The Daring Club for Girls had a fabulous get together on June 11th. We learned some old-fashioned craft ideas and shared information from books about young girls and their “best loved dolls”. Some famous authors who have written books that have become classics over the years of time are – Louisa May Alcott, Frances Hodgson Burnett, Helen Keller, Lois Lowry, L.M. Montgomery & Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Alison L. Randall has written an endearing tale, The Wheat Doll.
It is the story of a young pioneer girl who made a doll, stuffed her with wheat and secretly shared all of her hopes, fears and dreams.
In The Double-Daring Book For Girls by Andrea J. Buchanan and Miriam Peskowitz, there is a legend written of Guatamelan Worry Dolls (sometimes called trouble dolls) p. 167 & 168. The girls had a wonderful time making this simple doll using twist ties and then creating a larger doll from yarn and miscellaneous craft materials. Here are some pictures of our fun morning.
• A daisy chain – pg. 139 in The Daring Book for Girls
• A bird feeder – pg. 176 in The Daring Book for Girls
• Dreamcatchers – pg. 139 in The Double-Daring Book for Girls
• Quilling (paper craft) – pg .158–160 in The Double-Daring Book for Girls
• Stained Glass Art activity available from www.theideabox.com/Activitylist.html
Then we adapted the idea of The Every Girl’s Toolbox pgs. 70–72 in The Daring Book for Girls by Buchanan & Peskowitz into our own club box named –our crafty girls box, complete with glue gun and glue sticks, ribbons, buttons, fabric, glue, stickers, popsicle sticks, and many other miscellaneous craft materials that every crafty girl would love to have.
We would enjoy having other girls join our group for ages 10 and up. The next time we get together will be on June 25th. Bring a hula hoop if you come and get ready for an amazing work out when we practice games/activities for families to do together on picnics.