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Eel Bookmark!

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The Crafty Crab has come up with a great craft for us today! Woohoo!

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Materials: 

  • Cardstock
  • Crayons, markers or colored pencils
  • scissors
  • eel pattern

Instructions: 

  • Print out pattern on card stock
  • Color to your hearts desire
  • Cut out eels

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Today’s craft is an easy one- but these little guys sure are cute! Pattern below!

 

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Craft Time- Sea Star Bean Bags

 

SEA STAR BEAN BAG

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We are in the craft cabin here at Camp E&E by the Sea and our dear friend Crafty Crab is going to help us with craft time! Today we’re making sea star bean bags for our sea star week! Woot! Woot!

 

MATERIALS:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  • Sea Star Pattern
  • Scissors
  • Felt (any color)
  • Hot glue gun (used by an adult)
  • Flax seed or stuffing
  • Funnel
  • Sharpie
  • Pom poms or googly eyes

Directions:

1)   Cut out pattern.

2)   Cut out two sea stars on felt.

3)   Hot glue the two pieces together, leaving a small opening.

4)   Put the flax seed in the sea star. If you don’t have a funnel, you can easily make one with paper, by rolling it in a cone shape. If you don’t have flax seed or stuffing or small dry beans will work too.

5)   Make sure you don’t overstuff it. Then glue the opening shut.

6)   Glue on the eyes and draw on the mouth.

 

You’re done! Toss your sea star, use him as a paper weight, or just give him a hug!

 

 

 

 

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Whoooooo’s Crafty?

Whoooooo’s Crafty?

We’re in the craft cabin today to make stuffed owls! Whooooo is excited as we are? Woohoot! Hehehe! Let’s get started!

Materials:

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  • Felt in browns, black, white & yellow (color not shown)
  • Scissors
  • Felt glue or hot glue (not shown)
  • Hole punch
  • Whole flax seed or stuffing (not shown)
  • Funnel
  • Pattern

Instructions:

  • Cut out all your pieces. Make sure to cut two owls!IMG_4811
  • Use a hole punch to make the irises for your owl’s eye.

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  • Place all the pieces together. We free hand cut a beak.
  • Glue to body parts to the one piece of your owl.

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  • Glue the two bodies together- leaving a small opening at the bottom. If you are using felt glue, let your owl dry before filling it.

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  • Use the funnel to fill your with flax seed. If you do not have a funnel- you can make a cone from paper that will work! If you are using stuffing- just stuff it in with a chopstick.

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  • Glue the bottom opening together! Don’t want your owl to lose stuffing.
  • Then enjoy hanging out with your stuffed owl!

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Craft Day- Clay Butterflies!

Craft Day- Clay Butterflies!

We’re in the craft cabin today and we’re making clay butterflies! Does everyone have a seat and their supplies?

Materials:

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  • Scissors
  • Butterfly pattern
  • Exacto knife
  • Oven baked clay in multiple colors
  • Parchment paper
  • Rolling pin

 

Instructions:

  • Cut out patterns.

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  • Warm up the clay with your hands or hooves.

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  • Roll out your clay with the rolling pin on parchment paper.

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  • Place your butterfly on the clay and cut around it. Be careful with the exacto- ask an adult for help if you need too.

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  • Use the other clay colors to decorate your butterfly. Make sure you press these into your butterfly or they can fall off.

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  • If you are going to hang your butterfly, use a chopstick to poke a small hole.

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  • Bake your butterflies at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.

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  • Add magnets or string to your butterflies so they can fly all over!

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As always- show us your work campers! Post to Instagram and tag us! Post to our Facebook wall or tweet us! Woohoo!

 

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Bat Mask!

Bat Mask!

We have come up with a bat mask design for our campers for craft day! Now if we could all make wings to help us fly! Hahahahaha! 

Materials:

  • Pattern for mask
  • Brown or black felt 
  • Hot glue or felt glue
  • Hole punch
  • Scissors
  • String or ribbon (For both)

 

Instructions :

1.     Print out Pattern and trace it on the felt.

 

 

 

 

 

2.     Cut out the mask. When done, cut out eye holes by folding bat wing in half & cutting an oval.

 

 

 

 

 

3.     Decorate your mask with glitter, etc… if you want to dress it up!

4.     Punch holes in the sides of mask. Tie or glue ribbon to the holes.

 

 

 

 

 

5.     Wear your mask!

As usual campers! Show us your masks! We want to see your crafts! 

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High Flying Craft

High Flying Crafts!

We’re heading to the craft tent for the first time this summer! Woohoo! We’re making flying squirrel magnets!

Materials:

  • pattern (at bottom)
  • scissors
  • magnets
  • tan felt
  • glue
  • brown marker

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Instructions:

  • Print and cut out pattern.
  • Draw pattern on felt and cut out.

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  • Put magnets and glue on one of the pieces.

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  • Put together the two pieces.

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  • Draw face and markings on your squirrel.

Don’t forget to hang your  squirrel! And show us your craft on Facebook, Twitter or tag us on Instagram!

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Ellie and Edmond Valentine’s

Ellie and Edmond Valentine’s

We made our annual Valentine’s for you to print and share! Save the photos to make cards or signs or to decorate a Valentine mailbox! Let your imagination go wild!

And if you are in the mood to send your sweetie something extra special-click on

Edmond’s Valentine Video and share the link with all your pals!

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CRAFT DAY- FELT WOODLAND SCENE

Craft Day- Felt Woodland Scene

We’re heading over to the craft cabin today to make some felt woodland scenes!

Materials:

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  • Felt in many colors
  • scissors
  • markers
  • felt glue
  • woodland patterns

 

Instructions:

  • Print out the patterns (below)
  • Cut out patterns and then trace on felt. Or you can cut around the patterns on the felt.

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  • Put together your pieces.

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  • Arrange your felt pieces on a background piece. We used blue. We also added grass.

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  • Glue all your pieces on your background.

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You can use this as the background of a puppet show or hang a picture on it! Remember to show us your finished product!

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NATURE JOURNAL!

NATURE JOURNAL!

We’re super excited for today’s craft, as it is the start of another fun activity! Today we’re making nature journals! We have some prompts for you to follow on some of the pages and then free pages to do whatever you like on! Just go to the PDF link at the bottom of the post (Nature Journal 2) and print the pages out! Once you’ve done that- we’ll be ready for you in the craft cabin!

 

MATERIALS:

  • Your printed journal sheets
  • markers
  • hole punch
  • string or ribbon
  • one sheet of card stock or construction paper
  • stickers or stamps

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Instructions:

  • Punch holes in the top and bottom of all your sheets

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  • Take your string and put through both holes.

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  • Tie it on the outside- watch to not get your trunk tangled in the string!

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  • Use your markers to write your name on the front!

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  • Add drawings, stickers and stamps to the front to decorate! You can decorate the back too!

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Now- get outside and start recording in your nature journal! It’s all yours! Woohoo! Share your pics with us of your finished journals on Facebook and Twitter or you can tag on Instagram @ellieandedmond

 

 

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WHOOOO’S MADE OUT OF CLAY!

WHOOOO’S MADE OUT OF CLAY!

YAY!!! It’s craft day at camp! It’s our favorite day of the week! Let’s get started with some great crafty fun!

Materials:

Clay- grey, white, blue and brown

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Instructions:

Roll the brown clay into a large ball

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Flatten your ball and indent the top. Then sculpt into points!

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Take your toothpick and add feathering.

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Roll two smaller balls of the brown clay.

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Press the balls flat and make into a tear drop shape.

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Add the teardrops to your bird for wings.

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Add feathering to the wings with your toothpick.

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Make two small balls out of the grey and white. Make the grey ones slightly bigger than the white.

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Flatten the balls into dots and place on your owl. Add two black balls of clay on the white.

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Roll three log shapes of the black clay and attach them together. Make two of these for beaks.

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Add the beak and your owl is done!

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Make sure to share your pics of your owl when you finish!

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