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  • Pop Tab Bracelet

    This soda tab bracelet is a great way to show off your resourcefulness and attitude toward recycling and reusing found objects. It is a great accessory for Earth Day and festivals like Tabfest that celebrate tab-collecting organizations like the Ronald McDonald House. Once it is finished, this bracelet is truly a durable and colorful accessory.

    What You'll Need:

    - 20-25 Pop Tabs. Make sure that these have been washed and that there are no sharp edges.
    - Two pieces of 18-20" ribbon....

  • Candy Wrapper Belt

    Alright, here it is. Now you, too, can wear a fantastically cool candy wrapper belt.

    Candy Wrapper Belt

    Materials:
    candy or gum wrappers (the bag they're packaged in works well, too)
    scissors
    straight edge (optional)
    tape measure
    clear packing tape
    double stick tape
    x-acto or utility knife (optional)
    2 d-rings in width of your choice (D-rings can be purchased at fabric stores. I made belts using 1 1/4” and 1/1/2” rings. These are probably the best for fitting through belt...

  • Juice Pouch Lunch Bag

    This lunch bag is easy to make and durable. It makes great use of Kool-Jammer or Capri Sun pouches.

    Supplies:

    • 14 Capri Sun or Kool-aid Jammer juice pouches
    • X-acto knife
    • Sticky End Velcro
    • Sewing machine and thread
    • Scissors

    Preparation:

    After the juice has been drank use an x-acto knife to slit the bottom of the juice pouch.

    Clean the inside of each pouch with hot soapy water and let dry.

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  • Hermie the Wormie Trader

    This SWAP is easy to make. Just a silk flower leaf, small pompoms, google eyes and a brooch pin.

    The pompoms won't stick on with regular glue so if you are doing this with Sparks you need to let them pick the colors and have the leaders assemble them with the glue guns.

  • Fleece Knotty Owl

    I admit this was a tough one to prep — we cut enough fleece for 50 of these and my co-leader and I had blisters by the end. I would suggest finding some Pathfinder volunteers if you want to do a bunch.

    I originally thought we would leave these unstuffed and the kids could put their laundry inside but it would probably be better to recycle some old pillows.

    The sewing on of buttons was quite tough for girls and needed supervision. This has to...