Tall Small has been a Brownie for nearly 2 years, and Tiny Small will be joining her pack in September, which is very exciting.
But it also means she has has to leave Rainbows.
Rainbows has been FAB. She has had a wonderful 18 months, been on endless trips, played lots of games and learned to sing silly campfire songs, and she is very ready to move on. This is all down to her wonderful leaders, and to say thank you she has been making presents for them. First up was the polymer clay rainbow on a stick with a potted plant, which will also be the basis for our teacher gifts this year (note to self - let the clay cool down before inserting bamboo skewer or it might crack). I let go of my desire to tidy it up - this was her present for her leaders, and it is what it is.
The other thing she made were shrinkie keyrings - we made these for the teachers last year and they were well used. Children can design these themselves to suit the personality of the teacher they're giving them to, and you or they can add beads or leave them plain. They take only as long to make as the child wants them to, and most importantly they are used - and that means a lot to us.