Hold this colorful Girl Scout Tie-Dye party at your next meeting.
The new year of Girl Scouts is off and running and our troop just had our first meeting. Our girls love to do crafts and wanted to make a troop t-shirt, so I planned this awesome Girl Scout Tie-Dye meeting. See how to do a meeting or party like this yourself. Free party printables are available at the bottom of the post.
Girl Scout Tie-Dye Meeting
I had each girl and leader bring a washed white t-shirt. When they arrived I had the tie-dye station set up. Shirts were immediately dipped into a tub of water mixed with soda ash and then wrung out for the girls to tie. One table had rubber bands set up on it for the girls to tie up the shirts with. That table had instruction for various tie-dye techniques. I told the girls they could tie and color it however they want, but that they had to use all three colors provided. I wanted the shirts to have some uniformity to them. My daughter has done a lot of tie-dying with me, so she was able to assist other girls who needed help.
Once the shirts were tied, they moved to the dying station, which was a table covered with plastic and cardboard. I purchased two dye kits that contained purple, lime, and turquoise. The girls took turns with the bottles and came out with some great designs.
Girl Scout Tie-Dye
I had gallon sized zip top plastic bags ready with the girl’s names written on them. Each shirt was placed in its respective bag and zipped shut. Each girl took their shirt home at the end of the meeting along with instructions for rinsing and drying. I also included a troop iron on transfer to be put on the shirt once they are washed and dried. Here are my daughters and my shirt before we added the iron on.
Our meeting also included some colorful snacks and decorations. My daughter and I made Thin Mint Sandwiches, which are super easy to make. Just take two Thin Mint Cookies, place icing between them to form a sandwich, and then roll the frosting edge in rainbow sprinkles. These disappeared quickly. We also served colorful crackers, a rainbow fruit arrangement, and water.
Thin Mint Sprinkle Sandwiches
Free Girl Scout Printables
I created some fun party style decor to match the Girl Scout Tie-Dye theme that I am sharing with you. These printables include the Girl Scout Trefoil on a tie-dye background. These freebies include a troop banner, water bottle labels, food labels, and gift bag labels. You can download these printables here.
Each girl received the badges, patches, and other goodies they earned in a white gift bag. Each bag had a name tag that was attached with a decorated clothes pin.
It was a great meeting that was actually a party kick-off to the new year. The girls are very proud of their tie-dye creations and can’t wait to wear them together while camping next month. They said it was their favorite meeting we’ve ever had.
What sort of fun has your troop done lately?
Check out this great printable that will help your troop learn the Girl Scout Law. I have other Girl Scout printables and ideas here and on my Girl Scout Hang Out Board at Pinterest.