Thursday, July 9, 2009

Camping craft for children

Hoffmaster campground has a wonderful nature center, filled with snakes, turtles and frogs. They also have a lot of displays about the plants and animals of the dunes. And my favorite, a slide show of wild flowers in the park. Here we are observing the different creatures (right now the kids are watching a snake eat a mouse). After the nature center we went to the beach and collected driftwood, then to the creek to pick up little stones to make a turtle sculpture. About 20 years ago when my kids were small we went camping at Hoffmaster with our good friends and made these same sculptures.

Here we are back at my home and the kids (even big brother made this craft) are painting their stones in turtle colors. They then painted sea shell macaroni to look like lady bugs. The driftwood on the right is my daughters' old one, now our model. (Little brother painted his for a while but left before I took a picture.)


And here are the finished nature sculptures, the boys loved them.

1 comment:

Deb H said...

Awwwww, they are so cute! I love how they made the little turtles.

What cute kids!Isn't it nice being a grandma?

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