Having a pretend campfire is a must if you do a camping theme in your dramatic play center.
This is a quick and easy tutorial that will show you how to make a super cute, pretend campfire. Your little campers will have a blast sitting around the campfire roasting pretend marshmallows and singing camp songs or telling ghost stories!
Supplies to Make a Pretend Campfire for Dramatic Play
Here are the supplies you will need to make your own campfire for a pretend play camping theme.
- One pool noodle
- Wood grain contact paper or brown construction paper
- Red, yellow, and orange tissue paper
- Cardboard box lid
How to Make the Pretend Campfire
Here are the step-by-step directions for making your own pretend campfire.
Step 1: Cut the pool noodle into four pieces using the scissors.
Step 2: Cut the contact paper or construction paper to fit each “log” and attach.
Step 3: Arrange the logs inside the box lid and tape in place.
Step 4: Fold the tissue paper into a fire shape and tape in place.
Pool Noodle Campfire for Pretend Play
I found the pool noodle at the dollar store and I already had plenty of wood grain contact paper on hand from my Chicka Chicka project. You could also use paper towel tubes to create the logs for your pretend campfire.
Printable Dramatic Play Camping Kit
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