One of my daughter's first Daisy Girl Scout activities was decorating a Nesquik container. She graduated from high school, earned her Gold Award, and became a lifetime Girl Scout last year. She still has her Daisy container and uses it to store her Girl Scout pin. When she was younger, her badges and patches went in her box until they were sewn on her vest.
As a holiday gift, my daughter decorated Wyler's Light containers for the Daisies in the troop she assisted. I designed the Brownie container for my niece who will bridge from Daisies to Brownies at the end of this year. The green color of the Emerald Nut container reminded me of my Girl Scout sash and inspired the Girl Scout container.
These containers would make great decorations for an Investiture of Bridging ceremony. They would also make nice gifts for leaders or scouts.
Cutting the felt takes patience. Sharp, fabric scissors make the job easier. Use toothpicks, if needed, to evenly spread glue. Instead of sewing, slick fabric paint can be used for names and/or levels.
Daisies can glue on precut flower pieces and lid decorations to make their own containers. Brownies can attach precut Brownies, embroider initials on felt using running stitch, and glue felt to lid. As skills increase, older Scouts can make the containers with minimal assistance. Glue decoration on one side at the beginning of the meeting. Let that side dry, and decorate the other side at the end of the meeting.
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Step 1: Materials
- Nesquik or Wyler's Light container
- Blue contact paper
- White felt
- Yellow or gold felt
- Extra felt for lid
- Hershey's Cocoa container
- White felt or white contact paper
- Light blue felt
- Brown embroidery thread
- Emerald Nut container
- White felt
- Gold felt
- Dark green thread
Step 3: Prepare Containers
Prepare containers by removing labels. Use Goo Gone, if needed, to remove sticky residue.