Red Glitter Pencils

 Since our theme for Girl’s Camp is Ruby Slippers, I wanted to give the girls a new red scripture marking pencil.  The pencils needed a little pizazz 🙂 I found this red glitter twill tape at JoAnn’s. (I wanted to use Washi tape, but it didn’t look good on the red pencil.  You could also use any kind of ribbon.) I hot glued it to the pencil then trimmed it to look like a little flag.  This would be a cute idea for decorating pencils for a party favor or a back to school gift for a teacher.


Wizard of Oz Camp Lanyards

I am attending our church’s Girl’s Camp this week.  Every day I will post the craft or handout I am giving the girls.  The theme for the entire camp is Stand Out.  Each year or level choose a type of shoe to represent their group.  We are the Ruby Slippers!
We are doing an 8 mile hike today.  I sewed all the girls lanyards (tutorial) out of blue gingham.  As we go through the hike (following the yellow brick road), there will be stops along the way and they will receive pins to put on their lanyard.
The first person Dorothy met on her journey was the Scarecrow.  The scarecrow wanted a brain, so we are talking about knowledge.  I am basing our discussion off this talk by Anne Dibb, I know it, I live it, I love it.  After our discussion, each girl will get an owl pin – representing knowledge.
The next person Dorothy meets is the Tin Man. The Tin Man wants a heart so we are talking about love.   Our discussion is based on this talk by Dieter Uchtdorf.  “When our hearts are filled with the love of God, we become “kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving.”

I made these little fabric/felt heart pins to go on the lanyards.

The third person Dorothy meets is the lion who needs courage.  We are using the talk, May You Have Courage by Thomas S. Monson. “My earnest prayer is that you will have the courage required to refrain from judging others, the courage to be chaste and virtuous, and the courage to stand firm for truth and righteousness.”  

I made these little badges of courage to pin on the lanyards.  

While Dorothy is on her journey with her 3 new friends, they come across the “Field of Poppies” which poison can cause fatal sleep.  These flowers represent the distractions of the world that will keep us from reaching our destination.

 I glued a pin to the back of these brightly colored flowers.


Girl’s Camp

I had a lot of fun getting ready for Girl’s Camp.  I made these little first-aid zipper pouches for the girls to put their first-aid kits.

I made these bookmarks for them to have during their scripture reading each day.

Arise and Shine laynards.  To make the lanyard, I just used 2 1/2″ strip of fabric.  Press it in half then press the sides in & fold over (like double fold bias tape.)  Top stitch and put a clasp on the end.  They were fun to make!

I made little “hooties” for each of the girls.  They were part of a devotional about being a daughter of God.  Every owl is different, just like each of the girls.  They also have a sunshine on their tummy because they are letting their light shine!

The girls LOVED their owls!  They were so cute when they were choosing the one they wanted.  They slept with them and kept them on their beds.  During the week everyone would write little notes and tuck them into the owls wings. 

“Got my Shiny On” bottlecap necklaces

On of our girls had her birthday at camp.  I made this little birthday badge for her to wear all day so everyone would say happy birthday to her!

I made these flower headbands for the girls.  It looked cute when we all had them in our hair.

There were a few other things I made that I forgot to take pictures of.  Each day we gave the girls candy in their mail boxes: DOTS disciples of the Savior, You’re a Sweet Heart sweetarts, and Saver Life Life Savers. 

Girl’s Camp T-Shirts

The First Year Girls going to camp got together and we made these shirts. The theme is Arise & Shine. We are using sunshine to represent the 1st year girls. The girls drew the shapes on Heat Bond, then ironed it to the fabric, cut it out, and ironed it on their shirts. I sewed around all the shapes with grey thread. Then we stenciled the word Shine in grey paint! Cute!