Monday, 13 June 2011

Milk Bottle Elephants

A few months ago a leader at another unit told me about Milk Bottle Elephants. There's some excellent instructions at the link back there but basically what you do is cut a plastic milk bottle half way down, cut a semi-circle out of the bottom of each side, then decorate!

The Surrey East crew decorated theirs with tissue paper, but we decided to turn it into a 3-week project by first covering them with papier mache (newspapers and watery pva glue), then painting them, then decorating them with feathers, tissue paper and sequins. Circles of tissue paper make excellent 'hats'.

We really enjoyed this activity - we all got really messy the first 2 weeks with glue and newspaper and paint, and we had plenty of time to decorate this week. Don't they look excellent?
We're going to use them as part of our Friend to Animals badge. We're having a visitor next week who is going to talk to us about Elephants :)

We also enrolled 6 new Brownies tonight! It's very exciting because this time last year we only had 3 Brownies, and we're now up to 13 which is excellent. We invited all the parents, played parachute games and then sang a few songs.

Only 2 weeks to go until end of term - Scottish schools end for the summer at the end of June.
Bye for now,


1 comment:

  1. I absolutely love them! And thanks for the detailed instructions.