I loved this idea so much! All the girls were so excited and the parents loved it too!!!
It was part of a Valentines celebration but this can really be done so many different ways all throughout the year.
- Crystal light tubes (shown in pictures), toilet paper or paper towel roll use resources wisely!
- craft paper
- Pencil, Markers or crayons (to write with)
- fun stickers
- Red Sharpi
- cloth squares (2 for each tube) *if your using toilet paper rolls
- rubber bands (2 for each tubes) *if your using toilet paper rolls
- tape or washi tape
Using toilet paper rolls-cut your craft paper to the size of your paper roll. Enough to wrap around the tube and an extra half inch. Use tape to secure the paper. If you have some extra on the ends you can fold it over the role. Seal one end with a piece one of the square cloths and a rubber band.
For everything else- Have each girl put her name on their tube with the sharpi marker.
Cut out strips of craft paper for the girls to write their notes on. I suggest a width of inch. Length will depend on the size of your tube.
Start with one of your girls and have each of the girl scout sisters write something nice on a strip of the craft paper. It can be one word or a sentence. **I actually wrote out several different words for the girls to use in case they got stuck. Having the words in front of them or on a sheet of paper will help with the spelling and keep the notes a surprise!
When the girls are done writing their "caring" notes, have them put them in the girls tube and seal it up with the lid. If using a toilet paper roll, use the other piece of cloth and rubber band. Have each girl decorate their own tube with stickers or washi tape and they're done!
Don't let the girls read them until they get home or the end of the meeting. It can be a surprise!
Make sure you complete one for each girl scout in the troop even if she is not present. Our girls really loved this idea and it was a nice self-esteem booster!