AHG Merit Badge Help – Pen & Paper #4 – Paper snowflakes

Last week I shared how to create silhouettes, a PiPa requirement for the Pen and Paper Merit Badge.  This week I thought I would share a Tenderheart level requirement.

With the recent flu outbreak, I had the privilege of leading the Tenderheart unit meeting.  Paper snowflakes paired perfectly with the troop devotional that night. God made each of us unique and with different spirits (based on 1 Corinthians 12).

I began the discussion by asking what the girls knew about snowflakes. And was able to move the conversation how each snowflake is different.

From there we created our own snowflakes.  I was surprised how much the girls enjoyed this activity.  Every one of the girls wanted to make multiple snowflakes.  Even the Patriots who stopped by my room after the meeting wanted to get in on the action.

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AHG Badge Help – Young Meteorologist #16

With today being the first full day of winter, I wanted to share a seasonal badge help.

Wilson Bentley became famous after he developed a method for photographing snowflakes in the late 1800’s.  During his lifetime he photographed over 5000 different snowflakes. The most startling realization was that no two snowflakes were alike, each one was unique. Continue reading “AHG Badge Help – Young Meteorologist #16”

January Dishcloth

Did you know that there is 354 days till Christmas? For us crafters it’s never to early to start thinking about Christmas.  My knitted dishcloths have been a hit, and my sweet sister even requested another set for Christmas 2015.

Via Pinterest, I found a blog post on Kathleen’s Creations blog where she donated a set of 12 dishcloths to charity, one for each month of the year. Each dishcloth was a different color and matched the month. I loved the idea so I have decided to adapt the idea to work for me.  I have been scouring the internet looking for free patterns that will make dishcloths that are the same size to create a set for Christmas 2015.

For January, I purchased a couple skeins of Robin Egg blue by Sugar ‘n Cream and knitted up a snowflake pattern by Monnibo Designs that I found on Ravelry (here). It should come as no surprise to you that I changed the border on the pattern by slipping purl-wise the first stitch of each row in order to create a smoother border. I also used a size 6 needle, instead of the size 7 she recommends.

January Dishcloth

If you are interested in the set, check back on the first Monday of each month a new pattern.