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Book Craft: “Run, Turkey, Run!”

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “Run, Turkey, Run!” by Diane Mayr.

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:

  • Tail feathers
  • Legs
  • Wings
  • Head
  • Turkey body

Decorate the turkey pieces. Outline the feathers and give them a little color.

Once your turkey is colored, it is time to glue him together.

Once your turkey is done, he is ready to be hung on the door or color a background to glue him onto.

Run, Turkey, Run!

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Book Craft: Finklehopper Frog

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “Finklehopper Frog” by Irene Livingston.

 

Materials Needed:

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

Draw your frog on either white paper or construction paper.

Cut your frog out.  You can color your frog first if you want or wait until the next step.

Once you cut your frog out, glue it to a piece of construction paper as a background. If you did not color it before cutting it out, color your frog now. What will your frog’s jogging suit look like?

Draw some friends that can go jogging with your frog on the background. Now, give them some color.  Add a dog, mouse, maybe a rabbit?

Add details. For instance, will you add a tree? Maybe some grass? Be creative and have fun!

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 was at the can send in her story here.

Book Craft: “How to Catch a Unicorn”

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

Materials Needed:

  • Construction paper or white paper
  • Markers
  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • Pencil

Draw two circles or ovals on any color of construction paper of your choice. One big for the head a smaller one for the mouth.

Cut both circles out.

Draw a horn and two ears on any color of paper that you want. Mix and match to give your unicorn more color!

Cut the horn and ears out.

Glue your mouth, horn, and ears on your head. If you prefer, you can color them first.

Now, draw the eyes, nostrils, and mouth.  If you want, you can add the inner circle to the ears.

Color your unicorn and add details. Will your unicorn’s horn be gold or rainbow? What color do you want the eyes to be? You can add hair!  Have fun and enjoy the unicorn!

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: “The Pout-Pout Fish”

 

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “The Pout-Pout Fish” by Deborah Diesen.

Materials Needed:

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

You will need:

Fish body, side fins, top fin, two eyes, and fishtail.

Decorate individual pieces before gluing Pout-Pout fish on paper.

Once dried, draw background features or more fish. Outline Pout-Pout fish for more color.

Use scrap paper to cut out leaves, squid, or other fish.

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: “Green Eggs and Ham”

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “Green Eggs and Ham” by Dr. Seuss.

Materials needed:

  • Paper
  • Scissors
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • Ruler

Draw the ham and eggs. You will need five of each.

Color the ham green and the center of the eggs green.

Cut the ham and eggs out.

Draw the tic-tac-toe grid and use a marker to outline it. Use any color you want.

You can add some color to your board. Draw some Dr. Seuss characters or color the background!  Challenge your friends and family to a game. Have fun!

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: “I Like Myself”

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “I Like Myself” by Karen Beaumont.

Materials needed: 

  • Construction paper any color or white paper and you can color it
  • Markers
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue (optional)

Here are three different figures you can choose from or make your own.

Draw your figure with a pencil.

You can leave the figure that you chose on your piece of paper or you can cut it out.  You can also choose construction paper to put your figure on.

Draw a face on your figure.

Now, add some hair.

Color your outfit. What do you like to wear? Do you like ribbons in your hair?  Do you like earrings? Add anything you want to your character.

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: “Plants Can’t Sit Still”

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to reading “Plants Can’t Sit Still” by Rebecca E. Hirsch.

Materials Needed:

  • Glue
  • Scissors
  • White paper or colored construction paper- If you don’t have construction paper, draw the shapes on white paper and color them.
  • Markers

You will need:

One sheet of red and green paper, folded hamburger style.

Cut red paper in half, approximately 6”x9”. Fold 6×9 piece of paper in half. This will be the opening area of your Venus Flytrap finger puppet.

Round off the square corners of the red paper and glue in the center of the green paper.

Draw a jagged outline on the three opened sides.

Cut out your Venus Flytrap.

Cut two, one-inch strips and glue into a circle. Once they are dry, smash flat. These will be your finger straps.

Glue a finger strap on each side. Decorate the straps, so they are easy to find.

Insert your pointer finger and thumb into the straps. Decorate your fly trap with color, draw in the sensor hairs. Now, your Venus Flytrap can open and close! How many flies will it catch?

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: “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!

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: “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.