I know many of you shy away from the badges in the Supplemental Handbook. While the requirements seem to be more challenging, when broken down into smaller pieces they are doable. My PiPa unit is currently tackling the Pen and Paper Merit Badge. Continue reading
Each year for Christmas my sister and I exchange handmade items. I love that we share a love for all things handmade. This year I made my sister a glass cross suncatcher.
To create this piece, I foil wrapped and soldered glass baubles from the craft store.
If you like this project, check out this cross I made previously (here).
The next easy SWAP that I included in the SWAP kits I made for camp was a Tic Tac Toe in a bag SWAP. If you have ever looked on Pinterest, you will find dozens of these SWAPS. They are not very hard to make and this is not a new idea, but I hope you find the printable tag helpful.Into a 2×3 inch plastic jewelry bag place 10 pony beads (5 of each color) along with the tag. Just be sure to write your name and troop number on the back of each SWAP tag.
Tic Tac Toe SWAP tag
Every year at camp there is at least one new girl who has no idea what a SWAP is. Then there are those who ran out of time before camp to make any, or worse, they made them but left them at home on the kitchen table. This summer the camp directors asked me to put together SWAP kits to help those who did not have SWAPS to trade. Using paper lunch sacks, I placed all of the supplies to create 15-25 SWAPS with a sample pinned to the outside of the bag. All of them were super easy, inexpensive, and needed no detailed instructions. I thought I would share these super easy SWAPS with you.