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Girl Guides of Prince Edward Island shared this on their Facebook page today and I think this is COOL. We’re doing Key to the Arts (Act it Out) this year and this might be a nifty craft to make that happen.

Check out DIY Spoon Puppets from Kid Play Do.

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Tomorrow night we’re Cleaning the Capital with Sparks for Earth Day. The Weather Network says that the two days of rain we’re currently enjoying (it isn’t snow!) should be done by the time our meeting starts but I wanted a backup plan. We’ll still go out in anything except a thunder storm.

I’ve got a stash of Terrific Trash crafts that will do in a pinch (Thanks to January Thaw).

6:30 – Arrival Game

6:40 – Brownie Inspections

6:50 – Brownie Ring

7:00 Program – Earth Day Quiz – use this as a discussion starter.

Terrific Trash Craft Night! To note, it takes about a year to accumulate enough trash for these crafts so, unless you’re a natural collector, read this meeting and start collecting for next year when Earth Day comes back.

And if we use all of those up, we’ll do some running games and it’ll be fine.

Here’s hoping we end up tromping around in a squishy field in our rubber gloves with black garbage bags. I like that we’ll be outside.  =)

Happy Earth Day.

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I love www.theidearoom.net. Amy always has fantastic ideas that could be used in a big Brownie unit too.

Today’s is called Frozen Games – like from the movie – and you could use this exactly as drawn. BUT, you could adapt this concept to any theme with the right graphic or clipart. You could Roll a Tidy Tent or Campsite, a Halloween Scene, a Guiding Trefoil, or a Brownie Uniform (key to Brownies). Cool, huh?

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Those of us facing another Canadian Winter know that if you leave white glue out to freeze (i.e. packed in the car during the workday ready for that night’s Brownie meeting), you end up with a gloppy mess that does not resemble glue in any way.

We have discovered that CLEAR GLUE doesn’t change consistency when frozen. I’m not sure if it won’t freeze at all, but it is perfectly useable after being frozen. Further hint… If your kids are looking for a science fair experiment for school, this might work (and I’d love to know the result). And do people from warmer climates have similar issues with storing glue in a hot car?

Finding glue that can be frozen is a big deal for a Canadian Brown Owl that often has Brownie supplies in her car.

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Hawk Owl Jen’s Mom has been surfing Pinterest and found this Paper Plate Owl Craft from HuppieMama.com.  Thanks Sharon for the idea.  =)

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This looks like a great craft. The supplies aren’t that expensive and it should be easy enough for little hands to do (probably not as neatly as the example, but it would be fun to see what happens).

Check out the DIY Fall Shabby Pumpkin from Sara Dawn Designs (definitely follow the link because she has some good instructions and there’s a key one that makes the project).

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Owl Crafts

Here’s a cute craft that Brownies could definitely do. Check out Kid Craft: Owls from Natural Kids.

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