Were you or your daughter a Girl Scout? Then you know what I'm talking about. For the uninitiated, these are small things made by one girl to be given away to another girl, like friendship pins. I made these with my daughters (ages 5 & 7) the other day for our Daisy troop. I thought I'd post them since they'd be fun to make at a party too.
We started with CHEAP daisies from Hobby Lobby. Each stem cost $1 and had about 8 flowers on it. My 2 yr old had a great time ripping off removing the flowers from the stems.
The backs were a too long to use for this so we trimmed them down a little. Make sure you don't trim too much, you will need a little stem for the next step.
Here's my 5 year old demonstrating. Her hands are a lot prettier than mine. :-)
The next step is to put the safety pin through the back.
The last step is the most fun - drawing the face and gluing the googly eyes on. We used sharpies for the face and regular Elmer's glue for the eyes - use A LOT or the eyes will pop off. If you have older kids you may want to use a hot glue gun.
I'm a Jill-of-all-trades. I love and live for creative expression. I'm a librarian, mommy, wife, artisan. I just started homeschooling my 3 daughters, ages 4, 7 and 9. I've always dreamed of living in a far-away place, instead I've barely moved 150 miles from where I grew up. I'm learning to "bloom where I'm planted."