Thanks to Stephanie Bayles for this tutorial on making these adorable Cub Scout Neckerchief Sliders.
I just loved making these because they were easy and fun. I didn't have to sand them. They each came out with a little bit of different personality! I handed them out to leaders at Roundtable while telling them facts from "100 cub scouts". (There aren't quite a hundred here, but close enough!)
To make these, you will need these items. 1 INCH FOAM BRUSH, #1 PAINTBRUSH, APRICOT, BRIGHT YELLOW AND BRIGHT BLUE PAINT, CLEAR SPRAY, GLUE GUN, GLUE, SLIDER RING, BLACK SHARPIE OR BLACK PAINT. If you have a very steady hand, use black paint and a very small brush to outline the neckerchief and dot the eyes.
- They are usually pre-sanded and have a light coat of laquer already
- Paint with blue to almost the "head". Let dry.
- Paint a gold stripe around the "neck" and then an upside down V shape. Let dry.
- If you are outlining the neckerchief in black paint, do that now. Use the handle end of the brush to dot eyes. Clear spray paint over everything. Dry completely.
- If you did not already outline in black paint, use the marker after the clear spray has dried, or it will bleed into the wood.
- Glue on a loop. I use 3/4 inch pvc pipe, sliced into rings. Super cheap, glue-able, and strong.
You could also glue on tiny strips of gold fabric for the neckerchief.