By Cassidy H. Girl Reporter
On November 14, a group of Girl Scouts participated in a Do It Yourself (DIY) holiday crafts workshop at the San Gorgonio Council in Redlands, Ca. The class lasted from 10am to 1pm. The girls made 4 different crafts: a chicken wire frame; a star ornament; an herb garden; and holiday cards. Each station varied with how much time the craft took, with one being as short as 30 minutes and one as long as about an hour.
The girls had a lot of fun busily making crafts that they could give out as holiday gifts for someone special, but best of all they were able to learn how to safely use many tools beyond the standard glue gun. Thanks to the Girl Scout dads that volunteered their time, these girls learned to properly operate a table saw and nail gun, for example, while crafting their chicken wire frames. When creating mini herb gardens they used fasteners, nails and rope. It was an “out of the box” craft class, even though it still involved paints and paper . Overall, the class was a great success and the girls are looking forward to the next DIY workshop.
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