Produced by Jodi Levine; written by Kirsten Fields
These easy-to-assemble care packages suit a variety of camper personalities -- see what we've found for yours!
Filled with detailed instructions, this book will guide your daughter in making friendship bracelets that she can wear or give to new pals. Include a pack of fluorescent floss for a bright alternative.
DMC "Friendship Bracelets 101" Book and Prism Floss Pack, $13, Kmart
A scrapbook is a handy place for your daughter to collect mementos as stays at camp. Assemble a scrapbook kit with a binder, sheets of 8" x 11" card stock, and clear sheet protectors. Organize pre-punched shapes and stickers in clear pocket pages and include a zipper pouch filled with tools, a glue stick, and pens.
Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Smooth Finish 1" Binder in Red, $13, Staples
Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Secure-Top Sheet Protector 1 Pocket, $4, Staples
Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Secure-Top Sheet Protector 4 Pockets, $4, Staples
Martha Stewart Crafts Stickers, $2-$7, Michaels
Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Zipper Pouch, $3, Staples
Martha Stewart Crafts Small Glue Stick, $3 for three, Michaels
If your ravenous reader isn't out like a light at bedtime, she can use one of these small lamps to illuminate a book under the covers without disturbing other campers.
Clockwise from top left:
Petite Poise Book Light in Red, $9, Perpetual Kid
Lego LED Clip on Light/ Head Lamp, $12, Perpetual Kid
Black Cat LED Crank Flashlight, $10, Kikkerland
Super Bright LED Booklight White, $9.50, Kikkerland
Your camper and his bunkmates can personalize these blank bookmarks with drawings and doodles.
Recollections Blank Bookmarks, $3.50 for 50, Michaels
Martha Stewart Home Office with Avery Classic Smooth-Finish 5 1/2" x 8 1/2" Blue Journal, $10, Staples
Martha Stewart Crafts Colored Pencils Set 36 Pack, $18, Michaels
With plain white covers just begging to be decorated, these journals are a perfect place for your daughter to record her camp memories.
To create a storage spot for pens, sew a simple loop out of felt to encircle the front cover. Then stitch a pocket on the loop and tuck a couple of pens inside.
Portrait Blank Bare Books, $1.75 per book, Bare Books
Adventures can take a toll on your camper's skin. Make sure she's ready for anything, from daytime swimming to evening campfires, with skin care products like insect repellant, sunscreen, and lip balm with SPF.
Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Lotion SPF 45, $11.99, Neutrogena
Neutrogena Wet Skin Kids Stick SPF 70+, $8.99, Neutrogena
Burt’s Bees After Sun Soother, $10, Burt's Bees
Burt’s Bees Herbal Insect Repellent,$8, Burt's Bees
Burt’s Bees Sun Protecting Lip Balm, $4, Burt's Bees
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