DIY Lummi Sticks

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These DIY Lummi sticks are so easy to make and part of a fabulous tradition.  Lummi sticks are instruments that are named after the Lummi Native American people.  They are cylindrical sticks, usually roughly 7 inches long and 0.75 inches in diameter.  They are often used to teach children about rhythm as a first method of making music but also a long standing tradition in scouting.  I had a set that I made when I was a Brownie.  We performed at the mall once as a whole troop and it was my first time on stage.  We made them with our troop and they not only loved the craft but the finished masterpieces as well.

Lummi Sticks with Felt Bag

I had the hardware store cut the pieces for me then I sanded them for the girls.  They painted them with Apple Barrel acrylic paints then I coated them with Outdoor Mod Podge.

Apple Barrel Green Paint

Plaid Apple Barrel Paints for Lummi Sticks

It’s always so amazing to see how unique each girl is when they paint and craft.

Lummi Sticks

I sewed a bag with Kunin Group Felt for each of the girls to store their sticks.  They decorated them with Sizzix die-cuts and they came out darling.  I LOVE these two!

Felt Bags for Lummi Sticks

They also added their signature using our troop stamp from Expressionery on fabric then stitched to their bags.

Expressionery Stamp on Fabric

The troop has made up darling routines with their lummi sticks.  It makes my heart so happy.  There are lots of other great scouting ideas as a part of the Craft Lightning Scouting Series.   While we had our basket of Modge Podge out, the girls opted to make new journals for the upcoming year too.  You can find out all about these HERE.

Journal_Materials

Journal_Complete

Here are lots of other great projects from bloggers participating in Craft Lightning’s Scouting Series…

Let’s start with this darling washi tape flower pot by the fabulous Albion Gould (who is a superb member of my Laura Kelly Design Team!!!).

Albion Gould Washi Tape Flower Pot Girl Scouts

These paracord zipper pulls are fantastic.  Carla Schauer is sharing the tutorial over on her blog!

Paracord Zipper Pulls

The Scrappy Chick has some superb painted rocks with some great inspiration on her blog.

Painted Rocks

Karen Marie for Dragonfly and Lilypads created these decorative masterpieces with nature.  Check them out for sure.

2016 D&LP Scout Post Angie Battery lighted Candle with Treasures sprinkeld on the Chinet Crystal Wine Glass & Dessert plate

The bottle cap bows over on Artsty Fartsy Mama are the best.  I totally LOVE them!

Girl-Scout-Bows

Check out this emergency camping snack idea from Waving My Wand!  It is super fun.

Emergency Camping Snack

This scavenger hunt bag and free printable activity from Angie (a co-host) on Country Chic Cottage is perfect.

CCC Scacenger Hunt Bag

Carolina is sharing a great way to paint with kids and teach the color wheel over on 30 Minute Crafts.

Painting-with-Scouts

Check back tomorrow for MORE Scout ideas and fun things to do with kids.

Cheers to All Things Scouts,

Laura

 

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