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Feb 24, 2014 - Crafts, YW Camp    24 Comments

$1 Camp Craft {Magnetic Chalkboard Message Center}

This is a really fun easy AND inexpensive craft!  A Magnetic Chalkboard Message Center.  We did these at girls camp last year and they turned out really cute.  The supplies are inexpensive and you probably already have most of them on hand. Supplies craft paint Valspar (Lowes) chalkboard paint ribbon sponge brushes chalk magnets electric range covers (Dollar Store)  I searched all over for a good deal on chalkboard paint and I found it at Lowe's.  I bought the quart size and chose black.  It runs around $14 and could make at least 50 of these chalk boards.  I found these beautiful electric burner covers at the Dollar Tree.  The great thing about these burner covers is that they are magnetic!   They come in a two pack.  One is 8" and the other is 10".  The demo for this post is the smaller Read more [...]
Aug 23, 2013 - Crafts, Recycle & Reuse, YW Camp    7 Comments

DIY Leather Bracelets

Leather working has always been a hobby I've wanted to get into.  Then a few years ago I found my in.  It was time to get rid of an old leather jacket of my husbands and then shortly after that I inherited a suede jacket from my in-laws.  I decided to save both of them and repurpose them.  Once again I took on the task of "Camp Crafts" for our annual girls youth camp.  Our camp craft budget is small and this year we had 35 girls planning on coming.  So, these old jackets would become new camp DIY leather bracelets. The following are a few that I made up as examples for what the girls could make.  This colorful cuff bracelet was very simple to make.  I just stitched a design into the leather with embroidery thread.  To fasten this bracelet I stitched on a decorative bead and made a loop of threat to slip it through Read more [...]
Aug 16, 2013 - Crafts, YW Camp    11 Comments

Bleach Out T-Shirt Tutorial

Last week was our church group's annual girls camp.  For our group t-shirts we decided to do a bleach out design.  The following is my Bleach Out T-Shirt Tutorial.  {The original inspiration for this T came from THIS AWESOME POST, for ANOTHER BLEACH TUTORIAL click HERE} The coordinators of the camp (our stake) purchased these green T's and had a small Celtic knot over the right arm to go with our B.R.A.V.E. theme (Believe, Repent, Ask, Venture, Endure).  Each group (ward) was to decorate the rest of the T how ever they wish. We thought about silk screening, and after a lot of tries I suggested we go with the easiest cheapest option...Bleach!  I did a practice at home and then brought everything to the church and each girl made her own shirt on a table outside.  You'll need the following supplies AND a blow drier: A Read more [...]
Jun 11, 2013 - Crafts, YW Camp    14 Comments

Camp Bottle Caps

I did a post on how to make camp bottle cap pins last year and have now updated it for 2013.   Click HERE for the previous post and instructions. Click HERE to download the 2013 Camp Bottle Caps These are very simple and easy to make and don't cost a lot of money, so they are perfect for camp!  Download the free templates and print them off at home, cut them out and take them to camp for a fun memorable craft.       Read more [...]
Jul 9, 2012 - Crafts, YW Camp    7 Comments

Girls Camp Doodle Rocks

After snooping around Pinterest, I found these great decorated rocks for sale on Etsy.  I decided to let the girls creativity come out and decorate their own.  We brought up the "Prayer Rock" poem and explained the girls could use them to help them remember to say their prayers, or they could just doodle.  I purchased two bags of rocks from the Dollar Store, one light one dark.  I also bought "Extra Fine" black Sharpie permanent ink at the Dollar Store as well.  A quick run to Hobby Lobby for a few white Paint Sharpies, the finer the better. Here are a few of the sample rocks my boys and I made to show the girls. This is a really easy simple craft that is a great filler for extra time at camp or a rainy day activity.   Linked Up: Tatertots & Jello Read more [...]
Jun 25, 2012 - Crafts, YW Camp    86 Comments

Girls Camp Tie Dyes

Whenever I go to a city fair or carnival I am always drawn in by the bright crisp tie dyes that hang from the canopies and are usually sold by some funky hippies.  A slight tinge on jealousy always lingers knowing how many times I have tried to make awesome tie dyes but failed miserably.  You see in high school, my friend Nicole and I had a great plan to make some rad t-shirts for ourselves.  We bought loads of R.I.T. dye and started making awesome designs in a bunch of t's.  After the dye set for a few minutes, we unwrapped them and exposed our awesomeness.  Unfortunately those awesome designs turned into faded muddy messes every time we rinsed or washed our creations.  Well, never again.  I found a kit (thanks to our regional YW camp meeting) that does all it promises and then some. The Tie Dye Kit There Read more [...]
May 30, 2011 - Crafts, Printables, YW Camp    25 Comments

Paper Bag Journals

Paper bag journals are a fun inexpensive craft perfect for trips, camps, or fun summer memories.  My family made these at our summer family reunion in Laguna last year (filled with beachy words, photos from the Hollywood sign, and souvenirs from "Pink's") and the kids from 6 to 15 loved making them.  For YW camp last year they were a hit as well. At a regional camp meeting last year I saw a great journal craft.  I took their idea and put my own twist on it.  It is an inexpensive project and with a lot of prep work, goes very smooth in the woods. Supplies (per journal): 3 lunch bags, folded and pre punched with 5 holes 22" twine, taped on one end for easy threading scrapbook paper pre-cut to fit pages of the journal (16 total, 3 sizes) velum labels (printable below) testimony card for insert (printable Read more [...]

Girl’s Camp: Prescription Skittles

Our cute camp director last year (Nancy Christiansen) thought up a great idea.  Camp Value Pills (aka Skittles).  They came in value colors and were the perfect pick me up when girls were feeling blue. Nancy bought the pill bottles from a local pharmacy.  I took her text and turned it into a label to resemble real pill bottles.  I made them to fit a standard mailing label that I had on hand (4X2 or 8163). Click HERE for the printable PDF for the labels. If you do not have or do not want to purchase labels, you can print off the paper labels below.  Just cut out on the gray lines and glue to the pill bottles with Rubber Cement. Click HERE for the printable PDF for the cut-able DIY sheet. PLEASE READ THIS BEFORE EMAILING ME Due to the huge number of people wanting to adjust these for themselves, I have uploaded Read more [...]

Bottle Caps for Camp

Find the Updated 2013 templates HERE Last year for camp I was in charge of the crafts (dream job!  Lots of work, but worth it).  A quick easy one that the girls enjoyed were bottle cap pins.  You could make these magnets, neclaces, whatever, but we did pins because they were the cheapest and I thought they'd look cool on their camp bags.  The technique is basically the same as the bottle cap necklaces tutorial found HERE.  Instead of drilling a hole for the necklace, we brought superglue and after the bottle caps were dry we glued the pin to the back. Supplies: blank bottle caps (Hobby Lobby) card stock (use a different color for each sheet you print for variety) Glossy Accents (JoAnn or Hobby Lobby) pins (very cheap at Hobby Lobby) super glue (Dollar store) scissors   This is the one I made for myself (note: Read more [...]