Friday, January 11, 2013

Clothespin Cub Scout Neckerchief Slider or Napkin Ring for the Blue & Gold Banquet

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.

  1. They are usually pre-sanded and have a light coat of laquer already
  2. Paint with blue to almost the "head". Let dry.
  3. Paint a gold stripe around the "neck" and then an upside down V shape. Let dry. 
  4. 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.
  5. 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. 
  6. 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.




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1 comment:

  1. Just finished up eighteen of these nifty neckerchief slides to hand out to our cubs at blue & gold...thanks for the awesome idea!