Monday, February 29, 2016

'Super Scout' Banquet Place Cards

Introducing..... Super Scout!


Each year, Cub Scouts celebrate the birth of Scouting in February with an event called the Blue & Gold. Every Pack's Blue & Gold is a bit different. Ours is a big spaghetti dinner and cake auction where we celebrate the boys' accomplishments and another great year of Scouting.

This year's theme is Superheroes. Each den was encouraged to make their own table decorations for our banquet. With Trevor's approval, I came up with Super Scout.

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Super Scout

Materials: empty cardboard tubes, paint (blue and skin tones), Sharpie, glue, googly eyes, yellow felt

Paint the cardboard tubes so that 2/3 is blue and 1/3 is a skin tone. I did this ahead of time so that we wouldn't have to wait for dry time during the meeting. I made a variety of skin tones so that each boy could choose the one he wanted.

Use the Sharpie to add details. For the face, draw a mask, nose and mouth. Draw a line to divide the face from the shirt, then add the features of the shirt, including a collar, pockets and buttons.


Cut a rough semi-circle of yellow felt to make the cape. Add a letter. We used a blue Sharpie and a stencil. 


Glue the googly eyes and cape in place. That's all there is to it! Here are the five boys' Super Scouts. They have so much personality! Can you guess which one is Trevor's?


If you said the center, you're right. Trevor and I have a very similar aesthetic. Here is Trevor's Super Scout (left) next to mine (right). 


Excellent work, Scouts! You're all Super!

4 comments:

  1. Ohhhhhhhhh these are fabulous! LOVE them!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  2. Ok, this question is not related to this post since obviously these were used for table decorations, but I've been meaning to ask for some time now, what in the world do you do with all of your and Trevor's projects that aren't scrapbook pages or gifts for others? I get so inundated with just the stuff that my kids bring home from daycare and school, I can't imagine multiplying it by doing so many projects at home. And in your photos your house always looks so clean, neat and simple so I can't imagine you save them all. So I have to know...what do you do with all the crafts?

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    1. This is an excellent question! It's been a long time since I've done a blog post on this topic... long enough that my answer has changed a little. I'll give you the short answer now and go in depth in a blog post soon.

      Basically, everything Trevor makes that isn't a gift goes immediately into a large tub, where I save it until the County Fair rolls around. After the items come back, he goes through them and keeps some, gives away some, and throws out and/or recycles most. I'm constantly reminding him that we have photos of all his projects, so he doesn't always need to keep the actual item.

      As for my house looking so clean... all I can say is thank you for not looking too carefully at the backgrounds of my photos! There's plenty of art-related clutter, but most of it is upstairs and not in the public areas of the house. In particular, Trevor's bedroom is packed full of his artwork. We do a massive clean-up at the end of each school year, which is about a month before County Fair projects come back and will need a home.

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  3. My goodness. These are adorable....totally made me smile today!

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