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Bus Pillows from Old Guard T-Shirts!

| November 28, 2012 | 3 Comments
Bus Pillows from Old Guard T-Shirts!

Last month I promised a guard-themed craft or crochet project per month.  I almost let November run away from me… but just under the wire I’m back with craft project #2! And this one I LOVE! Bus Pillows made from Upcycled Guard T-shirts with Crochet Edgings Before I start with the step-by-step let me just […]

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Custom DIY necklace

| November 16, 2012 | 0 Comments
Custom DIY necklace

We haven’t had a “Fun for Friday!” post in, well… a REALLY LONG time! But it’s a feature that we love because it’s a way for coaches across the world to share fun ideas they have used with their teams.  Sometimes it’s gifts, parties, craft projects, team-building, inspirational… whatever! If it’s FUN it’s IN! When […]

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Crochet Flag Ornament or Stuffed Toy

| October 29, 2012 | 3 Comments
Crochet Flag Ornament or Stuffed Toy

When I was 7 years old my mom taught me to crochet.  Over the years I’ve made blankets and doll dresses and the like.  One year I even crocheted little spirit dresses for teddy bears for my entire color guard. I go in spurts with crochet.  Like any other hobby I get too busy and […]

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Halloween Surprises!

| October 24, 2012 | 2 Comments
Halloween Surprises!

Holidays are the perfect reminder to inject a little fun into your coaching routine. One of my favorite things to do as a coach was to create small surprises for my students that broke up routine a bit, added a little fun and sent a clear message that I thought about them – and not […]

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Candy Cane Flag

| December 16, 2011 | 0 Comments
Candy Cane Flag

This has got to be the simplest Fun Friday craft project yet!  It’ll only take you minutes (beyond gathering the supplies) but you’re sure to put smiles on the faces of your performers! ‘Flag’ Candy Canes Materials needed: Craft Felt Glue gun Sheet of paper Candy cane Instructions: Using the sheet of paper, cut a […]

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Spirit Bags!

| November 4, 2011 | 0 Comments
Spirit Bags!

This is a fun activity the entire band participates in!  During marching season students create spirit bags for their own sections, for every performance. Spirit bags contain a few treats and some fun baubles from the dollar store (a glow stick, mardi gras beads, lip gloss, etc).  Coaches and directors sometimes add a little note […]

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October 5th: Do Something Nice Day

| October 5, 2011 | 0 Comments
October 5th: Do Something Nice Day

This morning I opened up my facebook browser to see that my favorite restaurant – The Melting Pot – was proclaiming that today, October 5th, is “Do Something Nice Day.“ Always a fan of any excuse to “spread the love” I made a quick trip to google to find out more. I found several holiday […]

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Guard and Percussion Stuffed Animals

| May 13, 2011 | 1 Comment
Guard and Percussion Stuffed Animals

This fun idea would be great as an end-of-season gift or planned into next season’s schedule as a gift from the staff or a fun team-building craft project! Special thanks to Brenda Scarpati for another great, fun-for-Friday, idea!

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Autograph Pillows

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments
Autograph Pillows

Check out this article submitted by the Director of the “State of Illusion” winterguard from Michigan.  She shares how-to instructions for adorable “autograph pillows” she makes as gifts for her performers.     At various times I’ve used this craft as both a team building activity early in the season and a year-end activity for […]

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FUN for FRIDAY! #5: Locker Magnets

| March 12, 2010 | 0 Comments
FUN for FRIDAY! #5: Locker Magnets

Hello all!  Well… it looks like we owe you a couple weeks of FUN here. It’s been a little break in our Fun for Friday action but we’re back.  This week’s idea was sent in, once again, by reader Brenda Scarpati of the State of Illusion Winter Guard from Bloomfield Hills, MI.  It’s a simple […]

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