers...   I'm not really sure where you can find them, how much they cost, or anything about them, really, but I do kow that my mom and I put a Christmas stocking on a mirror one year about 10 years ago, and it won't come off.  

So maybe if you find those little transfers for the littler ones, the older ones can use stencils and etching cream...   just an idea.  Good luck, and i'm glad to find out that you're looking for something that's outside the box.

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« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2004 08:50:27 AM »

On making etched glass, the etching cream is highly caustic and not good for children. I would suggest replacing etching cream with opaque glass paint, which will give you that frosted glass look, but is a lot safer.

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« Reply #8 on: February 24, 2004 09:02:02 AM »

i like the votive idea!

another easy and cheap project --> foam magnets.

« Reply #9 on: February 24, 2004 11:51:22 AM »

thanks for all of the suggestions so far ,guys. theyre all great. I even have a few few of them combing in my head. I especially liked the polymer clay votive idea. I saw a sculpey clay that was kind of transparent a little while back and I think that would look really neat. That one also reminded me of sculpey covered pens, wich would be very cool too. i'm going to the craft store tonight to check out prices on supplies. feel free to keep the ideas flowing. Thanks again

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