No matter the season, camping with kids means thinking up a few activities to help keep them busy during the downtime. Below are a few of our favorite easy crafts for kids that can be done at the tent site, in an RV or hanging out on the porch of a cottage.
These camp chairs are a great way for kids to show off their personalities using different fabrics and adding custom accessories (glitter, stickers, feathers, shells) to the PVC pipes.
- Cost: $6-10 per chair
- Time: 20 – 60 min
- Full How-To: Simple Simon & Company
You can’t beat the cuteness of this simple craft! Don’t forget to make the real thing afterward to celebrate your masterpieces!
- Cost: $15 total
- Time: 15 min
- Full How-To: Glued to My Craft Blog
Flashlight S.T.E.M. Project
Make camping educational with this S.T.E.M. craft. This craft will take a bit of time, so it’s perfect for rainy days on the campground.
- Cost: $0-10
- Time: 45 – 60 min
- Full How-To: Instructables.com
What a fun way to paint al fresco! This easy kids craft uses natural paint brushes to produce wonderful results, Plus different textures of leaves, flowers, and grass can be found at any campground.
Pro-tip: Incorporate things like rocks, acorns, pine cones, and branches to add to your creative design.
- Cost: $0 – 10
- Time: 30 minutes
- Full How-To: Learn Create Love
Do you have a favorite campground craft?
Originally published July 3, 2017, updated October 6, 2017