Summer is still in full swing in these parts! We recently went on a camping vacation with the kiddos and had so much fun. If you’ve been camping with little ones, you’ll know that even when you’ve been hiking, fishing and exploring there are moments perfect for a quiet camp activity. What better way to enjoy the outdoors and nature than to do a little bit of painting? My little guy and I did just that and I’m excited to share all the details with you!
Disclosure: Art supplies and sponsorship provided by Social Artworking. As always, all opinions are mine alone. #SocialArtworking
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It was a quiet morning during our camping trip and all of the other campers were sleeping in while my little guy and I were bright eyed and bushy tailed. The sun had risen and the birds were out, we were ready to get the day started! I knew there were going to be moments of “down time” that I would need to keep my little guy busy, so I had packed the Lone Mountains set from Social Artworking. I figured he and I could paint a little while we bask in the morning sun. Rather than wake the others with pots and pans to make breakfast, I put a kettle on the camp stove for my coffee and little man’s hot cocoa and we got started!
We’ve been painting with Social Artworking kits for over two years now, usually in a party environment. But I think a paint kit is also the perfect activity for kids to enjoy anywhere at anytime. The designs created for kids come in the perfect size for transporting. I put everything I needed in a small reusable shopping bag and loaded it with our other camping games.
Not everyone has the natural talent to paint from scratch. The easy to follow templates and instructions make painting a breeze!
My little guy is seven and he can paint pretty well, but I still like to guide him along the way. We read the instructions and mix paint together. For the more challenging steps, I lent a helping hand so that he wouldn’t get frustrated. He started painting the pretty blue sky and I helped him paint stars with a splatter technique. He loved the idea of us making a mess!
After he applied the finishing touches on the glowing moon and forest landscape, we painted the trees together.
He had so much fun painting the little tee-pees and even wanted to add some zig zag decorations to make them a little more “authentic”.
What a fun way to memorialize our camping trip! Now when he sees his little painting, he’ll remember the fun we had on vacation.
If you are looking for a fun activity to keep the kids busy, both indoors and outdoors. Take a look at the Social Artworking site, you can order online for a DIY kids craft. With so many kid friendly designs to pick from, you are sure to find something for your little ones to enjoy!
Be sure to check out my other post for more Camping Tips and Tricks!
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What a great activity to do while there is some downtime. I know what activity I will be packing the next time we go camping.