Thursday, October 28, 2010

DIY Scavenger Hunt

I wrote this post as the Featured Artist at Ideas for Scrapbookers and wanted to share it here. 

Our family went camping recently.  I thought it would be a lot of fun to have a scavenger hunt while we were there, so I dug through my scrapbook supplies to see what I could put together.  It was so fun and easy that I'd like to share it with you.

I started with a kraft-colored bag and a die-cut tree from BasicGrey.

I wasn't happy with the pattern on the tree, so I gave it a quick coat of brown paint.  When the paint was dry, I gave it a light spray of suede Glimmer Mist.  I gathered the rest of my materials: a few scraps of Crate Paper and BasicGrey papers,  the ColorBox chalk ink in chestnut roan that I can't live without, and an EK Success leaf punch.

I cut the orange paper into a rectangle slightly smaller than the bag, and then cut the sky paper slightly smaller than that.  I cut a random undulating shape on one side of my green rectangle.  I inked the edges of all the pieces and then cut out the center of the orange rectangle to save to punch out leaves and make a tag.  I added the tree, then punched and inked around 50 leaves and added them to the tree and ground.  I adhered all the pieces together and gave it a couple of coats of mod podge before adhering it to the bag.

I wasn't sure exactly what items we would find at these particular campgrounds, so I made a very generic list of items to find, added the orange paper and adhered it to the brown.  I added a rivet at the top. After a few coats of mod podge had dried, I attached the tag with a random scrap of ribbon.  Here's a closeup of the tag:

We had so much fun on our scavenger hunt!  Here's Trevor showing off the items in his bag:

I hope this inspires you to create your own scavenger hunt!