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Asian Bamboo SWAPs

swap_bamboo_writingBefore paper was invented, the Chinese would write on strips of bamboo. Have fun trying to copy tiny Chinese (Japanese or other language) characters to wooden strips to make SWAPs.

You need:


Cut a piece of cardboard 1.25″ x 2″. Cover with a thin coat of tacky glue. Lay five mini craft sticks across the cardboard. Use a fine point pen and write some Chinese-looking characters down the sticks. You can find examples of Chinese characters here. Glue two rows of hemp along the top and along the bottom. Glue a jewelry craft pin to the back. Write your SWAPping information on the back.

Join our SWAP Sensation and mail your SWAPs to us and we will send you back some from other Girl Scouts.

Mini Craft Sticks
250 Per pack


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