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Construction Paper Campout

Camping can be a big part of your family’s summer. Whether it is in the wilderness or your own backyard, get your preschooler excited for camping, by creating this unique piece of art work.

What you’ll need:

  • One 12" Square sheet of paper
  • 12" x 6" Square for the Water
  • 12" x 4" Green Sheet of Paper for the Tent
  • Red, orange or yellow colored paper for the campfire
  • Scissors and glue
  • Colored pencils or crayons
  • Materials for decorating

What to do:

  1. Your preschooler will place the sheet of green construction paper down in front of them, and start their camping site by cutting out different color paper and glue it to their green construction paper.
  2. The blue piece of paper will be used to create a dam or pond. To give the edge a more realistic water look, your child could add a curved outline to the dam. Next, glue the blue paper to the green sheet. The blue paper would indicate a "dam" or "pond."
  3. Next, fold the green piece of paper in four equal parts, length wise.
  4. It is helpful to fold back a "foot" at both ends, to make the "stand up" tent more secure.
  5. They can use small pieces of sticks for the "logs" around the "fire." The red paper will be used to create a fire.
  6. Next, glue small pieces of shrubs, grass or twigs on the green sheet of construction paper, creating their "camp site."
  7. Your child can explore their creativity and add "fish" to their "pond", "animals" or "people."