Monday, March 12, 2012

YW Value Flowers

For New Beginnings we had the older girls make a basket of Value flowers for all the new incoming Beehives. They did a great job!
For our week night activity the girls made all the flowers. The gold flowers are missing from this picture, but they did make it in to the final product. (I later attached all the stems for them, since that part took the longest and was a little more precise work.)
To make the flower start with a 2 1/2 inch strip of felt. Fringe the strip. Place a fuzzy (otherwise known as a pompom) on one end and roll the fringed strip around the fuzzy, gluing as you go. When you are done glue a thin strip of green felt around the base. It will look like this:

To attach the stems follow these steps:
 Cut out a green circle of felt the size of the base of your flower. Take a piece of floral wire, bend it on the end and thread it through the circle.
 Add a dab of glue to adhere the wire to the felt.
Then glue the base onto the bottom of the flower and trim it close if it slightly overlaps. Fluff the petals.

Then arrange the flowers however you choose. We chose to put them in a little basket.

I think our new girls really liked them and they were extra special since they were made with love from the older girls.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Sticky Note Clip Boards

Individual Worth #3: Read Doctrine and Covenants 18:10 and 121:45. Do all you can to build others and make them feel of worth. Every day for two weeks notice the worthwhile qualities and attributes of others. Acknowledge them verbally or in writing. In your journal write what you have learned about the worth of individuals and how your own confidence grows when you build others.
We have really been encouraging our girls to have positive attitudes and to look for the positive qualities in those around them.  We started our Combined YW activity by reading the above requirement from their Personal Progress Books, including the scriptures. We then challenged the girls to actually do it!
To help them acknowledge others we made these cute Sticky-Note Clip Boards. The idea is that for the nest 2 weeks they can carry their sticky notes around with them and leave notes of love and encouragement to those they see around them.

To make them you need:
pretty scrapbook paper
a scrapbook square chipboard (3x3)
sticky note pad
Trace the chipboard twice onto the paper. Cut out.
Glue paper onto both sides of the chipboard.
(If it overlaps slightly you may want to carefully trim the excess paper flush with the chipboard. You may even want to use a sanding block to get it really smooth.)
Glue a small scrap of paper onto your clip and then assemble.