This weekend hosts the annual national Great American Backyard Campout . So, of course the Living Beyond the Box Team is participating! Thanks to our gracious hosts, Marjeri and her family, we will be enjoying our second annual backyard campout at their house again this year. And what would be a campout with toddlers and preschoolers without some craftiness? Here’s where I come in, apparently. Being the official DIY’er of the group I got designated to head up the craft for the event. I can’t think of a kid that doesn’t like scavenger hunting, collecting, painting, or bugs, so Painted Rock Bugs it is. Easy Peasy! Since we wanted to post this craft before said annual camping trip so you all could prepare, I had my boys do a little demo for you in our backyard. I’ll be sure to update with 10+ kid chaos photos post camping.
Here are the supplies you’ll need:
- Paint Brushes
- Googly Eyes
- Have your willing participates (as pictured below) go on a hunt for rocks and leaves.
This one is pretty self explanatory, but here’s a little to do list for you in case your mommy brain, like mine, has gotten the best of you.
- Paint Rocks
- Set them in the sun to dry
- Once dry, glue the leaf wings to the back
- Flip over and glue goggly eyes to the front