summer camp crafts edition.
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away....
I worked as Art Director for a summer camp.
Hello dream job.
Crafting and swimming with kids all day everyday....
This summer (many years later) I have been teaching some of the long (and almost) forgotten tween crafts to my daughter.
Just last weekend I was reminded (on pinterest and a few favorite blogs) of one of my favorite summer camp crafts of all time!
I used to love making them with the kids in that sweaty old barn so many years ago...so why haven't I ever made them with MY kid?
I knew that my daughter being the tactile yarn hoarder ahem...connoisseur that she is would LOVE this craft.
I mean let's be honest I have yet to find a craft the kid doesn't like but that is neither here nor there.
Anyway...while she was away on her first without-parents weekend a few days ago I decided to make a God's Eye to "pique" her interest and use as a "sample" to show her when she got home. (the long ago camp counselor in me can never resist making a "sample") So I dusted off this arrow thingy and got to work. I ended up with 3 samples instead of one. Hey you can never be too prepared when teaching a new craft.
SO much fun to make.
and when Miss M got home from her trip she immediately thought they were awesome and wanted to learn too.....shocker.
She has been making them in every shape, size, and color of the rainbow since Monday.
Along with friendship bracelets....and stained glass suncatchers.
Proving that oldies really are goodies!
Long live summer....AND tried and true summer camp crafts!
Oh to be a kid again.