My Girl Scout troop is going to be in the christmas parade on saturday and the theme is old christmas. I really need some quick ideas.
Ryan from Forest, WV
For our girl scout troop, we used a trailer, strung icicle lights around the top (you may have to use 2 x 4's to make a frame), strung more lights around the railing, spread some polyfil (pillow stuffing) around the rails, and hung some clouds (cardboard with polyfil glued to it). The girls dressed in white and we used star garland to make crowns. We also shaped coar hangers to make wings, stretched white nylons over the coat hangers and edged with the star garland. We received a huge response from it and their picture ended up in the paper. Some other ideas we had was to wrap big boxes and fit over the girls, put bows on their heads and have some type of tree on the float. Another one was have some type of sleigh on the trailer and the kids dress up in brown with the flashing noses and reindeer antlers. (12/02/2004)
Wrap some big boxes with holiday wrap. Put on some big toys like big wheels, large stuffed toys. Dress all the kids like elves in sweat suits, suspenders, striped kneesocks, and a variety of stocking caps. Tool belts a la "workshop" too if they have them. Add lots of garland, maybe a tree-go for the glitz. (12/02/2004)
Last year my daisy troop participated in the parade and we used two sqaure bales of hay and made a "bed", used my sons baby bed backing for a headboard. Then we took boxes and stacked them into the shape of a chimmney, covered with red paper and drew black brick lines. We made large stockings out of construction paper for each girl, and hung them on the chimmney. We covered the edge of the trailer in green garland with lights. .We had a hope chest that we cut out letters for that said toys and taped them on it, dessed my son and a small girl in halloween animal costumes and put them in it for toys. We also hand a few other large toys sitting around and a small cirlce rug. We made a large sign that said "Sugarplums danced in their heads" that was at the back of the trailer made out of red fabric and held up out of the way by securing it to pvc pipe. We had two little girls dressed in pj's "asleep" in the bed, and the others girls just sat flat on the trailer and help to throw candy. The girls sitting were wearing sugarplums outfits I made. I just took two pieces of fabric, cut them into a large cirlce and the sewed the sides together, I used purple and a bright blue for these, then sprayed them with glitter. It turned out so so cute, and we won the parade, got as trophy and was in the paper as well. (12/29/2004)
I worked for a daycare and what we did was a nursery rhyme theme. We did "three men in a tub" and what we did was we got a big tub of any kind, stuck three of our dad's in it with bath scrubbers, shower caps, cardboard boxes that looked like soap, rubber duckies, ..you get the idea. One dad was even brave enough to wear a towel over his head. Then we filled the tub with batting like you use to sew with or you could use white balloons, to make it look like bubbles. Then we hung up a big sign that read the whole nursery rhyme so people would know what we were talking about, and decorated the trailer with props to make it look like a bathrrom. You can turn a cardboard box into just about anything. (we also hung up a shower curtain) Then we decorated the trailer with christmas lights and a tree. Even though it wasn't exactly a christmas float, and scince we were a daycare, the whole idea made sense, and it looked good to the judges that we got parent's involved. oh yeah we won first place. Hope this will shed some light. (08/22/2005)
How about a winter scene with kids making snow angels or a ski slope with kids and a dog on it? Something fun? (10/03/2005)
By Wendy Angellotti Pierson
Like Linda's idea. Wrap some big boxes leaving tops open. Have people inside with signs saying "the gift of love", "the gift of thanks", "the gift of faith", etc. Cardboard or scrap wood could be used for the signs. Electronic stores, Sears, Home Depot, Lowes. Go to not call and talk to a manager for scrap wood/ boxes. They will be happy to donate especially for your school project. Dress in the same color. Matching would be better. Depending on your budget. White/multi color lights have battery operation. Be sure and go to the paint stores. Kelly Moore, Sherman Williams, even Walmart and ask for paint. They always have returns or wrong orders. Who knows maybe in the right color! Good Luck and have fun celebrating! (10/04/2005)
By Jennifer CA
How about jack frost and the snow queen theme. With snow flake garlends, icicle ortaments hanging in the garlends, lots of blue and white, have a throne for the snow queen and a polar bear sculpture of some kind. (10/04/2005)
The first thing that comes to mind for an old fashioned Christmas is popcorn and cranberries. You could get a lot of people help you string popcorn and cranberries and use them with fir or pine boughs to decorate the float. (11/06/2006)
In the story of Twas the night there are kids sleeping. Do the float of the dreams of the children, Santa's toy shop or of a candy land. (11/13/2006)
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