Saturday, June 11, 2011

Father's Day - Folded Shirt Card

I came across this cute card for Father's Day on Martha Stewart's Website.  I wanted to make these with the Activity Girls to go along with a Father's Day Gift we were making.  Problem was, the instructions on the website didn't seem to make a lot of sense.

With a little bit of trial and error, I got it figured out.  I started with a 12"x12" piece of scrapbook paper that I cut down to 7 1/2" x 12".  Basically you can use any size that is skinny rectangle.

Have fun embellishing with a tie, bow tie, pocket or buttons!

Father's Day Gift - Candles

June 7th, 2011 Activity
Mark off in Faith in God:  Serving Others 
and Developing Talents

Next Activity:  June 30th - Pool Party!
(Hosted by Sister Canaday)

Dads:  Don't read until after Father's Day!!

This past week, we helped the girls make candles and cards for gifts for their dad's.  We started by making these cute little cards.  Each girl picked their own pattern of paper and then I showed them step by step how to fold it.  Each one of them added their own unique touch:  a bow tie, buttons, a tie or a nametag.  Look at the green shirt below - the girlie who made it added a piece of real tissue in the pocket!  I love how creative these girls are!

Since we have a few days to spare till Father's Day, we also decorated bags for them to keep their gift in.

We made our own candles from scratch.  Not only did we make a handmade gift for the dads but we got to learn a new craft too.  Each girls picked out what color candle she wanted as well as the scent.   I found a scent which was a knockoff of the cologne "Cool Water."  Very manly smelling.  Some girls opted to go with more girlie scents like cinnamon bun or caramel apple.

We attached a cute label that said "A Scentimental gift, for a very special Dad"

Happy Father's Day to all the Special Dad's out there.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Decorating Journals

May 17th, 2011 Activity
Mark off in Faith in God:  Serving Others 
and Living and Learning the Gospel

Next Activity:  June 7th - Father's Day Gifts.
(Meet at Sister Jordan's House)

One of the goals of the Activity Girls Program is to help the girls complete  Faith In God.  The Faith in God program encourages the girls to journal so this week I thought it would be fun for them to decorate their own journals.  

We started out with plain wirebound notebooks.  Just the simple one subject ones that kids take to school. I printed out their names in different colors and fonts and  I supplied scrapbook paper,stickers, ,embellishements, decorative scissors and lots of glue.  (I think I need to invest in a few more glue guns!)

I was really impressed with the girls creativity!  They had a lot of fun decorating the journals to suit their own personal style. 

You know the activity is a success when our time is up for the night and the girls ask if we can stay "Just five more minutes?"