How to Make a Quick, Easy Sit Upon: Step-by-step

What’s a sit upon? Great question. Sit upons are to Girl Scouts what popcorn is to the movies. A sit upon is a mobile cushion you can take anywhere, and use to “sit upon” the floor, at the park, or outside camping! They are a staple craft for your first troop meetings, low cost, and useful to have for years to come.

What you will need:

  • Reusable sturdy, plastic bags, like the kind you buy at the grocery store, or get from a shoe store (it will even have a built-in handle!)
  • Shredded newspaper for the filling (you can have the girls shred it themselves!)
  • Duct tape for sealing them up
  • Sharpies for decoration

Step 1: Stuffing the Bags

Take your shredded newspapers and stuff the plastic bags until they resemble chair cushions.

Step 2: Sealing the Sit Upon

Take your duct tape, any color you like, and seal up any openings to keep the stuffing in and any moisture out.

Step 3: Decorate to Your Heart’s Content!

Take out your sharpies and let the girls go crazy decorating their new sit upons, and of course add their name at the end.

We told you it was an easy craft! Now that you have sit upons, pop a squat in the floor for a fun game, story time, or to enjoy the outdoors and let us know how they turned out!

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