Crafts

Crafts to use with rank advancement or just for fun

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Water Bottle Holder Projects

Here are some water bottle holder projects I came across recently. Scouts will want to keep their water bottles with them when they can carry them in a water bottle holder they made themselves.

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Den Doodles

Den doodles are used to recognize Cub Scouts for participation in activities and any other behavior which needs encouragement.

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Mini Cub Scout Handbook (Neckerchief Slides)

Homemade neckerchief slides are a Scouting tradition. John A. (Cubmaster of Pack 528 in Cascade Pacific Council, NW Oregon/SW Washington) sent me this idea for a Cub Scout neckerchief slide which looks like a little Cub Scout handbook.  Thanks John! John also sent me this file with images for the slides: Mini Cub Scout Handbook Neckerchief Slide […]

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Neckerchief Slide Bracelet

Neckerchief Slide Bracelet

Last weekend ZM’s den received their Arrow of Light award and crossed over to Boy Scouts. My den gave me a gift which included a gift certificate and this bracelet which one of the moms made from Cub Scout neckerchief slides.

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Arrow of Light Centerpieces

Janice recently wrote to me with this message: “I need your help! I’ve been assigned to help put together our Arrow of Light ceremony / banquet. I’m at a loss as to what to do for centerpieces. We’ll have over 10 tables and we don’t want to make it look too “blue and gold.” Any […]

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Donut Snowman Craft/Recipe

Today’s Winter Wonderland idea for Cub Scouts is both a craft and a snack. Make snowmen out of powdered sugar donuts, some pretzels, and a few other easy to find ingredients.

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Good Manners Napkins

Do you ever feel like you are repeating yourself when you are teaching your kids table manners? Here is an idea your Cub Scouts can make for their holiday table or even for everyday family dinners.

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Tabletop Tipi Model

Scouts who are doing a Native American themed meeting or activity can create a simple tipi model to get the idea of how these versatile dwellings are constructed. We made these at a Cub Scout training session and they were very easy.

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Leaf Collection Craft

one of the Wolves didn’t know what to collect for Wolf Achievement 6 – Start a Collection. I knew he spent a lot of time outdoors and enjoyed nature, so I suggested he make a leaf collection. His mom helped him make a display book for his leaves as described.

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Tin Can Lanterns

Tin can lanterns make a very versatile craft project for Cub Scouts. You can make the holes in any pattern you like – a star for Christmas, a ghost for Halloween, a heart for Valentine’s day. Webelos and Bears can probably do this project themselves with some adult supervision. Younger scouts will need more direct […]

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Soccer Zipper Pulls

If you want a craft with a soccer theme, try making soccer themed zipper pulls. I’ve outlined a basic idea below, but you can get creative and change it up however you want. They can use the colored beads at the bottom to represent their school colors or the colors for their favorite team.

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Craft Stick Picture Frame

This is one of those things which 99 percent of you probably already know how to do, so I am really posting this just to remind you that things like this make a good gathering activity, especially for Tigers and Wolves.

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Bicycle License Plate Craft

This month I am featuring a cycling theme. If you are doing this theme with Cub Scouts, they might enjoy making their own “license plates” for their bikes. They can put their names on them or decorate them however they like.

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Recycled Cereal Box Scrapbooks

Cub Scouts like to make scrapbooks with pictures and mementos. But you don’t need to go buy expensive scrapbooking supplies to do this activity with your den of active boys. Remember, their idea of a fun activity doesn’t always translate into a neat, perfect looking project. For them, half of the fun is doing it […]

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Pool Tote Craft

If you are looking for a craft for your pack pool party or aquatics themed meeting, you could let the Scouts decorate their own pool totes. Then they can carry all of their squishy balls, goggles, dive sticks, and other pool accessories themselves.

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CD Fish Craft

Instructions for a fish shaped craft made from old CDs. Make one or make several and put them together as a mobile.

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Cub Scout Trading Cards

With baseball season right around the corner, let your Cub Scouts make their own trading cards with “Cub Scout stats”. This Cub Scout craft works great with any sports themed den or pack meeting.

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Den Time Capsule

The idea is to make a den time capsule which they add to from time to time – maybe every year at Blue and Gold time and after summer camp or when they earn their rank or do something special. Then, when they cross over to Boy Scouts, they open the time capsule and see […]

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Gourd Birdhouse

Use dried gourds to make a birdhouse. If you didn’t grow any yourself, you can probably find some in your area at a farmer’s market or even a craft shop.

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Craft Stick Pencil Holders

Now that school is starting up again, Cub Scouts might enjoy making craft stick pencil holders to keep some of their school supplies in. Or they can give it to somebody else as a gift. This craft is very easy.

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Leather Bookmark Project

This project is suitable for Webelos working on their Craftsman activity badge. It is simple enough for those not familiar with leatherwork, but it includes the basics of cutting, punching, and stamping.

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Eraser Prints of Animal Tracks

I received an email a few days ago from a Scouter Mom who was doing a nature station at a day camp and wanted information about making the eraser prints for Bear elective 12b. Here is some information about it in case anyone else wants to do this.

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Twig Picture Frame Craft

Here is a simple frame craft to fulfill Webelos Craftsman activity badge requirement 3. You can also do this project with younger Cub Scouts if you do the gluing for them.

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Tiger Cub Friendship Bracelet

With the end of school just around the corner, Tigers might enjoy making friendship bracelets to give to each other. The bracelets are very easy and inexpensive to make, so each Tiger can make several.

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Pin Hole Planetariums

Make pinhole planetariums to fulfill Cub Scout Bear Elective 1b. This project involves hammers, nails, and flashlights, so it should be a hit with the Cub Scouts. Includes patterns for the pinholes.

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Leaf Print Craft

Make a print using leaves and paint. Cub Scouts can use this to fulfill or enrich Tiger Requirement 5D, Tiger Elective 2, Tiger Elective 12, Wolf Elective 12, Bear Elective 12, Webelos Artist activity badge, or the Art belt loop and pin.

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Seed Mosaics Craft

Here’s a spring craft idea for all of you Tiger leaders. Have the scouts make a seed mosaic to give to mom for Mother’s Day. You can even fulfill Tiger elective 2: Make a decoration with your family or den. Display it or give it to someone as a gift.

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