I was looking for a craft to use recycled plastic coffee creamer bottles and came across a great snowman one. Thank you. As a Girl Scout Leader I am always looking for new ideas and I have literally 100's of these bottle in my house.
By Karen-scoutlady from Madison Heights, MI
Make savings banks! Have the girls cover the lid and container with different colors of tissue paper with a glue that will stick, maybe spray acrylic. They can overlap the tissue to create pretty effects, but remember that light won't shine through, so remind them not to stack the tissue too thickly. Make sure they do the lid and container separately so that the bank can open and access all their savings! When the containers are dry, cut a slot in the top for the money to be placed in the bank. You might also be able to find paint that will stick; most coffee creamer containers are plastic, aren't they?
Or, make survival kits. Have the girls collect survival items appropriate to your area (a lot of times, a local police department can give you ideas for appropriate supplies, or you can do an Internet search). They can label the creamer container, "Survival Kit" and write survival tips on the outside with Sharpie markers. Just remember that Sharpie takes a few minutes to dry on plastic to prevent smudges. (07/27/2009)
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