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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!

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.

“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.

STEM Club Activity: Miniature Greenhouses

Today, we’re going to make our own miniature greenhouses! If you would like more activities like this one, join us every other week on Thursdays after school for one of GSCO’s STEM Clubs. Click here for Daisy STEM Club. Click here for Brownie and Junior STEM Club.

You will need:

  • One Paper plate
  • Markers
  • Soil
  • Seeds of any kind
  • Two Clear plastic cups
  • Tape

What is the greenhouse effect? From Britannica Kids: “The greenhouse effect is a warming of Earth’s surface and the air above it. It is caused by gases in the air that trap heat from the Sun. These heat-trapping gases are called greenhouse gases, a common greenhouse gas actually comes from our bodies! Carbon Dioxide! Without the greenhouse effect, Earth would be too cold for life to exist.”

What is a greenhouse? A greenhouse is a building where plants such as flowers and vegetables are grown. Greenhouses warm up during the day by capturing the heat from the sunlight and keep in the heat overnight. The warmth and humidity that a greenhouse provides helps the plants grow faster than they would without a greenhouse. A gardener without a greenhouse is like a cook without a stove!

Let’s make our greenhouse!

Step One: Decorate your plate and cup. You can decorate it with drawings of the plants that will grow in your greenhouse or however you choose. Get creative!

Step Two: Fill one of your clear plastic cups halfway with soil.

Step Three: Take your pinky finger and put four or five little holes in the soil.  Put your seeds in the holes you made in the soil. Then, put a little scoop of soil on top of the seeds!

Step Four: Add some water on top of the soil and place the other plastic cup on top of the other.

Step Five: Tape only one side of the two cups together so the cups can still open on a side and you can water it.  Set your greenhouse somewhere in your house that has sunshine and watch your plants grow!

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.

“I Stink!:” Book Craft

This easy craft is perfect for younger Girl Scouts (or younger siblings) and is a great follow-up to “I Stink!” by Kate and Jim McMullan.

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:

Truck body, truck cab, grille, horn stack, rear view mirror, and four tires.

Cut, color, and embellish truck parts.

Assemble truck together and glue down.

What does your garbage truck stink like?

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.