10 1-inch gold or silver safety pins
1st and 2nd pins - 10 gold beads
Pattern can also used on bead loom
Cut a 1"x 1" piece of cardboard (or cereal box) and glue a pin to one side. Layer #1 is a 1"x1" piece of beige felt over the cardboard (on opposite side of pin) so the cardboard doesn't show (this is the bottom graham cracker). Layer #2 is a square piece of dark brown felt (for the chocolate layer) a bit smaller than the beige square. Layer #3 is a cotton ball stretched out to be the marshmallow. Layer #4 is a smaller beige felt square (cut with pinking shears or regular scissors) with felt pen dots on top to be the top layer of graham cracker. Glue each layer to the next; glue guns work the best, but tacky glue works well too. Be sure tacky glue is completely dry before wearing or they all fall off.
Reindeer Puzzle Pin
3 small puzzle pieces painted brown (One piece is the face, the other 2 glued behind like antlers) Glue wiggle eyes on face piece Paint red nose on tip of face piece Paint little holly leaves and berries on one of the antler pieces. Glue pin on back
Paint craft stick (or tongue depressor for larger version) white Top tip painted black. Cut a round piece of black felt with a slit in the middle Slip over black end and glue front of felt to stick Draw or paint eyes and mouth black, orange triangle nose Tie a thin strip of fabric or ribbon for scarf Glue pin on back
Polar Bear Pin/Necklace
White Sculpey clay cut out with 2" bear cookie cutter. Before baking stick safety pin into back. Paint on face and little holly leaves and berries on one leg. Varnish for a shiny look. Add little tiny bow on neck. Run gold cord through pin for necklace.
Bead Angel Pin
On thin wire string 7 pearl beads, run ends of wire back through. Add next row 6 beads. Each row has one less bead. String one larger pearl for head. Twist wires together and string tiny gold beads for halo. Make loop with gold bead part. On separate wire make a circle of gold beads and twist into wings. Glue on back with hot glue and add a pin (Use larger beads to make tree ornaments and glue cord to back)
Use the cookie cutter as a pattern- trace outline on the styrofoam Bake at 350 on foil covered cookie sheet. Watch carefully, they melt fast, they will curl up and down, when flat remove from oven. They can be colored with markers before or after baking Attach pin to back.
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Materials (per mouse):
Do a Good Turn Daily Pin
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Directions: Mix Plaster of Paris according to instructions. With a spoon, fill molds with Plaster of Paris. Let set till firm. Remove from mold and let dry, preferable 24 hours before coloring them. The girls can decorate them in any fashion they prefer. Glue pins onto back of heart. If you have some narrow lace, you can glue that onto the back for an extra frill. For an interesting effect, color with markers while the plaster is still a bit damp (it will feel cool). The colors will bleed into each other, and it looks really cool.
Love Stamp Pins
Go Fish Swap
Cut film canister down to 1/4" deep leave long strip 1/4" wide attached for handle. Bend the "handle" back slightly. Glue in yellow, white and brown felt scraps for bacon and eggs. Thread string through "handle" to make necklace or attach pin to back. Canteen
Glue together two gray lids from film canisters, glue ribbon around the outside, leaving a loop for a handle, glue pony bead on top of circle for a canteen.
Wrap fuzzy green pipe cleaner around a twig (put pin on end of stem before wrapping), add one or two small eyes, maybe a red pom-pom for a nose and you have a worm on a twig.
Cut felt in a rectangle, roll up and tie with string for a bed-roll.
Rock salt in a piece of clear plastic tied off with a twist for a bag of ice.
Wrap and glue a 1/4"-1/2" strip of paper on to a straw leaving a little flap hanging, cut it off, string it on to a loop of string for a camp TP swap
Brown felt circle folded in half with green lettuce felt, yellow cheese, and red tomato.
White cotton on a small stick for a marshmallow on a twig.
Scraps left over from sit-upon making cut to make tiny sit-upons