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Girl Scout Daisies Holiday Meeting: Ornament Making

Happy Holidays!!!!

We had our 5th meeting of the year this past week. I wanted to keep it low key as it's close to the holidays but also have some fun!

We opened up the meeting as usual in our Daisy Circle. We recapped on our Cookie Goals from last meeting and said the Girl Scout Promise and practiced the Girl Scout Law. Then we went straight into the fun activities!

Girl Scout Daisy Ornament

What you need:

Green pipe cleaners

Green and White pony beads

Blue flower bead

ribbon to hang on the tree

hole puncher

Print out for your daisy troop.You can download the publisher file I created here: 

Daisy Ornament Tag

I set out a couple of plates with both the white and green pony beads. I handed each girl a blue bead and myself and a couple of adults helped the girls string the beads on the green pipe cleaners. 

Once the girls had the desired number of beads (15 on each side worked best) we twisted the pipe cleaners and trimmed the edges. I twisted them a couple of times to ensure they would stay. 

Then you string the ribbon around the twisted area and make a knot. 

Slide the hole punched tag through the ribbon and make another knot to keep it in place. 

Lastly, make another knot at the ends to create a hoop that can allow the ornament to hang on the tree.

What do ya think?

Our second activity we decorated snowflake sugar cookies with white icing and blue shining sprinkles. I put out a couple of ramekins of different toppings through out the table and we passed around the bag of icing to each girl. I would have liked to have another bag of icing to speed up the process as we have ten girls but surprisingly the girls were pretty patient.

The girls had so much fun doing these two activities and it took up the full hour for the meeting. We also played some festive music in good party fashion. You can serve snacks or cookies and milk. We did not because our meetings are in the evenings and as parents voted it was best not to feed them that late.

If you would like other ideas...

Girl Scout Christmas Ornament!  Materials Needed: 20

This idea is super cute: 

Tree ornament with beads

Pipe Cleaner Trees Christmas Craft for Train Sets and Small Worlds from Play Trains!

This one is my favorite!

Check out Play Trains website: 

DIY pipe cleaner trees

I hope you all have a wonderful holiday and have fun with your little Girl Scouts!!

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Project: Wedding Shadow Box

I was looking for ways to display some of my things from my wedding. I wanted to use our invitation, program and some florals from my bouquet. I found this deep shadow box at a home goods store for 15 bucks! Heres what I was able to design. I used my pins from the bouquet to stabilize the stationary. I hot glued the dried flowers after careful dissembling of the bouquet and rearrangement. I was very pleased with the way it turned out and it is now hung on my wall next to our wedding portraits!

Posted on January 28, 2011 and filed under Create.

Pudding Finger Paint!!

Today was a fun day with Bella and I! After Daddy left for work we took a nap together. When we both woke up fresh and in a great mood, I decided to do a fun activity!!!

Pudding Paint!

 It's messy but for a child that's 18 month is perfect. It allows their creativity and imagination flow and its safe, just in case they put it in their mouths.

What you do, is make instant pudding, you can use food coloring on a white pudding and create different colors. Bella was only interested in chocolate... boy does she take after mommy!

After cleaning up, and taking a bath, we went for a walk and stopped at the park! Bella loves the park. On the way we were squirrel hunting, okay maybe hunting is not the word, more like spotting. In addition to squirrels, we spotted planes as well. She never misses one when they go by:)!

Afterwards we wrote a get well card to Grandma, who is in the hospital right now. We hope you get better soon Grandma! Love You! Muah!

Posted on September 13, 2010 and filed under Parenting.