But Little Miss has loved getting together with her Daisy Girl Scout friends and I get to choose what craft the girls will do each month -- win-win, right?
This month's petal is the red "Courageous and Strong" part of the Girl Scout Law. (for those of you who aren't in the know - Daisy Girls Scouts earn petals representing the different parts of the Girl Scout Law). I like my crafts to complement the month's lesson and poured over Pinterest trying to find something that would interest 20 kindergarten girls trying to earn a petal -- and then I came up with my idea. Custom super-hero capes (because what girl doesn't want to be a courageous and strong superhero?)
Lest you think I've completely lost my mind, this is a SUPER easy sewing project. Three straight lines and you're done. The capes would even make a great birthday party take-home (have kids decorate capes at the party).
- 1 plain bandana per child (I got mine at Michael's)
- 1" ribbon (you can get about 4 capes from 1 3-yard spool)
- sewing materials (machine, thread, etc.)
- fabric markers (for decorating)
Place the bandana right-side down and fold one corner in toward the center to a depth of about 5 inches.
Cut 25 inches of ribbon and lay that, face down, under the fold.
Pin the fold in place, as shown below.
Sew a straight line, parallel to the ribbon. Make sure you do not sew the actual ribbon -- for now, it should slide loosely inside the fold.
Remove the two outer pins and gather the fabric a little on the ribbon. Re-pin to hold the gathered fabric in place.
Sew two short stripes -- one next to each of the outside pins. This will hold your gather in place and keep the ribbon from sliding through the cape.
Remove the pins and decorate as your like!
Up, up and AWAY!