Modeling and craft how-tos
Jan Mussler (mussler@SPOT.COLORADO.EDU)
Fri, 1 Nov 1996 14:02:17 -0700
I've been puzzling over some how-tos for Bear achievements and electives.
1. There is a modeling unit. I'd like to have the boys model a
"landscape" in addition to the kit models.
a. Are there some easy, INEXPENSIVE kit models out there other than
regatta boats and space derby models. Some of the boys have been there,
b. What are the best materials for modeling a landscape? I bought some
clay flour to make my own clay. Anyone who models tried that? The boys
aren't enamoured with paper mache, my first choice. I bought some plaster
of paris and some railroad "rock" molds to try. Actually bought the
"rock" molds for wax molds.
2. I didn't download the instructions on how to make the pine cones that
burned different colors. Lots of people here burn wood at least part of
the time and I thought these "firestarters" would be a useful Christmas
gift for "dad". Could someone help me out here? Also, has anyone made
the "trench" candles (firestarters) in the Cub How To Book. How'd it go?
3. Are there instructions on-line as to how to make the Klondike sleds?
I am the proud possessor of several pairs of no-good skis that I'd like to
make into sleds for the den (live on a hill, and good learn how to use
tools project). Just need help in figuring out how to best attach skis to
the "body" (seat). If it steers, that's a plus (trees to dodge).
4. And last - Has anyone made the old stand by - magic crystal garden with
Mrs. Stewart's bluing? What is the best base to use (instructions
recommends sponge, brick, tile, coal). I tried an old sponge, but not
Jan Mussler, Bear DL, Pack 170, Nederland, CO
Arapahoe District, Longs Peak Council
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