Tips & Tricks

Basic SWAPS Supplies to Have on Hand

  • Safety Pins! (or pin backs)
  • Beads (pony, seed, assorted shapes, etc.)
  • Felt
  • Chenille Stems
  • Pom Poms
  • Googly Eyes
  • Card Stock Paper
  • Glue
  • Glue Gun (low temp for younger scouts)
  • Glitter Glue
  • Scissors
  • Feathers
  • Markers (recommend permanent)
  • Pens
  • Mini Popsicle Sticks
  • Mini Plastic Bags
  • Stickers

Optional Supplies for More Advanced SWAPS

  • Air Dry Modeling Clay
  • Polimer Clay (will need a separate dedicated toaster style oven to heat and set – do not use cooking oven)
  • Shrinkable Plastic
  • Meltable Beads (such as Perler)

TIP for Waterproofing SWAPS Tags

Use clear contact paper or self stick clear lamination to wrap paper tags in to keep dry.  Recommend creating a full page of tags, then wrapping before cutting.  Brands suggested include Con-Tact and Duck Lamination.  These can usually be found in local mass merchants or craft stores.

Free Printable Girl Scout SWAPS Tag Templates

Girl Scout SWAPS Juliette Low Halloween Tag