Ideas for Girl Scout Brownie Crafts

    CRAFTS CLASSES
    TO INSPIRE CREATIVITY
    by Kyra Sheahan

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    Kyra Sheahan has been a writer for various publications since 2008. Her work has been featured in "The Desert Leaf" and "Kentucky Doc Magazine," covering health and wellness, environmental conservatism and DIY crafts. Sheahan holds an M.B.A. with an emphasis in finance.

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    Girl Scouts Brownies are second- and third-grade girls who are grouped in a division of the scouting program. Brownies meet weekly with their troop leaders to do activities. As a troop leader, you will need age-appropriate crafts for your Brownies, who are between 7 and 10 years old.

    Card Creations

    Have each Brownie create a card to give to a person of her choice. Supply the girls with all kinds of embellishments including doilies, rhinestones, sequins, glitter glue, colorful yarn, stickers, sea shells, to add to cards made with medium-stock paper. Be sure to have plenty of craft glue and scissors. Allow each girl to design her own card. Advise the group to write the inside of the card first, then work on the outside design. When the girls are finished, they can take their cards home with them.

    Paper Bag Puppets

    Provide the materials for paper-bag puppets: brown paper lunch bags, craft glue, googly eyes, buttons, colorful yarn, scissors, scraps of fabric or wallpaper, glitter and sequins. Use the yarn to give the paper bag puppets hair, while the fabric and papers be used as the puppets' clothes. If this activity is being hosted during a particular holiday, such as Halloween, create a theme for the puppet designs, such as ghosts and goblins or witches.

    Grouch-in-a-Can

    With this activity, Brownies will create a Grouch-in-a-Can using green pom-poms, googly eyes, craft glue and empty film canisters or plastic spice bottles. Instruct the girls to glue the eyes on the green pompom, and glue the pom-pom to the upper area of the film canister. A toothpick should be used to apply the craft glue, because the girls will only need to use a thin strip of it.

    Filter Flowers

    Guide your Brownies in making flowers out of coffee filters. Provide the troop with green pipe cleaners, craft glue, watercolor paints, paintbrushes and white coffee filters. Have the girls decorate the coffee filters with the paints. Gather the bottom of the coffee filters to create a point at the bottom. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the point to connect to "flowers" to the "stem."

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