If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
Some of my friends kids just returned home from camp and they were so excited to tell me all about it that I got to remembering some of my favorite camp activities and crafts. Here are some camp crafts you can share with your kids at camp and at home. Many of these would also make great group activities for birthday parties.
These acrylic paint sun prints bring to mind batik prints, but this craft is much easier to recreate with kids of all ages.
Acrylic Paint Sun Prints – Craftiments
Here’s a great way to use any tissue paper leftover from other crafts or gift wrapping. These heart pendants would be a sweet gift for loved ones, but you could easily adapt this craft for other shapes as well.
Paper Pulp Pendants – Babble Dabble Do
Dream catchers have always been one of my favorite camp crafts. Of course you can adapt this tutorial depending on the embellishments you have on hand, but the beach themed dream catcher makes a really lovely summer decoration.
Beachy Dream Catcher – Think Crafts
Another favorite camp craft is candle making. There are so many ways of making candles with kids, but this is one of the easiest processes which uses sustainable resources – summer heat and broken crayons!
Crayon Candle – And Chaos Ensued
I actually haven’t made tie dye t shirts since I was a teenager and reading this tutorial really made me miss it. I love all of the different possibilities, and how everyone gets to take something really cool home at the end of the activity. Great for parties and outdoor play or just anytime you want to re-new stained t-shirts!
Tulip Tie Dye T-shirt Party – Natalie Shaw and Doodlebug Craft