31 Camping Crafts for Kids

Calling all families who love to spend time in the great outdoors camping! You will love this list of Camping Crafts for Kids that are literally perfect for every age group!

Painted Sticks Camping Craft

Do you and your family love camping and being able to get out and explore the great outdoors? Being out in the fresh air and sunshine helps you to connect with both your family and nature.

Do you have a camping trip planned soon that you are trying to get the kids excited about? Are looking for some crafts to do on your trip? Do you need a theme unit for summer camp?

Camping crafts for kids are always a hit. 


Over the years we’ve talked about camping here on the blog. I was introduced to foil packet meals when my daughter was in Girl Scouts. If that’s something you’d like to try during your next camping trip, check out this Foil Packet Meals for Camping post. So many fun and creative meal ideas for the campground!

As a crafter I love to create with my Silhouette Cameo. I’m partial to making shirts and making custom shirts for your camping trip might interest you also. Check out this fun collection of Camping Themed SVG Files for Silhouette and Cricut.

When camping with kids, you always want to have some ideas for keeping them busy. Maybe your little don’t love crafts but they love activity sheets and coloring, this collection of FREE Camping Printables is just for you!


Kids of all ages love making camping crafts whether it’s around the picnic table or tree stump at the campground, or just around the dining room table at home.

Camping crafts are wonderful because you can make them as simple or as intricate as you would like or as the age of your kids allow.

Want that tissue paper fire to really sparkle? Add some glitter! Prefer to keep it simple? Some small twigs glued to construction paper with tissue paper flames on top are still really awesome! 

Camping Crafts Photo Collage


There are so many fun camping crafts that you can make and you probably have the simple craft materials you need to make them at home already.

  • Googly eyes
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Tissue paper
  • Paint
  • Construction paper
  • Pipe cleaners
  • Glue
  • Scotch Tape
  • Paper Plates
  • Camping Themed Printables


One fun activity you can do while camping is set off on a scavenger hunt. There you can find many camping supplies from nature.

One camping craft that you might like to have your kids complete before your trip or during it is making a sturdy walking stick to take along for nature walks or hikes. 

  • Sticks
  • Smooth rocks
  • Pine cones
  • Leaves
  • Flowers

Younger children in particular love imaginative play and you can use some fun camping crafts to really encourage their activities and pretend play.  From having a pretend campfire, to designing their own tent or going on a bear hunt in the backyard; there are so many fun activities to encourage a love of camping and nature for them. 

Camping Themed Crafts that Kids will Love

Not able to pack up the family for a camping trip just yet? Just because you can’t make it to the campground doesn’t mean that you can’t have a campout!

Pick a few camping-themed crafts, and set up a tent in the backyard or the living room. Make some campfire-friendly snacks and play board games together inside of the tent. 

Camping crafts aren’t just for before or during your trip either. Completing some additional camping crafts after you get home is a great way to extend the fun and relive memories from your trip.

If you were too busy during your family camping adventure to make any nature crafts, you can use the materials you gathered at the campground to complete those activities now. 

You may already have so many fun activities planned for your camping trip that you think you don’t need to take along any craft supplies, but it never hurts to have a few extra things for the kids to do.

Craft supplies don’t take up much space and you really only need a few things to keep the kids occupied if they get bored, or you get a couple of rainy hours. Paper, glue, crayons, a toilet paper roll or two, you won’t need to pack along much and the kids will have a blast. 

Camping is the perfect activity for kids of all ages because they can run, jump, climb, be loud, and explore! It also provides lots of time for the whole family to bond and spend time together while appreciating the beauty around you.

Enjoy this collection of super fun Camping Crafts for Kids. If you try them out or have any other camping craft suggestions, let us know in the comment.


Camping Crafts for Kids Photo Collage

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