This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. Thanks for your support!
I am freaking out because CAMP is NEXT WEEK. I feel like there are still millions of things that I could do for it and somewhere, sometime, I just have to stop and go with what I've got! But, not today because I am still working on little treats to give my youth camp leaders each day to keep them motivated.
A couple of weeks ago, I made them all these totes so that they would be able to carry all of their odds and ends for the girls that they will be over this year. I gave them to them a week ago so that they will be able to have them to pack in. I am happy to say that they really liked them.
So, here are some of the things that I am working on now.
In the Spring, I came across these gardening kneeling pads at Dollar Tree. I don't see them on the website any more, but there were still quite a few at the store the other day.
I had seen a quote on Pinterest that I really liked, and since the theme for camp this year comes from James 1:5...
"If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God who giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not and it shall be given him."
...I thought, what a great combination with this quote that I read! Here is the quote:
"When Life gives you more than you can stand, KNEEL!"
I just knew that the kneeling pad and the quote had to go together! I toyed with the idea for a while, and so far I have tried two ways of doing them. See which one you like.
First, I pulled out my Cricut and cut out the letters and used Mod Podge to stick them on. (It is also available at Dollar Tree and you can order as few as 4 bottles online!) I used about 3 coats of Mod Podge all over the pad after sticking on the letters, allowing it to dry between each coat. This gave a smooth, less likely to rub the letters off finish.
So, I liked that one, except for the crooked part. But, it was very time consuming. So, I decided to try to do one with Sharpies! I was afraid that the bumpy nature of the pad would make it too difficult to write neatly, but it wasn't that bad! It actually looks darker in person compared to this photo.
After making these, I turned my attention to the little treats of encouragement for the girls. I decided to give them Goldfish Crackers, Starburst and Doritos. I came up with some little notes to go with them. I am providing you with the printables below if you would like to use these ideas. I used 4" x 6" card stock, but printed with the 3 x 5 setting and clicked "fit to page".
The last one with Doritos is my favorite. I hope everyone gets it!
You know, "adorable" ...
Anyway, those have been my camp brainstorms so far! I hope my ideas spark some ideas in you! Let me know what you think!
Creators of Hot Cocoa Bombs! (copyrighted)
Helen Reynolds: Mother of six children , grandmother to eleven! I love to cook, craft and create things and I especially love doing that with my family, So, when my lawyer daughter, Lindsey, my artist daughter, Madalynn, and I came up with the idea of Hot Cocoa Bombs, this blog was born. Then, one more daughter, with her technical and science skills, plus creativity has joined in to round us out! Read more about us here!