We have been so busy running camps for the past month that I haven’t had a moment to blog. I’ve been saving up so many photos though, so this post will promise to entertain and give you plenty of crafting/baking ideas to do with your little ones. We have done a variety of themes over the past couple weeks and these are just some highlights. If you would like instructions/recipes for any of the ideas please feel to email me: email@example.com
We played a life size version of Candy Land and then the kids got to make their own board games. For the baking activity we made graham cracker houses.
The children made wizard hats out of rice krispie treats and then we made little wizards out of a paper cup and a styrofoam ball. We used non-toxic paints, googly eyes, sparkly stars and cotton balls to add the details for our cute wizards!
The kids made aliens out of a hard boiled egg and a toilet paper roll. We then made outer space cupcakes, which was lots of fun.
We went to the circus for the day (well not really, but it sure felt like it). The clowns are made of Fondant and Ice Cream Cones, they’re decorated with edible paints and a cinnamon heart for a red nose. For our craft, we used a template of a circus tent and then glued them down on boards. The kids got to make circus animals and other details out of model magic.
Under the Sea
We made mini aquariums inside treasure chests and then we made beach cupcakes with royal icing, brown sugar and fondant.
This was a great craft because we used recycled tin cans and lots of odds and ends found around a house, including scouring pads and washers. For our robot cakes we made mini cakes and then iced them with butter cream icing and covered them with fondant.
For the monster puppets we used a lot of recycled materials, including paper towel rolls. The monster cupcakes were made with a mini cupcake placed upside down on a regular sized cupcake and then covered in royal icing. We put lollipop sticks through fuzzy peach slices and decorated them with smarties for eyes.
Our pirate puppets were made out of a brown paper bag, felt and paint. For the pirate cookies we made sugar cookies and then painted them using edible paints.
Alice in Wonderland
This was my favourite day! We made mini Mad Hatter Tea party tables, using a wooden thimble and balsa wood. Then we cut fabric for table clothes and painted doilies. We cut out mini cards and made top hats out of felt. For the baking activity we made the guards for the Queen of Hearts out of rice krispie treats and royal icing.
We’ve had so much fun so at camp, so far! Just to let you all know we’ll be closed for August but we’ll be back in September with our Preschool Program and lots of other classes! Our Fall schedule will be up soon! Stay tuned for more details 🙂