Camp Craft Ideas for Your Kids

Looking for fun and innovative ways to spend summer with your kids? How about making craft projects that will keep them happy and entertained? Below are some camp craft ideas you can do or share with your kids.

  • CD spinner– Your kids can recycle their old CDs and come up with a cute outdoor ornament.
  • Bubble Print Butterflies– Help your kid create a butterfly out of any material and add bubble print to make it colorful.
  • DIY fruit fans– Create useful fruitful fans that you can use during hot summer days while having fun at the same time!
  • Friendship Bracelets– Everybody knows this! Help your kid make beautiful bracelets and allow them to trade the bracelets with friends!
  • Paper Plate Watermelon Fan– Another fun idea but more convenient to do since you will only need a paper plate and a popsicle stick. You can design it as a watermelon, lemon, or whatever fruit you like.
  • Pine Cone Flowers– Create beautiful flowers with your child out of pinecones and other outdoor materials!
  • Pine Cute Firefly– Make a cute firefly out of a pinecone and make sure you have googly eyes.
  • Pom Pom Caterpillar– This craft allows you to create a caterpillar, a bug, or a spider by simply using pom poms.
  • Popsicle Stick Mosaic Sun– Instead of drawing a boring sun paper, let your child add some popsicle sticks to give it some life!
  • Sponge Sailboat– Make a sailboat out of a sponge and race your sailboats with your kids!
  • Rock Ladybug– Paint the rocks in your backyard into ladybugs!
  • Paper Plate Garden– Let your kids enjoy making their own garden craft with this fun craft project.
  • Twig Boat Craft– Create a boat craft made from twigs!
  • Thread spool fruit craft- You can paint your collection of thread spools and color them as fruits!

That’s it for now! We hope you find these ideas fun and mind refreshing!


How to Make Seashell Fish

Are you fond of collecting seashells but don’t know what to do with them?  Well, you can use them as decoration for your picture frames, school projects, fridge, etc. If you don’t have a collection, you can purchase them at craft shops, thrift stores, flea markets, and garage sales. Most often, you will see a bag of shells sold in stores.

Materials needed:

  • Seashells
  • Grab glue
  • Googly eyes

Step-by-step instructions for making seashell fish

  1. To create seashell fish, prepare the seashells in different sizes. Lay out the shells depending on how you want your fish to look like. You can use the big pieces as bodies and make fins from the small ones.
  2. Prepare some glue and googly eyes to give them a real look. If you’re doing it yourself, you can use hot glue. However, if you’re with kids, the typical glue will do. However, it can be a bit difficult since it can take time to dry up and the seashells may be more movable.
  3. Glue on one big shell with a small one and make it look like a fish.
  4. Then glue the googly eyes to your fish.
  5. You can take the creativity further by gluing the fish to a foam core board with blue cellophane that looks like a faux sea.

Tips for Making Oobleck

Do you want your kids to be more active and creative? If yes, then teach them how to make their own Oobleck! An Oobleck has the same properties as slime and comes in both liquid and solid form.

It can also be likened to a quicksand which is a great way to keep your kids active and creative.

Materials needed:

  • Corn starch
  • Food coloring
  • Plastic bowl
  • Measuring cup
  • Plastic spoon
  • Water

Here are the instructions on how to create this intriguing art:

  1. Fill the plastic bowl with one cup of water.
  2. Add about one and a half cup of cornstarch in the water.
  3. Use a plastic spoon to mix the water and cornstarch together. When it starts to get difficult to stir with the plastic spoon, use your hands to mix it well.
  4. Please take note that you need to add some drops of food coloring to give it some life. Do this before mixing the ingredients with your hands.
  5. Mix thoroughly.
  6. If you think your product is too watery, add some cornstarch. However, if it’s dry, add some water.

Oobleck is easy to make. You just need to make sure you get the correct consistency. An Oobleck can be slimy in a minute and hard as a dough the next minute, making it fun to play with. If you want to use it for an extended time, place the Oobleck in a tightly sealed plastic container.