Spring Links

I was working on a list of interested craft projects to share with my local Girl Scout community and thought that I might as well share my favorites here too.  Most of my comments might be Girl Scout related, but most of these I might try to do with my daughters in the next few weeks. 

Recycled Magazine coasters – great idea to go with the energy/recycling them of the It’s Your Planet! Journey for Junior Girl Scouts.  It’s also a great way to get rid of the piles and piles and PILES of magazines in my house without just dumping them in the recycling bin.

If you want to take the coasters a step further, try the Recycled Magazine baskets . I’m thinking about making some of these to use for my smaller crochet projects that I have spread around the house. I always have at least 3 or 4 in progress in various rooms for those times when I actually sit down and relax.

Use this “momtastic” memo box for inspiration to make a container of goodies for Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation Day, end of year gifts for dance teachers, etc.

Make a Magic Leprechaun Mirror (might be a great Daisy or Brownie project)

Crazy cheap way to make cute crayons and maybe more for a personal project for you and your kids. I’ve seen many different versions of these but never thought of getting the mold cheap at the dollar store.

Printable paper dolls . You’ll be out the cost of ink to print a few sheets of these out for the girls in your troop, but these would make a good craft to have the girls work on as they arrive to the troop meetings.

Crafting with kids windchime – there’s a downloadable PDF of all instructions at the bottom.  I think this would make a great project for a troop in any age range.



One thought on “Spring Links

  1. Heather - Dollar Store Crafts March 4, 2010 at 5:10 pm Reply

    Thanks for including me in your roundup. My kids loved the Leprechaun mirror! Fun & simple!

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