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Indian Nations CouncilThe Greatest Show on Earth

January 1994

Exploring Alaska

How To Make A Snowflake

You can make snowflakes any time of the year. When you use colored paper instead of white, a snowflake turns into a fancy-flake.

Measure and cut 1 square of paper. Fold square in half. Then fold it in half again. Fold it once more into a trangle. Follow the picture directions. Draw a design on the triangle. Cut out the pattern. Open the paper and see a snowflake.

Snowflake Mobile

Make 3 snowflakes, one from a 6" x 6" square and 2 from 4" x 4" square. Punch holes in the flakes as shown. Use thread or string to tie the small flakes to the large flake. For a hanger, tie a piece of thread to the top of the large flake.

Penguin Bank

On half a white folded card draw or trace silhouette of a penguin.

Trace the same figure on other half of card.

Cut around card, allowing beaks of penguins to remain joined.

Color penguins with back paint or crayon.

Paint beaks yellow.

Spread penguins apart and paste around circular box or can.

Make a slit in top of can for insertion of money as indicated.

Alaskan Snow Mobile

Provide each boy with a "Big Mac" carton (empty) and an assortment of materials such as pipe cleaners, golf tees, buttons, screws, wire, cardboard, paint, etc.

Let each boy custom-design his own Explore mobile. They will have a lot of fun using their imaginations in creating this world of tomorrow vehicle.

Eskimo Tie Slide

For the fellow who lives way up in Alaska, cut a cardboard circle, about 2" across. Glue an almond in the center. Draw on eyes, nose, mouth and bangs. For white fur, glue cotton onto the cardboard all around the face. Glue a pop top ring to the back with glue.

Exploring Alaska

Items needed:

Aluminum pie pan


Assorted small stones

Leaf (bean shaped)



Sugar cubes (optional)

Plastic figures (optional)

Give each Cub Scout a pie pan. Use spray glue or Elmer's glue (spread around on surface of pan). Cover generously with salt. Use sugar cubes to build small igloos. Use regular glue to hold together. A toothpick with a string tied on it will resemble a fishing pole. Use half of a pod shaped leaf to make a canoe. You can purchase figures for an extra touch.

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