Saturday, June 18, 2011

Girl's Camp Crafts

Girl's Camp is over = Stress is over...for the moment!

I had 6 different crafts for the girls to work on.  The YW were all so good and most of all respectful, which is always nice when you are dealing with hot glue guns.

Here are two of the projects for you to see:
Satin Flowers
I taught them how to make the satin flowers that you "burn" the edges.
They had 6 colors of satin to choose from {red, yellow, orange, green, blue & purple, cut into 8x10 sheets for easy handling}.
I only had 2 candles going because I didn't want to burn down the lodge...
It was fun to watch them mix and match the colors to make their flowers.
This is a picture of a girl that really got into it...I thought it was cute that she put all of them in her hair.  She used the vintage buttons that I brought from my stash to embellish the middle.

Wooden Pendant Craft
 I just always think that you need at least one jewelry type craft.  This was a super, easy one for them to make and to show off their personality.  This is actually the one that my mom made.  I wish I would've gotten a picture of a girl that had made several of them and had them look like bangles on her necklace.
All you need: 
Wooden Disk {I got it at Hobby Lobby in their unfinished wood section}
Scrapbook Paper
Paint
Mod Podge {if they want to use paper}
Jump Rings {hot glued on back}
Embellishments
Ribbon/Twine
Beads
Stickers
At the last minute, I typed up some random words for them to cut up and paste on their pendant.
{like Faith, Love, Bloom, Be True, Create, Unique, Explore and so on...}
 There we are...my mom and I after the first day of crafts, we were pretty sweaty...my hair was sticking to my face.  That is the main reason why I hate camping is the humidity and instant sweat.  Thankfully the next day was cooler...
I would not have been able to do all of the crafts for the YW without my mom!
She is the biggest help and loves being at Girls Camp.
When my siblings and I were little, we always enjoyed mom being gone for a week to girls camp because my dad would feed us cake for breakfast, take us to amusement parks and play the whole time; party when momma is out of the house!
 So, last Tuesday I just got all comfortable in my bed, ready to go to sleep and then all of the sudden it sounded like our roof was about to tear off!  The rain and wind was so bad that I couldn't see outside...it doesn't help my anixety of bad weather that lightning struck in our backyard.  The first thing I thought about were the girls & leaders at camp and also my oldest son at Scout Camp.  Bill and I got on our knees to pray for protection for all of those out in the elements.  We knew this crazy storm was headed their way.
The next day was when my mom and I were heading up to camp, there were tons of trees down and debris all over.  We get to camp {an hour away} and found out that a tree fell on a tent from my ward.  The leaders heard that a bad storm was coming and gathered the whole stake in the lodge.  It was a good thing because 3 of our YW would've not made it if they were in that tent.  Very humbling and also so grateful that our prayers were heard and answered!  In this picture they had already cleared a lot and pulled out the tent.
I will post my other projects later...
Have a wonderful weekend!

3 comments:

  1. What wonderful projects! I would have loved to make these at camp.

    I'm so relieved that your girls are okay. The Lord certainly placed His hand of protection over you all.

    Can't wait to see what else it to come!

    rhgarza.blogspot.com

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  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [19 Jun 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  3. Great projects! I'm in charge of crafts this year at girls camp and am always on the look out for a good idea or two. Traditionally, our girls have always had "wood cookies" to paint, but I like the idea of using mod podge and scrapbook paper with embellishments, especially the words. It would make a cute addition to their camp beads. What a great faith-building story of the Lord's love and protection. It will be something that impacts them for the rest of their lives! I'm glad that all were safe!

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