Tuesday, June 4, 2013

{Summer Fun Camp: Felt Bracelets}

Hey, y'all!  Welcome to day day two of Summer Fun Camp!
I hope that you're enjoying camp so far and that you aren't getting too homesick.  Just kidding.  ;)  Today, I have a very fun craft to share with all you campers.
To make these felt bracelets, the main supply you need is felt sheets.
You will also need fabric glue (I used Fabri-Tac.), velcro strips, and scissors.  The first step to making your bracelet is cutting a felt strip.  
To determine the length of your felt strip, measure your wrist and add two inches to the measurement.  For example, my wrist measures six inches, so I cut an eight inch long strip of felt.  The width of my strip was two inches, but if you're a tiny camper, you may want to make your strip and bit narrower.  Then it's time for the fun part of the craft: creating embellishments for your bracelet.
I cut two thin strips of gray felt to go on the edges of my bracelet, and I also cut a flower shape out of blue felt and center for the flower out of yellow felt.  When you finish cutting your embellishments, glue them to the strip using fabric glue.  All that's left then is cutting and attaching the velcro.
If your velcro comes in two long strips like mine, attach the two strips and cut a piece the size of the space between your two small strips of felt.
Separate the velcro pieces and use the fabric glue to glue a velcro piece to each end of the bracelet on opposite sides.  To understand what I mean, look at the photo above.  There's one piece of velcro on the decorative side of the bracelet and one on the non-decorative side of the bracelet.  When your glue is dry, your bracelet is finished.  :)
I made two bracelets.  The zebra one is cute and girly.
The lightning bolt one is something I think a super hero would appreciate.
The bracelets are only limited by your imagination, though.  :)  
And now on to the day's activity!
At camp, you tell stories around the camp fire, right?  Well, this activity involves that.  When I was younger, I loved fill-in-the-blank stories.  Mad Libs.  You know the ones I'm talking about--a person asks you to list a place, thing, animal, etc, to fill in the blanks of a story before reading you the story, of course.  Then you read the story.  I always thought the stories that resulted from this little activity were hilarious.  (I did turn out to be an English teacher and lover of words, though, but hopefully I'm not the only person who enjoys this activity.)
Here's a fill-in-the-blank story I created for you campers to have fun with.  To play along, have someone give an answer for all the items in red and fill in his or her answers in the story.  Then read the completed  story aloud and giggle at how silly or nonsensical it turns out.  Once you get the hang of it, you can create your own fill-in-the-blank stories to have fun with.  You can download the above file {HERE} so that you can easily print it out. 
And before you get busy crafting and giggling at your silly story, you must enter the giveaway for this great Craft Prize Pack from Craft Project Ideas!
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Have fun crafting, campers!  And don't forget to visit Craftiments tomorrow for day three or Summer Fun Camp!  :)


  1. I'm crafting at a day care this summer, and this is perfect for our budget!

  2. These are really great summertime activities. I know my daughter would have loved them, especially the bracelets!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBig.com

  3. i did this with my kids and their friends and they made em into a friendship bracelet! they enjoyed it and gave me laughs :)

  4. Hi, Bethany

    This looks like a great project for me to do with my girl. Love it. I pray you and Chad are doing well, praying for you both. Have a great week. By the way, are you on summer break yet? My kiddos are come tomorrow at 11:30am. WOo Hoo!


  5. These turned out great Bethany! I'm so happy to have you as a Camp Counselor :) Thanks for all your hard work!

  6. Super cute craft idea! Love the zebra printed felt.

  7. love this craft and the Mad Libs but can't print it. Help?

    1. Thanks! If you click where {HERE} is in pink in the body of the post after the Mad Lib, you should be taken to the document via Google Docs. When you click on it, there's an option on the top left to print. (There's a little printer.) Click on the little printer, and you will get the print version of the document. Then on your toolbar, click "file" and then "print." If you are having trouble with that, you can right-click the Mad Lib image and save it to your computer and then print the image. I hope this helps. :)

  8. Hi Bethany!

    Those bracelets are so fun and I loved those fill in the blank stories also. I'm so glad you joined us at Transformed Tuesday.

    Peggy~PJH Designs


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