I made this for the kids at my school the last couple weeks of the year. Many of our students have never been camping, so I thought this would be a fun activity to do in the library. I have seen various campfires on Pinterest, and I have always wanted to make one! So, here goes…
Here is what the flame looks like with the edges trimmed down.
The final step to finish the flames was to add stuffing, cut out an oval for the bottom, and stitch the perimeter closed. Oh I almost forgot… repeat everything so far three times. I made the flames three sided. 🙂
Now for the logs…I forgot to take a pic of sewing the logs, but basically, I just cut out two rectangles and sewed one side together to make tubes.
Then, I cut out two circles out of a beige colour, and used embroidery floss to stitch a wood grain into the ends.
After stitching the end on one side of the log, I stuffed the log with stuffing and repeated the process on the other side to stitch the log closed. All together I ended up making four logs. I tried stacking everything, and it just didn’t stack right using three logs.
Then, I pinned everything together. I just put a single stitch to hold the the three flames together, in a triangle shape, and I pinned the logs to the flames. I stitched them all together by hand.
Here is a close up of how I used an invisible stitch to put everything together.
It was a great little project that took me a couple weeks, because I just worked on it after the kids went to bed while we were watching tv.
As for the finished project….The kids really enjoyed it. I set everything up (more pictures below) and the kindergartens were very excited about camping. After playing for a while, we decided we needed to do some cooking, so we got out some tinker toys and made marshmallows to roast.
Here is what my set up looked like before a hundred kindergarten kids got to it!
As it is summer holidays, I’m going to do my best to post a few of the projects I have done the last few months. I have a bit of a backlog of projects to share right now 🙂 We are also on our second renovation this year, so I’d love to share some pictures of the finished rooms too!