Re: Slide Holders
Alan Houser (troop24@EMF.NET)
Thu, 21 Sep 1995 23:38:11 -0700
Steven M. Horvath <horvath@COMM.MOT.COM> wrote:
>Last year when my son was a Bear, the den made neckerchief slides out of
>clear acrylic 35mm film canisters and PVC piping (cut to ring size and
>hot melted to the canister). The canister was decorated to fit a health
>and safety theme by affixing a red cross (red tape), filling the canister
>3/4 full with red & green M&M's, and stuffing cotton into the remaining
>space. The lid is then snapped back on to complete the project.
One caution: foodstuffs should not be stored in film cannisters. There
may be trace amounts of silver salts and other things you would rather
not ingest in the cannisters nor have your Scouts ingest. Besides, I
am an M&M addict--never met a color I didn't like, except that a handful
of all colors is even better.
Nevertheless, a film cannister can be made into a mini-first aid kit
neckerchief slide by storing a few bandaids, safety pins, a quarter for
the phone, etc.
Now, back to the subject at hand: I read the original post as requesting
ideas on something to hold a growing collection of slides that the Scouts
had been making. This can be done with a dowel and a couple of small
boards. Drill a hole in one of the boards to be a base. Glue the dowel
in the hole. This holds the slides. The second board can be glued or
nailed to the base in such a way that it provides an upright surface
which can be decorated and personalized to taste by the Cub. Something
|| <- Dowel
to be | ||
decorated -> | ||
By predrilling the bases, this is a project that can easily be completed
in one den meeting, allowing the glue to dry till next time.
If you are interested in slides, we have been showing our Den Chiefs how
to make them out of pogs, using a hot glue gun and pipe cleaners. Either
have the Cubs bring in one of their own or have a small assortment on
hand (I found some at a local store 13 for a dollar!). I understand it
is also possible to obtain blank pogs, but I don't have that resource
at my fingertips.
Alan R. Houser ** Scoutmaster, Berkeley Troop 24 ** email@example.com
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