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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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Girl Scouting at home: “Dragons Love Tacos” craft

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

Materials Needed:

  • Red, green, yellow, and brown construction paper or white paper that you can color
  • Crayons/Colored Pencils/Markers
  • Paper plate or heavy paper for taco
  • Glue
  • Scissors

Fold the paper plate in half for the taco shell.

What ingredients do you like on your taco?

Cut green paper into thin strips and then fold back and forth to make it look wrinkled like lettuce!

Cut red paper into small pieces for the tomatoes.

Next, use brown paper for hamburger or white paper for shreds of chicken. Cut bean shapes out of brown or white paper.

Cut orange paper into thin strips for the cheese shreds.

You can now assemble your tacos!  Be creative and add whatever ingredients you like. Add some color to your shell if you would like.

If you enjoyed this book, you can look for the sequel, “Dragons Love Tacos 2.”

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Girl Scouting at home: “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” Craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to reading “One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish” by Dr. Seuss.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pen/Pencil
  • White paper or colored construction paper (If you don’t have construction paper, shapes can be drawn on white paper and colored)
  • Markers

You will need:

  • One Red fish
  • One Blue fish
  • Fishbowl

Place fishbowl on paper and lightly outline opening. Decorate opening with plants and small rocks/gravel on bottom. Once decorations are finished, glue fishbowl in place.

Add/glue down your fish!

Alternative

Glue clear plastic (old sheet protector or baggie) over opening. When fishbowl is glued down, leave top open so fish can be taken out.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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