Thank you Scholastic and Klutz for sponsoring this post. Hands on learning and a healthy-dose of fun!
March is Craft Month so it’s time to enjoy a fun family craft night at home with the kids building the cutest mini vintage camper!
You may or may not know this by now, but I love getting the entire family together to do something fun and unique on Friday nights.
Don’t get me wrong, I love just relaxing on the couch for good movie night just like anybody else, but sometimes we want to do something a little different! Plus, I think most of us have watched every movie known to man by now 🙂
So I was happy to grab the kids and head to the nearest dining room table to build this super cute DIY camper kit.
The kids and I get to do lots of learning crafts together during the day, but there is something special about building a project that is both great for younger kids, and includes just enough detail to get mom, dad, or the older kids involved too.
So long story short, my four-year-old daughter literally FLIPPED OUT when she saw the Scholastic and Klutz Make Your Own Tiny Camper Craft Kit! (Klutz is a subsidiary of Scholastic if you didn’t know). I mean it was love at first sight.
That literally made my day, but what made it even better was that we all chipped in! Even my baby boy, who’s not such a baby anymore, got in on the action and we really enjoyed a fun night that led into the rainy day weekend.
The great thing about this project is that the instructions allowed for some flexibility. We put together the camper first, but then we were able to be creative and choose what props we would like for decorating.
I helped my daughter with her chosen props and my husband helped my son with a few others. I think it was a great set up for the family. We decided to let my daughter start with some of the easier props first.
All in all, the craft project took us about two days to complete altogether and the kids really learned some lessons about patience and following instructions. It was awesome!
Below, I share some of my best tips and takeaways to get the most out of your next family craft night!
Fun Tiny Camper Family Craft
We were super excited to see all of the quality materials that were included in the tiny camper kit. I love in general and often allow the kids to work on their decorating skills as well.
For my daughter, anything that includes sequins is worth her time. For my son, all he needs is sticky glue (lol).
This craft kit literally had more than 20 DIY accessories. Take a look at the list below:
- Chipboard camper pieces
- 3 punch-out sheets (chalked full of adorable props!)
- Glue (the glue dries quickly enough to stick things together if you hold it for 10 seconds, then you can be careful and let it dry completely overnight or for a few hours.)
- 1 fabric sheet with various props
- Oven-bake clay
- Faux fur
- Gold straw
- Wooden sticks
- Star sequins 🙂
- Faux moss
- And a tiny umbrella 🙂
Here’s what you should provide:
- A good, sharp pair of scissors
- A ruler- measuring out cut pieces using the directions for a life saver
I suggest taking out all of the materials and taking a look at what you want to build with the kids first.
Then put the rest back in the box for safe keeping. I have a little problem at home. Namely the kids grab things they are interested in and then it disappears somehow.
So if yours are like mine, don’t skip that step! 🙂