A Cheap, Easy and Quick Portuguese Craft Idea
Round, white paper doilie
Rose (the tiny fabric kind for crafts that comes on a wire)
Approx.18 cm. length by 1/2 cm. width of ribbon (or 8 inch length
by 1/4 inch width)
Fine tip felt markers
Tiny safety pin
We used green roses & red ribbon (the colours of the Portuguese flag)
& drew bunches of grapes & the word "Portugal" in a semi-circle
following the shape of the doilie. The doilie is to represent lace, which
they make a lot of in Portugal. Grapes are grown there to make wine. This
craft had to be 5 minutes to do, & presented at the "International
Marketplace" for groups of 5 to 6 girls at a time. There are 80 girls at
the camp, each group representing a different country & presenting
either a craft, game or other carnival type activity for the groups to
do at each station. The materials are CHEAP the craft is easy, quick &
suggestive of Portugal, I think.
Fold the doilie in half to make a semi-circle.
Punch a hole at the top of the round part (not at the fold).
Tie the ribbon around the rose where the flower joins the stem (wire) -
a bow looks nice, but a double knot is easier.
Poke the wire stem through the hole in the folded doilie.
Bend the stem back along itself & twist the end around the stem at
the back of the doilie, forming a loop behind the rose.
Decorate the front of the doilie (the side where the rose & bow are)
with the markers.
Pin to your hat with the safety pin through the stem-loop.
Spark & Pathfinder Guider, Arts Trainer
North Vancouver, Canada
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