Handicraft/Life Skills Challenge #8

This challenge should make the boys happy but I think that it will be just as good for girls!

Survival Skills and just some FUN projects: 1. First Aid 2. Tieing Knots, Using a Knife, Knife safety, Making a fire, Building a Shelter, Safety Tips and more. I am no expert on this information. My boys and I have been learning these things since they have been attending a local HS groups “Boys” Club. I will pass onto you links with what appears to be very useful and fun information. After you have looked over the material I would encourage you to practice or go over each of these skills (information) with your child(s) and don’t forget to HAVE FUN!!!!

A Fire at 1/4000th of a second

First Aid: First Aide Kit guide @ Boys Life

Tieing Knots: Learn to Tie Knots @ Boys Life (video included)

Knife: how to use, cleaning and safety tips- Knife Safety @ Kids Camping, Lots of links about Knives @ Boys Life, How to Whittle @ Arttlebase .com, Woodcarving FAQ page @ woodcarvers.org

Soap Carving: Soap carving you can do with children @ associatedcontent, Try Soap Carving as a hobby @ helium.com

Making a fire: Friction: Five-Fire making methods @ Boys Life (Scroll down to find it) and Tips to help you build a fire @ Boys Life

Building a Shelter: How to build a Survival Shelter @Boys Life

Safety Tips: Lost in the Woods! Now What @ Boys Life


How to make a Twig pencil @ Boys Life

Make a Civil War Pin Hole Camera @ Boys Life

Take a Walk with your own Walking Stick @ Boys Life **Info on Whittling**

Carve a Staff/Walking Stick @ Instructables

Beginner’s Carving Project @ woodcarvers.org

Sneaky Uses for everyday things @ Boys Life (Lots of projects)

Make an authentic Native-American arrow @ Boys Life

Hobbies & Projects @ Boys Life

Outdoors & Gear Information @ Boys Life

Kids Camping.com ………….looks like a fun site includes tips, info & projects

Find or build a Shelter
3 top pics from wikipedia

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Beth says:

    I’ve been looking for something fun to do with my boys (8 & 11) this summer. I knew we would go hiking and now we can do all these projects to go along with our hiking! Thank you!

  2. Jimmie says:

    Reminds me of my girl scout days. good times.

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