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I took the Brownie craft session at January Thaw yesterday and Guider Suzanne who led the session is one crafty lady. This is just one of her great ideas.

She showed us how to make cute blingy rings for little fingers.


  • You need juice carton inserts (the little loopy thing that you have to unscrew the top to get). Start collecting them now for a super neat craft.
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  • Sharpie markers (indelible markers)
  • Stick on jewels.
  • Possibly a glue gun.

Here’s what you do:

  1. Everyone gets an insert and an indelible marker/Sharpie. Girls to colour the top. Collect the markers when they’re done.
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  2. Make sure to build in some time for the marker to dry. If you don’t, the jewels won’t stick.
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  3. After a minute of dry-time, distribute the stick on jewels and have the girls decorate as they wish – you may need to ration bigger jewels. And because the insert is a little bit rounded or has a pimple in the middle – you might need to use a glue gun.

Super fun. Super cute. Start collecting juice inserts TODAY – and ask your unit parents to collect them too!

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Our April 19 meeting was pretty low key.  We had just come back from camp so everyone is pretty tired. 

6:30 Arrival Activity Reduce, Reuse, Recycle Word Search (from alschutzman.com)

6:40 Circle Time

6:50 Brownie Circle

7:00 Program

Earth Day Quiz http://www.squiglysplayhouse.com/Games/Quizzes/Holidays/EarthDay.html 

Then we made Toilet Roll Flowers.  This was one my Mom did with my Nephew a while ago.  They turned out really well – we used one toilet roll per girl and I had paper clips to reinforce the glue while it dried.


And then outside for a park cleanup.  Thankfully it was nice out and there was nothing too yucky in our local park.  Everyone was given gloves, instructions to not pick up anything sharp, and then we just went outside for a walk till the end of the meeting.

Nice.  And.   Relaxing.

Happy Earth Day.

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