Picture Alphabet

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Becca bought a poster to put in her dorm room at college that shows the whole alphabet out of pictures of items that look like letters!  It’s really cool and she’s gotten a lot of compliments on it.  I did some searching and found a site that offers personalized gifts in the shape of words made from photographs.  The company is called Letter Perspectives.  They have quite a few examples on their website showing different words spelled out in nature.

This would be a great project for a Girl Scout troop!  Send the girls out with a camera and a list of letters they need to find.  They could make up all kinds of posters to give as gifts to their families!

Fire Starters

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Fire StartersSince we’ll be camping while we’re at the beach, we need to make some Fire Starters so that it’s a little bit easier to get our campfire started in the evenings!

While at Girl Scout camp as a kid, we learned how to make fire starters from cardboard egg cartons, dryer lint and melted wax.  I’ve been keeping the last couple egg cartons just for this occasion!

These are so easy to make.  Just stuff each egg holder with dryer lint, then melt some candle wax and pour it over each egg holder.  Close the lid and you have a very easily portable fire starter!  When it’s time to make your fire, simply tear off a few of the egg  holders and place them at the bottom of your fire ring.  Put some kindling and a little newspaper around it then stack some wood around it.  Light the newspaper and fire starter and you have a nice hot fire in a matter of minutes!

Make It Yourself Placemat

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This is truly unique! I found this over at Mom Gadget.


What kid wouldn’t want a placemat made out of his favorite cereal box? Here’s the instructions:

What you’ll need:

an empty milk carton
an empty cereal box
some dental floss

1. Disassemble your milk carton and cut into ½” strips. Do the same with the front panel from your favorite cereal box.

2. Weave together. directions

3. Finish ends by weaving dental floss around the edges so your beautiful new placemat doesn’t come apart.

Pretty cool, isn’t it!  I can’t wait to show this to a friend of mine who has younger kids.  I can just see them eating off their cereal box placemat at every meal! lol!  Or, this could be a neat Girl Scout project for the older girls to teach the younger girls!

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