Summer is a busy time for most people, and I'm lucky to have a portion of my summer spent at Girl's Camp. And, I'm even more lucky to spend my time at camp doing crafts! How great is that to do crafts in the beautiful outdoors amongst beautiful young women?! So here's the run down of what we did this year.
Magnetic Bulletin Boards
The first day we made these cute magnet boards. We started with a 9x13 cookie sheet purchased from the dollar store and/or WalMart. We cut our paper to size and adhered it to the back of the cookie sheet using mod podge.
While we waited for the mod podge to dry, we made these cute magnets. We had already printed the words onto colored paper and a 1" punch was used to cut them out. The girls glued the circles to the inside of the bottle caps, then once dry, covered the circle with the epoxy sticker. Magnets were glued to the back using E-6000 glue.
Once the mod podge was completely dry (using a hair dryer, or letting it sit overnight) the vinyl lettering was added. The last step was to drill two holes and add the ribbon hanger. One tip: The holes are actually easier to drill before they start the project, and a small file is necessary to remove any metal burrs that are left as a result of drilling.
Follow the links below to see where we bought the supplies:
or, you might like these magnets better
as they are smaller and have a lower profile.
Day two had us doing these super easy necklaces. The original idea can be found on SugarDoodle, along with the information of where to purchase the supplies, and also a file for the images used in the necklaces. Follow the directions they suggest and give them plenty of time to dry. We let ours sit overnight.
These images were cut with a 1" punch just like the magnets. These, however, were covered with a glued on glass bubble, as opposed to an epoxy sticker. Please note, I was unable to photograph these without getting reflective glare on the glass, so please excuse what looks like strange white patches on the photos...they are only an illusion!
The necklaces were super easy and took all but about 5 minutes to complete. Our girls have several activities available for them during their free time, crafts being just one of them. So, this project allowed them to experience some of the other fun things at camp.
Design Your Own Pillowcases
Our last project was basically a free project...nice on the budget! I had done this activity before with a smaller group of young women. You can view the original post here. The pillowcases were donated from a hotel chain. Before camp, we cut off a portion of the pillowcases and then added back a band of bright fabric. All of our fabric was donated so these cute pillowcases didn't cost a thing!
The only thing purchased for this project was a few boxes of crayons. Add to the fact that crayons are super cheap this time of year and this project cost us just a couple of dollars!
All the girls needed to do was decorate their pillowcase however they wanted to. Once complete, we used an iron to heat set the design. The girls who have done this project before say the pillowcases wash up just fine.
And that's it! Another successful year at Girl's Camp....looking forward to the next!
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