Many creative girl scout swaps can be made with everyday items. Beads, baggies, and string can be made into memorable crafts to be exchanged at swap meetings.
Mini God’s Eye
A God’s eye weave is usually a bit bigger and made with sticks or dowel rods, but you can make a tiny version with some toothpicks and embroidery floss. This is made just like a regular God’s eye. Put the two toothpicks together in an “X” shape. Tie them together with some embroidery floss where the toothpicks cross. Then wrap it in the other direction to hold them together in the “X” shape.
Now you can start wrapping the toothpicks with the embroidery floss. Make a loop around one of the toothpicks, then wrap it and loop it around the next stick. Keep doing this, wrapping and looping, moving in the same direction, one at a time. You can use the same color for the whole thing, or you can change colors by tying and then cutting the first string, then tying on a new color and continuing with the wrapping pattern. You can make patterns with colorful stripes, or it can all be one color. When the whole thing is wrapped, tie a knot and secure it with a bit of white glue. Add a pin and your tag.
Plant a rainbow swap
Slipper girlscout swap:
Another swap idea is to make a pair of fuzzy bunny slippers. First, make some ovals out of pink chenille. An oval cut out of foamie can make the sole of the slippers. Two more loops of chenille or two small ovals cut from the pink foamie can make the bunny ears. Then you can add googlie eyes and a pompom or small bead for the noses. These can either be put into a tiny plastic baggie or put together on a safety pin.
Girlscouts Rule! swap
You can make a small yellow ruler out of foamie or a craft stick painted yellow. Use a black marker to make the ruler’s markings, and then write “Girl scouts rule!” on it. This can be put into a small baggie.