These campfire swaps originally appeared as part of the Crafty Camping Weekend post, but it has become so popular it now has a post of its very own. In case you were wondering, it is totally possible, and actually a really good time, to take a bunch of kindergarten girls camping for two nights. I wasn’t crazy enough to do it alone though, each girl brought her mom!
How to make campfire SWAPS
- red, yellow and orange chenille stems
- twigs gathered from outside
- googly eyes (optional, but apparently everything is cooler with googly eyes)
- safety pins
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- Break twigs into 3″ pieces
- Twist chenille stems around twigs (either one at a time or all together) and form into a flame
- Attach safety pin to “flames”
Easy peasy! I also like that this craft gets the girls out in nature, because I make them hunt for the sticks, which they love. One of my Daisies said she was going to use the campfire for her American Girl Dolls. And this, my friends, is why my girls don’t ever actually SWAP with anyone else. They are hoarders! 😉
If you’re thinking about making these campfire SWAPS in the future, be sure to pin it so you can save it for later!