Monday, July 29, 2013

Wizard of Oz Camp Lanyards

I am attending our church's Girl's Camp this week.  Every day I will post the craft or handout I am giving the girls.  The theme for the entire camp is Stand Out.  Each year or level choose a type of shoe to represent their group.  We are the Ruby Slippers!

We are doing an 8 mile hike today.  I sewed all the girls lanyards (tutorial) out of blue gingham.  As we go through the hike (following the yellow brick road), there will be stops along the way and they will receive pins to put on their lanyard.

The first person Dorothy met on her journey was the Scarecrow.  The scarecrow wanted a brain, so we are talking about knowledge.  I am basing our discussion off this talk by Anne Dibb, I know it, I live it, I love it.  After our discussion, each girl will get an owl pin - representing knowledge.

The next person Dorothy meets is the Tin Man. The Tin Man wants a heart so we are talking about love.   Our discussion is based on this talk by Dieter Uchtdorf.  "When our hearts are filled with the love of God, we become “kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving.”

I made these little fabric/felt heart pins to go on the lanyards.

The third person Dorothy meets is the lion who needs courage.  We are using the talk, May You Have Courage by Thomas S. Monson. "My earnest prayer is that you will have the courage required to refrain from judging others, the courage to be chaste and virtuous, and the courage to stand firm for truth and righteousness."  

I made these little badges of courage to pin on the lanyards.  

While Dorothy is on her journey with her 3 new friends, they come across the "Field of Poppies" which poison can cause fatal sleep.  These flowers represent the distractions of the world that will keep us from reaching our destination.
 I glued a pin to the back of these brightly colored flowers.



  1. Such great ideas you have and such talent! What a lot of work you put into this. I love every detail and it will definitely help me in our camp in a couple of weeks, as our theme is the same Oz theme. Can I ask how you made the courage badges?

  2. Do you have a tutorial /printable for the courage to stand bottle caps you can share?
    Thank You

  3. Im also wondering if you have a tutorial/printable for the courage to stand bottle caps.