This past Friday evening I was asked to teach a stamp camp to a local Senior Troop of Girl Scouts. There were seven 14-15 year-old girls and four moms. My goal? To show them that making cards is not an "old lady" craft! I'm not entirely sure I convinced them of this. . . They were FAR more interested in my "real life" job than in Super Stamp Girl.
But, I think they had a really fun evening. I think! I geared the cards and candy project toward their age in hopes that it would appeal to them even more. Here are the projects that we made:
Here are the girls and what I'd like to think are them proudly showing off their happily made creations!
I had so much fun creating these candy iPods, that since I had extra supplies leftover I decided to make them in four different colors that I will later use as thank you gifts for orders! Aren't they so cool?
I will even include this really easy mini-tutorial in case you'd like to make your own iPods!
1. I purchased the Sweethearts brand of conversation hearts at my local $1.00 store. I got 8 boxes in a pack for $1.00. Total score!
2. I cut a piece of cardstock measuring 7' x 3 1/2".
3. I scored the cardstock on the long side at 3/4", 3 1/4", 4" and 6 1/2' (see below photo).
4. I placed a strip of redline tape on each end of the cardstock and proceeded to wrap this cardstock around the box of candy. I taped the candy box to the cardstock, so that the box wouldn't fall out if lifted.
5. Using a 1 3/4" circle punch, I punched one circle out of white cardstock (this will be the "dial')
6. Using the 3/4" circle punch, I punched three circles out of Smoky Slate cardstock (one will be the center of the "dial"), the other two will be used on the earbuds.
7. Cut two pieces of 8" white bakers twine. Tie a knot about 5" from one end and cut off the second piece of twine. If you look at a real iPod, you will see the connecting point is only one wire that branches off into two for the earbuds.
8. Grab five Hershey kisses (you will only need two for the earbuds, but you will eat the other three, trust me!)
9. Using the 1/8 hole punch, punch a small hole in the center of two of the 3/4 Smoky Slate Circles.
10. Place some adhesive on the bottom of the Hershey Kiss
11. Feed the baker's twine through the holes in the Smoky Slate circles and adhere to the Hershey Kiss (see below photo).
12. With a glue dot, attach one end of the twine to the candy box.
13. Using a Word document, print out a list of songs you would like displayed on your iPod. The dimensions for the "screen" were 2 1/4 x 1 1/2".
14. Assemble rest of iPod. Enjoy!