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Campfire Art Project For Kids [Free Template]

When summer is in full swing, many families across the US love to go camping!

While we’re not one of those families, we do still like the idea of camping.

Whether you’re a camping family or not, we think your kids are going to love this campfire art project for kids.

It’s a fun way to combine painting and crafting into one simple activity.

Let your child’s imagination run wild and create a unique art piece that’s perfect for the fridge.

This activity is great for preschool, kindergarten, and elementary children. Be sure to watch our quick video tutorial below to see exactly how to make this project.

Also, browse through all of our fun camping activities for kids.

Camping Art Activity

campfire art project image collage with the words campfire art project in the middle

Supplies

  • Watercolor paper or white art paper
  • Liquid watercolors
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Campfire template (enter your email in the form at the end of this post to have the link sent to you)

Directions

Download the campfire template and print it out on watercolor or art paper.

hand holding camping art project template

Use liquid watercolors to paint all the campfire pieces. If you don’t have a brown liquid watercolor, you can make it by mixing red, yellow, and blue. Let the paper dry while you paint the background paper.

hand painting watercolor campfire

Take a plain piece of watercolor or art paper and paint the background. We painted ours blue so it looks like nighttime.

hand painting white paper with blue watercolors

Once both papers are completely dry, cut out the pieces and assemble them together onto the background page.

hand gluing campfire flame to art project
hand gluing campfire flame to art project
hand gluing campfire flame to art project
hand gluing campfire log to art project

That’s it! Isn’t that so easy?

We love this easy camp themed art project. It’s great for summertime or whenever your family likes to go camping.

Camping Unit For Kids

Do you want to create a whole camping themed unit to go with this campfire project? If so, keep reading. We’ve got lots of great ideas to get you started!

Books are a great way to get even further in a theme! On top of that, reading to kids helps them develop a stronger vocabulary and helps them learn to focus. It’s a win-win situation!

Below are some of the top camping themed books for kids.

The Little Book of Camping- Teach young kids all about what goes into camping with this cute and simple book!

Pete the Cat Goes Camping- This book is great for little readers who love Pete the Cat. Read it before going camping to get the kids excited for their trip!

A Campfire Tail- This sweet book is a great way to talk to kids about empathy and friendship. Kids love the fun illustrations and storyline.

hand holding campfire art project

For more camping crafts, check out this handprint campfire craft. It’s great for the youngest of crafters since it’s super easy to create.

If your kids love paper plate crafts, this paper plate skunk is super cute and fun to make.

Another easy project is this bear craft for kids.

2 campfire art projects

Want to add in some educational activities that go along with the camp theme? Try out these camping do a dot printables, these camping maze printables, or these camping dot to dot printables!

campfire art project

Share With Us

Did you make this craft with your kids or students? We’d love to feature them on our social media!

For a chance to have your child’s craft featured, simply snap a picture of the completed project and post it to our Facebook page, email it to us directly by clicking here, or use #simpleeverydaymom on your social media!

More Camping Ideas For Kids

hand holding campfire art project

Camping Art Project For Kids

Active Time: 15 minutes
Drying Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This camping art project for kids is a fun summer or camp themed activity!

Materials

  • Watercolor paper or white art paper
  • Liquid watercolors
  • Paintbrush
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Campfire template

Instructions

  1. Download the campfire template and print it out on watercolor or art paper.
  2. Use liquid watercolors to paint all the campfire pieces. If you don’t have a brown liquid watercolor, you can make it by mixing red, yellow, and blue. Let the paper dry while you paint the background paper.
  3. Take a plain piece of watercolor or art paper and paint the background. We painted ours blue so it looks like nighttime.
  4. Once both papers are completely dry, cut out the pieces and assemble them together onto the background page.

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Free Campfire Template

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