One of the benefits of writing online at sites like Info Barrel is that I get the opportunity to meet some wonderfully talented people. Not only are they gifted writers, but they are gifted artists as well. One of my talented friends on IB is Divaonline.
She has written an article entitled How to Make Elegant Pinwheels. This is a craft that can be done anytime of year with different seasonal themed colors-red, yellow brown and orange for fall, blue and white or green and red for winter, pastels for spring, and red, white and blue for summer. The choices are endless, which is what I like about this craft. The more ways I can use it, the better!
Another reason I like this craft is that it is perfect for all levels of Girl Scouts. Daisies are going to need extra help, so be sure to get a few volunteers at your meeting if you are planning on doing this craft with them. An older Girl Scout troop can help you out and be a sister to every Girl Scout, especially if they need to help younger girls before they bridge. If you choose to go with a sister troop, give them directions ahead of time so they can practice the craft and be better helpers.
Older Girl Scout troops can do this craft independently. In fact, if they make enough of them, they can be sold at craft fairs to raise money (if you have sold QSP and cookies) or do them with senior citizens as a community service project. These would also make great gifts for children.
Here is a photo of what the finished products look like. Divaonline gave me permission to use it.
|Photo by Divaonline, used with permission|