20 Camping Crafts for Kids


20 Camping Crafts for Kids!

 Every summer we have a big camping trip {camping: a cabin and running water} with our extended family.  All together that makes 14 little kids under the age of 12.  Being a crafty gal, I am always put in charge of coming up with some fun crafts for the kids so they don’t get bored or restless while dinner is cooking or while the camp fire is being started.

Searching the internet I have found so many fun things to do with the kiddies on these memorable camping trips that I thought I would share them with you.  So here are 20 of my favorite CAMPING CRAFTS FOR KIDS!

Camping Tent Label

Name Plate Can (to mark your tent) from Amanda at Crafts by Amanda

Juice Bottle Bug Catcher from Kaboose.com

Camping BINGO from the National Wildlife Federation

Paint a “ROCK” Concert like this one at Funny Pictures

Make a Kaleidoscope with Melissa at The Chocolate Muffin Tree

Bracelets for Camp Crafts 

The Ten Minute Bracelet by Adrianne at Happy Hour Projects

Paint Rocks with Paint Markers like Rachelle at Tinkerlab

Thumbprint Rock Magnets by Jen at Paint Cut Paste

Make an Aztec Rain Stick with Critters and Crayons

DIY Worm Farm by Jill at A Mom with a Lesson Plan

Camping lantern with Glow asticks

Glow Stick Lantern by Brandy at Gluesticks!

DIY Popsicle Stick Bracelets by Pink and Blue

Kids Camping Lantern by Miri at Here We are Together

Make Sculptures out of EMBELLISHED POPSICLE STICKS AND VELCRO by Marylea at Pink and Green Mama

Marshmallow/Pom-Pom Poppers by Laura from Come Together Kids


Duct Tape Flip Flops by Jessica at My World Made By Hand

Nature Scavenger Hunt by Relentlessly Fun, Deceptively Educational

Newpaper Art by Nuture Store

Make a Stick Frame by Valerie at The Crafty Classroom

Leaf Pictures by Atelier Pour Enfants



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  1. Such cute ideas...love that lantern idea! We have several camping trips already planned this summer and I'll have to plan some of these activities for the kidlets, thanks!

    Jamie :)

  2. Thanks for including our aztec rain sticks! Great round-up!

  3. I Love these ideas! I'm excited to try them out. Thanks

  4. I'm so happy you posted these! We're going camping this weekend with a ton of family and we're suppposed to all bring a craft and game. Thank you!!!

  5. great ideas. I am very interested in the bracelet pictured above, but the link seems to be broken for me. Can you send me more information?

    1. I fixed the Ten Minute Bracelet Link. It is working fine now.