Good Morning Campers! Now that you are properly attired for camp, let's get to the best part: craft time! We know you probably have fond memories of boondoggle keychains and leather working, but you won't find those at this camp. Instead, try making a few things that you might actually wear or display after camp.
Big necklace charms are everywhere right now - grab a few supplies from your stash and make some for yourself. You will need:
- Blank wooden circles, squares or other simple shapes (between 1" and 1 1/2")
- Acrylic paint
- Mod Podge or other clear sealant/glue
- Scraps of patterned paper or fabric
- Stamps, rub-ons, stickers
- A drill
- Leather cord, necklace chain, or hemp cord
To make these striking accesories, paint the wooden shapes and let dry. Use punches or scissors to trim paper or fabric to fit the shapes. Use Mod Podge to attach, and then coat surface to seal. As an alternative, skip the paper and use stamps or stickers to adorn the shapes. Bonus for nature lovers: use some of those wildflowers you pressed at camp instead of paper.
After your new charms dry, use a drill to make a hole at the top. Use a jump ring (silver jewelry ring) to attach to cord, or simply thread cord through the hole.
You might not be so excited about wooden charms? There are some cool clear acrylic charms by Tim Holtz that also work for this project. You can adhere fabric to the reverse side, or use rub-ons or stickers on the right side. The possibilities are limitless!
While you are waiting for the Mod Podge to dry, you might need a treat. Might we suggest making ice cream in a ziploc bag? It really works! Visit crafts.kaboose.com/ice-cream-in-a-bag.html for the recipe.
See us tomorrow for a project that would be fun for campers, or family reunion-ers, or just you and yours. You can use even more stuff from your stash!
Can't wait to see you again tomorrow!