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Book Craft for “The Bad Seed”

 

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “The Bad Seed” by Jory John.

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:

  • Two Seed bodies
  • Four Eyes
  • Two Black strips for eyebrows

Draw thick and thin stripes on seed shape.

Glue on eyes and draw mouth. The bad seed.

Repeat steps on second seed shape but give it a happy face. Glue on the band-aid. Now, you have the good seed!

Glue seeds on construction paper and draw hands and feet.

Which are you today? The bad seed? Or, the good seed?

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“Fish Eyes” by Lois Ehlert: Book Craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “Fish Eyes” by Lois Ehlert.

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:

  • Various shapes for fish bodies
  • Save paper scraps for decorating

Decide your fish design and how many to make. I have eight skinny fish. Glue down your fish.

Embellish your fish and seascape!

Don’t forget your COUNTING FISH!

Use your imagination on colorful fish. Bold colors, smiling, striped. What kind of fish will you make?

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“Three Billy Goats Gruff” Book Craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to the fairy tale “Three Billy Goats Gruff.”

You will need:

  • Brown, green, blue and white construction paper or you can just use all white and color
  • Crayons, markers, or colored pencils
  • Scissors
  • Glue

First, you need to take a full sheet of white paper and color the whole thing blue for sky (or use light blue paper).

Cut a wavy shape out of dark blue paper to represent the water. Water should cover a little more than half the background paper. Cut a green piece of paper to be the grass.

Next, cut a long strip to represent the bridge. The bridge needs to cover most of the page.

Now, we are ready to create our scene.

Glue the grass in the bottom right corner. Glue the water to the bottom left corner. The shapes should overlap just a little. Now, you want to glue your bridge right in the middle of the page.

Now, we need to create three billy goats: one big, one medium, and one small. They will need to all fit on your bridge, so watch your sizes!

Glue your goats starting on the left with the largest goat, then the medium, and finally, the small one.

Next, we need to cut out the troll. He can be any color you would like.

Your final step will be to glue the troll under the bridge!

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“Clifford the Big Red Dog” Book Craft

 

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to reading “Clifford the Big Red Dog” by Norman Bridwell.

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:

  • Dog face (peanut shape)
  • Two Red ears (elongated teardrop shape)
  • One Nose (triangle shape)
  • Two Eyes

Glue red ears to backside of head.

Color black pupil on two eyes and glue on head. Add nose on lower portion of head.

Once head is dried, draw eyebrows and mouth.

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Girl Scouting at Home: “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss Book Craft

 

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to reading “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss.

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Materials needed:

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

If you don’t have construction paper, draw the shapes on white paper and color them.

You will need:

  • One Top hat
  • Three Red stripes for the hat
  • One Large circle for the face
  • Ears, nose, and whiskers

Glue red stripes on your hat. Glue your nose and whiskers on the cat’s face. Draw the eyes and mouth on the cat’s face.

Last step, glue the hat on your cat’s head and add his ears.

Now, you can embellish your cat. Give him some freckles. Can your cat balance a tea cup on his head?

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Girl Scouts at Home: “Grumpy Monkey” book craft

 

 

 

 

 

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “Grumpy Monkey” by Suzanne Lang.

Materials needed:

  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Crayons, markers, or colored pencils
  • Green, brown and white construction paper

Cut a strip of brown paper to measure about five-inches wide by 11 inches long. This will be the body of your monkey. At each end, measure and cut a three-inch line from the top and bottom of the body. On one side, fold cut towards outside edge in a triangle shape. This will be the monkey’s feet.

To make the branch, cut an 11 inches long by two-inches wide piece of paper. Roll the paper tightly to form an 11 inch long tube. Alternate options are a pencil or straw.

To form the arms, roll the split piece around the tube you created or around a pencil or straw. You will need to put glue on the brown paper when you have it wrapped securely. Be careful not to glue the brown paper to the tube, you want to make sure the brown will swing around the tube.

Assemble and glue the monkey’s features. First, glue large white oval in center of the body, this is his belly. Glue the monkey’s face (head, mouth, and ears) and glue at top of belly.

The last step is to glue on the monkey’s tail. If you would like to add a leaf to the end of the branch you can color one or cut one from the green paper. Be sure to add a smile or frown on his mouth and add two small dots at the top of the face for nostrils. Now your Monkey is ready to swing.

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Girl Scouting at Home: “Hooper Humperdink . . .?  Not him!” by Dr. Seuss Craft

 

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “Hooper Humperdink…?  Not Him!” by Dr. Seuss.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pen/Pencil
  • 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:

  • One Container/Pot
  • 5 – 6 Balloons, different colors

Once pot and balloons are in place, glue down.

Once glue is dried, embellish the container, draw strings on balloons.

Now you can write the names of friends on your balloons!

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Girl Scouting at home: “Mother Bruce” craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to reading “Mother Bruce” by Ryan T. Higgins.

Materials needed:

  • Construction paper
  • Glue
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Scissors

You will need one large brown circle (head), one medium light brown circle (nose), two small brown circles (ears), a medium size black triangle, and four large white egg shapes.

Glue ears on head. Glue black triangle on upper portion of light brown circle, then glue onto head.

Once dried, draw two small black dots for eyes and small upside down line for his frown. Next, draw a thick wavy line (tilde) for Bruce’s eyebrow. Embellish his ears and head with lines for fur.

Don’t forget Bruce’s goose eggs!

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Girl Scouting at home: “Dragons Love Tacos 2 The Sequel” craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to reading “Dragons Love Tacos 2 The Sequel” by Adam Rubin.

Spicy tacos can make dragons breathe fire!  To make a dragon to go with your tacos, you will need:

  • Card stock/Cardboard/Any type of tube
  • Crayons/Paint/Markers
  • Red, yellow, orange, or white paper
  • Tape/Glue
  • Scissors

Get your tube or cut a rectangle of paper or cardboard to roll into a tube. Color your tube anyway you would like to make a fun dragon, decorate with spots or make it plain – your choice.

Cut strips of paper that you have either colored or use colored paper. You can also use tissue paper, if you have any. Glue colored strips all along one end of the tube to be the fire.

Draw and cut circles out of white for the eyes and a rectangle tab to attach on the back so the eyes will stand up. Glue the tabs on the eyes, then when dried, glue or tape eyes on.

You now have a dragon friend! You can make your dragon your own by skipping the fire and adding teeth. Try pom poms for eyes, add scales or nostrils. Experiment and make a few.

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Girl Scouting at home: “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons” craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to reading “Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons” by Eric Litwin.

Materials needed:

  • Construction paper, five various colors or white paper
  • Glue/Tape
  • Crayons/Markers
  • Scissors
  • Optional: Four plastic buttons, paper tube

Roll paper into tube and glue/tape. Or color your tube.

Using the top of tube, determine the head size. Draw the head with neck long enough to insert into tube opening.

Cut out eyes and nose. Draw eyes pupils.

Cut a tail that looks like a backwards letter “C.”

Have an adult help you cut a slit at the base of the tube about an inch from the bottom. Insert the tail into the tube through the slit.

Now, Pete needs his groovy buttons! Cut out various shapes of paper buttons or use plastic buttons. Glue on.

 

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