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Girl Scout 'SWAP' Ideas

One fun Girl Scout tradition is sharing SWAPs. These 'SWAPs' (or Special Whatchmacallits Affectionately Pinned somewhere or Shared With A Pal) are cute pins made to share with other Girl Scouts. A fun ice breaker at large events or a special way to remember new friends by.

Girl Scout 'SWAP' Ideas

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Pinning the picture for inspiration- I'm thinking golf tee, little sparkly pompom and tiny pompom- Dr. Seuss inspired SWAP!

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Kids Homemade Bookmark Craft Kit: Flower Bookmark Activity Kit For Making Bookmarks Kit is too expensive for me- but contact paper with pressed flowers would make a neat SWAP.

Breakfast For Dinner: Rock Candy Stick Ornaments- Fun SWAP possibility!

Easy Kids Crafts:These could be cute as SWAPs, without the egg cup section. Glue a few tail feathers in the back, maybe. And put a loop of string through the head- wrap the string around a bit of craft foam or something so it doesn't pull through.

Egg Carton Crafts - Chicken Egg Cups

I think it would be more SWAP sized if we made these with mini clothespins and popsicle sticks.

clothespin/popsicle stick airplane magnets

Skip the super long legs, and these bottle cap birds would be great SWAPs!

Ridiculously cute BBQ place holders...I think I could fashion this into a SWAP!

Sewing swap. I have a bunch of very inexpensive scissors charms that would be perfect- and even easier than shrinky-dinks!

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Kite Swap

Other | Girl Scout Swaps Ideas

Got Cookies? SWAP

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Ravioli swap using beige felt, scalloped scissors, stuffing and a safety pin

Puerto Rico Girl Scout SWAP received at Thinking Day

Learn how to make your own cute, cupcake earrings. Another cute Shrinky-dinks application!

Cupcake Earrings Craft

Swap - Pet rock

Lucky Ladybird Craft: A daffodil for springtime

Lucky Ladybird Craft: A daffodil for springtime

Letter badge brooch -- Felt initial letter pin brooch - CUSTOM ORDER alphabet - or make your own pattern. Girls could make a bunch of their own first initials and SWAP with Girl Scouts.

I don't know why I like these so much but I think it has something to do with looking like part of a costume in a Wes Anderson movie.

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use furniture felt pads to make scout badges a la Russell in UP. Jinkies!

Adorable ornaments- or SWAPs...

DIY Vintage Inspired Bell Jar Ornaments

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hoopla palooza: mini caramel apples. The site has you add a magnet- for SWAPs I'll use a safety pin or pin back. I'd simplify the craft as well- maybe skip the glitter, use Crayola modeling compound instead of polymer clay, etc.

hoopla palooza: mini caramel apple magnets

~ S.C.R.A.P. ~ Scraps Creatively Reused and Recycled Art Projects: Golf Tee Snowman Ornament- or SWAP!

~ S.C.R.A.P. ~ Scraps Creatively Reused and Recycled Art Projects: Golf Tee Snowman Ornament

diy earrings made from old barbie shoes- these could be fun SWAPs!

Barbie Shoe Earrings

DIY Monogrammed Leather Key Chain | Now that I've bought the letter stamps for metal stamping, I'll bet we could stamp leather scraps...

DIY Monogrammed Leather Key Chain - The Sweetest Occasion

These are intended as earrings, but a single one makes a cute SWAP.

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