Did you go to camp as a child? For me the smell of wood smoke brings memories of scout camping trips, complete with singing around the campfire, cooking in a Dutch oven, and, of course, the camp crafts. These awesome camping crafts are guaranteed to make summer memorable.
Whether you are looking for some craft ideas for your next camping trip, planning day camp activities, or you just want a great craft the kids can do at home this summer, you are sure to find the perfect summer craft in this collection of camp crafts.
Sit-Upon — This is a fun duct tape twist on a classic scouting camp craft. This sit-upon can easily be carried on long hikes so you always have a clean, dry seat. And it’s perfect for using when roasting marshmallows on the campfire at night.
Water Bottle Holder — Inspire your child to drink more water, and even carry their own water bottle on that hike, by making your very own personalized water bottle holders at camp.
STEM: Build a Boat that Floats — Challenge your child to build a simple stick raft or boat with materials they find around the campsite and a bit of string from home. Then take it to the creek (or beach) and see if it floats.
Soap Carving — This is a great activity when sitting around the campfire. With just a bar of soap and a couple craft sticks (or a pocket knife for older children) kids can practice carving skills while at camp.
Squirt Gun Painting — This is a simple and fun activity for a hot day at camp.
Leaf Creatures — No need to wait until fall for this simple camp craft. With a bit of imagination and leaves found around the campsite your child can create all sorts of creatures.
American Girl Doll Camp Fire — Get your child excited about your upcoming camping trip by creating a camp fire for their doll or even their stuffed animals. So much fun for pretend play!
Glow in the Dark Firefly — Collecting fireflies is a classic summer activity. With this glow in the dark firefly craft your child will have the perfect nightlight for your camping trip.
Seashell Art — Camping near the beach? Once the kids have collected all those seashells, this super simple craft is perfect for kids of all ages to do at the campsite.
Whatever your plans this summer, these camp crafts are sure to make it memorable.