When it comes to wilderness arts and crafts, there are many things you can do with your family. Here are some ideas for making your cabin a creative place:
Make a paper chain.
If you want to make a long chain of paper, use a glue stick to secure the end of one piece to the beginning of another. This is a fun project that can be done by kids and adults alike!
Make a dreamcatcher.
Kids love making dream catchers, and they are very simple to make. The only thing you’ll need is some string or yarn and a handful of feathers.
Step 1: Gather your supplies. You will need a few things to make this dreamcatcher. You will need:
- a wooden hoop, or something similar (I used a square-shaped board)
- some string or twine
- a needle with an eye big enough for the string to go through
- stringing materials (such as beads, feathers, or charms)
Step 2: Create the center hole. To create the center hole in your hoop, use a drill bit that is slightly larger than the diameter of your piece of string/twine. Drill through both sides of the hoop, and then remove any sharp edges with sandpaper or a file. Pro tip: you can also just use an old DVD or CD rom!
Step 3: Tie on your first bead. Using your needle and thread, tie on one of your beads/charms/feathers so that it hangs down from one side of the hoop. Tie tightly so that it stays on securely and doesn’t fall off when you hang up your dreamcatcher later!
Step 4: Make sure everything fits inside! Now that you have one bead hanging down from each side of the hoop, it’s time to see if everything fits inside! If not, remove some of your beads until everything fits comfortably inside without being too tight or
Decorate the walls with crayons and markers.
If you want to add color to your walls but don’t want to ruin them with permanent markers, use washable markers or crayons instead! Kids will love drawing on their walls — especially if it’s something they came up with themselves!
Tie-dye old clothes into new ones.
Old T-shirts or other clothes can be used as canvases for tie-dye projects — just dip them into warm water mixed with food dye, let them sit for a few minutes and then hang them up outdoors to dry in the sun (or on an indoor clothesline if you don’t have access