Campfire Kids Craft Dollar Tree DIY
Create a Campfire Kids Craft Dollar Tree DIY with just a few simple supplies. A fun summer craft to make with kids of all ages when they announce “I'm bored!”. Camping-inspired crafts are a great way to count down to a family camping trip, ideal for scout groups, and just the perfect way to spend a creative afternoon with the kiddos. Easy to make with the free patterns that are included below!
Popsicle Stick Kids Campfire Craft
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What do you need to Create a Craft Stick Campfire?
- Craft Sticks, Jumbo – Dollar Tree
- Cardstock – Red, Orange, Yellow, Pink – Dollar Tree
- Wiggle Eyes – Dollar Tree
- Americana Acrylic Paint by DecoArt – Dark Chocolate, Cocoa
- Basecoat Paintbrush Set – DecoArt
- MONO Glue Stick – Tombow
- Glue Gun and Glue Sticks – Dollar Tree
- Scissors – I love my Fiskars!
- MONO Twin Permanent Marker – Tombow
- CRAFT STICK CAMPFIRE PATTERNS download below ⇓
How do you Make a Campfire from Popsicle Sticks?
To begin the Jumbo Craft Stick Campfire craft, gather all supplies. Dollar Tree is perfect for all your kid's craft supply needs, offering a wide variety of good-quality surfaces, materials, tools, and supplies at a reasonable price. Using scissors, cut both rounded ends from one jumbo craft stick. Cut one rounded end at the one-inch mark from two jumbo craft sticks.
Basecoat the three trimmed jumbo popsicle sticks with Dark Chocolate acrylic paint, these will become the campfire logs. Paint small ovals with Cocoa acrylic paint on the two rounded ends of the jumbo craft sticks. Let paint dry, and apply a second coat, if necessary. You can use washable markers, crayons, or even colored pencils to color jumbo craft sticks for craft projects. Using the MONO Twin Permanent Marker, draw random lines, squiggles, and swirls on the logs to look like tree bark. On the ends of the logs, draw a spiral circle to look like the tree rings. I love Americana Acrylics from DecoArt because they have one-coat coverage on most surfaces.
Stack the three craft stick logs on top of each other in a crisscross pattern and secure them with a glue gun and glue sticks. Make sure that the longest log is at the bottom of the stack and that the two shorter logs are glued in an “X” pattern on top.
Download, print, and cut out the CRAFT STICK CAMPFIRE PATTERNS below. Trace the largest flame pattern onto red cardstock with the MONO Twin. Trace the middle-sized flame onto orange cardstock and the smallest flame onto yellow cardstock. Cut all three of the flame shapes out of the cardstock with scissors. If you do not have colored cardstock, you can also use craft foam, construction paper, or craft felt.
Layer the three sizes ad colors of campfire flames on top of each other from largest in the back to smallest in the front. Secure each of the three layers together with the Tombow MONO glue stick. Flip the campfire logs over and attach the flames to the top edge using a glue gun and glue sticks. You can use liquid craft glue for this project, but you will have to wait for it to dry.
Trace the two cheek patterns onto pink cardstock using the MONO Twin, and then cut them out with scissors. Secure the cheeks on either side of the flame with the glue stick. Attach two large wiggle eyes to the campfire flame using a glue gun and glue sticks. Set the wiggle eyes slightly askew for a whimsical look.
To finish, draw a smile on the campfire flame’s face from cheek to cheek with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker. I love drawing and tracing with the MONO Twin Permanent Marker from Tombow because it has a large bullet tip and a small extra fine tip.
Campfire Popsicle Stick Scout Craft
Create this quick and easy Dollar Store DIY Craft Stick Campfire with the kiddos to not only promote learning and fine motor skills, but also to spark conversations about camping, and campfire safety. Crafting with the kiddos is the perfect way to spend some quality time with the little or big kids. This project takes about 30 minutes to complete, so make time to be creative!
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Learn how to make Dollar Tree S'mores Kids Craft from simple jumbo wooden craft sticks. Camping and campfires are a few favorite summer activities. What better way to enjoy that summer fun year-round than creating popsicle stick S'mores from supplies you probably already have on hand in your craft stash?
Download and print this Free Printable S'mores Coloring Page from my blog. This adorable digital download is a great addition to your next family camping trip or campfire, an easy activity for the classroom, ideal for improving fine motor skills, or even a fun way to keep kids of all ages busy during Summer break.
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