Tuesday, September 22

Spa Night

The YW love a good spa night - especially if they get to invite their Moms! Here are a few ideas from ours:

1) DEVOTIONAL on what true beauty is.

2) NAIL STATION - mothers and daughters give one another manicures (hand scrub recipe: 1 cup coarse sea salt, 1/2 cup liquid coconut oil, 6 drops of essential oil for scent), including painting one another's nails.

3) MAKEUP STATION - We brought some inexpensive cosmetics (new for hygiene reasons) and disposable applicators and one of the leaders demonstrated on a YW the proper way to apply makeup and then mothers/daughters did makeovers.

4) CRAYOLA LIPSTICK CRAFT - Recipe: 1/2 teaspoon of coconut oil, 1 crayon (soak wrapper for a few minutes to easily peel off) broken into 3-4 pieces (or combine 1/2 each of 2 crayons) and 1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil (or essential oil if you want them scented) for gloss and easier spreadability). We put a frying pan on the stove with 1-2" water and brought to a simmer. Our frying pan held 4 ramekins so 4 YW could go at a time. YW prepared their ramekins with the oils/crayons and put them in the frying pan (in the ramekin so it's a makeshift double boiler). Stir with skewers (we had tiny plastic spoons that we used to measure the oils and to stir with). Then use pipettes to put hot lipsticks into lipstick containers. *We really only ended up purchasing pipettes and lipstick containers because we had everything else! There are many youtube videos on how to make the crayola lipsticks.

5) HAIR STATION - We downloaded several videos from Cute Girls Hairstyles and one of our YW manned a station where the YW and mothers could watch the videos and do one another's hair. Be sure to download the videos, because most churches block YouTube over the wifi (unless you're using a cell device, obviously).

6) REFRESHMENTS - We purchased nut cups and peanuts and chocolate covered fruit. We made little cups of nuts and little cups of the chocolate covered fruits and put little circle labels on them (see printable below). We also had little water bottles with labels (see printable below).


Water Bottle Labels - Here is a link to the label above PDF here or WORD document here if you prefer. These labels are 1.25" x 8." We used Kirkland brand water bottles from Costco (the SMALL 8 oz bottles) and removed the labels from them (don't remove the sticky glue from the bottles when removing labels!). The new labels were stuck to the old glue and then wrapped around and glued with a simple glue stick (you could use any glue but a glue stick totally worked!!). 

Round Stickers for nut cups or napkins or whatever - Here is a link to the PDF and here is the link to the Word document. (We used Avery 8293 round labels - which we had lying around)

*Note: The Word document DOES have the background, the preview is just messed up with google file share. Also, they look skewed - but I assure you it is an optical illusion and they are perfectly straight. The photo above is printed from the Word document. :)

*Font: The font is Cutie Pop and you can download it for FREE here.

Feel free to edit, change, whatever to your heart's content!

Tuesday, May 27

Camp Certification Sheets

We created this 1-Sheet (for each year) Certification List. Hope you can get some use out of it!

Be sure to use it in conjunction with THESE BOOKMARKS so the YW have a list of all certification requirements.

*You can order these badges HERE

Wednesday, March 12

Elder David A. Bednar - A Discussion With the Youth

Wednesday, February 26

Service Project - The Giving Tree

I'm not sure if I originally saw this idea HERE or not, but we did this at Girl's Camp a few years ago. We bought a paper punch LIKE THIS ONE and punched CUTE PAPER to make our ornaments. We used a PAPER PUNCH to put holes for RIBBON and made these cute ornaments. When the YW would perform service at camp, they would write their service on one of the ornaments and hang it on our tree. They worked really hard to get our tree decorated!

We used a large punch and actually decorated a tree outside. If you have good weather, this works well! Our ribbons were the value colors!

This would also work really well at Christmas time to decorate a Christmas Tree!

*This could be adapted for a Value Project idea!!

Monday, February 10

You Are So Beautiful - Alex Boye!

Wednesday, September 18

Teenage Affluenza

Thursday, August 8

Pumpkin Craft

Super cute and simple craft for the YW to do. They can make these for their own homes or as a service to deliver to ladies in the ward or even as a fund raiser! This is really only cost effective if you get the canning bands donated or find a super deal on them at a thrift store, etc.

I found this idea HERE. To make these pumpkins, you simply paint the canning bands, string them together and add cinnamon sticks in the middle.

*You can get 3lb of cinnamon sticks on Amazon relatively inexpensively. Click HERE to see/purchase.

*Here's a GREAT color of spray paint from Amazon as well. You can do quite a few pumpkins with one can!