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Seed Neckerchief Slide Craft

About this Neckerchief Slide Craft

Several years ago I attended a Cub Scout Pow Wow session on neckerchief slide crafts. They showed us a number of ways to make neckerchief slides from various materials. One of the slides on display was a seed neckerchief slide.

The slide was made on a thin slice of a tree branch. They had several different types of slides made with this type of “base”. I liked the natural look of these slides.

This slide would fit in well with the Planting Seeds of Kindness Cub Scout program theme for the value of Compassion.

Seed Neckerchief Slide Craft


  • 1 thin slice of a tree branch – about 3 inches in diameter and about 1/3 inch thick
  • Assorted dried seeds – sunflower, popcorn, garden seeds, etc
  • Tacky craft glue
  • 1 slice of 1/2 inch PVC pipe


  1. Glue the seeds on the slice of tree branch. You can put them in a geometric pattern or make a mosaic or just arrange them to look like something. Be creative!
  2. After the glue dries, glue the slice of PVC pipe to the back. The neckerchief will go through the ring of pipe.


The PVC neckerchief ring will stay attached longer if you use hot glue.

Hot glue can also be used to attach the seeds for a more durable neckerchief slide.

1/2 inch PVC  will provide a very snug fit for the neckerchief. You can use a slightly larger size and use a rubberband under the neckerchief ring to keep it from sliding down the neckerchief.

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Seed Mosaics Craft

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Neckerchief Slide Holder Project

Make a holder for your official BSA slides and for any homemade neckerchief slides you create

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5 responses to “Seed Neckerchief Slide Craft”

  1. Reg A. Klubeck Avatar
    Reg A. Klubeck

    I *love* to make neckerchief slides (oh, how I miss Slide of the Month in Boys’ Life). I take the big pull-tabs from cat food, soup, and fruit cans, bend them 90° in a vise (or just on the edge of the table), and glue those on the backs of things for loops.

  2. Linda Avatar

    These can be used to make fun name tags too. Ours had a pre-drilled hole that you put yarn or string through to hang around your neck.

  3. Rick Stoner Avatar
    Rick Stoner

    I drizzle some of the hot glue inside the PVC pipe to give some friction to help keep the slides from falling off the neckerchief.

  4. Angela Elliott Avatar
    Angela Elliott

    I use gorilla glue to attach the pvc pipe after I have flattened it on one side in a cast iron skillet.

  5. AnnMarie Avatar

    Very cool ideas here, thank you for sharing! I just participated in a slide exchange with a Utah group and the ideas scouters come up with, man oh man, just outstanding. I’m loving the idea of pvc pipe in the pan to flatten out. Hope to see more ideas here, thank you again.


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