Make A Crab With Hand Prints

Here is a cute little craft or art activity for your camping kids – make a crab using your kid’s hand prints in red paint. Just glue or paint on some googly eyes and add some beachy scenery. This would be a great card to mail home to grandparents from your beach camping trip.


How To Make Glow In The Dark Easter Eggs

Here is fun activity for Easter or any other time of year when your kids need a good camping or backyard activity – a glow in the dark Easter egg hunt!

What you need to make these glow in the dark Easter eggs:

2″ glow sticks or glow stick necklaces or bracelets, if you can’t find the 2″ size.

Use rubber bands to bind the larger glow sticks into balls that will fit inside a plastic Easter egg.

Put the glowsticks inside plastic Easter eggs.

Hide them outside after dark or inside with the lights off.



How To Make Glow In The Dark Bubbles

Here is something that your kids will love – glow in the dark bubbles. I really like this for a camping activity, because it combines two of my daughter’s favorite things – bubbles and glow in the dark.

To make glow in the dark bubbles, simply break or cut open dollar store glow sticks and pour the contents into regular bubbles. Shake well. Your kids will be dazzled!

How To Make Sidewalk Chalk Paint

This is a fun activity for your kids while camping. It’s really two activities – making the paint and painting. Making the paint couldn’t be easier.

Mix a 1:1 ratio of cornstarch and water. Add food coloring to make the colors. They paint will dry a lighter color than it looks when wet, so keep this in mind. You may want to use more food coloring than you think you need.



Use Your Stroller For Laundry

Pictured above is our daughter’s much-used stroller that does double duty as a rolling laundry basket. I put the detergent, bleach and change bag in the bottom basket. I found this green Sterilite box that fits perfectly into the seat of the stroller when it is let down into the recline position. It evens holds a cold drink. This is the kind of dual use item that I love. The green box is used to store some of our patio lights when we travel.

Unless the laundry facility is far away from our campsite or has multiple washers and dryers (more loads than the laundry stroller can carry), I use the stroller to haul my laundry back and forth. It’s been really convenient for my family. If you already carry a stroller, why not make use of it for your laundry?