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« on: July 05, 2007 06:46:59 PM »

Of course I have gone and left this until the last minute!!!
I start Monday and it goes 5 days.
I have 12 kids ages 6-14 (the younger ones are very craft-abled)  I just found out there are 4 older boys coming!!!  There goes doing Kanzashi flowers!

Here is what I have: (I have to keep them busy for 1hr)
paper masche (sp???) bowls
duct tape wallets
larger gem magnets (back decorated with sharpies)
maybe origami (anymore elaboration?)
pony bead keychains (I have to find patterns)
shrinky dink stuff???

My budget for this is under $100.  I have a Micheal's store here and a Dollarama (I love Dollarama)

Any ideas?Huh  Please......
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2007 06:51:28 PM »

For the girls you could get some cheap plastic headbands or something and they could decorate them. Also, they could make journals; duct tape journals that is. Just get lots of lined paper (with holes), a hole punch (to punch holes in the front duct tape cover), and metal rings or yarn to bind with. Oh and paint markers or sharpies too! I've been making them just for fun and they work wonderfully!
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2007 06:56:26 PM »

Your ideas sound good.

Maybe try a "treasure chest"-- get small cardboard/paper boxes and let the kids decorate them.  We always do that at the summer camp I've volunteered at.

Mini-sculptures: get small pieces of cardboard, wood, etc. and  glue together and decorate with paint etc.

Book making: staple small papers together, have a selection of "fancy" paper (wrapping paper works) as covers, and draw/write to fill them up


Here's some threads about crafts kids can make:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=87976.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=139307.0
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=102808.0
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2007 06:56:50 PM »

Thanks mystarstyle11!  This boys being there is screwing me up!!  I want to have all the kids do the same thing so that I can stretch the budget!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2007 07:04:19 PM »

You're welcome! I'm going to camp in three days as well. Only I'm a camper. Oh! And if you have an oven that you could use, there is this recipe for this salt dough stuff. What you do is make the dough, mold it to your liking, and bake it in the oven for a few hours. =] Then you can buy paint and paint it. Just let me know if you would like the "recipe" for it (if you have an oven at camp).
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2007 07:11:16 PM »

Homemade hacky sacks.  Do you think those will take up enough time??  If they use sharpies or fabric markers??
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2007 07:12:40 PM »

Hmm.. yes. =] Like the ones made from sand and balloons or what?
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2007 07:13:20 PM »

I can bake them at home...and bring back the stuff but it is 35C out.  On the BBQ:)
I hope your camp rocks!!!
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« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2007 07:13:48 PM »

Socks and beans
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« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2007 07:21:11 PM »

Yep sounds great! And thank you! I've been to this camp before though this is my first year doing the Youth Camp. My friend invites me every year.
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