It’s Day two of Craft Lightning, featuring quick and fun projects for Girl Scouts.
I love this one so much because it reinforces the Girl Scout Law in such a fantastic way. This hand stamped jewelry for Girl Scouts was created with ImpressArt stamps and stamping blanks.
The Girl Scout Law (along with the Promise) is the foundation. I created a printable (that you can download FREE HERE) to share the law. The girls memorize it and we, as leaders, reinforce it’s message and purpose.
After teaching the methods to use the tools and discussing safety with the hammer, the girls thought about it and created jewelry pieces that reflected what means the most to them from its message. I love what they came up with. For being Cadettes (ages 11 and 12) and doing this craft for the first time, I think they rocked it. They started with this.
…and ended with this…
The letters are the Newsprint sets but there are others to choose from. I am in love with this charm set on a necklace that Zoe made. She is always doing her best!
And this charm for a necklace makes me so happy. The girls made it for me.
I liked it so much that I made one for my co-leader.
Bracelets are reallllllllly fun. You stamp the flat piece first.
Then you bend it around a special tool. Black paint goes in the grooves to highlight the dimension. Ta Da!
Here is another bracelet being bent (after the stamping).
Isn’t it darling.
This darling charm spells out GSCO (which stand for Girl Scouts of Colorado). It is being sent in a special little bag that was stamped with our troop’s custom stamp from Expressionery to someone we appreciate at the council office.
The girls who made these are Cadettes (ages 11-12) and they LOVED every minute of it. They wanted to make so many things. I am sure we will be doing this again soon. They suggested that we make jewelry to sell as a fundraiser.
Here are some other great Scouting ideas for you too. After all, Crafty Lightning is all about sharing LOTS of fabulous ideas from lots of fantastic bloggers.
Tie Dyed Scarves for Girl Scout volunteers are over on Housewife Hellraiser HERE.
I totally LOVE this idea from Christie at Ritzy Parties. It is so clever and darling. I mean who wouldn’t buy cookies from a girl wearing a cookie sale trench coat. Check it out HERE.
The darling Thank You Notes are over on Happy Go Lucky Blog. I LOVE the way Kara used the Lemonade Alphabet die that I designed for Sizzix.
And if you missed it yesterday, I shared the awesome Girl Scout Sit-A-Can on my blog. You can check it out HERE.
I love this project with a free printable for SWAPS too!
Cheers and Happy Making,