Friday, December 21, 2012

Stepping Stones

Photo courtesy of Spoonful
Stepping stones are a fun camp craft that campers of all ages can make.  You can use a variety of materials to decorate your stepping stones including pebbles, ceramic or glass tiles and of course a little imagination.  There are different shaped molds readily available at most craft stores.  Be sure to check this out at Spoonful.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Fiber Lab: Paper Bracelet

I came across this blog post by Justina Yang at where techy meets pretty + etc.  This looks like a fun and inexpensive paper craft.  I love budget friendly crafts. 
In this tutorial Justina used a craft knife to score the paper; I would substitute a sharpened piece of wooden dowel.  Take a wooden dowel that is the same diameter as a pencil and cut the dowel the length of a pencil.  Sharpen the dowel in a pencil sharpener.  Use the sharpened end to score the lines.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Summer Camp

Summer is here and like many of you I am busy with camp, and there won't be time for the next couple of months to blog.
When camp's over I'll return to posting.
I would love to hear from you on how your summer is going and what crafts you are doing. 
Have a safe and fun summer and see you this fall.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Photo credit Rex Lace Club

What is boondoggle?  Boondoggle is also known as Gimp, lanyard, plastic lacing, or craft lace.  Whatever you call this stretchy plastic, here is a site with FREE patterns.



Rex Lace Club

Plastic Lacing (Scoubidou) Mega guide

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Shoelace Patterns

Did you know that there are two trillion ways to lace a pair of shoes with six eyelets?  Here is a way to do a craft with campers that is no cost to you.

Photo courtesy of Ian's Shoelace site.

Ian's Shoelace Site

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Beaded Buddies

Image courtesy of Beadie Buddy Bonanza.

Plastic lacing, pony beads and a campers imagination are all you need to make a fun and inexpensive craft.  Here are some FREE pony bead patterns.

Beadie Buddy Bonanza

Evelyn's Beadie Page

Margo's Beadie Critter Collection

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friendship Bracelets

Photo courtesy of best of the 80's.

Friendship bracelets are a summer camp staple.  This is a site that has FREE tutorials on making friendship bracelets.

Friendship Bracelets

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Summer Camp Leadership and Five Keys to a Successful Crafts Program

Are you interested in what it takes to make a quality crafts program?  Go to Summer Camp Leadership and read today's article on the Five Keys to a Successful Crafts Program.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Clothespin Race Car

This is a simple but fun craft to make and is perfect for younger campers. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Quilling Shapes and Scrolls

This is a reference guide to the shapes and scrolls used in quilling.

How to Make a Quilling Tool

Quilling tools cost about $4 a piece, this is a way to make your own quilling tool cheaply.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Friendship Dolls

Friendship dolls were first exchanged in 1927 as a way for the United States and Japan to promote friendship and peace.  These dolls are still exchanged today.