START 7 DAY FREE TRIAL

Activities

Arts and crafts

3 Easy Summer Camp Crafts To Do At Home

Written By: happycamper

Arts and crafts are a pillar of summer camp. Think paint, glue, popsicle sticks, beads, feathers, rocks, and anything else you can find in nature. Expressing your creativity is an essential part of summer camp, and a big part of being a kid. Try out some of these camp crafts at home this week to channel your summer camp vibe.

3 Easy Summer Camp Crafts

 

Friendship BraceletsFriendship bracelets

Making a friendship bracelet is a must-do camp activity. At camp, you make lots of new friends, and making friendship bracelets is one way to celebrate your new friendships while showing off your own style.

All you need for this craft is embroidery floss in your favorite colors.

There are lots of patterns to choose from like the Chinese Ladder which features a twisted design with one simple knot, the zigzag pattern that zig zags one color throughout a blend of other colors, the diagonal pattern, a typical braid, and the Chevron pattern.

 

Popsicle Stick Picture Frame

popsicle sticks

Here’s an iconic summer camp craft — the popsicle stick picture frame. Is your kid missing their camp friends this year? Print out a picture of their choice then make an easy popsicle stick frame.

All you need for this craft is popsicle sticks, glue, a paintbrush and paints in your favorite colors.

Paint your popsicle sticks, and let dry. Glue them together to form the back of the frame. Crop your photo and glue to the frame. Then add four popsicle sticks on top of the photo to form the front part of the frame. You can glue a string to the back to make it a hanging picture frame, or add a magnet!

Frame your favorite photo from your summer adventures.

 

Painted Rockspainted rock

Nature is full of items that can be used in your crafts. Rocks are useful for many summer camp activities – skipping stones across the water, building fire pits, and painting them with colorful prints or sayings to inspire others.

All you need for this craft is a rock (or multiple rocks), a paintbrush and water, and paints in your favorite colors.

Not sure what to paint on your rock? Here are some ideas: flowers, animals, bugs, inspirational words, geometric patterns, your name, or a friend’s name.

Place them around your garden or along your front walkway to instantly dress up your yard. Leave one on a friend’s porch to brighten their day. Or, put them in public places (where people won’t trip on them), like by a park bench or garden planter, to make someone smile.

A rock is such a simple thing in nature, but can be turned into a work of art. Check out this video from Painting Camp on Happy Camper Live!

Tagged:- activities for kids to try at home, arts and crafts, camp crafts, creativity, friendship bracelets, fun activities for kids, painting camp, summer camp crafts

RELATED ARTICLES

Campers

Packing For Summer Camp 2022

If you’ve signed up your child for sleepaway camp, it’s time to start figuring out what you need to pack for summer camp. With a little preparation, packing for summer camp can be stress free. First, contact your summer camp director and ask if they have a recommended packing list. You don’t want to miss […]

Podcast

My Camp: Interview With BritInTheSix

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work at a camp abroad? Bethany Wright, author of the camp blog Britinthesix, told us all about her experience working at summer camp abroad! Originally from England, Britney has worked at Camp Walden in Canada for 9 summers! Bethany found Camp Walden through an agency […]

Read More...

Activities

Benefits Of Working At A Summer Camp

Have you ever wondered what it was like to work at a summer camp? I can tell you it’s like letting your inner child come back out to play, reliving the fun side of what it is like being a kid again. The adventure, memories, and the magic created at camp are like no other! […]

Read More...

Podcast

Happy Trails For Kids

Finding a place where kids can just be kids at camp is a goal of many camps, especially Happy Trails for Kids. In this MyCamp Podcast episode, we sat down with September and Nadia, who are both very passionate about the Happy Trails for Kids mission. In 2009, Happy Trails started their program for kids […]

Read More...

Arts and crafts

Campers

Outdoor adventure

Science

Sports

STEM

5 Camps To Sign Your Child Up For This Summer

If you’re still considering what your child’s summer plans look like, consider these five types of summer camps. Finding the summer camp that’s right for your child may take a little bit of research, but it’ll be worth it to give them a unique experience where they can continue learning, making friends, and having fun. […]

Read More...

HAPPY CAMPERS

5 Activities To Celebrate Halloween At Home Or From Your Backyard

Read More...

Thanksgiving Traditions

Read More...

Make a Playdate with Happy Camper Live

Read More...

Happy Camper Live Podcast Episode 5 With Stacey Ebert

Read More...

categories

Activities (124)

Arts and crafts (37)

Camp stories (10)

Camp traditions (17)

Campers (60)

Cooking (19)

Family activities (53)

Featured camps (11)

Gift Guides (5)

Music (6)

Outdoor adventure (19)

Parents (51)

Podcast (24)

School (8)

Science (6)

Sports (23)

STEM (3)

Water sports (1)