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Dyeing to get funky

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Take part in a mind-boggling problem solving challenge, create an advert to showcase Scouts, and make some funky socks.

You will need

  • A4 paper
  • Elastic bands
  • Sticky tape
  • Disposable gloves
  • Clean, empty plastic bottles (500ml)
  • Something to protect surfaces (for example, newspaper or tablecloths)
  • Bowls
  • Spaghetti
  • An egg (or something of equivalent size & weight)
  • White socks
  • Clothing dyes
  • Apron (or old clothes)
  • Zip lock bags

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