Camping at Rendezvous Beach.
Pitching tents and setting up tent trailers.
Lots of playing in the water. (Lots of sunburns . . .)
Playing with jet skis on the lake.
Cousins playing together.
Crafts and fun activities. Couldn’t ask for a better time. (And hallelujah! The rain held off until it was time for us to leave!)
One of the crafts I did with the grandkids was handprint fish. They are super easy to make and take little preparation.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Scrapbook paper (or any paper of your choice)
- Googly eyes
- Craft sticks
Have your grandchildren trace around their hand.
Cut out their handprint.
Glue the handprint to a craft stick.
Glue eyes on and you’re done!
You’ll notice in the pictures that some of the grandkids are wearing ‘nature crowns.’ This was one of the activities we did before making the handprint fish. I was amazed at how much the boys really got into wearing them!
Spencer is proud of his two fish. Look really close to find the eye on his striped fish . . .
Simon shows off HIS striped fish!
Elliot wanted one huge eye on his fish. Three cheers for creativity! (I couldn’t get him to hold his fish so I could get a good picture of it. Oh well.) And notice that his nature crown is leaf-challenged . . . Three cheers for creativity!)
Emma wanted both of her fish eyes on one side of her fish. Three cheers for creativity!
Natalie wanted teeny tiny eyes. And her placement of eyes was interesting. Three cheers for creativity! (She had had a little meltdown just before I snapped this picture. So, she wasn’t her normal cheerful self. Three cheers for playing hard, late nights, and not enough sleep for kiddos!)
Some of the scrapbook paper had a design on only one side. So, the kids cut out two handprints and glued them together so their fish was colorful on both sides.
FYI: little grandkids will need help with tracing and cutting. They do a super job of
smearing glue all over themselves and the table glueing the handprints together and glueing on the eyes.
If you do this craft at home (and not while you’re camping), it’s a tad easier to jazz it up.
Have a pile of rhinestones, jewels, sequins, ribbons, lace, and other kinds of things to glue on. Your grandkids could even use glitter.
Whatever you choose to do, let the kiddos use their imagination and creativity!