15 simple and cute camping crafts for young kids

Camping themed crafts are the perfect activity for summer camp, camp themed birthday parties, rainy day activities for the cottage or in the RV, or just at home for fun because your kids love camping!

Campfire Paper Crafts

Handprint Campfire Craft by Our Kid Things 

craft made by using a child's handprint as the flames

Any good campsite needs a campfire. Use several different colored handprints to make those flames spring up. 

Campfire Popsicle Stick Craft by Life with Darcy & Brian 

Make this friendly campfire out of craft sticks for a slightly different approach. The included printable makes sure this fiery little guy will come out looking just right. 

Fork-Painted Campfire Craft by Little Ladoo

If you want your fire to look just a little wild, this fork-painted option is the one to go with. Toddlers will enjoy using a fork to paint! The included printable is the wood for the fire’s bas, or have your kids paint their own wood. 

Tissue Paper Campfire Craft by My Mommy Style 

Follow the steps in this camping-themed craft to make a great-looking tissue paper campfire. You can pre-cut the flames or have the kids do it themselves. 

Fun Crafts to use at the Campsite!

DIY Kids Lantern Craft by Barley & Birch 

Another common source of light when camping is the good old lantern. Kids can decorate a custom lantern to set just the right mood. 

Campfire Crown Craft by The Crazy Outdoor Mama 

Feel like royalty around the campfire with this campfire crown craft. There are different designs, from easy to challenging, with catchy phrases like “Camping Queen” and “Camping King.”  

Cardboard Tube Binoculars by Crafts by Amanda 

Carboard tube binoculars might not be a brand new idea, but these ones have a clever twist. Custom decorate them with patterned tape for a bright, colorful, and unique look. 

S’mores Crafts!

Popsicle Stick S’mores Craft by Couch Potato Camping 

Making s’mores is another time-honored camper tradition. Letting your little one have their own s’more will put smiles on their faces, but with less mess.  This one will take some adult help to cut the popsicle sticks, but kids will enjoy painting and putting it all together.

Smores Name Craft by Simple Everyday Mom 

And while making s’mores, why not work on name recognition skills too? Kids can build confidence in learning their names while creating a fun little s’more. 

Camping Critter and Creature Crafts

Pine Cone Fireflies by Fireflies & Mud Pies 

A few basic backyard (or campground supplies) are all it takes to make this little camping buddy. Make a magical firefly that you can take camping with this awesome project.  Or let your kids use their imaginations… which other little insects can they make?

Paper Cup Fox Craft by Kids Craft Room

Spotting a fox in the wild while camping is always exciting, but why not take it a step further? Create a paper cup fox craft with the free printable template. It’s a fun and easy camping-themed craft. 

Rocking Deer Craft by Arty Crafty Kids 

Use this printable to produce a cute little rocking deer. After coloring all the pieces, put the deer together and start him rocking! 

Mama Bear & Baby Bear Handprint Keepsake Craft by Craftsy Kids Play 

bears made with a child's handprint cut out

All the kids’ handprints always get top billing, but parents also deserve to get in on the action. Make a bear family with this project, and treasure everyone’s handprints. 

Paper Plate Camping Scene by Homeschool Preschool 

Any bored child can happily pass some time making this paper plate camping craft. Print the free template to get started. 

Cut and Paste Camping Craft by The Primary Parade 

Another low prep and easy clean up activity for your toddlers and preschoolers. This activity also has a few more similar ideas and activities similar to this.  

Hopefully you’ve found one or two camp themed crafting activities to try with your little kids.

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