Tie-dying t-shirts and making lanyards are traditional camp crafts that have been enjoyed for many generations. In addition to these old-time favorites, today’s campers also have the benefit of delving deep into their arts and crafts projects to turn out amazing works of art. While camp crafts are always just as much about the process as they are about the final product, these are some of the arts and crafts activities that your son or daughter can enjoy at summer camp.
Working with clay is a sensory experience that has the capability of soothing even the most active camper. Pottery classes at camp also provide an opportunity for children to express their creativity while improving motor skills such as eye-hand coordination. Whether a child is using the pottery wheel to make a bowl or vase, their self-esteem rises when they see their finished masterpiece.
At camp, woodworking classes give children the opportunity to use grownup tools in a safe environment. After learning the safety rules of working in a woodshop, campers then plan and organize their projects from the early steps of preparing their materials to the final stages of sanding and painting. Jewelry boxes, chess sets and birdhouses are just a few favorite woodworking projects that campers love showing off to their family and friends.
Jewelry and Hair Accessories
Working with fabric and beads is another favorite camp craft that often leads to a lifelong interest in jewelry making. Braided fabric headbands are one project that campers can create in a single afternoon that serves a useful purpose during outdoor activities. Bottle cap pendants, cobra stitch bracelets and beaded necklaces are some more wearable works of art that kids love sporting around camp and trading with their friends.
Summer camp just would not be the same without some arts and crafts to round out the day’s activities. From the youngest campers to the senior counselors-in-training, craft classes at camp are tailored to fit the needs and abilities of each age group. This way, kids can continue to build upon their skills year after year as they become masters of their craft.
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