Cub Scout Crafts

Crafts, projects, games, and activities ideas for cub scouts.

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Daytime Constellations

With all the recent news around Pluto and recent historic pictures released, I thought a space themed craft would be appropriate. Thanks to Stephanie at Full of Great Ideas, here’s a great craft that you can do with your boys to teach them about space, stars, constellations, and more, and only requires a couple of materials.

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Camping Themed Story Stones

Today’s craft I found courtesy of the ladies at Playdough to Plato. The stones she made, which we’re showcasing here, are camping themed, which is perfect for cubs (whether you’re actually camping or not).  Plus, you can use any theme you’d like such as conservation, family, religion, sports, etc, go nuts!! There’s so many ways you can use these and incorporate them into den/pack meetings including:

  • Split up across multiple meetings:
    • 1 meeting collecting stones outdoors
    • Another meeting painting
    • A 3rd meeting storytelling
  • Lay out the stones and have each boy tell/write their own story or take turns adding sentences to a singular story
  • Put the stones in a hat/bucket and pass it around with each boy drawing out a stone and adding it to the overall story adding a sentence or two at a time
  • Combine with a game (hide-and-seek – hide the stones and have the boys find them, adding to the story as they find a stone)
  • After the story is told, have your cubs draw out a picture to illustrate the story they just wrote
  • As with most crafts, and cub scouts in general, the possibilities are endless
If you try this out, we would love to hear/see your stories. Please feel free to email a picture(s) of your story stones and the story your cubs wrote to cubmaster[at]cubscoutcrafts[dot]com and we’ll feature it on our site!!

Materials:

  • Rocks (smooth flat stones work best)
  • Paint pens (oil based are best), Paints, or Permanent Markers

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Lego Marble Maze

What cub scout doesn’t LOVE Legos? Better yet, what cub scout doesn’t HAVE a TON of Legos? Most of them I know do. Caroline at De Tout Et De Rien (Everything and Nothing, for the non-French speakers — thanks Google Translate :)) has a great way to put all those extra Legos to use by building a Lego Marble maze.

Materials:

  • Lots of Legos
  • Marble

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Pretzel (Faith) Neckerchief Slide

How many of you does this sound like? I had our April pack meeting all set to go and planned out, it was going to be great. I had all my ceremonies, props, activities, etc. Everything was ready. Then, a couple hours before pack meeting, I get a text message from our Committee Chair that we can’t use the gym at our church building where we meet because another group is using it. This means that we have to use one of the smaller rooms which won’t fit any of our games, activities, nothing. Sound familiar?

So, at the last minute I had to come up with a whole new pack meeting. The core value for April was Faith so our pack meeting was centered around that. With little ideas coming to mind, I jumped immediately to Baloo’s Bugle. In there I found instructions to make a simple neckerchief slide out of a pretzel, some craft foam, and pvc pipe. There is also a great story to go along with it that you can share that tells the history of the pretzel and how it relates to faith (see below). Unfortunately, I only have pictures of the finished product, but it’s a very simple craft so the step-by-step pictures really aren’t necessary.

Materials:

  • 1/2″ PVC pipe 1-2″ long
  • Craft foam
  • Pretzels
  • Hot Glue

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Toilet Paper Tube Pen Holder

I got the idea for today’s craft from Shelley at Sew & Dipity. The craft is pretty simple but will prove itself extremely useful. I don’t know about you, but I can never find a pen or marker when I need one. I have a dry erase board for one of the vertical walls on my desk and this will work perfectly there.

You don’t even have to do it as fancy as Shelley or I did with the scrapbook paper, but if you have some lying around, it’s a great way to spice it up. Otherwise, you could find a design you like and just print it out on regular printer paper and use that, it really doesn’t matter. This was also my first Mod Podge project and I really liked it!

Materials:

  • Toilet Paper Tube
  • Scrapbook paper
  • Tape
  • Mod Podge
  • Magnets
  • Hot Glue

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