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Red-Handcraft (Scouts Australia)

Complete 3 projects, each 1 from a different category:

  • 1

    Fibre

    • 1

      Weave material for a placemat, a table runner or small bag from your choice of fibre and using a basic frame or weaving loom.

    • 2

      Make a paper cut-out stencil design to screen print or brush on with fabric paint onto fabric such as a t-shirt, jeans or pillowcase.

    • 3

      Knit or crochet an article using 2 basic knitting or crochet stitches or “french knitting”. Show how you did the knitting or crochet.

    • 4

      Use knots and twines of your choice to make a net for using in the garden or fishing.

    • 5

      Make an item using a sewing machine or with hand sewing.

  • 2

    Wood or Metal

    • 1

      Make a functional item such as a patterned chopping board, bookends, weather vane or a lidded box with 2 different types of wood using the appropriate tools and glues.

    • 2

      Design and construct a box or toy using a dowel joint, hammer, saw, drill and planer if required, in a safe manner.

    • 3

      Punch or cut out a design of your choice in 3 tin cans or metal cylinders that can be used as candle lanterns.

  • 3

    Plastic or Leather

    • 1

      Make a pouch or purse with a drawstring or flap from plastic, acetate or vinyl.

    • 2

      Make a leather belt using leather stamps and leather paint to create a design along the belt.

    • 3

      Construct an intricate plastic medel using a kit.

  • 4

    International Pursuit

    • 1

      Make 2 examples of festive handcraft and talk abou the cultures that use them and why.

    • 2

      Collect pictures and/or craft works from the 3 different countries. Make 1 example of a craft and explain the function or use.

    • 3

      Find out where traditional indigenous crafts are made in your area or in a Pacific region. If possible, visit a location to see the handcrafts being made. Make an example of one from your visit or from a book and explain the function or use.