Crafting While Camping

Our family went camping recently. Unfortunately, we had to cut the trip short when Trevor had a major allergic reaction to something, swelled up, and broke out in giant hives. Fortunately, we had already done our traditional scavenger hunt and treasure hunt before we left.

While Trevor did sand art (one of the prizes he won in the scavenger hunt), I did a different craft. I found an adorable campfire craft at Kaboose (link is now broken) that I wanted to try. I brought along Elmer's glue, an old CD, and scraps of orange and yellow tissue paper. The rest of the materials came from our scavenger hunt.

I started by using my finger to rub an even layer of glue on the CD, stopping 1/2 inch from the edge.  I dropped it upside down on the ground, which gave it a nice even coat of sand. 

(The blue background is REI's Camp Time Roll-a-Table.  I can't say enough good things about this table.  
We use it for camping, parties, and any time we need an extra table.  It is awesome.) 

I used a generous amount of glue to adhere rocks around the outer edge.

I broke the sticks into small pieces and glued them in a pile.

I tore off small bits of tissue paper, added glue, and stuffed them down in between the sticks. 

I put the whole thing down on the ground and sprinkled more sand on top to cover any extra glue.

Here's my finished craft!  Isn't it cute?!


  1. This is really cute! What a fun idea! :)

  2. I think it's absolutely adorable! What a cool idea Cindy! You always think up the best stuff.


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