May Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
Volume 7, Issue 10
Webelos Traveler & Artist
Tiger Big Ideas 17
ice cube races. Make colorful cubes with food dye.
Devise an incline using a smooth surface like a vinyl tile. Race the ice
cubes down the incline.
large blocks of ice in trays without dividers (remember
those?). Unmold and allow
scouts to sprinkle salt on them. Observe the fantastic shapes produced by
the uneven melting.
ice cube rivers. Make a sand mountain and place ice
cubes on top. Watch the melted
water make rivers down the side of the hills.
ice cube pictures on the hot sidewalk. Look at the
design made by the melted cube on the walk.
Cube Painting. Make ice cubes in an ice cube tray.
When halfway frozen, stick a Popsicle stick in. When ice is completely
frozen, you are ready to begin. Sprinkle
some powdered paint on a piece of paper. Use different colors.
Give each scout an ice cube with stick and let him rub or drag it on
the paper. Ask them what is
happening to the powdered paint. What
has happened to the ice cube?
Have the scout's
paint using lemon juice. Let the painting dry overnight. It will be invisible. Place
each boy's paper under several layers of newsprint.
Lightly iron over the paper with an iron set on high (no steam) until
the artwork appears. Ask scouts
to guess why the pictures appeared.
Objects that would make an interesting print, dark colored
construction paper. Have the
scouts place the objects on their construction paper.
Take their creations out into the direct sunlight and leave them
outside all day. At the end of
the day, go outside and check to see what happened to the construction
You can make
neat critters by gluing eyeballs on seashells.
1/2-cup cornstarch, 1 tsp. cream of tartar 3/4-cup hot water, Mix sand,
cornstarch and cream of tartar in an old saucepan.
Add hot water.
Cook over medium
heat, stirring constantly until mixture is very thick and can't be stirred
further. Cool slightly and mold
into various shapes use plastic molds or let scouts create their own
designs. Allow to dry. Paint if
desired. (Store leftovers in airtight container.) What a fun way to make
permanent sand castles for your sand table (with those sandcastle/beach
plastic pail sets). Add some plastic people figures and instant kingdom!
Use shells at
the balancing scale. The scouts compare the weights of various shells,
predict which ones are the heaviest and lightest, and try to find
combinations of shells that, when placed on the scale together, will
Place the paint
at one end of bulletin board paper; then place a dishpan of water and an old
towel at the other end of paper. Have each scout take turns stepping in
paint and walking across paper. Have
them rinse feet and dry them. Label
each scout's footprints with he's name.
Paint glue on the areas of the paper surrounding the footprints; then
sprinkle sand over the glue.
You can also
make a bulletin using this paper.
5 dish pans 1 -
with sand in it (beach) 1 - with dry navy beans in it (pebbles) 1 - with
cooked green spaghetti (sea weed) 1 - with shaving cream with a little blue
food coloring (sea foam) 1 - with salt water (ocean)
The scouts take
off their shoes and socks and waited patiently to walk on the beach.
Explained that when you go to the beach you first walk on the beach then
through pebbles and crushed shells then some sea weed as the wave splash
they create sea foam and then you finally reach the ocean.
Placed everything in a line on long white paper.
You will have to add a little water to spaghetti to keep it moist.
Used towels at the end to step on and wipe feet off.
Mother's Day Flower Jar
Northwest Suburban Council
label, then clean and dry any sized baby-food jar.
Cut a small square of Styrofoam to fit inside the jar lid and glue it
in place. Cut small silk
flowers to fit inside the jar. Push
flowers into foam. You may want
to put a bit of white glue on the bottoms of each stem to better secure
them. Cover the foam with some
colored Easter grass. Put on
the jar and twist it securely onto the lid.
Glue eyelet lace around the jar lid to form a "collar." Tie a 9" piece of ribbon into a bow and glue this to the
front of the jar.
Father’s Day-Floppy Disk Photo Cube
Dad's desk at work or home!
6 Old 3˝"
Floppy Disks, Blank Index Stock, 6 Photos You Can Cut, Low Temp Glue Gun,
Double Stick Tape
Lay one disk face down on your workspace.
Use a low temp glue to attach one disk to each side and a disk on the
top. Cut six pieces of index to
2-1/8" x 2-3/4". Use
double stick tape to attach one to each floppy.
Cut photos to 1-7/8" x 2-1/2"
Use double stick tape to attach photos in the center of rectangle
index leaving a white border around each picture.
Life Preserver Slide
Northwest Suburban Council
On a piece of
Styrofoam about 1/2" thick, draw a 3" circle and cut out.
From the center of the circle, remove a 2" circle. Loosely wrap
cord around edge of styrofoam and bind in place, as shown, with red
"Mystic" tape. Print
"Cub Scout" on one side and "Pack No. ---" on the other.
Insert and glue ends of a piece of white chenille into back for ring.
American eats 13 pounds of tomatoes a year (plus 20 pounds a year in the
form of ketchup, salsa, soup, and BBQ sauce).
A 5-ounce tomato
has only 35 calories.
tomatoes contain only moderate amounts of vitamins A and C, they rank third
in our source of the vitamins, since we eat so much of them!
There are more
than 1,000 varieties of tomatoes currently being grown in the U.S.
summer we went to the Gulf Shores in Alabama.
I collected many shells, and boy did they stink.
Upon returning home, I looked up on the internet on the way to clean
seashells. The source I found
said 50% bleach/50% water. Being just a little too lazy to look for my rubber gloves, I
reached into the solution, many many times to swish the shells around, not
even thinking about what was happening to my hands.
I kept on swishing the water around even when my hands became
slightly tingly. It took nearly
five days for my hands to stop tingling and return to their normal color as
opposed to that bright red. Be
careful especially with your Cubs if you decide to clean shells.
DON'T BE LAZY, FIND THE RUBBER GLOVES AND WEAR THEM!: )
Circle 10 Council
Ideas for things
you can make using shells you can purchase at the craft store or bring back
from the beach.
Use a pair of flat shells. Glue
cotton to the rim of one shell and then glue the rims together.
Insert the tail and fins (small
shells) between rims before the glue dries.
Glue on other small shells for eyes and scales.
and Small Animals: Use shells and pipe cleaners.
Glue pairs of shells together, rim to rim, for bodies, heads, buds
and flower centers. Insert pipe
cleaners between shells for necks, legs, and stems.
When needed, smaller shells can be glued on for legs, wings, tails,
fins, eyes, petals, and leaves. Assemble
pieces. Glue in place, and paint with enamel.
Use a very large, spiral-type shell. Fill the cavity of the shell with dirt, for a real plant, or
florist’s clay for an artificial one.
To decorate the planter, make a path, small animals, and flowers with
small shells. You may paint the
planter and decorations.
Carriage: Use a pair of shells of similar size and shape.
Glue pieces of pipe cleaners to the back edge for a hinge.
Add bead legs, paint and decorate with small shells.
Glue on a pipe cleaner handle.
Candleholders: Use a jar lid, thick plaster of paris, and shells.
Pour thick plaster into lid and insert ends of shells, in petal-like
fashion, leaving enough space in the center for a candle.
Glue a narrow strip of felt around the base and add felt leaves,
radiating from the base. To
hold the candle in the center, drip wax and place candle in the melted wax.
Holder: Use a spiral-type shell with an opening to hold small trinkets,
gold gift card, and stovepipe wire. Remove
the string from inside gold gift cord and insert stovepipe wire.
For legs, bend wire cord as shown, shape to fit under shell.
Glue, paint, and decorate with pearl beads.
Basket: (For Blue and Gold favors) – Use a flat shell and sired cord.
Bend the wired cord for a handle and glue to each side of the shell.
To display your creations at the pack meeting, use bits of clay or pipe
cleaners to attach the shell figures to a net.
Add glitter and small shells or pebbles for more decorations.
Set display on a “beach” of course sandpaper or covered
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