Thursday, December 25, 2014

Friday, December 19, 2014

Do-Si-Do Book

Photo courtesy of Julie Schneider.

Here is a twist on book making.  Check out Julie's tutorial on making a Do-Si-Do Book.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Bicycle Tube Pouch

Photo courtesy of Julie Schneider.

Check out Julie's tutorial on how to upcycle your old bike inner tubes into this fun Bicycle Tube Pouch. 

Friday, December 5, 2014

Rewired Bracelets

Photo courtesy of Sarah Goldschadt.

Here is a tutorial on how to upcycle computer cables into a bracelet.  Check out this tutorial by Sarah on making a Rewired Bracelet.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Blingy Washer Necklace

Photo courtesy of Free Kids Crafts.

How about adding some bling to your washer necklaces.  This is a tutorial from Free Kids Crafts on how to make a Blingy Washer Necklace. 

Friday, November 21, 2014

Native American Ball and Triangle Game

Photo courtesy of Free Kids Crafts.

Have fun making this craft and then playing with it afterwards.  Check out Free Kids Crafts for this tutorial on how to make your own Native American Ball and Triangle Game.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Sailor’s Knot Bracelet

Photo courtesy of  Simone of Groundsel.

This is the traditional sailors bracelet using a Turk's head knot.  Check out this tutorial by Simone on how to make a Sailor's Knot Bracelet.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Nautical Knot Bracelets

Photo courtesy of Clare McGibbon.

Here is a tutorial by Clare McGibbon on how to make her version of a Nautical Knot Bracelet.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Sculpey Clay Owl Charm

Photo courtesy of Repeat CrAfter Me.

Check out Sarah's tutorial on making these cute clay owl stitch markers.  With just a few minor changes these could easily become owl charms for a bracelet or necklace.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Pine Cone Owl Ornament

Photo courtesy of Repeat CrAfter Me.

This little owl ornament is cut and easy to make.  Check out Repeat CrAfter Me for this tutorial to make your own Pine Cone Owl.

Friday, October 17, 2014

"Duck" Duct Tape Bag

Photo courtesy of Little Birdie Secrets.

Check out this Duct Tape craft over at Little Birdie Secrets.  Mandy and Jessica came up with a great camp tutorial for these cute "Duck" Duct Tape Bags!

Friday, October 10, 2014

Tree Bark Owls

Photo courtesy of Fireflies and Mud Pies.

Go to Fireflies and Mud pies to learn how to make Bark Owl Craft tutorial.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

PVC Pipe Camp Chair

Photo courtesy of Simple Simon and CO.

Check out this great tutorial on how to make your own Summer Camp Chair.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Clothespin Dinosaurs

Photo courtesy of Crafts by Amanda.

Here is a fun tutorial to make Dinosaur Puppets using clothes pins, paint and felt.  Amanda has a tutorial and a printable pattern.  

Friday, September 19, 2014

Pipe Cleaner Chameleon

Photo Courtesy of Parents Canada.

By the editors of Martha Stewart, check out Parents Canada for a tutorial on how to make your own Pipe Cleaner Chameleon.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Tin Can Howler

Photo courtesy of Housing a Forest.

Check out this tutorial to make a Tin Can Howler over at Housing a Forest.  Imagine the howling you will hear in the woods!

Friday, September 5, 2014

Spray Painted T-shirt

Photo courtesy of Hey Wanderer.

All you need is a white shirt, painters tape and cans of spray paint to make this fun shirt.  Check out Hey Wanderer for this fun tutorial.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Cork Canoe

Photo Courtesy of Katie Steuernagle at

Check out Apartment Therapy for this easy to make cork canoe that really floats.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Perler Beaded Bracelet

Photo courtesy of DIY Candy.

Check out Amy's tutorial on DIY Candy using Perler beads to make this bracelet.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Super Decoder

Photo courtesy of Frugal Fun for Boys.

Spoonful has a tutorial for a  wearable decoder disk.  What boy camper wouldn't enjoy being a spy and sending secret messages.  Check out Spoonful for this tutorial.

Update:  The link to Spoonful no longer works.  But go to Frugal Fun for Boys for a tutorial to Make a Spy Decoder.

Friday, August 8, 2014

Woven Yarn Bangles

Photo courtesy of My Poppet.

Check out Cintia at My Poppet for this fun tutorial to make Woven Yarn Bangles.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Pom Pom Town Play Set

Olive over at Mr. Printables has another great tutorial using pom poms.  Check out how to make Pom Pom town set.

Friday, May 23, 2014


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.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Popsicle Bracelets

Photo courtesy of Suzy's Artsy Crafty Sitcom.

Check out Susan Meyers at Suzy's Artsy Crafty Sitcom where she makes Popsicle Bracelets.

Friday, May 9, 2014

Daisy Chain

Photo courtesy of Fusion Beads.

Check out this basic bead weaving technique and make a Daisy Chain Bracelet with seed beads.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Friday, April 25, 2014

Making Batik Fabric with Crayons

Photo courtesy of Suzy's Artsy Crafty Sitcom.

Susan Meyers has a new take on a vintage craft.  Check out Making Batik Fabric with Crayons.

Friday, April 18, 2014

How to Tie an Adjustable Knot

Photo courtesy of Fusion Beads.

No need for clasps when you learn how to tie an adjustable knot.  Check out Fusion Beads for a tutorial on how to tie an adjustable knot that can be used in camp jewelry crafts.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Rock Monsters

Photo courtesy of Coastal Inspired Creations.

Pet Rocks are not for everyone.  How about a Monster?  Check out this tutorial over at Coastal Inspired Creations for Rock Monsters.  

Friday, April 4, 2014

Avenger Bookmarks

Photo courtesy of Crafts By Amanda.

What boy doesn't love super heroes?  Check out Crafts By Amanda for this Avengers bookmark tutorial using inexpensive craft sticks.  What super hero is your campers favorite?

Friday, March 28, 2014

Para Cord Wrapped Bottle

Photo courtesy of Instructables.

Para cord projects are a hit at camp.  Head over to Instructables for a tutorial using para cord and two decorative knots to make a wrapped water bottle.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Hanging Garden Bauble

Photo courtesy of Pi'ikea Street.

Check out Josie's post at Pi'ikea Street on making this colorful Garden Bauble.   It would be a great addition to any garden.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Popsicle Stick Harmonica

Photo courtesy of Housing a Forest.

A simple craft for campers to make using tongue depressors.  Check out Tammy over at Housing a Forest for a simple tutorial to make your own harmonica.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Foam Walkalong Glider

Photo courtesy of walkalongaviation.

Check this tutorial over at Instructables written by walkalongaviation.  This plane is made with Owens Corning Raft-R-Mate available at those big box home building stores.

Friday, February 28, 2014

Rainbow Loom Patterns

Photo courtesy of becoming Martha.

Check out Sarah at becoming Martha for patterns and ideas for your rainbow loom or your homemade pocket loom.

Friday, February 21, 2014

How to Make an Elastic Band Loom

Photo courtesy of maya*made.

Elastic band crafts are a very popular craft with preteens and teens.  Check out maya*made and her homemade cork loom to make bracelets with elastic bands.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Snow Day

The weather here in Tennessee, like the rest of the country has proven to be a bigger challenge than I expected.  Due to frequent power outages this last week I was not able to get a post done.  Check back Friday for a new post and in the mean time, try to stay warm.