Do you go camping with your kids? Do they get bored after a couple of hours? Or do you find yourself looking for something to entertain them while it rains outside? I know, it never rains while camping (haha)! Do you like to go walking with them? If any of these apply to you, you’ll love this camping craft.. perfect for Glamping!
As soon as we get to our camping site, the first thing my daughters do is go out on the search to find their walking stick! They always end up finding a bunch of them. Two years ago we stayed in a Hobbit Home and during our walk we found the most unusual stick we had ever seen. It was a branch that had fallen off a tree, but kept part of the tree bark with it. Which made it the perfect walking stick with a handle. Plus the handle sorta looks like a boat. Ever since we found it, it travels with us when we go camping.
DIY Painted Walking Sticks
– Acrylic Paint
– Paint Brushes and/or Foam Brushes
– Paper plates
– Bowl with water
– Paper Towels
– Paint Sealer (We used Mod Podge)
Step 1: Go out on the search for long branches that would be perfect for walking. (The first branch on the left is the one we found at the Hobbit Home.)
Step 2: Place the paint you want to use inside a paper plate. Take out the bowl of water and paper towel (you need these to clean your brushes between colors).
Step 3: Paint the sticks as you please! Go wild and have fun! Mix colors, try different designs and patterns! A little reminder: Have fun!
Step 4: Once you are done painting your beautiful walking sticks, apply a sealer over the paint.
Step 5: Enjoy and go out for a long walk!
Didn’t they turn out fabulous? Gabrielle absolutely LOVED painting her walking stick. She actually painted two and Emanuelle was powerhouse and painted three! Fun and easy craft!
From left to right, they are:
“Life is Better Around the Campfire” Bumper Sticker by Fynes Designs
Camping Party Invitations by Northstory
15 Easy and Delicious Camping Recipes by A Pretty Life in the Suburbs
Skillet S’more Brownies by Satori Design for Living
Paper Bag Luminaries by Suburble
How to set up a “Glamping Kitchen” by Echoes of Laughter
DIY Painted Walking Sticks by The DIY Dreamer
Fire Starter Kit in a Jar by Craftberry Bush
Printable Camping Checklist for Kids by Clean and Scentsible
Hope you’re having a fabulous day! :)
P.S. I’ll be linking to these Parties.