My Girl Scout troop is earning their Animal Helpers badge and in the process learning about how animals are helpful to people. They have been literally begging me to take them to visit the Denver Dumb Friends League to donate items and see the rescue pets. We are going this Saturday and they are so excited. In addition to collecting items like food, toys, cotton balls and paper towels; the girls also made fleece blankets for the animals. My idea was to cut them down to size from the bright colors of fleece we purchased at Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store. Their idea was to embellish them with felt puppies and a little hand stitching. I love how much these sixth graders love to stitch. Luckily we have a troop supply of Kunin Group Classic Felt and embroidery floss on hand. They totally rocked the blankets.
The girls traced lids to plastic bins then cut them out to make the little blankets.
Then they freehand cut out the pieces of Eco-Fi Classic felt to make the puppies.
They amaze me. Like the girls, every puppy is unique and special.
The blankets add such a pop of HAPPY to the other items collected to donate. I love that the troop has their own custom stamp from Expressionery to use for this project too.
The girls made a few other things to donate too. They will be on the blog over at Kunin Group NEXT week for Scout Saturday! Here is a sneak peek of the the felt puppy made with a die that I designed for Ellison Education. (You can buy it HERE.)
Cheers to Making a Difference and Creating,