Today’s campfire craft was inspired by one of our favorite summertime activities, roasting marshmallows.
The kids ask almost weekly to roast marshmallows in the summer. Their idea of roasting marshmallows is Daddy and Mommy getting the fire going and pulling out the needed supplies, so they can put their marshmallows over the fire for like two seconds. This is in stark contrast to my catch it on fire and let it burn marshmallows.
The marshmallows in this craft are much more representative of how the kid’s cook their marshmallows.
- Brown paper (2 different shades of brown)
- Red & orange crepe paper (or tissue paper)
- Small cotton ball
1. Cut strips of paper from darker brown paper to use as the logs. We used four logs in our campfire craft.
2. Layering the paper logs, glue them the lighter brown paper to form the base of your campfire.
3. Cute three strips of crepe paper. We used two red and one orange for our fire.
4. Glue the crepe paper strips to the paper above the logs to form the flames of the campfire craft.
5. Cut a slender longer strip from the darker brown paper to use as the roasting stick.
6. Glue the paper roasting stick to the paper and a cotton ball for the marshmallow.
How do you like your marshmallows? Do you barely cook yours like the kids, burn them like me, or cook until lightly browned?
Written by About a Mom contributor, Kim. Kim, the mama behind The Resourceful Mama, is a medical social worker turned stay at home mom to three. She enjoys sharing simple crafts and activities, parenting and homemaking tips, and a lot of holiday fun.