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Book Craft: “How To Put An Octopus To Bed”

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “How to Put an Octopus to Bed” by Sherri Duskey Rinker.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Ruler
  • White paper or colored construction paper- If the construction paper is not available, shapes can be drawn on white paper and colored.

Color and decorate your paper, then measure three inches down and draw a horizontal line. The three-inch section is the octopus body.

Divide the larger section into eight pieces. These will be the tentacles. Draw and cut out lines.

Gently roll paper into a circle and apply the glue to the body section of your octopus. Hold in place and allow the glue to dry.

Once dried, roll the tentacles around a marker, for a curled effect, or leave as is.

Draw and cut out eyes. Glue on. Finished!

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Book Craft: “How to Catch a Monster”

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to How to Catch a Monster by Adam Wallace and Andy Elkerton.

Materials Needed:

  • Pencil
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • White paper or colored construction paper- If the construction paper is not available, shapes can be drawn on white paper and colored.

Draw and cut out your monster.

Draw and cut out your monster’s eyes, nose, feet, hands, tail, and heart shaped face.

Glue the eyes, nose, feet, hands, tail, and face on your monster.

Once you are finished adding your parts, embellish the monster by drawing some pupils on the eyes, eyebrows, nostrils on the nose, mouth, and some hair! Make your monster cute or scary!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Book Craft: “EEK! Halloween!”

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “EEK! Halloween!” by Sandra Boynton.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • White paper or colored construction paper- If the construction paper is not available, shapes can be drawn on white paper and colored.

You will need:

Robot: Body, two arms, mouth, small square for treat bag, and small circle for hand.

Chicken: Body, beak, and crest

Glue robot together and then glue on paper. Repeat step for chicken.

Once dried, draw details on robot. Decorate arms, mouth, and treat bag.  Draw chicken wings and eyes. Don’t forget its feet!

Last step, draw a moon or bats in the sky. What do you hear your robot and chicken saying?

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

“Lost and Found”: Book Craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and it is a great follow-up to reading “Lost and Found” by Oliver Jeffers.

Materials Needed:

  • Construction paper- blue, black, orange, and white.  If you do not have construction paper, use white and color the paper.
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil or markers
  • Cotton balls (not pictured)

Draw the body of the penguin on white paper.

Draw the beak, eyes, feet, and wings. Once you are done, cut out the penguin body and parts.

Trace the parts onto construction paper and cut out the pieces.

Glue the eyes, feet, wings, and eyes on the penguin.

Take the cotton balls and pull them apart as much as you like and glue them onto the front of the penguin.  Add any final touches!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

“The Day the Crayons Quit”: Book Craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “The Day the Crayons Quit” by Drew Daywalt.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White paper or colored construction paper
  • Markers

If the construction paper is not available, shapes can be drawn on white paper and colored.

You Will Need:

  • Five – Six Crayon shapes (about 5” long)- Pick your favorite colors and cut out crayon shape for each one.

Once the crayons are cut out, draw eyes, mouth, and paper wrapper. Don’t forget to write the crayon’s name!

On the background sheet, draw and color blue clouds, red hearts, etc. What is your favorite thing to draw? How about a beautiful butterfly? A scary monster?

Last step, glue on your crayons! What is your favorite color?

Oh no! Black crayon lost his paper wrapper! Guess he has to stay in the box!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

“Arnie the Doughnut”: Book Craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “Arnie the Doughnut” by Laurie Keller.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White paper or colored construction paper
  • Markers

If the construction paper is not available, shapes can be drawn on white paper and colored.

Cut two doughnut shapes (the second shape is for the icing- edges will be scalloped), mouth, and small white circles for eyes.

Cut, color, and embellish parts. Cut the edges of one doughnut shape to be the icing. Glue on donut sprinkles.

Now, it’s time to assemble your doughnut. Glue icing on the doughnut, then glue on eyes and mouth! Almost done.

Give Arnie some arms and legs. Do you have a favorite kind of doughnut? Éclair? Apple Fritter? Glazed? Or, doughnut holes? Yummy!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

“The Fish with the Deep Sea Smile:” Book Craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to reading “The Fish with The Deep-Sea Smile” by Margaret Wise Brown.

Materials Needed: 

  • Construction paper various colors
  • Markers or crayons
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Draw the fish and fins on orange construction paper.

Draw and cut out the eyes. Choose any color you like.

Cut the fish parts out.

Glue the pieces of the fish together and glue it to a blue piece of construction paper. Draw any color in the center of the eyes.

Now that the fish is finished, draw a smile and eyebrows. Embellish it with bubbles, seaweed, and other types of fish for the background.

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

If You Give a Mouse a Cookie: Book Craft

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” by Laura Numeroff.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White paper or colored construction paper
  • Paper bag
  • Markers

If the construction paper is not available, shapes can be drawn on white paper and colored.

You will need:

Three different sized circles (ears and cookie), pink triangle (nose), two arms and overalls.

Glue in steps; glue inner and outer ears together, glue overalls on paper bag (opening of bag is bottom), glue nose in middle of bag’s flat panel (bottom of paper bag). Last step, glue ears on top of head.

Once your mouse has dried, use markers to embellish overalls with pockets and buttons. Don’t forget the eyes and whiskers!

What kind of cookie does your mouse have? Chocolate Chip? Pecan Sandies? Yummy!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

Giraffes Can’t Dance: Book Craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “Giraffes Can’t Dance” by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees.

Materials needed are construction paper (I used yellow, orange, and blue) markers, scissors, glue, and a pencil for drawing.

Draw and cut out the giraffe.

Draw and cut out the ears, spots (for the giraffe),  tree, leaves or branches, and the moon.

Glue the spots on the giraffe and the ears. Place the tree and the moon where you want to and glue them on.

Now that you have glued all the pieces on, finish the giraffe by giving him/her eyes, nose, and tongue! Give the tree some colors and draw some stars. If you want to give the picture some more scenery, add some animals like an elephant or monkey!

We want to hear how your girl is using her Girl Scout skills by taking initiative, caring for the community, and Girl Scouting at home. She can send in her story here.

“Carla’s Sandwich” Book Craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “Carla’s Sandwich” by Debbie Herman.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White paper or colored construction paper
  • Markers

If construction paper is not available, shapes can be drawn on white paper and colored.

Cut shapes for sandwich making – bread, protein, etc.

Cut, color, and embellish sandwich ingredients. Give bread a crust. Mustard has sunflower seeds and pepper.

Time to build your sandwich!

Grab a plate and start with one slice of bread. Spread mayo or I have mustard with sunflowers and pepper! Then, add the rest of your ingredients – spam, orange slices topped with pickles! Yum! Yum!

Top off your sandwich with the second slice of bread. You’re almost done.

Add some juice and lunch is ready! Bon Appetit! What kind or sandwich did you make?

 

 

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