Summer Camp Crafts

I’m volunteering for a summer camp next week, and have been asked to come up with three morning crafts and two for the afternoons. I’ve taught crafts at this camp before, though I couldn’t do it last year because I was in Syria. Our crafts last time I was there were:

Other past crafts projects have included a copper cross, bead crosses, a lotus book, and an accordion book. This year the crafts area is re-organizing a bit, so that every morning there will be three crafts projects going on at the same time: tie-dye, a three day icon project, and little crafts (run by me). I’m not sure how I feel about this, but when I’m being more accurate I remember that I never know how I feel about any art or craft project I teach nearly anywhere. First, some craft projects (I’m doing these over the course of three mornings):

1) Lanyard Cross


2) Sled Kite

3) Pentecost Windsock
4) Some kind of bracelet

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10 thoughts on “Summer Camp Crafts

  1. I really really love this cross. Is it for sale?

  2. Josie on said:

    Hi! I’m also teaching crafts at a summer camp and was wondering if there were tutorials for the crosses?

  3. Kari Behlmer on said:

    What did you use to make the 2nd lanyard cross – the one with the nails?

    • Sorry I didn’t reply sooner — it’s made from nails and wire, but mine weren’t as polished as the one in the picture, which has copper wire and a welded loop on top.

  4. Kaylee on said:

    what is the chain you used? what type of wire would work best??

  5. on said:

    Could I have directions for making metal cross?

  6. Can I get the directions for making the metal cross too?

  7. Destiny V. on said:

    Can i get directions for the metal cross

  8. I would love to get directions on the cross made of nails

  9. I haven’t got a good answer for making the nail crosses. Because I had neither a budget nor a soldering iron, we just wrapped them in thin wire in criss-cross patterns and around the edges, into a loop, and back (not like the one in the picture, which does require soldering, and is only sold assembled). It wasn’t horrible, but wasn’t sophisticated, either.

    I think this is a good solution, (especially wrapped in tight wire, if you’re able to bend the nails, or have teens who could bend them.

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