We love camping and camping crafts and activities as they’re a fun way to get your kids excited about their next trip and about being out and about in nature!
We’ve shared quite a few ideas for camping activities recently but I love this sponge painted campfire craft as it’s simple enough to adapt for toddlers to make it as older kids being able to create it a campfire craft with a llittle more detail.
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Easy Campfire Craft
Camping is a really popular subject in schools and preschools during the warmer months as families take advantage of the better weather to stay outdoors.
It’s also a really popular theme for at home, especially if you have a camping trip lined up or you’re thinking of going away soon.
Today I’m sharing how to make this easy camping craft as well as some ideas for camping books for kids that are perfect for bedtimes under canvas and some of our other favourite camping crafts and activities.
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Camping Books for Kids
Camping themed books are a great way to get your kids excited about their next trip or as a bedtime story while you’re camping. Which of these books would your kids enjoy?
- Oliver and Hope’s Adventure Under the Stars by Meg Cadts
- Llama Lama Loves Camping by Anna Dewdney
- 1, 2, 3, Make a S’more with Me: A Silly Counting Book by Elizabeth Gauthier
Sponge Painted Campfire Craft
This camping craft is so simple to make! First you’ll need some plain cardstock, you can use plain paper but card tends to hold large amounts of paint better so it’s my favourite for crafts like these.
Start by cutting out two rectangles from brown card or paper to make your wood at the bottom of the campfire and stick these onto your cardstock with some glue.
Younger kids will need help with the cutting and for very young kids you might want to do this part for them, but for older children it’s a good excuse to practice some scissor skills.
Next pour some paint onto a plate. I’ve just used red and yellow but you could add some orange or just stick with the two original colours and use it as an excuse to discuss colour mixing with your child.
Grab a sponge and using the thin side of it dip it into the paint and then stamp it onto your cardstock to create the flames for your campfire.
Older children can also add more details to the picture, perhaps using markers or crayons to draw some texture onto the wood.
More Camping Crafts and Activities
Print off our free I-Spy Camping game to take with you on your next trip!
Make our camping themed painted rocks, perfect for using as story stones or if your kids like hiding painted rocks.
Make and decorate these cute teepees that are perfect for small world play with toys, we’ve got a free template for your to use to make it easier too!