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Craft Day- Turtle Magnets

Craft Day- Turtle Magnets

Happy Craft Day! We’re making little wood turtle magnets out of wood! Hehehe! Come join us in the craft tent!


Wood circles of different sizes

1)Color all your circles- (you need 1 large & 5 smaller ones for feet & head)

2)Glue the circles together to make a turtle

3) Glue on magnet


There is your wood turtle! Make him whatever color you like! Add glitter! Jazz him up!



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Craft Day – clay salamanders!

Craft Day- clay salamanders!

We are ready for craft day and we are so excited! Our crafty opossum friend is in charge of crafts at Lake Salamander! Let’s get crafty!

Craft knife (adults please help small children)
Polymer clay in various colors
Salamander pattern


  • Print and cut out salamander pattern
  • Choose the color you want to use for your salamander.
  • Roll out clay according to manufacture instructions.
  • Using the pattern, cut the salamander shape out of the clay.


  • Use the other colors to decorate your salamander.


  • Bake clay according to manufacture instructions.


  • Once it cool, glue on magnet.

And there you have it! One adorable salamander magnet!


Hanging on the fridge in the food hall!

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Printable Valentines!

Printable Valentines!

Our annual printable Valentines are here! Download, cut out, glue to a blank card and give! Don’t forget the glitter! Hehehe!






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Eel Bookmarks

Eel Bookmark!


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



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


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



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




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!










  • 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


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!



  • 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


  • 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.


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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?



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



  • Cut out patterns.


  • Warm up the clay with your hands or hooves.


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


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


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


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


  • Bake your butterflies at 275 degrees for 15 minutes.


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


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! 


  • 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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Bat Fun Facts

Bat Fun Facts

We love our bat friends! They come out every night by camp searching for mosquitoes.   Brown bats are the ones we see the most at camp! They live just inside the caves on the other side of the lake. These little buddies can eat up to 1000 mosquitoes an hour! Yay! Let’s learn more about bats!

brown bat3


  • Bats are the only true flying mammal on earth!
  • There are around 1,200 different species.
  • Bats have specialized wings that help them fly- bat wings have five appendages- including a thumb on top to help them climbs.
  • Bat wings are covered in a thin membrane called the patagium.
  • Scientists believe that bats evolved around 100 million years ago.

brown bats

  • Bats are nocturnal.
  • Bats use echolocation to detect prey, especially flying insects.
  • Most bats are very social and live in large groups.
  • Some bats do sleep upside down.
  • When a bat’s feet are gripped around a branch upside down they are in a relaxed position. When humans make a fist, their muscles are rigid. That is the opposite with bat feet! Pretty neat huh? 

brown bats2

These beneficial little critters don’t spend all of their lives in caves, they must come out to find food every night! We just love them!!


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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!


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




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


  • Put magnets and glue on one of the pieces.








  • Put together the two pieces.


  • 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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