Girlguiding Gwent covers the unitary authorities of Monomouthshire, Blaenau Gwent, Newport, Torfaen and Caerphilly in south east Wales. We have units in towns and villages throughout the area. Our youth membership ranges from 5 year old Rainbows to 30 year old young women of the Inspire community; all supported by our volunteer leaders and helpers.
Guiding in Gwent is flourishing! We would love to meet you.
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Draw or collage your favourite mythical creature and make it into a stained glass window
Equipment – paper, tissue paper cut up into roughly 2cm pieces) or cellophane sweetie wrappers, pva glue, a polypocket
Draw or print off a favourite creature make it even more fantastic or be a Magical, mythical creature yourself – Are you a brave lion, intelligent owl, playful panda or a mixture of all three? Reimagine yourself as a mythical creature with magical powers to match
Very carefully cut it out, leaving the edges uncut – this is the “window frame”
Place your window frame ontop of the polypocket and brush pva glue over the paper and the polypocket (great fun!)
Lay the tissue paper or cellophane, overlapping, over the “window pane” and on the paper so it is all covered and leave to dry.
Once it is all dry gently peal the paper off the polypocket and it should look like a stained glass window. Pin up on your window to let the light shine through.
Raise awareness of a real animal
Some animals are so amazingly adapted that they look like they could be a fantasy one. Here are some – seahorse, duckbilled platypus, hummingbird, elephant seal, axolotl, pangolin
Choose one (or one of your own!) and create a fact file about them or a poster highlighting the environmental pressures on them.
Create a habitate
Does your favourite real creature live in a jungle, forest, desert? Recreate their habitat – you could use either a shoe box, cardboard box, in the garden or in a washing up bowl, anywhere where you can make a great habitat for your favourite animal.
Create any animal using this fun rosette technique
Equipment – construction paper: Coloured pencils; Glue;Scissors
Equipment – either in a shoe box, plant pot or just in a nice shady space in your garden, gather leaves, twigs and recyclable material, make an eco-friendly garden for a fairy/pixie/gnome to live in
Decorate a Flower Pot Home
Use a flower pot turned upside down and decorate it as a home for a gnome; or decorate a toilet roll (or paper cup) and cut out windows and a door. Place a cake case on the top as a roof and place an electric tea light inside
Create a Fairy Light Jar
Equipment – clean, empty jam jar, grease proof paper, black marker pens, electric tealight or fairy lights
Cut a piece of greaseproof paper the same width of the jam jar. Draw flowers, fairies, toadstools on the greaseproof paper in black marker pen. You could use black paper and cut out silhouettes and stick them to the greaseproof paper. Stick the paper to outside of the jar. Pop in the electric tea light or fairy lights and be amazed!
Make your own magic wand
Equipment – a stick or you could use a drum stick or wooden spoon; material or paper to wrap around it; glue or sticky tape to secure the material or paper; streamers or ribbons, stickers to decorate.
Equipment – paint or ink; paper and felt tips – googly eyes optional
Dip you finger in the paint or ink and make finger prints on a piece of paper. Leave to dry. Then draw legs/arms/eyes/antennae – anything that your alien creatures might need! Here is an example -> http://mykidcraft.com/googly-aliens/
Equipment – any biscuits, icing (either glace or fondant) smarties, chocolate buttons
Create aliens on biscuits and use smarties as eyes
Alien space ship
Using junk – model a fantastical space ship for your alien
Build a three legged alien
Using Lego or other building blocks create a 3 legged alien that must be able to support itself.
Make alien milk – must only ever be drunk by aliens!
Equipment – shallow bowl or plate with a high rim (eg oven dish lid or Ikea plastic plate); milk, different coloured liquid food colouring; cotton wool balls and washing up liquid
Pour enough milk to cover the bottom of the dish about 1cm
Carefully drop dots of food colouring in patterns around the milk
Soak a cotton wool ball in washing up liquid so it is quite soggy and then gently place the ball in the middle of the milk and watch the colours flow!
Make toilet roll aliens
Equipment – toilet roll (empty), paper, paint, pipe cleaners and pompoms, googly eyes; stickers
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