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

Or

2) Sled Kite

3) Pentecost Windsock
4) Some kind of bracelet

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13 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. Rholbeck40@yahoo.com 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 http://stormdrane.blogspot.com/2013/07/paracord-and-horseshoe-nail-cross.html, (especially wrapped in tight wire http://disciplecrossusa.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/copper_cross_with_horseshoe_nails.211115348_std.JPG), if you’re able to bend the nails, or have teens who could bend them.

  10. Your best bet would probably be to solder the nails together and use the wire for decoration more than anything else (could use string for a more rustic look). Galvanised ring nails should be a good choice. At a guess I would think they have used 1 x 4″ (100mm) and 2 x 2″ (50mm) nails.

    Hope this helps someone

  11. How do you make the cross using the nails?

  12. Nikki,

    Read my above comment. If you need more help then let me know and I’ll see what I can do

    Dan

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