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    Default Switzerland / Our chalet craft

    Help, we are having a Switzerland themed evening at Brownies and have only thought of one thing to do which is food based, but will not last for two hours!! any ideas?

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    Not sure if you can get hold of one of these, but Our Chalet used to sell pop up cards that you had to make yourself.

    We've copied the original and done it before afew times.
    It takes quite a while to colour, cut and assemble, but the results are good.

    Of course you do need to get a template to use first.

    I haven't got a scanner, but maybe someone on here has one they can scan in for you.

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    that sounds great, anyone got a template? thought I would find something on Our chalet website, but nothing!

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    colour a picture of our chalet or colour print and cut into a jigsaw

    could they make a model of it using lolly sticks and cotton wool snow

    does it have a badge you could make or a mascot for ideas

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    I can't remember what the parts of the WAGGGS badge stand for, thought we could work on World Guiding Badge.

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    we played 'beetle' drawing the world badge eg 6 -draw outside ring, 5 draw 2 stars then in small groups learnt what each bit represents

    in a circle instead of numbering them 1 2 3, we named them world association, girl guides, girl scouts then said eg hopping - girlguides or skipping - world association and they have to 'race' around circle to their place doing the action

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    snowball fight - scrunch up sheets of newspaper ad chuck it across the room (in two teams) it wears you out and is great fun!

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    -Get an abbreviated version of the William Tell story and get them to put it on in their sixes and then show the guiders at the end.

    -Do a quiz

    -Chocolate (or cheese fondue)

    - Design a new swiss army knife. Include your ipod? mobile phone? trolley coin? etc

    - Got any grass skis? Have a skiing race.

    - Or, more crafty, scherenschnitte. This is a traditional swiss/german craft (pronounced Sharon-sh-net, if German or Sharon-sh-net-ah if Swiss) - literally it is 'paper cutting'. Picture are cut out of paper and backed onto a contasting colour, they can be really intricut and fiddly, or quite basic and still look effective. You can do them in any colour, but traditionally the picture is cut out of black paper and backed onto white. Black sugar paper is a bit easier to work with, as it is thicker. Make it into a birthday/christmas card as well if you want.

    Have attached a couple of examples of what I mean - one (very!) complicated, one basic.

    *Print off some templates (either google schrenschnitte templates, or just use any basic line drawing).

    *Draw around the outline of the picture firmly in a dark pencil.

    *Turn sheet over and put onto black paper.

    *Scribble over the lines in pencil to get the line drawing to transfer to the black paper. (make sense?) You can use the templates quite a lot of times like this until they are finally worn out.

    *Cut out the picture. Probably want fairly decent scissors for this.

    *Stick onto white paper/card

    Done

    Some templates,
    http://www.cindyferguson.com/images/werewolf.pdf
    http://ny-image1.etsy.com/il_fullxfull.38645137.jpg
    http://www.cindyferguson.com/images/fallequinox.pdf (fold in half to get full picture)
    hedgehog.jpg (image)

    Anyway, you get the idea. If you are struggling for basic ones for brownies, make your own from pictures of disney characters...or whatever. Just simple pictures and do the outline.

    Hope my waffle is of some use
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    skating races in teams using shoe boxes for skates is always fun

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    could you get them to make a chairlift to transport a teddy ready to ski? We did something when I was a guide- you use string and make a sort of pulley system. You could give them a selection of materials and a time limit to make one!
    Jen

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