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DIY Campfire Crafts for Kids: Creative Projects Inspired by Bonfires

Bonfire night, with its flickering flames and crackling embers, has always captivated the imagination of children. The warmth of the fire and the mesmerising dance of the flames make it a perfect source of inspiration for creative projects. In this comprehensive guide, we will delve into a world of DIY campfire crafts for kids that ignite their creativity and evoke the enchantment of bonfire night. Whether it's a rainy day indoors, a summer evening outdoors, or even a playhouse adventure or mud kitchen escapade, these bonfire-inspired craft ideas will keep your little ones engaged and entertained. 

 bonfire night arts & crafts

Paper Plate Bonfire 

Let's start with a simple yet delightful project - the Paper Plate Bonfire. This craft is perfect for younger children and requires minimal supplies. 


Paper plate 

Red, yellow, and orange tissue paper 




Begin by cutting the tissue paper into small squares. 

Squeeze some glue onto the paper plate. 

Encourage your child to stick the tissue paper squares onto the glue, creating a vibrant bonfire effect. 

Once the paper plate is covered with flames, set it aside to dry. 

Your Paper Plate Bonfire is now ready to light up your craft space with its warm and inviting glow! 


Campfire Story Stones 

Enhance your child's storytelling skills with Campfire Story Stones. These stones can be used to inspire imaginative tales around a virtual campfire. 


Smooth pebbles or stones 

Paints and brushes 

Permanent markers 



Begin by selecting smooth pebbles or stones that are comfortable to hold. 

Paint the stones to resemble firewood, flames, and stars. Encourage your child to use their imagination and creativity when painting. 

Once the paint is dry, use permanent markers to add details like logs, faces, or even magical creatures to the stones. 

Place the stones in a bag or basket, and take turns picking them out to create a unique story each time. You'll be transported to the magical world of campfires and adventure as you build stories. 


Glow-in-the-Dark Firefly Jars 

Capture the magic of fireflies around a campfire with Glow-in-the-Dark Firefly Jars. These jars make for charming decor and double as night lights, creating a soothing ambience in your child's room. 


Clean glass jars with lids 

Glow-in-the-dark paint 


Pipe cleaners 

Googly eyes 




Start by selecting clean glass jars with lids. These can be small or large, depending on your preference. 

Paint the outside of the jars with glow-in-the-dark paint in a firefly pattern. Let your child's creativity shine as they decorate their jars with glowing fireflies. 

Create firefly antennae using pipe cleaners and attach googly eyes to the jar lids. These details will bring your firefly jars to life. 

Allow the paint and glue to dry completely before moving on. 

At night, charge the jars under a light source, such as a bedside lamp. Then, watch in wonder as they emit a soft, ethereal glow, reminiscent of real fireflies on a warm summer night. 


Campfire Collage 


Encourage your child's artistic expression with a Campfire Collage, combining different materials to recreate the beauty of a bonfire. 


Coloured construction paper 

Tissue paper in shades of orange, yellow, and red 



Popsicle sticks 



Begin by cutting out flames and logs from coloured construction paper. These can be of various sizes and shapes to add depth and character to your collage. 

Tear orange, yellow, and red tissue paper into small pieces. These will form the fiery glow of your campfire. 

Next, glue the flames and logs onto a larger piece of construction paper. Encourage your child to arrange them in a way that tells a unique story. 

Invite your child to place the torn tissue paper pieces around the flames to create a fiery effect. This step allows for artistic interpretation and creativity. 

Finally, glue popsicle sticks to the bottom of the collage to resemble logs. These sticks add texture and create a tactile element to the artwork. 


Bonfire crafts are a fantastic way to introduce children to the wonders of nature while stimulating their creativity. These DIY projects inspired by bonfires provide endless fun and imaginative play opportunities. Whether you're celebrating bonfire night, planning a camping-themed party, or simply looking for a creative pastime, these campfire crafts for kids are sure to ignite their enthusiasm and artistic flair. Gather your supplies, and let the crafting adventures begin! Explore the beauty of bonfires through these captivating and educational projects that bring warmth and wonder to your child's world. 

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