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Easy Camping Kids' Crafts

Whether you’re camping in the woods or in your own backyard these simple, fun camp crafts are a great way to keep little ones engaged and busy while enjoying the great outdoors!


The campfire pit isn’t a place for kids to play, but they can make their own to roast as many pretend marshmallows as they like! You’ll need:

  • paper plate or  piece of cardboard
  • rocks
  • toilet paper tubes
  • paper (construction or tissue paper)
  • scissors
  • markers or crayons (optional)
  • battery operated light (optional)


Place rocks around the perimeter of the plate or piece of cardboard to create the frame of the fire pit.


If you have coloring supplies spruce up the toilet paper tubes by drawing on them to look like logs.


Place the tubes onto the fire pit in a pyramid shape.


Add paper “fire” to complete your fire pit. You could even add a battery operated light for nighttime fun.



Another way to craft while camping is to create a simple stick banner to spruce up the campsite. You’ll need:

  • sticks
  • string
  • scissors


Cut or break the sticks into equal sizes (or sizes you want to work with) and start tying the joints together with pieces of string.


You can create shapes, letters or numbers.


String your shapes onto a piece of string tying at each shape so that they don’t all slide together.


Kids will be excited to see their handywork proudly displayed around the camp!




Allison Waken is a kids’ activity and craft guru always ready to try something new. See more on her blog, All for the Boys, where she features activities and crafts that inspire creativity, play and interaction.