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Handprint Campfire Craft For Kids [Free Template]

It’s summertime and for so many people around the country, that means camping season!

Whether you go camping as a family or send the kids off to summer camp, you’re going to love this easy handprint campfire craft.

It brings the nostalgia of camping inside, plus it makes a cute keepsake! We’ve included a free printable template for the logs too, so you don’t have to worry about a thing.

Make this easy kids’ craft at home, the library, daycare, or wherever! It’s so much fun! And be sure to try out more of our easy camping activities for kids.

Camping Craft For Kids

collage of handprint campfire craft with text in middle

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Supplies

Directions

Start by downloading the campfire log template and printing it out. Once you have the template printed, gather the materials needed for this fun activity. Get those scissors ready, and let’s help the kids bring this idea to life!

hands holding log template

First, encourage your child to create the logs by gluing the circular ends of the logs to the curved ends.

hands gluing round end of logs onto base of logs

Next, arrange the logs just like you’d see in a cozy campfire setting! We recommend the traditional look with the middle log straight down and the other logs at an angle outward. Once you get the logs in a position you like, glue them together.

hands positioning logs to glue in place

Now, guide your child to trace their hand onto yellow, orange, and red papers, then cut out the handprints.

adult hand tracing child's hand on orange paper

Finally, arrange the handprints on top of the logs, fingers pointing up, and glue them in place. Glue the top handprint flame to the other handprints.

hands placing red paper handprint on paper logs

Be sure to check out our other handprint crafts while you’re here! Your kids will love creating more fun projects like this one!

handprint campfire craft made from brown paper and red, yellow and orange paper handprints

Camping Themed Activities

Camping Ideas For Kids

If you’re looking for some fun and educational crafts, activities, and printables for kids to do around a camping theme, you’ve come to the right place!

We’ve put together a list of some of our favorites that are sure to keep your little ones entertained while they learn something new.

two handprint campfire crafts

Kids’ Books About Camping

There are so many reasons why parents should read to their young kids! For one, it’s a great way to bond with your child. You can snuggle up together and explore different stories and worlds.

Reading also helps to develop your child’s language skills. They learn new words and how to put them together to form sentences.

Reading can also help children develop better reading skills later on in life. So not only is it enjoyable at the moment, but it’s also helping to set your child up for success down the road! Try adding in some of these camping-themed books:

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.

Kids’ Camping Crafts

Crafts are a great way for kids to express their creativity and have fun. They can also be beneficial for kids in other ways.

For instance, crafts can help to improve fine motor skills, promote problem-solving, and boost self-esteem. And, depending on the activity, they can also help kids to learn about shapes, colors, and patterns!

Add in some more of these engaging camping crafts:

Squirrel Craft – This squirrel craft for kids is the perfect activity for a camping-themed day! It’s a fun and hands-on way for kids to learn about these furry little creatures. All you need is some paper, scissors, and glue.

Paper Campfire Craft – This simple campfire craft is the perfect activity for a rainy day. It’s fast and easy to make, and kids will love creating it. Plus, it’s a great way to teach them about fire safety while camping.

Collage image of Kids' Camping Crafts

Bear Craft – This simple bear craft is the perfect activity for kids who love camping! It’s easy to make and requires no screen time, making it a great way to unplug and enjoy some quality time with your little ones.

Firefly Puppet Craft – Buzz on over and have a blast making this firefly puppet craft with your kiddos! It’s such a fun way to get them excited about nature and ‘spark’ their creativity. Use it to put on a puppet show in the backyard or as a prop for storytelling about your kids’ camping adventures!

Camping Activities

If you’re looking for a fun and educational activity for your kids, try these camping do a dot printables! They’re perfect for helping kids practice letter and number recognition, fine motor skills, sight words, and more. Plus, they’re just plain old fun to do! Simply print out the pages and give them to your kids along with some dot markers.

These camping color by sight word printables are a great way for kids to learn their sight words while having fun. Each page features a different picture, and kids can use the key to color in the shapes. This is a great way to help kids develop their fine motor skills!

Collage image of Camping Activities

If your kids are bored and looking for something to do, these camping maze printables are a great option. Mazes are a great way to encourage problem-solving, and they can also help improve fine motor skills. Plus, these printables are a lot of fun. Just print them out and let your kids get to work.

These camping coloring pages are great for younger children to take with them on their next camping trip.

Print them onto white paper and let the kids color them in with markers, crayons, colored pencils, or watercolor paints. We love laminating our coloring pages and using dry-erase markers so they can be used over and over again!

handprint campfire craft made from brown paper and red, yellow and orange paper handprints

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

two handprint campfire craft

Handprint Campfire Craft

Prep Time: 7 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

This handprint campfire craft is the perfect summer project to do with toddlers, preschool and kindergarten children!

Materials

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Campfire log template

Instructions

  1. Download the campfire template, print, and cut out the pages.
  2. Create the logs by gluing the circular ends of the logs to the curved ends of the logs.
  3. Next, arrange the logs in the way you'd like. We did the traditional look with the middle log straight down and the other logs at an angle outward.
  4. Once you get the logs in a position you like, glue them together.
  5. Trace your child's hand onto each of the yellow, orange and red papers one time. Cut the handprints out.
  6. Arrange the handprints on top of the logs, with the fingers pointing up. Glue the handprints to the logs and the top handprint flame to the other handprints.

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Campfire Log Template

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Ruthie McCurley

Saturday 8th of June 2024

how do I get the template?

Sam

Monday 10th of June 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

Kristi

Friday 24th of May 2024

very cute

Sam

Monday 27th of May 2024

Thanks so much!

Kristi

Friday 24th of May 2024

I think this is so cute

Sam

Monday 27th of May 2024

Oh, thanks! So glad you think so!

lauren

Friday 10th of May 2024

love!

Sam

Friday 10th of May 2024

Thanks ◡̈

Elle Baumberger

Thursday 9th of May 2024

Hi I would like this template, I can't find the email form1

Sam

Thursday 9th of May 2024

Since you’re a subscriber, you just need to click the “Click Here To Get Your Freebie” image at the end of the post and then enter your email in the form. After that, it’ll automatically redirect you to the download page ◡̈

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