It’s been a little over a month, but almost every day, I work on a new task, and learn something new. This is exciting, and keeps things interesting, but also a little overwhelming. I look forward to really getting in my groove after more time goes by.
My department is putting on a bunch of identical events, all over our region to boost recruitment before the school year ends. Part of my job was to gather all the supplies needed for these events. The theme this year was outdoors/camping. Guys, I love the coloring sheets so much. Especially the boy I attempted to turn into a Girl Scout by added a little hair and a sash.
Lastly, I gathered materials for 200 SWAPS. In Girl Scouts, SWAPS stands for Special Whatchamacallits Affectionately Pinned Somewhere. (Learn more about the tradition here.) Below are some instructions and images on how to make a sleeping bag SWAP, as well as a S'MORES SWAP. Both easy, cute, and perfect for a camping themed event.
Sleeping Bag SWAPS:
Supplies needed: felt, yarn, safety pin. Cut your piece of felt into a rectangle, approximately 3in x 2in.
Tightly roll up the felt, lengthwise.
Tie the two pieces of yarn onto either side of the roll up. Trim the yarn close to the double knots.
Finally, add a safety pin to the backside, so you can wear with pride!
Supplies needed: brown cardboard, dark brown felt or foam, 1 cotton ball, glue stick or hot glue gun. Cut your cardboard into pieces approximately 1in x 1in. Dark brown felt pieces should be just a little bigger than the cardboard. You could also use light brown felt instead of cardboard, and white felt for the marshmallow.
Cut your cotton ball in half.
Glue all pieces together in the following order to form your faux S'MORE: Graham cracker, chocolate, marshmallow, chocolate, graham cracker!
Insert safety pin through the back piece of cardboard. Ta-da!
Warning: these S'MORES are only adorable, not edible.