Camping and Crafting with Kids
In our family, we love to go camping! In fact, we just bought a RV – woo hoo! We have a favorite campsite in Santa Barbara that we visit on a regular basis and the kids love it because they get to swim, make ice cream sundaes, enjoy s’mores, play in the park and go on hikes. On our recent trip, I decided to bring some fun crafts to change things up a little bit. After all, we were camping a little longer than usual with the long holiday weekend.
I found some great crafts at our local Joann’s. I love that store! I found some items for $1.00 each and then others I bought as a kit. The kit included a wooden drawing and then markers to color with. I bought holiday penguins, elves, horses and a Santa. The kids enjoyed coloring them! However, there was one major fail with the Penguin. You’ll figure it out if you look at the picture close enough (just know that the piece you notice is actually supposed to be what makes the wooden cutout stand upright – lol)! I even bought some ornament kits the kids will be able to make on our upcoming camping trips!
Other than the wooden coloring kits, I brought Foam Flyer Kits. We had 7 planes available for the kids (and Frank) to build. Unfortunately, one of the planes was missing the tail, but I was glad the kids were able to paint them with Frank as I captured them all in pictures. I would definitely recommend that if you buy these kits, you check to make sure all of the pieces are there and the paint isn’t dried out before you take them on camping trips. We had that happen on ours and while it made it a little challenging, everyone still had a great time decorating their planes and flying them afterwards! I’m excited to do some more arts and crafts on our next camping trip!
Do your kids make crafts on camping trips? What are their favorite crafts to make?