When it comes to screen-free activities, you just can’t beat spending time outdoors with the kids.
Maybe that’s why camping is popular among families with young kids; it’s a great way to get plenty of time outside.
Even if your family isn’t planning a camping trip this summer, you can still enjoy doing camp crafts, roasting marshmallows over campfires and taking hikes at local parks. That makes this duct tape craft perfect for this time of year!
Grab a few colorful rolls of tape and let the kids have fun learning how to make a sit upon with duct tape. It’s perfect for toting on hikes and using to sit around the campfire.
We made this Girl Scout sit upon at day camp, and it’s seen plenty of use since then.
They would be fun to make before a family camping trip or as a craft to welcome summer.
How to Make Sit Upon with Duct Tape
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This craft is a great way to recycle some of those plastic shopping bags!
Take one plastic bag and stuff it with 15-20 other plastic bags. Try sitting on it.
Need more stuffing? Add more bags. (An alternative is to fill the plastic bag with polyester fiberfill.)
Once you have the thickness you prefer, tie your plastic bag in a knot and stuff it into your cloth shopping bag.
We chose to keep the handles on our cloth bag to make it easier to carry when hiking.
Not interested in toting it with you? You can cut the handles off or tuck them inside the bag.
Then it’s time to start with the decorating!
Start by covering the seams of the cloth bag with duct tape, folding the tape over the edges to help waterproof it. When taping the top of the bag, cut pieces of tape to fit around the bag’s handles.
Once the edges are sealed, use strips of duct tape to decorate the outside of your sit-upon.
You can use all one color, make a pattern, or get as creative as you wish!
This duct tape sit upon is perfect for carrying on that hiking trip, giving you a clean, dry place to sit when you need a rest.
The homemade sit upon is also perfect for sitting around the campfire. (I remember always having mine to sit on during campfire time at Girl Scout camp.)
And this duct tape craft pairs greatly with our simple duct tape water bottle holder.
While you’re sitting around that campfire why not give this soap carving camp craft a try?
That comfy sit upon craft makes a great seat for reading time, too!
This was such a fun camp craft for kids.
Your child will love learning how to make a sit upon with duct tape. That duct tape sit upon may even inspire a little more reading time this year.
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- Soap Carving
- Duct Tape Water Bottle Holder
- Colorful Soda Straw Weaving
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Originally published August 10, 2015.