Happy Monday everyone! I woke up a bit more refreshed than normal today, but maybe that's because I went to sleep earlier. You would think I would learn to do this more often. haha
Hope you all had a great weekend! I spent most of the day Saturday at an Emergency Preparation Fair in our area. My husband, who is a scoutmaster, was there teaching the Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge to some of our local Boy Scouts. If you're new to my blog, we are a big scouting family. My boys started as Tiger Cubs and are now both Boy Scouts, one working on his Eagle right now, and the other a Star Scout. We love it all! AND I still get to help with the Cubs in our area too! Which brings me to today's post...We recently had a Raingutter Regata in our local cub scout pack and I wanted to keep it simple, but still have a fun little reward for everyone that participated (nothing like the BIG Pinewood Derbym but still fun!).
So, I came up with these fun little Raingutter Regata Pencils to give to each boy after the race.
And they are super easy and inexpensive too! I picked up some Scout pencils at our local Scout Supply store. Then I gathered my materials together. Here's what you'll need:
White and brown cardstock
Craft Glue Dots
Sharpie or pen
(Optional: Stamps, Ink)
1. First thing I did was to cut out the bottom of the boat shape. (I just eyeballed everything.) I folded the paper and cut a simple boat shape.
2. Then I unfolded it and cut a small slit in the center of the fold. This is where the pencil will go through.
3. Add some glue dots to the corners.
4. Stick together the corners leaving a bit of space in the middle to create 3D boat look.
5. Next, cut out a small sail or mast shape.
6. Take your exacto knife again and cut two slits in the top center. Again, your pencil will slide through these slits.
7. Add any stamps, words, or other embellishments that you want and you're done!
They are super fast and easy to make AND they turn out fun and the boys still go away smiling!
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