Make a Girl Scout bag for SWAPS with this quick visual and pattern. This cute girl scout bag is easy to create!
SWAPS are such a fun part of Girl Scouting. The creativity and love shared between the girls through the exchanging of SWAPS makes my heart so happy. Because SWAPS are not supposed to go on the actual Girl Scout vest, it is a good idea to provide an alternate place for the girls to collect. I made this bag with Kunin Group felts so the girls could store their SWAPS to give out on the inside and display their collection on the outside.
It is CRAFT LIGHTNING – the Scouting Series and I am so honored to be co-hosting with Country Chic Cottage and 30 Minute Crafts. Be sure to check out our three blogs all week long to get your fill of ideas. You are sure to be inspired!
How to make this Girl Scout bag for SWAPS:
It starts like this.
I used the patterns from our Girl Scout Mother/Daughter camping trip thanks to Sarah Underwood, my co-leader!!!
Simply sew all the felt pieces to the front of the bag and then sew it together!
And ends like this!
Too busy to make this right away?! Pin it for later! Pin this project to your favorite craft board on Pinterest and it’ll be waiting for you when you’re ready.
More SWAP ideas:
Here is a super simple and fun idea for SWAPS if you are going to an outing as a troop and exchanging with other troops. The mini bags hold the Girl Scout Promise. Our girls (ages 10-13) love to hand stitch so this is perfect for them. To decorate the little bags, the girls used my Sizzix dies to make tiny shapes. These are from the Badges collection!
We hand stamped each one with one of our troop stamps from Expressionery. SO CUTE!
If you are looking for more ideas for SWAPS, check out this post too! You can grab this free printable there.
More great scouting ideas from fellow bloggers and friends:
These finger woven bracelets from A Very Educated Mother are super fun.
I am crushing on these birdfeeders over on Creative Cynchronicity!
Jen Goode always does the most creative stuff. She has a printable on her blog at 100 Directions to make these awesome sun catchers.
Midge and Madge created darling SWAPS (trading pins) so be sure to go check them out!
And this frog game by Beth Watson makes me super HOPPY!!! It is also created with Kunin Group felts. Beth is one of my Dream Team members for Kunin Group and she always make darling things!
Here is a super easy drum craft from Busy Mom’s Helper.
And a craft for the BOYS. Laura from Laura’s Crafty Life is sharing these keychains today over on her fantastic blog!
Artistic Endeavors 101 is sharing these paint dot pendants.
And now for my co-hosts. Check out these over on 30 Minute Crafts. Carolina created a dream project if you as me! I love these so much!
Angie is so inspiring. These etched glasses that she is sharing on Country Chic Cottage make me believe that I can even do this! YAY!!!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for even MORE great ideas!
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