Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Girls' Camp Crafts

Natalie and I just returned from girls' camp and we had a blast!  Now that I have caught up on some much needed sleep, I wanted to post the crafts that we made at camp. 

I was asked to be in charge of the crafts and I had so many ideas running through my head.  We narrowed it down to three ideas.  We didn't get to make all three but I will be showing them all since I made a sample of each one.  The young women keep asking me about the third project so we will be doing it for a mutual night.

For the first craft each girl received one of these cute lunch bags that contained a 4X4 wood block and a picture of the Snowflake, Arizona temple.  My brother was generous enough to provide me with a picture of the temple with this years' theme.

This project was very simple.  The girls just had to paint and sand the block, then cut the picture into a 4X4 square.  (I ordered 4X6 prints)  They modge podged the picture onto the block then tied a scrap of fabric around it.  I brought a big bag of scrap fabric and several colors of paint.  It was fun to see how creative the girls were.

For the next project they received a cup with a chain and a pendant in it.


I brought some scrap paper from all of my scrapbooky projects.  They cut a square of scrapbook paper for the background, then added a monogram and other small embellishments such as rhinestones and small brads. I also brought some old magazines with me and some of the girls cut out letters or words or images from the magazines to put into their necklaces.  We used a glue stick to glue the paper down temporarily so it wouldn't float up when we put the diamond glaze in.  Then we covered the scrapbook paper with a thin layer of Diamond Glaze and let it dry for about 30 min.  The Diamond Glaze dries hard with a glossy finish.  The girls used their cups that we gave them to put the pendant in while it was drying.

The girls loved this project and I noticed many of them wore their necklaces to church the next Sunday.

The last project (the one that we didn't have time for) was a metal chalk board and magnets.  Our Bishop happens to own a heating and cooling business so we got sheet metal scraps for FREE!


Randy drilled holes in the metal to thread ribbon through for hanging.  I primed the sheet metal, painted it with chalkboard paint and threaded the ribbon through the holes.   The magnets are made with fabric flowers.  The girls are so excited for this one and they keep asking me when we are going to do it.

I think the girls really enjoyed all of the projects.  They kept telling me thanks.  They are so sweet.  We had a great time and everyone got along so well.

Camp was a blast!  I can't wait until next year!