Volume 5 Issue 11
June 1999


American Flag Tie Slide
Indianhead Council

3 parts white glue to 1 part warm water
jar or bottle with screw top lid
balsa wood or cardboard
1/2" length of 5/8" PVC pipe
postage stamp or picture from a magazine
paint brush

  1. Combine glue with water in jar or bottle. Shake until well mixed. This glue may be stored indefinitely.
  2. Cut a piece of balsa wood or cardboard large enough to hold the selected picture.
  3. Brush a thin layer of glue to the back surface of the picture. Lay the design onto the cardboard or wood and smooth out all air bubbles and wrinkles. Let dry.
  4. Glue the ring of PVC pipe to the back to the form the slide.

Liberty Bell Slide

York Adams Council

In celebration of the theme and the holiday, why not have the boys make neckerchief slides of the liberty bell.

1. You can get small wooden and plastic bells from a craft store. Cut these in half.

2. Using a 1-1/2 inch hole saw, cut the background plates out of 1/8-inch plywood or paneling. (Check with the local luber yard to see if they have a broken/damaged piece they can give you.)

3. For the neckerchief loop, use 1/2-in PVC plumbing pipe. You can cut this with a saw easily, but there is also a tool specifically designed to cut PVC pipe. Check with the people in the den or a local plumber and someone should be able to come up with the loops pretty easily.

4. Hot glue the bell half and the loop to the background. Paint the background and the bell.


This slide was made by a member (maybe Delores) of the Greater St. Louis Area Council many many years ago, and given out. This slide might be a nice giftie to give to your Cubs. The wooden hearts and paint can be found at craft stores. The pictured wooden heart is 2 inches at the widest point.

Directions: Base coat the heart with white paint. Then paint red stripes appox. 1/4 inch wide. Paint the left upper corner of the heart blue. Use the rounded tip of a paint brush to make the *stars* in the field of blue. My slide has a red piece of heavy suede as the backing. Although PVC pipe or taigon can be used as the backing for this slide.

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