Camp-IN with Firepit

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Can't get out to do the real thing? Camp out in your living room with our do-it-yourself firepit! If you like this craft, you’ll also like our Tic Tac Toe Beach Towel - a great game to play at home or at the beach.

What You’ll Need:
*Tent, sleeping bags, stuffed animals
*Brown paper lunch bags (10 to 15)
*Masking tape
*Black marker
*Flashlight or small light

*Set up your tent and get your sleeping bags and animals organized.

*Open up a paper bag. Starting at one corner, roll into a stick shape. Twist it so that it will look more like a stick, and hold its shape better. Repeat so you have 5 to 7 sticks.
*Ball up the remaining paper bags and cover with masking tape to make them look like rocks. Use the marker to add details to make them look more realistic.
*To set up your firepit, start by creating a circle of "rocks." Put the light or flashlight in the center. Arrange your "sticks" in a teepee around the light. Turn off the overhead lights, turn on your light or flashlight, and enjoy your firepit!
*Send us a picture of your kids playing their game and we may post it to our site!

Suggested Resources:
*Don't forget to make s'mores! Honeymaid Graham Crackers has some great suggestions for how to make s'mores without a fire.
*Read Just Me and My Dad by Mercer Mayer to get into the camping spirit.

This activity can be found in the Games & Activities section of our site.