This was our inspiration. We saw it at the fair. It was a preschooler who made it. We decided to make our own version.
But before we got started, we ate s'mores. Did you know you can make them indoors? Just put a marshmallow on a skewer and put it over the stove! This is great for me because I cannot cook outside on a campfire because I am allergic to wood smoke and get really, really bad hives.
Now, it's time for the craft! This is what our version looks like:
Materials: white paper, craft sticks, brown color pencil, cotton ball, wooden skewer, glue, brown chalk, paint (yellow, orange and red), a foam brush and wire cutters.
Step 1: Start by making your marshmallow. Using the chalk, color the marshmallow to make it look toasted. Then poke the skewer through the cotton ball. This might be a little bit hard. Add glue to the inside of the cotton ball so that the skewer stays in place. Set it aside.
Step 2: Color the craft sticks to make them look like logs. Add lines and circles to look like wood grain and knots.
Step 3: Paint your hand with yellow, orange and red paint.
Step 4: Press your hand onto paper. If you want to, wiggle your fingers around to make it look more like a flame. (I did this.)
Step 5: Trim the skewer to make it even with the paper. We used wire cutters.
Step 6: Glue the skewer with the marshmallow on it and the craft sticks in place. You have a completed campfire!
Now it's your turn! Make a handprint campfire or something inspired by this handprint campfire. And have some s'mores, since it's National S'mores Day! Here are some recipes you might want to try:
- Foil Packet S'mores Tortillas
- The World's Best Classroom Birthday Treat (S'mores Trail Mix)
- Golden Grahams S'mores