Camp Counselor Checklist for Summer Camp

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Being a summer camp counselor is a fun and rewarding experience, but it also comes with a great deal of responsibility. With the importance of working with children and their safety in mind, there are certain essential items you need to bring with you during summer camp season. We’ve put together a simple checklist of items that you may not have thought of to keep your camp crew engaged, safe, and happy all summer long!

Safety

The top priority as a camp counselor is the safety of you and your campers. There will be bug bites, cuts and bruises, itching, lots of germs, sunburns and the possibility of more involved injuries, especially if you are outside in the hot weather. These items will help you be prepared for those eventualities. Continue reading



How to Make a Modern DIY Dream Catcher

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Create a modern day style dream catcher using acrylic yarn, craft rings, and liquid watercolor. The style varies from your typical dream catcher, as we filled the center circle with wood dowels, beads, and you can get creative with other craft materials. This craft is great for teens and adults looking for a more advanced project. Use the dream catcher as a decoration or give it as a gift for upcoming holidays, like Mother’s Day!

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DIY Dream Catcher Tutorial

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5 Feather Crafts & Designs for DIY Lovers

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Feather crafts are trending! We’ve shared 5 of our favorite craft activities: quill feathers, dreamcatchers, watercolor, ornaments, plus DIY designs for your journal or canvas.

White Quill Feathers

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gold feathers

We have these white feathers in two sizes, small duck quill feathers and the longer quill feathers. We colored them with Crayola markers, then brushed them with water to blend the color onto the feathers. Let it dry, then you can add some details with fine point markers. You can also add sticky gems. You can also make gold dipped feathers and use them to create a DIY dream catcher mobile like the one above from Honest to NodContinue reading



Party Animals DIY Craft Activity

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In this tutorial, we share how to use our Kraft Artist Trading Cards to make Party Animals! This is a super creative way to turn chipboard into a fun and entertaining work of art. You can choose to use your own pet, or any favorite animal you have.

Party Animal Tutorial

Below is the step by step tutorial on how to make a Party Animal. We used a rabbit as an example, perfect for Easter coming up in April! party animal craft suppliesYou can personalize this craft any way you’d like.

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Animal Finger Puppets – Easy Craft for Kids

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finger puppets craft for kidsA fun and simple craft for preschool age kids! Our new Color-Me™ Paper Finger Puppets come in 3 different shapes to inspire kids to create their favorite animals or creatures. They can be decorated with markers, watercolor, and other easy craft materials. The puppets are made out heavy weight uncoated card stock. The shapes come in a pack of 24, so this is a great group craft activity. Have the kids put on a Puppet Show after they create their finger puppets. Kids’ fingers become the legs to the puppets!

This activity is great for creativity, character development, and active play. Kids feel more comfortable sharing their emotions and feeling when using items like puppets.

To easily follow the instructions for each animal, here is a free printable download!
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