This post is courtesy of our Party Tip contributor Katelyn…My fondest childhood memories came flooding back to me this holiday season and I instantly remember being five. Grandma took out white linens, pegs and arranged chairs around the living space. We took all the sheets and pinned them up on the couch cushions, or used tacks in the walls. When completed, we would bundle up underneath the structure, and pretend we were in the forest. Grandma would of course play hostess by providing camping snacks in tiny bowls, and I would light an imaginary fire to keep us warm. I owe creativity on this project to my loving grandma; I have created an all in one box for some amazing little people!
Building Your Christmas Camp Out Kit:
To build a kit, simply find a box. No matter plain, or decorative, they will be holding all your treasures. I chose two different designs. One had a very woodland feel, and the other was modern geometric shapes-both worked perfect!
Next step – collect your supplies. For my kits, I had the following items
- Lantern (Light for the night)
- Tent Sheets – Go to the fabric clearance section & buy something with a print or something themed to the child’s interests. Side note: Make sure that the fabric is light weight. 2-4 meters of fabric choice is perfect.
- Laundry pegs (Tent Holder Uppers)
- Smore items – Graham crackers, Hershey chocolate, and marshmallows
- Rope for holding the tent up
For my kids, this is a way to get away from the electronics and distractions. Once constructed, we put the kid’s favorite blankets, pillows, toys and books inside. A perfect way to have a snowy Christmas, a festive birthday, or just a rainy day. I can’t think of a better way to unwind with the kids and use your imagination!
We’ve created a new FREE Christmas Camp Out Kit printable since the previous one is no longer available.
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