Our selection of camp crafts are perfect for a variety of different age ranges so no matter what ages your children are, you will find something here they can make on their camping trip. Even if you only have a day trip out on the trails or to your nearest nature spot, get inspired and collect your supplies.
From creating art with leaves and sticks to making crafts out of the items they find in the woods or around the campsite, these camping crafts for kids will be fun.
Using the leaves and colorful flowers you find while camping can be a great way to make a fun art project. This gives a pretty cool example of the type of art that kids can make with the flowers and leaves they find outdoors.
Let the kids get creative and create their own camping story with painted rocks. This tutorial gives you some ideas on the various activities that you can take part in while camping and some examples of designs they can paint on rocks.
Even for young children, there are plenty of ways for to learn and this nature color wheel is just one example. While camping, encourage your little one to find colorful items to create a nature color wheel.
Pressing flowers is an easy activity that kids of all ages can do. While the kids are enjoying the outdoors, they can pick some colorful flowers to create their own pressed flower greeting card like the one shown here.
As the kids enjoy their time outdoors, making these leaf imprints is a great way to encourage exploration as they get creative with their hands. It’s also a great way for children to learn more about leaves and trees.
Creating a nature-inspired walking stick can be a great activity for kids of all ages. The biggest challenge may be finding the perfect stick, but the kids will still have fun exploring the outdoors and creating their own walking stick, perfect for when you're ready to hit the trails.
Using various items from your time camping, this nature fair house is a cool craft the kids can make. They can put together the house with items from nature and even use paint to decorate and make their fairy house unique.
Embrace nature and the bugs with this fun bug barn craft. The kids can get creative with a toilet paper roll and various items they’ve brought from home or can find in nature to design and decorate their bug house.
Marshmallow shooters are probably one of the best crafts the kids can do while camping because they’ll have so much fun playing with them afterwards. Only a few supplies are needed to make these shooters and the kids will have a blast with them - literally!
To make these journey sticks, have your child find various items from their outdoor exploration. Leaves, sticks, flowers, and other nature items can be made into these journey sticks for a fun camping craft for kids.
These easy and fun camp necklaces will not only be a fun craft for kids to make while camping, but they can keep the necklaces to remember all the good times they had on their outdoor adventure with friends and family.
Cardboard tubes can be used in a variety of different ways which makes them the perfect item to craft with. One example of what you can do with them is to make binoculars. After the kids make the binoculars, they can use them on their nature walks or camping trips.
Crowns can be great for pretend play and making them out of wildflowers will let the kids get creative as they create their own crowns. This example uses daisy flowers, but any wildflowers you find while out camping can be used.
We hope you’ve found some fun and inspiring ideas for your keeping the kids busy on your next camping trip with kids.
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