5 Fall Crafts Ideas to Do At the Campground 4700

child, boy, applying leaves using glue while doing fall crafts arts


Before you winterize your RV for the season, head out for one last family trip to the campground. Late fall camping is serious fun, and there are so many reasons to take the camper out for one last spin in October or November. 

Consider traveling to celebrate Halloween. Visit a spooky destination, or decorate your campsite in a terrifying theme. Pack the sweaters and make a date for the perfect RV Thanksgiving. Try planning the trip around peak fall colors, where the drive is as beautiful as the destination. 

Or simply travel to embrace the smell of a changing season and the crisp edge to the air. Gather together the campfire essentials and make lasting memories around the fire pit. Peak camping season may be coming to a close, but there are still so many ways to enjoy camping, like with these Fall craft ideas for the campground.

Painted & Pressed Pumpkins 

Purchase mini pumpkins and get crafty with materials found around the campsite. Use paint, modge podge, and gathered fall leaves to spruce up your campsite picnic table. Bring along your own folding picnic table to have extra room for crafting, or a separate table for the kids.

fall decorated pumpkins
Photo and Tutorial Credit: The Sweet Escape

Acorn Art 

Acorns are everywhere in the Fall. Make like a squirrel and gather a small bounty. Use paint to add some character, or give each acorn a funny face and a hat. Drop these in a glass candle holder and nestle a votive candle among the decorated acorns. If you find yourself crafting late into the evening, light up your table with a high-output lantern.

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Leaf Rubbings

Leaf rubbings are both beautiful to look at, and an educational way to learn about leaf anatomy. Try the activity with whatever drawing tools you have on hand: colored pencils, pastels, crayons, even a piece of charcoal from the fire pit! Use wax paper, parchment paper, or tracing paper to different effects. Layer your leaves and make a beautiful piece of abstract art to remember the trip.

Leaf rubbing
Leaf Rubbing Tutorial by EAdventures with Kids

Leaf Wreaths  

Cut a hole out of the center of a paper plate. Use craft clue to arrange fall leaves around the ring to make a wreath. This craft is a simple way to decorate your campsite for the weekend.

Photo Credit: Saved By Love Creations

DIY Wizard Wands 

Harry Potter fanatics will love casting imaginary spells with this simple fall craft. Exercise your creativity and decorate your “wand,” with spare craft bits you have hanging around, like thread, beads, or stickers.

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Fall Foliage Craft with Mason Jars

Simple mason jars take on a new purpose and Fall look with some Modge podge and fall leaves. Put your fall spin on Camping World’s Mason Jar LED patio lights, or decorate a store-bought jar to be used with a votive candle. 

Mason jar decorated with artificial autumn leaves as tealight or candle holder.

Pine Cone Ornaments

Get a head start on holiday gifts and make these rustic pine cone ornaments. A fall craft that gives back, this creation can be used to decorate your own rig for the holidays, or to hang at home to remind of you of fond RV memories to come.

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Fall Leaf Bunting

Sometimes the best kind of crafts are simple ones. Carefully collect your favorite leaves while on a hike or a stroll around the campground. Affix rope, string, or patio lights on your awning and arrange your prized possessions to admire along the string using clothespins. Lit by twinkling LED lights, these fall leaves really dance and glow.

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Try these fall crafts and tell us about them in the comments, or drop your favorite campsite activity below!

Kelsey’s first career as a performing artist had her traveling the world. Eager to keep traveling, she hit the road to see the USA in a 69’ Airstream Overlander. Today you can find her writing about travel, design, and good food. When she’s not planning her next trip, she’s sipping on local beer and petting other people’s dogs.

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