When you think about camping, now is NOT the traditional time of year (at least in our snowy neck of the woods) to be doing such activities. But we love going camping and winter does create cabin fever (also known as “MOOOOOOM, I’m bored!!!.) So what to do, what to do!?!?! GO camping, well in your living room of course. And while you can’t have a real fire on your rug, you can keep your kids busy making this cute little camp fire (allowing you time to maybe go pee or just hide to eat some chocolate) in preparation for you camp out.
All you need to do this craft are:
a CD (if you don't have any you want to recycle you can pick up a 3 pack for $1 at Dollar Tree)
Tissue paper (also available for $1 at Dollar Tree)
Cover your CD with glue and press on some dirt. Next glue your rocks around the edge to form the camp fire ring. We used tacky glue for the dirt and a hot glue gun for the rocks because the oldest country kid does NOT have the patience to let things dry and come back to it. Once your rock ring is ready, it is time to build up your sticks for your fire......... Again the oldest country kid just could not wait for glue to dry so we used the hot glue. The oldest country kid also learned that hot glue is HOT. Yes, yes he did get some on him and screamed like a girl, but he learned a lesson now didn't he. Crafting is a dangerous sport sometimes!!!
Once your sticks are dry, you need to rip off pieces of red and yellow (orange if you have it) tissue paper and slightly rumple it and just stick it in between the stick. We used no glue on this part as glue makes tissue paper icky fast. That is it!!! Now your ready to grab some pillows and blankets and have a living room camp out. Oh and don't forget the marshmallows!!!