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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

Supplies

  • Colored cardstock or construction paper
  • Glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Campfire log template (download form located at the end of this post)

Directions

Download the campfire template, print, and cut out the pages.

hands holding log template

Create the logs by gluing the circular ends of the logs to the curved ends of the logs.

hands gluing round end of logs onto base of logs

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.

Once you get the logs in a position you like, glue them together.

hands positioning logs to glue in place

Trace your child’s hand onto each of the yellow, orange, and red papers one time. Cut the handprints out.

adult hand tracing child's hand on orange paper

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.

hands placing red paper handprint on paper logs

That’s all there is to this cute kid’s craft!

If you’re doing this at a summer camp, after you get back from a family camping trip or a day camp, you can use a marker to write the date and a fun message on the handprint flames.

two handprint campfire crafts

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.

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.

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

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!

camping crafts for kids image collage

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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.

More Camping Fun

If you or your kids can’t get enough camping in your life, you’ll love these ideas:

Share With Us

Did you make this campfire craft with your kids? If so, we want to see how it turned out!

Take a quick picture of your little one’s finished project and post it to our Facebook page or in our private Facebook group!

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 (in brown, tan, and shades of yellow, orange and red)
  • 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.

Did you make this craft?

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Campfire Log Template

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Sandy

Wednesday 5th of October 2022

Can I have the campfire logs? Thank you!

Sam

Wednesday 5th of October 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of this post and the link will automatically be sent to you 🙂

Elora Israel Legentus

Friday 30th of September 2022

Love this site and thank you for sharing.

Sam

Monday 3rd of October 2022

You're welcome! And thanks for visiting!

Beth

Tuesday 6th of September 2022

Thanks

Sam

Tuesday 6th of September 2022

You're welcome!

Py

Wednesday 31st of August 2022

hello, may I have the handprint campfire craft free template? thanks for sharing

Sam

Friday 2nd of September 2022

Of course! All you need to do is enter your email in the form at the end of the post and the link will be sent to you 🙂

Lori

Thursday 25th of August 2022

Thank you for these wonderful camping ideas.

Sam

Saturday 27th of August 2022

You're very welcome!

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