This fun camping art craft is the perfect activity for younger kids! They’ll love creating and being able to make their own campfire!
This fun camping art is one way to keep the kids active and busy while being able to create and craft in the great outdoors!
Going camping is always a lot of fun but sometimes it still requires a bit of planning on the parent’s end to think of activities to keep everyone active and busy.
Not only are kids able to step right outdoors and get artistic inspiration but they can be outside while they’re crafting as well! If you’re looking for a super simple camping craft that everyone will love, check out this fun campfire craft!
Don’t forget to check out these great Indoor Camping Activities for Kids: Science, Sensory and Art crafts as well!
Camping Art for Kids: Campfire Craft
We truly do love camping. Being together in nature and just relaxing is one way to have a true and simple vacation. However, even in saying that we still have to have some activities for the kids!
All you need to do is bring along some simple supplies and they’ll be creating their own campfire crafts in no time at all. Sponge stamped art is great because it makes for a great toddler craft that acts as process art, and older children can get creative with color layers and the stamping as well.
Supplies needed for this simple camping art:
– red, yellow, orange craft paint
– White scrapbook paper (we used wood patterned paper, you can do the same or opt for plain white)
– paper plate
– yarn or ribbon
– wood craft sticks
– craft glue
How to make this camping art campfire craft:
Begin by taking the sponge and cutting into a triangle. You may need to wet the sponge in order to soften it up prior to cutting.
Arrange the wood craft sticks at the base of the paper to look like campfire logs. Glue into place with craft glue.
Paint the triangle with red, yellow, and orange paint. This will give it the look of flames.
Press the sponge to the paper and gently pull off. This will give you the appearance of fire. Repeat, adding more paint to the sponge if need be. For ours, we stamped 3-4 times to get a nice and full fire. Allow the paint to dry well.
Cut the fire image out. We opted for a square shape.
Glue the ribbon or yarn to the back of the cut out for easy hanging.
Once the paint and glue are completely dry your campfire craft is ready to be displayed.
If you like this campfire craft, check out these other great options as well:
- Camping Sensory Bin with DIY Story Stones
- Camping Story Stones for Kids
- Summer Camp at Home Mini eBook