Baloo's Bugle

September 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue

Volume 15, Issue 2
October 2008 Theme

Theme: Adventures in Books
Webelos: Citizen and Showman
Tiger Cub
Achievement 5

PACK AND DEN ACTIVITIES

Don’t miss the great article on getting your Cubs to read in the September 2008 issue of Scouting Magazine, "Guys Read Guy Books."  The author really understands us reluctant readers.  CD

Den Trips

Heart of America Council

P Visit a museum.

P Visit a library.  Before going with your den, talk with the librarian and arrange to have him/her speak with your Cubs about the library and books.

P Visit a retirement center and chat with someone who has seen a lot of history happen that your Cubs (or you) may have read about in books.  (You do not need a retirement center - there are plenty of Great Grandparents out there still living on their own!!!  My Mom is 82 and still going strong!! CD)

Den Ideas
(Activities, field trips - JUST IDEAS!)

Capital Area Council

There are many ways to have a great month of den meetings with this theme - Again the only limitation is your imagination.  Here is a list of possibilities that you can expand on:

Field Trips:

P Public library

P School library

P Book stores

P Book binder/publisher/printer

Activities:

P Sponsor a Read-a-Thon for the month

P Do Dinner and a Book

P Collect gently used books to be donated to a homeless shelter, or children’s hospital

P Have a storytelling contest

P Make a den story book

P Make individual story books (these can be fiction, nonfiction, written, picture books,

P read and recorded)

P Record stories (books on tape) for younger children.

P Collect stories to have available for babysitting experiences.

P Do you have a local author who could be invited to talk with the boys at either den or pack meeting?  Or with whom you could visit at his/her home or other place to write?  Have a list of questions to ask to get conversation started between boys and author.

P Try having a costume party where everyone comes as a character from a favorite book.  Then have everyone else try to guess the name of the character or the book.  This might be a fun pack meeting idea.


 

What If?

Sam Houston Area Council

The following are story ideas you can use during a quiet time in your den meeting. Let each Scout pick one these ideas (you can add a few of your own), give him a few minutes and let him finish the story. Imaginations can be very powerful and lots of fun, too.

«  What if a plane landed in the school yard one day?

«  What if you saw a zebra grazing in front of your house one morning?

«  What if you found a turtle in your bathtub?

«  What if you were traveling in a wagon hundreds of years ago?

«  What if your pet could talk?

«  What if someone gave you three wishes: what would you wish for?

«  What if you were principal for a day: what would you do?

«  What if you were invisible?

«  What if aliens took you for a ride in their spaceship?

«  What if you could fly?

Magic Book

Sam Houston Area Council

Create a little 8-page book from one piece of paper,
without staples or other bindery!

An 18”x 24” sheet of paper will make a 9x6 book. The boys can make mini books from typing paper (8 1/2" by 11") as well. They can write about themselves or draw pictures.

 

 

1.     Label the sheet of paper as shown.  You can use these labels, or create your own.  Or leave the apges blank for the boys to decide.

2.     Fold a rectangle sheet of paper into half, lengthwise. Crease well. Open

 

3.     Fold the paper into half the other way.
Line B-B is in the middle of the 11" side

4.     Bring each end to the center fold.
  Edge A-A goes to B-B, folding out along D-D
  Edge C-C goes to B-B folding out along E-E

5.     Leave the fold along B-B and
Unfold the folds made in Step 3
Then in the middle of the B-B fold,
cut from the center fold to the middle fold.
Along Cut Line (F) in above picture
  From line B-B to lines D-D and E-E

6.     The open the sheet of paper and
Refold on the original crease (See Step 1), then
Push ends toward the middle (Step 5, left picture)
Until you have four "pages." (Step 5, right picture)

 

7.     Fold it like a book.

 

Fold a Book and Tell a Story:

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Here's another version of the instructions from Alice 

In 1548, Francois I decreed standard paper sizes for France and arrested anyone who disobeyed.  To cut waste and use every bit of paper surface, printers came up with “imposition” – a complicated, topsy-turvy way to print pages that could then be folded so that all the pages ended up with print facing in the right direction.

You can make your own folded book!

Materials:

18” x 24” sheet of paper
(8 1/2 by 11 works, too!)

Scissors or X-acto knife

A favorite story or your imagination

Directions:

«  Fold the paper in half cross-wise ,

«  Then in half cross-wise again. 

«  Unfold, and fold in half lengthwise. 

«  Now unfold completely and cut a slit in the paper as shown below:

 

«  Fold the paper in half length-wise;  holding it at both ends, push your hands together to form pages

«  Now fold in half to complete your booklet. 

«  Add a picture and/or text to each page and you’ll have a low tech book!

This could also be used to “catalogue” a collection, using each “page” for a different item.  Alice

Make Your Own Paper!!

Sam Houston Area Council

This will take longer than one den meeting and
you will need some parental help, but it is a fun activity!!

Instructions:

Scraps of paper

Blender

Water

Mold (see #1 for several ways to make a mold

Newspaper

Kitchen towels

Rolling pin

Hair dryer and/or iron (for drying)

Instructions:

1.       First you need to make a mold. The mold will determine the size of your piece of paper. It can be made simply by stretching fiberglass screen (plain old door and window screen) over a wooden frame and stapling it. Or it can be made by stretching fabric over a wooden frame (an old one with glass removed) and stapled into place.

Other mold possibilities:

ü  Wire Clothes Hanger - Bend the wire hanger to make any shaped frame of your choice.  Cover your hanger with a nylon stocking and staple into place.

ü  Embroidery Hoop - Place screening or nylon stocking between two hoops to make an inexpensive mold

2.       Protect your working surface (for after the pulp is in the mold) with newspaper.

3.       Select the pieces of paper to use.  You can even mix types to create your own unique paper.

Computer Paper (unprinted)

Newspaper (

Magazines

Egg Cartons

Old Cards (For making heavier paper)

Toilet Paper

Paper Bags

Office Paper

Tissue Paper (For making finer paper)

Typing Paper

Napkins

Construction Paper

4.       Rip the paper into small bits, and place into the blender (about half full).

5.       Fill the blender with warm water.

6.       Run the blender slowly at first then increase the speed until the pulp looks smooth and well blended. (30 -40 seconds) Check that no flakes of paper remain. If there are, blend longer.

7.       Fill a container (big enough to hold the mold) about half way with water.

8.       Add 3 blender loads of pulp (the more pulp you add the thicker the finished paper will be).

9.       Stir the mixture.

10.    Place the mold into the pulp and then level it out while it is under the water.

11.    Gently wiggle it side-to-side until the pulp on top of the screen looks even.

12.    Lift the mold out of the water.

13.    Hold the mold above the container until the mold stops dripping.

14.    Turn the mold upside down on to a clean kitchen towel, fabric or felt. This should tip the pulp out of the frame. If the pulp sticks, it may need a little easing.

15.    Place another kitchen towel, piece of fabric or felt over the back of it.

16.    With a rolling pin, firmly and evenly press down on the top kitchen towel. This will remove even more water.

17.    Carefully peel back the kitchen cloth, fabric or felt and there is your paper.

18.    You can hang the paper to dry or use a hair dryer or iron to complete the drying.

19.    When you’re finished making paper, collect the leftover pulp in a strainer and throw it out, or freeze it in a plastic bag for future use.

Don’t pour the pulp down the drain.

You may need to practice as you learn to get the right amounts of pulp onto the mold and how to spread the pulp evenly on the frame.

Hide Your Message in a Circle:

Alice, Golden Empire Council

 

The ancient Greeks wrote in almost any direction – even in a circle- before they settled on left to right.  The tricky part is, the writing begins on the outside going into the center – this is called Spiral writing.  But if you write your message in a spiral, it might even “hide” for a while, almost like a secret code!

Secret Book Safe

Sam Houston Area Council

 

Make a secret place to hide your stuff. You can put money, secret messages, keys, or treasures in the secret compartment. When you close the book and put it on your bookshelf, no one will know it’s a safe – except you!

Materials:

An old hardcover book

Ruler

Pencil,

Hobby knife or scissors

White glue.

Instructions:

1.    Find a hardcover book that no one wants. It should have at least 200 pages.

2.    Open the book to the first page.

3.    Take a ruler and pencil and mark 1 inch from all four sides of the page. Connect the lines to make a rectangle.

4.    Using scissors or a hobby knife and ruler (with adult supervision and assistance)

5.    Cut out the shape you just drew, leaving the 1 inch border.

6.    Repeat steps 2 and 3 with the remaining until the middle sections have been cut out. Be patient – this may take awhile. Try to cut a few pages at a time. When you’re done you should have a rectangle-shaped empty space inside the book.

7.    Brush white glue along the four walls that line the empty space. You may want to do the same with the outer edges of the page to make them solid.

8.    Allow the glue to dry. Several coats of glue may be applied one at a time with drying time in between applications.

Make Personal Bookplates

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Let each boy design and make his own bookplates.  Make sure the boys understand what bookplates are and how they are used.  They are to identify a person’s books by putting a personal “label” with their name on the inside cover of each book. If you don’t have a sample, go to:

www.myhomelibrary.org/bookplates.html

The design could represent some of the boy’s favorite things, special talents or interests, or even a picture of him reading in his favorite place, such as a tree.  Bookplates could be designed using hand drawings, stamp pad art, images and letters cut from magazines, or any combination.  Once a bookplate has been designed, it could be reproduced on the computer and printed out on adhesive address labels.

Make Your Own Oobleck

Sam Houston Area Council

In the book, “Bartholomew and the Oobleck” by Dr. Seuss, the king of Didd wishes for something different to fall from the sky than rain or snow. Though no one is prepared for a sudden shower of Oobleck! Now you can make your own magical messy Oobleck at home.

Materials:

2 cups of cornstarch

1 cup of water

Green food coloring

Sheet of wax paper

Instructions:

1.       Mix together the cornstarch, water, and food coloring in a bowl.

2.       Pour a little onto the wax paper so you can play with it.

3.       Roll it between your hands and it feels solid, but let it sit and it becomes a gooey liquid.

What is it, solid or liquid?
How would it feel if this stuff fell from the sky?

Design A Book Jacket

Sam Houston Area Council

“The man who said, ‘Don't judge a book by its cover,’
never sold a book.”

Materials:

·         Paper large enough to be a book jacket (could be 11x17 or legal size paper),

·         Paper (construction paper, drawing paper, etc) to decorate the jacket,

·         Scissors,

·         Paint, Crayons, Markers, etc

·         A few book jackets to look at as examples.

Instructions:

Begin by having a discussion on the characteristics of book jackets. Ask the Scouts to think about things that designers may have to be considered when designing a book jacket for a book. What information needs to be included (author, genre, plot summary, title, etc...).

Have the boys design a book jacket for their favorite book or for a book they’d like to read or for a book they’d like to write someday.

Life-Sized Characters

Sam Houston Area Council

Materials:

Butcher paper,

Scissors,

Writing utensils,

Paint,

Yarn for hair,

Glue

Instructions:

Ask students to choose their favorite character from a book and think of how that character looks. What are they wearing? Do they have any distinctive characteristics? Do we know what color hair or what color eyes they have? What do their shoes look like?

Roll out a long length of butcher paper and ask students to draw their character life size.

Have the boys lay down on the butcher paper as someone else traces their body to be the basic outline of their character.

Use paints to fill in the outline of the character.

When the paint is dry, cut the characters out and display.

Fun addition -
Ask students to pick out their favorite quote that their character says in the book, write it out on a piece of paper, and attach the quote as a “cartoon bubble” along with the picture.


 

Make Your Own Bookends

Sam Houston Area Council

 

For this simple wood project you will need: a hammer, a ruler, a pencil, wood glue, four pieces of soft wood (like pine or fir) approximately 4” x 5” in size, two pieces of felt or non-skid material, sandpaper: coarse, medium and fine, 6 finishing nails, at least 1 ½ inches long

Instructions: The wood size measurements are guidelines. Cut your wood to the desired size.

 

1. Sand the wood until it is smooth to the touch. First, sand all sides and edges with the coarse sandpaper, then sand it with medium sandpaper and then fine sandpaper.

2. When the wood is smooth, draw a line across the wood, ½ inch from one of the shortest sides and mark three evenly spaced places along it. Hammer one nail into each of those marks so that they pop out on the other side.

3. Put glue along the edge of the other piece of wood. Hold the glued piece upright and place the other edge, with the nails sticking out, up against the bottom edge making a right angle. Tap the nails all the way in, connecting the two pieces of wood. Allow it to dry.

 

You may decorate your bookends with paint but the natural grain wood may be beautiful as it is.

To bring out the beauty of the wood grain and finish the wood so it will resist dirt, rub the bookends with furniture oil or paste wax. Buff them until they shine.

The Braille Cell

Sam Houston Area Council

Most people read by using their eyes. However, people who can’t see can still read. They read with their fingertips!

 

«  The Braille alphabet is based on a rectangle of six dots.

«  Each dot position has a number, 1 through 6.

«  For each letter, some dots are raised and some are not.

«  For example, an A has one raised dot in position 1.

«  The G has four raised dots in positions: 1, 2, 4, and 5.

«  Use the Braille alphabet to write messages or your name.

Make A Braille Card

Sam Houston Area Council

Materials:

Card stock or poster board cut to about 4x8 inches,

white glue,

toothpicks,

split peas,

Braille alphabet,

ruler,

pencil.

Instructions:

ü  Using your ruler and pencil, divide your card into as many sections as you need for the letters in your name. Each section will be used for one Braille letter of the alphabet.

ü  Using the Braille alphabet as your guide, place split peas in each block to spell your name.

ü  When you are sure the peas are positioned correctly, take a small amount of white glue on a toothpick and apply to each pea.

ü  Place the pea back on the card.

ü  Allow to dry.

Whose Name Is This?
A Braille Game

Sam Houston Area Council

ü  Using the Braille name cards from the previous activity, mix them up and pass them to the members of your group.

ü  Allow each person to decode the Braille card and discover the name on the card.

ü  Play several times to allow everyone to be familiar with decoding Braille.

ü  Use the Braille Alphabet as your guide until you are familiar with the feel of each letter.

Tricky Book Bat

Sam Houston Area Council

Materials:

A piece of thick strong cardboard,

A piece of thin black cardboard,

2 rubber bands, and

A key ring,

Paper,

Glue

 

1.       Cut out a bat shape from thick strong cardboard. (The cardboard needs to be strong enough to hold a stretched rubber band in position.)

2.       Make a hole in the center of the bat shape, about half again as big as the key ring. (e.g., if key ring is 1" in diameter, hole should be about 1 1/2" in diameter.)

3.       Use the bat shape as a template to make a double bat shape from the thin black cardboard. The two shapes need to be connected at the bat’s head, so cut carefully.  Make a hole on one of the bat's sides the same as the one on the thick cardboard.

4.       Glue the thin cardboard bat shape to the thick cardboard so that the holes line up and the bat is folded at the head.

5.       Add stickers for eyes if you want.

Now for the tricky part.

6.       Loop the two rubber bands to either side of the key ring.

7.       Make two slots at the ends of the bat wings.

8.       Stretch the rubber bands across the bat and hook them into the little slots so that the key ring sits in the hole.

9.       Prepare the trick by turning the key ring over and over to wind up the rubber bands.

10.    Fold down the bat flap, hold in place so that it does not move.

11.    Place it carefully into the center of a book. 

12.    Now when your friend opens the bokk, the bat will appear to flap its wings.

Animal Print Journal

Great Salt Lake Council

 

Materials:

Composition notebook

Pink, white, & black craft foam

3 black pipe cleaners

½ yard animal print fabric

Fabric glue or tacky glue or low temp glue gun

Liquid starch

Disposable bowl

Wax paper

Scissors

Pattern for animal face

Directions:

Go to http://www.makingfriends.com/schol/journalanimal.htm

For complete directions on how to make these great Journals.

Woven Bookmarks

Great Salt Lake Council

 

You will need:

scraps of wrapping paper,

scissors,

craft glue,

self-adhesive vinyl,

a hole punch,

ribbon or tassel.

 

Directions:

1.       Cut out a book mark–size long rectangle from a piece of wrapping paper.  It should be twice the desired width of the finished bookmark.

2.       Fold it in half lengthwise.

3.       Make short cuts from the folded edge to the open side, without cutting through the open side. The cuts can be various widths and wavy, curved or angled.

4.       Cut three or four narrow strips out of another wrapping paper the same length as the long rectangle.

5.       Open the rectangle.

6.       Start weaving a paper strip down the length of the book maker through the cuts until you reach the other end.

7.       Weave the next strip opposite to the first strip.

8.       When you are finished weaving strips, glue the strip ends down on the front and back of the bookmark.

9.       Cover both sides with vinyl so the bookmark will last a long time.

10.    Punch a hole at the top of the bookmark and loop a ribbon or tassel through it as shown.

Make A Bookmark

Sam Houston Area Council

Materials:

Scissors

Paper or cardstock,

Instructions:

Cut out a blank bookmark – about 3” x 8”. These could be rectangular or be any shape that the Cub Scouts would like (rockets, bookworm, etc).

Have Scouts decorate with markers, stickers, etc to use either in their Cub Scout book or in their favorite book.

Magnetic Bookmarks

Sam Houston Area Council

When folded over the edge of a page,
 this bookmark holds together and saves the place.

Materials:

·         Card stock or a greeting card cut into a narrow rectangles about 1.5 inches by 6 inches

·         magnet strips or recycled thin advertising magnets

·         All-purpose glue.

Instructions:

ü  Cut greeting card or cardstock into a narrow rectangle about 1.5 inches by 6 inches.

ü  Decorate if desired

ü  Affix pieces of magnet to the short edges, making sure they will attract and not repel when put together.

ü  Then fold the rectangle in half so the magnetized ends meet.


 

Make A Horn Book:

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Hornbooks were used to teach lessons to Pilgrim and Colonial children.  The name comes from the thin layer of horn used to protect the scarce sheet of paper from sticky fingers.  You can make your own hornbook.  Go to

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~mosmd/hornbk.jpg

Build a Bookworm

 

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Using circles cut from colored paper, “build” a bookworm by making a face and then adding segments to the “body” each time a new book is read.  Each boy could build his own bookworm, or the den or pack could add to a bookworm during the month.  Also, individual families could build their own bookworm during the month as they read books.  The bookworm can be mounted on the wall, with the name of the book written on each segment.  Different colored segments could be used for each boy, each den, each family, or even just different kinds of books.

Make Some Raingutter Book Shelves:

Alice, Golden Empire Council

 

 

Librarians, booksellers and publishers all know that having the cover of a book face out makes it more attractive.  This is especially true for children. Go to:

www.Trelease-on-reading.com

And Scroll down to Raingutters for bookshelves

to learn how to make these easy, affordable bookshelves ($3 for 10 feet)  This could be a great project for families, or as a den or pack service project for a school library, community center or shelter!

While you are there, take some time to explore the sight.  Learn about how important your reading to your children is to their future success.  I was amazed!!  CD

Explore the special awards for Children’s Books:

Alice, Golden Empire Council

See if someone in your pack has some old children’s books without pictures or with only a few black and white pictures.  Compare with the hundreds of colorful books published each month for children today.

Newbery Medal
If not for John Newbery, we might still be looking at some pretty boring books.  He was an English bookseller who lived about two hundred years ago – he was described as “good-natured and always in a hurry.” He wanted to make the books more interesting for girls and boys, so he had some of the pictures colored by hand and then bound them in colorful flowered covers.  He is sometimes called “The Father of Children’s Literature.”

Frederic Melcher of Montclair, New Jersey also wanted to encourage the writing of better books for children.  He founded the “Children’s Book Week" held each year.  He also founded the John Newbery Medal -starting in 1922, a committee of children’s librarians select one new children’s book as  the best children’s book written in that year to be awarded the medal.

http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/newberymedal/newberymedal.cfm

Caldecott Medal
The award of a  second medal for children’s books, called the Caldecott Medal, was begun in 1938.  It is awarded to the artist who is selected as having done the best job of illustration for a children’s book each year. 

Every library will have a list of the winner’s – check with the Children’s Librarian and let the boys compare several of the winners to see who their first choice would be in each category!

http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/awardsscholarships/literaryawds/caldecottmedal/caldecottmedal.cfm

Both awards are sponsored by the American Library Association.  You can check out the awards presented by the ALA at  http://www.ala.org/ala/alsc/alsc.cfm  

Also, check out their list of great websites for kids

Knight's Shield

Heart of America Council

·         Take a large cardboard box and cut a shield shape out of the side.

·         Cut a strip (about 8 inches by 2 inches) of heavy fabric or leather and glue or fasten it to the back.  You can also use cardboard but it won't last as long. This is the handle.

·         Either spray paint the front of the shield silver or cover it with tin foil (you can glue down the tin foil).

·         Paint designs on the front or cut out the knight's symbol and tape it to the front of the shield.

Scepter

Heart of America Council

·         Take a cardboard tube from a roll of paper towels.

·         Glue a Styrofoam ball on top (hobby shops or fabric stores with carry this).

·         Cover the scepter with gold fabric or spray paint. If you spray paint it, you might want to dust it with sparkles while the paint is still wet.

·         You can then twirl bright color ribbon around the scepter gluing the top and bottom strands.

·         Some fake "jewels" that glitter adds a nice touch.


 

Family and Den Activities with Books

Alice, Golden Empire Council

Record a story:  Each boy or family could record a favorite story – if it’s a favorite of younger brothers or sisters, you could even add a sound at the end of each page, so they can “read” along.  Match the mood of the story or change the voice of each character to make your recording really special. (If each family records a story, you might be able to make a CD of all the pack favorite stories)

Read some folk tales from around the world:  Each culture has its own folk tales, but you will be surprised to see that many of them, although from different places in the world, are almost alike.  Check with a librarian for some help – they may even have a list of folk tales of the world.

Have a book exchange:  Each person brings a book or books.  Everyone gets to exchange their book for a “new” selection.

Have a book sale:  Families bring books in good condition – books can be sorted by type, then sold to raise money for a pack or den service project.  Proceeds can be donated to a library or used to purchase a new library book(s).  Be sure to check with the librarian – she can order books with special bindings.

Donate a book in your name or in your family’s name:  Check with your librarian and tell her you want to donate a book – she may have a wish list, and will also want to order special bindings.  The book could be a favorite story or from the wish list.

Visit the local library.  Arrange the visit in advance so the librarian can explain how the library is laid out, and tell about special services and events.

Make and/or display a collection of the different kinds of books used throughout history:  Use clay and a pointed stylus made from a thin dowel; make a hornbook as described earlier; also show off the folded books shown in this packet.  Some boys may also have personal books that were made in their school class.  See how many different kinds of books you can make.  Also, you could ask parents and families to bring any interesting books they could contribute to the display, such as Dick & Jane books or e-books, Braille books or books in another language.

Learn about special religious books:  Many families have a tradition to read from religious texts every night.  Ask a friend from a different religion to share some text from their religious book – Christians read from the Bible, but some have additional books in their Bible.  People from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon), also read from the Book of Mormon, Doctrine & Covenants and Pearl of Great Price.  Jewish families have two holy books – the Torah, which is part of the Hebrew Bible, and the Talmud, which gives directions for Jewish life.  Muslim children start reading the Quran when very young – during October, they celebrate Lailat al-Qadr, or Night of Power, commemorating the first revelations Muhammad is said to have received from Allah.  The Quran is considered one of the most beautifully written religious texts. 


 

Out of Sight

Southern NJ Council

·         Have Scouts sit up to a table. 

·         Give each a piece of construction paper. 

·         Blindfold everyone and give them each a crayon. 

·         Ask them to draw a picture of a specific character from a book (Charlie Brown, Harry Potter, etc.). 

·         When all are finished, collect the papers before removing the blindfolds. 

·         Hang the picture up and ask the boys to guess which is their own picture.  (You may want to write initials on the back side when you collect them. 

It’s harder than you think.!! Steve L.

Road Map Slide

Southern NJ Council

Materials

2” square piece of ½” scrap wood,

old road map,

piece of plastic pipe,

 glue,

small plastic car.

Directions:

ü  Sand wood smooth. 

ü  Cut a piece of the map the same size as your wood, (of somewhere in your favorite book),

ü  then glue it on. 

ü  Hot glue the small plastic car on top the map, 

ü  Hot glue the pipe to the back of the wood to form the slide loop.

Character Tie Slide

Southern NJ Council

Materials:

3 parts white glue to 1 part warm water

jar or bottle with screw top lid

balsa wood or cardboard

1/2" length of 5/8" PVC pipe

postage stamp or picture from a magazine of a character from a book.

paint brush

glue

Directions:

1.       Combine glue with water in jar or bottle. 

2.       Shake until well mixed.  This glue may be stored indefinitely.

3.       Cut a piece of balsa wood or cardboard large enough to hold the selected picture.

4.       Brush a thin layer of glue to the back surface of the picture. 

5.       Lay the design onto the cardboard or wood and smooth out all air bubbles and wrinkles. 

6.       Let dry.

7.       Glue the ring of PVC pipe to the back to form the slide.


 

Tom Sawyer Light Plate Cover

Southern NJ Council

Materials:

Plain light plate for switch

Craft sticks

 

Directions:

ü  Cut one craft stick.

ü  Glue six more to switch plate.

ü  Cut Tom Sawyer and paint brush out of felt and glue to cover.

ü  Add features and names with "Sharpie" pen.

Magnetic Note Holders

Southern NJ Council

«  Cut a small shape from construction paper or fun foam, just large enough to cover one side of the clothespin.

«  Use markers, glue, glitter, fabric, lace -- any odds and ends you have -- to decorate the shape.

«  Hot glue the decorated shape to the front of the clothespin.

«  Hot glue a (strong) magnet to the backside of the clothespin.

«  Put it on your fridge -- it can be used to clip notes, artwork, or recipes to the fridge.

«  Ideas for shapes:

ü  Apples or other fruit

ü  Sunshine

ü  Stars

ü  Hearts

ü  Any cookie-cutter shape that is large enough

ü  Storybook or historical characters

MORE GAMES AND ACTIVITIES

 Sam Houston Area Council

 

From the Cub Scout Leader How-To Book –

ü  -Printing, page 2-14 to 2-16

ü  -Autumn Harvest Festival, page 6-10

 

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