Happy Birthday Girl Scouts! It’s your birthday! How are you going to celebrate!
If your council is hosting a celebration for the birthday of Girl Scouting, this SWAP would be great to continue the celebration! This SWAP idea can be found on the Making Friends website. (They have some great ideas for SWAP’s!) I have made a few modifications (not many, just the bottom!)
Skill Level: Junior – Ambassador (because of the small seed beads and tiny fingers don’t always work well together!)
Supplies: Seed beads, mini candy cups (similar to mini cupcakes but smaller, about 1″), candles, gel glue, pom poms (1-1/2″ size), foam circle or poker chips, and safety pin.
Cut your candle in half. Glue it to the middle of the pom pom. I used hot glue here. It will dry faster so the girls won’t have to hold it in place (nobody wants a tilted candle on their cupcake!). Glue the pom pom into the candy liner. I used the hot glue again, because it was out and ready, but you could use the gel glue for this step.
Spread gel glue on top of pom pom. Gel glue is best for this step because it holds into position better than white glue sometimes. This is were the girls can get a little creative! Wherever there is glue, there will be “sprinkles”.
Next sprinkle your seed beads over the glue. This is best done over a paper plate so that the extras are contained and not all over the floor. After some of the beads are sprinkled on, you may want to turn it upside down to shake off those that didn’t stick.
The final step is to put your cupcake on a plate! Use a poker chip or a foam circle. Glue the cupcake (either hot glue or gel glue) to your circle (this is your plate!). If you are using a foam circle, you can stick the safety pin through it with a troop tag. If you use a poker chip, you will have to use a different kind of pin that you can hot glue to the back.
Enjoy your cupcake SWAP! Do you have any SWAP ideas for the Girl Scout birthday? Please share!
Yours in Scouting!