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13 fun summer camp crafts

Keep your kids busy this summer with these fun and easy-to-make camp crafts.

By Emily Rivas

13 fun summer camp crafts

Fun camp crafts

Painted Rock Magnets

No doubt your kid will build up a rock collection while away at camp. Put those stones to good use and have her make these DIY rock magnets. She can paint them any way she likes and stick ‘em on the fridge when she gets home. Find it here: Today’s Parent




13 fun summer camp craftsPhoto: Emily Cumming

Name Hairpin

This cute, easy-to-make accessory is perfect for a child who’s going away to camp. You only need coloured bobby pins, letter beads and a hot glue gun. You can also use pompoms! Find it here: Today’s Parent




13 fun summer camp craftsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Homemade Greeting Cards

Finger painting is a classic day-camp pastime, but this craft turns it up a notch. Turn a handprint into a beautiful tree with just a few easy steps! Plus, it’s perfect for older kids who like to send letters home. Find it here: Today’s Parent




13 fun summer camp craftsPhoto: Emily Cumming

Friendship bracelets

Accessorize and make a new friend. We've got three styles to choose from. 

Find it here: 

Chevron bracelet

T-shirt bracelet

Beaded bracelet




13 fun summer camp crafts

Zippy Pencil Case

This is an ideal craft for your kids to make in August—they’ll be able to put it to good use when they go back to school. Have the kiddos personalize it by using tape in their favourite colours. Find it here: Today’s Parent






13 fun summer camp craftsPhoto: Emily Cumming

Pencil Toppers

If your kids love making Rainbow Loom bracelets, they'll have lots of fun with these pencil toppers. They take less time to make and they're great for trading with friends. Find it here: Chica Circle Club




13 fun summer camp craftsPhoto: Pinterest

Twig Sailboat

While out on a walk, have your kid collect about 15 twigs so he can make this little boat. Once it’s built, go to the nearest body of water and watch it sail! Find it here: Today’s Parent






13 fun summer camp craftsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Wooden Stamps

Use wooden stamps to create homemade greeting cards. Don’t be surprised though if your kid comes home with stamps on his face. Find it here: Today’s Parent






13 fun summer camp craftsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Candy Necklaces

All you need for this craft are gummi candies, string and a beading needle. Little ones will love chewing the candy off the string. Find it here: Today’s Parent






13 fun summer camp craftsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Pinwheel

This pinwheel is perfect for enjoying on a windy day and it’s oh-so-easy to make! Find it here: Today’s Parent






13 fun summer camp craftsPhoto: Geoffrey Ross

Wooden Wind Chime

Older kids will love making this wilderness-inspired craft. Have them collect nuts, bottle caps and other items that clink together. Find it here: Today’s Parent






13 fun summer camp craftsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Customized Bubbles

Forget giant bubbles—it’s all about customized ones! Shape pipe cleaners into hearts, triangles and circles for a cool bubble-blowing experience. Find it here: Today’s Parent






13 fun summer camp craftsPhoto: Tony Lanz

Boondoggle

These make great friendship bracelets, backpack charms and collectibles. They're a summer camp classic! Find it here: Bracelet Book


13 fun summer camp craftsPhoto: Bracelet Book via Pinterest

This article was originally published on Jul 18, 2016
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