Thursday, October 28, 2010

DIY Scavenger Hunt by Cindy!

Our family went camping recently. I thought it would be a lot of fun to have a scavenger hunt while we were there, so I dug through my scrapbook supplies to see what I could put together. It was so fun and easy that I'd like to share it with you.

I started with a kraft-colored bag and a die-cut tree from BasicGrey.

I wasn't happy with the pattern on the tree, so I gave it a quick coat of brown paint. When the paint was dry, I gave it a light spray of suede Glimmer Mist. I gathered the rest of my materials: a few scraps of Crate Paper and BasicGrey papers, the ColorBox chalk ink in chestnut roan that I can't live without, and an EK Success leaf punch.

I cut the orange paper into a rectangle slightly smaller than the bag, and then cut the sky paper slightly smaller than that. I cut an random undulating shape on one side of my green rectangle. I inked the edges of all the pieces and then cut out the center of the orange rectangle to save to punch out leaves and make a tag. I added the tree, then punched and inked around 50 leaves and added them to the tree and ground. I adhered all the pieces together and gave it a couple of coats of mod podge before adhering it to the bag.

I wasn't sure exactly what items we would find at these particular campgrounds, so I made a very generic list of items to find, added the orange paper and adhered it to the brown. I added a rivet at the top. After a few coats of mod podge had dried, I attached the tag with a random scrap of ribbon. Here's a closeup of the tag:

We had so much fun on our scavenger hunt! Here's my son Trevor (age 4) showing off the items in his bag:

I hope this inspires you to create your own scavenger hunt!



  1. Wow...super cute idea! That bag is adorable! I'm going to have to remember son would LOVE it!

  2. So cute Cindy -- what a great project!! That picture of Trevor is adorable too!! :)

  3. Great idea! I love that that the clues are general and could work anywhere.

  4. Awesome!! what a fabulous family activity! I'm a podge fanatic so I'd have tons of fun with that part ;) love your tree, it turned out super nicely!

  5. Such a fun idea, and later he could bring the bag home with his collection of found bits and pieces to remember the trip by! Very cool!