Crafts with Kit and Ruthie

Kit and Ruthie headed down to the Arts and Crafts center this afternoon to make a few classic camp crafts! Camp Leader Samantha had given them each a choice of projects. Ruthie chose to make a clothespin butterfly and Kit wanted to make a pompom friend.

Let’s start with Ruthie’s butterfly. You will need:

  • Wooden doll pin – also known as a rounded top clothespin
  • A piece of fabric or felt 2″ x 5″ (ROUGHLY)
  • A Sharpie marker
  • 3″ piece of pipe cleaner
  • Glue


Step 1 – Turn your clothespin so that the opening is side to side.

Step 2 – Using your Sharpie, draw eyes and a mouth on the round part of the clothespin.

Step 3 – Take your fabric and fold it back and forth to make a fan.

Step 4 – Insert the folded fan of fabric into the clothespin slot. 

Step 5 – Flip the butterfly over. Fold the pipecleaner in half and roll the ends slightly to make antennae.

Step 6 – Glue the antennae to the back of the butterfly’s head.

Ruthie loves  her new butterfly and can’t wait to hang it in the cabin.

Now to make Kit’s fluffy little friend! You will need:

  • A large pom-pom
  • A small piece of fun foam
  • Googly eyes
  • Embellishments

Step 1 – Cut out a heart from the fun foam to use as your fuzzy friend’s feet. (Say that 3 times fast – haha)

Step 2 – Glue your pom-pom onto the fun foam.

Step 3 – Add Googly eyes and any embellishments you want.

Kit and Ruthie spend a few minutes admiring each other’s projects before heading back to their cabin for a little rest before dinner.

Have a great evening! More Camp Doll Diaries fun coming your way tomorrow!