Volume 5 Issue 12
July 1999


Octopus Slide

Lorie McGraw's Slide Show

Materials needed:

green yarn

matching color thread

wobble eyes

hot glue

plastic curtain ring for the slide.

Instructions: Cut twelve 6" long strands of yarn for each slide. Fold in half and tie at the neck area, leaving about two inches for the tentacles. Next divide the strands into sections of three. There will be eight sections) Braid each section, and tie off with thread. Hot glue on the wobble eyes. Put octopus down over the curtain ring with a few tentacles inside the ring and rest over the front to cover it. Hot glue in place.

Using Candy Molds

One year our den leader made plaster slides using plaster of Paris and candy molds in the shape of various animals. My son came home with a parrot. She had the boys choose which animal they wanted, then they poured the plaster of Paris into the mold and used a heavy wire shaped in a "U" shape to make the backing. This was inserted after the mixture began to harden a little. The next meeting the boys painted them and took them home.

Cathy Carver carvfam@ix.netcom.com Pack 581, Arvada CO/ Denver Area Council

Life Preserver Slides

Trapper Trails Council

  1. Using a small piece of clear tubing shape it to form a ring and tape it together. Attach to a ring and use as a minature life preserver.
  2. Another quick life preserver would be to glue a white life saver onto a board, or tree ring and attach a ring.
  3. Cut piece of wood or poster board to resemble a swimming pool shape. Paint as desired. When paint is dry, glue on a life saver. Add a PVC ring to back of slide.

Octopus Slide

Trapper Slide Council

Take half a walnut shell, fill with plaster and add a ring before the plaster is set. Take 4 chenille stems (black or dark gray) cut in half, bend one end, and put the other in the wet plaster, or glue on after the plaster is dry. When the plaster is dry, paint the nut shell black. Then glue on 2 wiggly eyes.

Seashells Slide

Trapper Slide Council

Purchase sea shells and attach a ring.

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