Who says you can only enjoy your favorite summer camp activities at camp?! From arts and crafts to science experiments, we’ve rounded up 9 ways to be one happy camper all summer long!
Does anything say “summer-ready” more than tie-dye?! Create your own awesome tie-dye shirts with the Just My Style® Tie-Dye sets! Pick from mer-mazing themes, like rainbows, tropics, and unicorns, and add a little something extra with the included iron-on transfers. Just follow the easy-to-understand instructions to create 15 to-dye-for projects, or check out our video tutorials to learn how to make magical swirls, stylish sunbursts, and sweet stripes!
2. Keep Your Besties Close All Summer Long!
Nothing compares to summer days with your besties — why knot make some friendship bracelets to stay forever threaded together?! From chevrons to zig-zags and knotted diagonal patterns, learn how to make classic friendship bracelet designs with this D.I.Y. Friendship Bracelet set! And if you can’t be with your summer camp bestie while you make your designs, these tear & share cards are just the thing for you — show the world why you’re such a powerful two!
3. Connect with Nature & Create Rockin’ Art!
What are your favorite animals and insects to find in nature?! Go outside and let your imagination take the lead — transform ordinary stones into colorful, rockin’ pets! Tap into your Creative Roots™ while you mix and match vibrant paint colors on ready-to-paint rocks, then place them anywhere outside to make any space completely your own!
4. Make One-in-a-Melon Crafts!
Don’t throw out those leftover paper plates — transform them into watermelons! All you need to create this sweet craft is a paper plate, paintbrush, some paint, black beads, glue, and a hunger for creativity!
5. Weave Your Way into a New Skill!
Learn the art of weaving with the Ultimate Weaving Loom & Loops set from Made By Me!® Whether you’d like to design a drink coaster for your summer lemonades or a simple summer decoration, this kit will guide you every step of the way! Complete with colorful loops and easy-to-follow instructions, create 25 uniquely woven projects to show the world this summer!
6. Fly Away with Your Creativity!
Create your own dragonfly bead pets to give your lunchboxes and backpacks a new accessory this summer! Grab a keychain and some lanyard, then slide on some colorful pony beads to watch your pet come to life! Feel like making some more pets to add to your bead pet family? Check out our video tutorial for a full how-to!
7. Get Scientific with #STEMCamp Experiments!
Keep your thinking caps on this summer and explore the world of STEM! Practice your engineering skills and invent something new. Hop on the Magic School Bus and transform your home into a chemistry lab. Grab your safety goggles and conduct tons of Earth-shattering experiments! Explore the endless ways to get hands-on and learn this summer — even from home!
8. Keep Your Eye on Classic Summer Camp Arts & Crafts!
Over, around, rotate, repeat — make your own God’s Eye with friendship thread, craft sticks, scissors, and glue! This woven design isn’t just fun and easy to learn — it’s a camp décor staple!
Construct your own Air-Powered Blaster with Discovery™ and prepare for an exciting twist on archery! Follow the fully-illustrated instructions to build your blaster, make your ammo with water beads, assemble your targets, and shoot! Redefine those classic summer camp activities and have fun learning while you play!
Whether you’re headed to camp or playing in the backyard, we’re challenging you to make every day summer camp day! Show us how you’re making this summer the best one yet — snap a photo of your favorite activities and tag @horizongroupusa for a chance to be featured on our Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter pages!