Summer means more time outdoors and for many, camping trips.
Whether you’re camping in the backyard, or traveling to somewhere new, you can get the kids excited about camping with these fun camping crafts.
Planning a staycation? Check out these fun backyard day camp ideas as well.
The tent and campfire crafts, as well as other crafts inspired by camping, would be fun to do before your family camping trip.
Or, you could use them for scout camp crafts.
Sit Upon — A sit-upon is essential for always having a clean, dry seat when camping. Make your own using colorful duct tape to use when sitting around the campfire, or for taking on long hikes.
Gone Camping — Kids will love personalizing this paper tent craft with a picture of themselves.
Glowing Campfire — Young kids will adore this campfire craft, which really lights up. Put a few cottonballs on a stick, and they can pretend to roast marshmallows. Too cute!
Tin Can Lantern — Tweens will have fun learning how to make their very own lantern for camping. Use with a battery tea light or small candle.
Craftstick Tent — This one is super simple and doesn’t take a lot of prep time. It would make a cute magnet for the refrigerator to remind kids of all the fun they had camping.
DIY Compass — Part craft, part science, and 100 percent fun. Kids will have fun making this oversized compass that really works.
Cupcake Liner Campfire — Red and orange cupcake liners become a cozy fire in this paper craft.
Bandage Lightning Bugs — Bandages aren’t just for boo-boos. Discover how you can use them to create some cute lightning bugs.
Pretend S’mores — Everyone love s’mores. This cute craft is perfect for pretend play. Then use a solar oven to make smores you can eat!
American Girl Camp Fire — Build a pretend camp fire that is perfect for using with dolls or stuffed animals.
No-Sew Sleeping Bag for Doll — This adorable sleeping bag is perfect for an American Girl Doll or stuffed animal. Perfect for using during pretend play and to take on camping trips.
Foil Printed Camp Fire — This is a fun camp fire craft for preschoolers.
Camping Story Stones — These decorated rocks would be fun to make to leave for others to find, or to use when telling stories about your trip.
Camping Coloring Pages — Print these out for kids to color as you drive to your destination. Or, use them as part of a camp at home experience.
Paper Plate Camping Craft — Little ones will have fun switching their camp scene from daytime to night with this paper plate craft.
Handprint Campfire — Are you going camping with the kids for the first time? Make this cute toddler campfire craft as a keepsake.
Recycled Camping Lantern — Recycle a plastic jar into an old-fashioned looking camping lantern.
Cardboard Tube Binoculars — Inspire some creative play with this simple craft.
Craftstick S’mores — This is a simple and fun craft for little campers.
Paper Sleeping Bag & Writing Prompts — Print out the sleeping bag craft to color and then open it to write memories of your camping experiences.
Camping Necklaces — Tweens will have fun making their very own necklaces that show off their favorite part of the camping experience.
Water Bottle Holder — Create your own colorful water bottle holder to use on hiking trips and around the camp site.
These camping crafts are perfect for summer.
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