Myself and the other leaders in our unit are not especially crafty, but the girls enjoy it and haven’t done craft in a while. So the other day sat down to think of some ideas to balance out the term. We looked back on the craft we did when we were Brownie age (early 00s), and some of them we realised wouldn’t be possible now due to availability of material. Because of the abundance of free CDs for things like AOL (I remember my mum as a leader being handed handfuls by other parents at drop off time as they thought it might be useful), lots of our activities used them. Similarly plastic bags used to feature in lots of craft, and although it’s falling back I still see a few things that require several bags per girl. We also wanted to avoid something that had no use and is bulky as an ornament. We ended up deciding on some recycling based craft as lots of suggestions we found online would have lots of wastage. Are there any types of craft you think should be discouraged? Particularly for eviromental reasons. Are there any craft trends that have been forgotten but were once very popular?