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Girl Scout Activity: Pony Bead Rainbow Drink Coaster Tutorial

Hey Girl Scouts! Bake a Rainbow Drink Coaster in your Oven with Pony Beads

Michelle at, Life is My Lemonade, is guest posting. Michelle is busy with her daughter's Girl Scout Troop. They are always up to some new, creative endeavor. This time they are crafting up a rainbow with Pony Beads. We've crafted with Pony Beads in the past, but we always used an iron. How fun to bake them like a cookie!  Enjoy!

Being a Girl Scout leader requires you to have craft materials on hand. After a project is finished, you have leftovers. We had a lot of leftover Pony Beads. The girls decided to do something different from swaps.  We landed on rainbow drink coasters. Scroll down to see how to make rainbow drink coasters with Pony Beads.

Girl Scout Activity: Pony Bead Rainbow Coaster Tutorial
Megan making her Rainbow Coaster.

Recipe for Rainbow Coasters:


You will need:

30 Red Pony Beads
24 Orange Pony Beads
18 Yellow Pony Beads
12 Green Pony Beads
5 Blue Pony Beads
1 Purple Pony Bead
The pan used for the coaster was a 4 x 1 1/4 Round Cake Pan.  

Arrange the beads with the holes up and then bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes. Choose which coaster you like best, and set the stove timer accordingly.

How to Make Rainbow Drink Coasters in the Oven.
Transparent Pony Beads Baked for 15 minutes.

Rainbow Drink Coaster Girl Scout Activity with Pony Beads
Beads melted in pan. Once they cool, they pop right out, 
and you can use the pan again for cooking food.

Opaque Pony beads baked for 20 minutes.



Recommended Reading:


Magic Creatures!: 25 Awesome Animals and Mythical Beings for a Rainbow of Critters*


The Rainbow Book*


Rainbow Coloring Sheet


Rainbow Slush




Circle Activities for Teens Middle School Age Youth

Circle Games and Activities for Youth: Camp Songs and More

Camp Songs always bring back the best memories! Circle Time isn't just for preschoolersCircle Activities and Games are fun for teens too. If you're planning activities for an after school program, summer camp, scouts, or youth group, these school-aged circle camp activities make nice icebreakers. We've used these group circle games and songs to welcome kids to camp, introduce each other, and as a way to make attendance and head counts fun. 


Circle Games and Activities for Youth: Camp Songs : Summer Camp


Introducing Tracey and her Tempo


Tracey's Tempo

His, Mine, and Ours 
Our Life as a Big Blended Family   
Every parent knows that raising a family of any size and structure is a challenge. Every child has their own personality and the bigger the family,the more of a Master Schedule/Juggler you become.Then there are mixed families; couples that marry, or remarry, partners that have children from a previous marriage or relationship. This is the case for our family. In fact, in our case, things are even a little more complicated.


When I was introduced to my (now) husband, Mark, I had two young children, a five year-old son, Garrett, from a previous relationship (one of those short-lived “what was I thinking” relationships that change the course of everything), and a three year-old daughter, Ainsley, from a previous marriage.


Mark also had two children of his own, eight year-old daughter, Emma, and six year-old son, Alex, both from a previous marriage. Almost six years later, we now have a four year-old daughter, Olivia, and one more on the way, due in late September.


As you can imagine, schedules often overlap and clash and it is just something we have to work through. Sometimes it is asking for help from one of the kids other parents, sometimes it is Mark leaving work early to help, and sometimes we just have to let something slip through the cracks, which is always a disappointment but sometimes just needs to be done.