Girl Scouts Brownies are second- and third-grade girls who are grouped in a division of Girl Scouts called Brownies. Brownies meet weekly with their troop leaders to do activities. As a troop leader it is important to come up with age-appropriate crafts for your Brownies, who are between 7 and 10 years old.
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Have each Brownie create a card to give to a person of her choice. Supply the girls with all kinds of card crafts, including medium-stock paper, doilies, rhinestones, sequins, glitter glue, colourful yarn, stickers, sea shells, craft glue and scissors. Allow each girl to design her own card. Advise the group to write the inside of the card first, then work on the outside design. When the girls are finished they can take their cards home with them.
Paper Bag Puppets
Create a craft project to make paper bag puppets. Provide the materials: brown paper lunch bags, craft glue, googly eyes, buttons, colourful yarn, scissors, glitter and sequins. Use the yarn to give the paper bag puppets hair. Also provide scraps of fabric or wallpaper, which can be used as the puppets' clothes. Each girl in the troop will craft her own puppet. If this activity is being hosted during a particular holiday, such as Halloween, create a theme for the puppet designs, such as ghosts and goblins or witches.
With this activity, Brownies will create a Grouch-in-a-Can using green pom-poms, googly eyes, craft glue and empty film canisters. Instruct the girls to glue the eyes on the green pom-pom, and glue the pom-pom to the upper area of the film canister. A toothpick should be used to apply the craft glue because the girls will only need to use a thin strip of it. When they are done, each girl will have a Grouch-in-a-Can.
Guide your Girl Scout Brownies to make flowers out of coffee filters. Provide the troop with green pipe cleaners, craft glue, watercolour paints, paintbrushes and white coffee filters. Have the girls decorate the coffee filters with the paints. Have them decorate a few coffee filters to make a bunch of flowers. Take the layers of coffee filters and create a point at the bottom. Wrap the pipe cleaner around the point to connect to "flowers" to the "stem."
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