Ideas for Girl Scout SWAPS include a marshmallow on a stick, nature pins, puzzle pieces and a Girl Scouts shine star. Another is to make a miniature troop-number pennant using foam for the flag and a toothpick as the pole.
To make a marshmallow on a stick, find a small stick or twig. Push the stick through the top of a mini marshmallow. Write your name, troop number, city and state on a paper tag and glue the marshmallow to the tag. Poke a safety pin through the end of the tag and close the pin.
To make nature pins, cut two 2-inch circles out of clear contact paper. Press a flower or leaf onto the sticky side of one of the circles, then place the other circle carefully on top of it. Trim the edges with scissors and run a safety pin through the top.
For the puzzle piece craft, coat old puzzle pieces with silver and gold paint. Let them dry, then glue two pieces together, overlapping them slightly.
To make a Girl Scouts shine star, start with a wood star from a craft store or cut one out of foam. Paint the star with silver or gold glitter paint. Cut a silver or gold pipe cleaner into three pieces and glue the pieces to the back of the star. Curve the pipe cleaner pieces for a shooting star effect.