Take one Brownie pack ( 12 Brownies only last night!)
Pour pink champagne (cranberry juice and lemonade- obviously)
Make fancy hats ( folded newspaper with collaged embellishments)
Arrange Brownies in 3 teams.
Each team cuts a duck shape from yellow card (using template)
Each team cuts a snail shape from brown card (using template)
Each shape is mounted onto the 'front' of a cereal box (so that it sits 'boat-like' on the floor)
A piece of string (measured to extend across the floor is securely fastened to each box (Tie round a pencil inside box and poke through hole)
For each snail tie other end of string to pencil and tape in place.
For each duck tie other end of string to fatter cylinder ( One of our other leaders had kindly left some lengths of drain pipe in the cupboard - goodness knows why!)
Each team races their snail by winding the string round pencil to draw the snail towards them from the other side of the room - snail moves very,very slowly (Brownies not very dexterous).
Then repeat with ducks and drain pipes - ducks move faster!!
Marker posts (cones) mark stages at which team members swap with winder.
I only wish it was possible to show you some photos. Hats were brilliant! One Brownie was heard to say she preferred real champagne!!!! Everyone was rivetted by the races. (Except Mum's who were waiting for too long outside and didn't seem to get it when I apologized about the snails taking too long).
A fun and cheap evening.
Who was it on Folksy that asked what we do in our 'spare' time.