Today I am so excited to be participating in Craft Lightening with 30 Minute Crafts and The Country Chic Cottage. The challenge was camp crafts that could be completed in 15 minutes. As I started thinking about a camp craft I would love, I was taken back to the days I went to girls camp with my church when I was a teenager. We had some great times and have some fun stories to share. I remember sleeping in cabins on bunk beds and thought back to the fun crafts we made while we were at camp to decorate our cabins. I wanted to remember that time with my kids and thought that making a 15 minute tile name plate to decorate our sleeping areas would be a great camp craft.
It all starts with a 4 inch square or a 6 inch square tile from the hardware store. They are not very expensive at all.
I decided to use some bright colored paint pens/markers that I bought at the craft store. I let the kids pick out the colors they wanted.
I had to help little miss spell her name, but they both had a great time decorating their tile name plates in their favorite colors.
I let them decorate their tiles for about 10 minutes and they dried very quickly. Except for the areas where my son let the paint pool up a little too much (as shown in the picture below).
I used a hot glue gun and glued a piece of ribbon on the backs of the tiles so they could hang.
We then hung them on the posts of the kids beds.
15 minutes and the kids have a personalized sleeping space while they are away from home, having a blast at camp!
You could even spray on a coat of clear sealer if you wanted, it would just take a little more time to dry.
This was such a simple craft and the kids had fun making them. I need to do more of these quick crafts with them. Can’t wait to check out the rest of the camp craft lightening series to get more fun ideas!
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