We had a fantastic time camping this summer with our 3 year old. He loved being outdoors all day, and especially loved roasting marshmallows over the campfire! (Surprise, surprise!)
When we were at a play centre a few weeks ago, we spotted a really cute setup for an indoor pretend campfire and decided to make one for ourselves at home for some imaginative playtime.
To make your own rainy day campfire, you will need:
- Long sticks for “roasting” marshmallows
- 5 to 8 pieces of brown construction paper
- Double-sided tape (or regular)
- Brown or black markers
- Red, orange and yellow tissue paper
- White fiber fill
How to Make the Pretend Campfire
To start, collect some long marshmallow roasting sticks by going for a walk in the woods.
Show your child how to draw wavy lines on the construction paper to make it look like bark. Be sure to add a few circles to look like knots.
After drawing on the logs, roll them up and use the double-sided tape to adhere the edges of the paper. Then have fun “building” your campfire together!
Be sure to add some crumpled up tissue paper sheets to make the “fire!”
Now, have fun “roasting” your marshmallows, singing campfire songs, and maybe even building an indoor tent!
Result? Lots of rainy morning fun with a side-dish of imagination! Perfect.
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Janice - Learning4kids says
What a great idea! I absolutely love the cotton wool marshmallow -so cute!
Sue Lively says
Me too Janice! Can’t take the credit for the idea as I said in my post, but they were super fun to make and play with! Thanks for dropping by! Best, Sue