When I was a kid we used to have a big camping trip every summer. Dad would stuff everything we needed for our week long adventure into the tent trailer, load us all up in the wee hours of the morning and drive until the flat prairies transformed into the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Once we got there we would set up the tent trailer, build a fire and eat s’mores. Sometimes we would go for a hike but most of the time my sister and I would collected “stuff” to keep ourselves busy crafting. We pressed flowers, painted rocks and created beautiful leaf rubbings. We were busy.
Whether you are a busy mom or a teacher at a daycare looking for a great project to keep the kids happy you are sure to find it in our camp crafts. Today we rounded up 30 easy and fun camping crafts that are inexpensive, easy, great for all age groups and perfect for those rainy days when your stuck in the cabin or out in the summer sun.
30+ Easy and Fun Camping Crafts.
Take a look around and be sure to visit some of these very talented gals- the links are clickable so they will take you directly to the craft that you are interested in.
1. Cardboard Binoculars
2. DIY camp mugs
4. Custom roasting sticks
5. Camp Roasting Sticks
6. Nature collage
7. Bark owl craft
8. Pinecone Owls
9. Look what I did with a leaf
10. Twig name plate
11. Firefly sun catcher
12. Wind chimes
13. Light up fireflies
14. Camping cup
15. Dream catchers
17. Glowing Campfire
18. Pet Rock tic tac toe
19. Colgantes bellota
20. Mason jar lantern
21. Name Plate
22. Mini Marshmallow shooters
23. Embellished popsicle sticks
24. Bird crafts
26. Bug out!
27. Leaf printing
28. Glow Stick Lanterns
29. Sponge water bombs
30. Egg Carton Turtles
31. Popsicle stick flags
Rebecca Bryant says
So many wonderful crafts to enjoy. Camping is fun but making memories is better.
Leana Jay says
Great tips! I will bookmark this so me and my son can do some of these crafts.
Liz Mays says
Some of those popped right out at me. These are fun for both the kids and the adults who help them!
I love all these fun ideas to do with the kids. My daughter would have fun doing all the crafts. We don’t do camp so this will keep them busy.
Love these ideas… I love fun and easy crafts! Perfect activity for my little ones
Some really amazing crafts shared here, I am not good with crafts but I can use this list to do some trial and error
These are all such fabulous ideas! I’m going to have to keep them all in mind for our camping trips!
Kristen Dann says
My son would love these. We’re actually planning a camping trip soon so these came just in time.
Franc Ramon says
The tick tack toe is a cute craft and also can be handy to pass time. The owl also looks nice.
I love the tic tac toe board – those bugs and little monsters are super cute and would be a great project to make with my son.
Dawn McAlexander says
I have been wanting to go camping for a while now. One of the things that stopped me was how to entertain myself. I guess you just solved that!
HilLesha O'Nan says
I haven’t been camping since I was a child, but I’d love to go camping with my family someday. I know that my children would love these projects. Thanks for taking time to compile a wonderful list!
I would love to go camping… for a night, really close to home. Lol. Those owls are too cute!
This will keep the kids busy this summer! I love the owl craft that is too cool – it would look so cute by my patio.
Jill Conyers (@jillconyers) says
Such great ideas for camping fun. Even if you’re not camping kids would love them.
Jenn @ EngineerMommy says
This is a great collection of camping crafts. Those egg carton turtles look so cute! My kids always have so much fun playing with craft supplies.
Cathy Mini says
These are such cute camping crafts! I especially love the tic tac toe. I will have to save some of these.
These look like great camping craft ideas for families to do. Love them all, not sure I could pick just one to do.
Heather (@TownsendHouse1) says
What a good idea! I am so bad at coming up with craft ideas, and this would be a great list to take on a trip!
Paula Schuck says
I love all of those ideas! The bark owl is the best. You can make it with whatever you find in the woods. Love it!
These are fantastic ideas! I am saving them all for our preschool days with my kids! Thank you so much!
We do not go camping a lot, but when we do this would be fun to do. Because the kids something to do besides sitting around and I think they would have fun doing these crafts.
tp keane says
These look like so much fun. I can’t get over how cute the are. Love the butterflies the best.
These are great ideas and excellent for both adults and kids. I am not a crafty person but it makes me want to try out some stuff. I love those butterflies.
Sheri – A Busy Bees Life
Amanda Love says
I am really enjoying these summer camping crafts for kids! They make summers a lot more fun and exciting. It’s perfect because you can choose to do it while camping or when you’re just simply spending time at home! I love the ideas, thank you!
How fun these crafts are! Love the leaf printing and the variety of ways that you can incorporate nature with these art activities!
Karen | GlamKaren.com
Reesa Lewandowski says
What a cute round up! The turtles and tic tac toe board are my favorites!
Terri Steffes says
What fantastic ideas! Keeping the kids busy means everyone has a great time! Love your list.