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Published on 18.03.20 in Fire

Fire: campfire crafts

Campfire Crafts with Muddy Faces!

Have a go at some campfire crafts!

You can use fire to make ink, dye and create beautiful things out of pewter! Wonderful alchemic opportunities! Follow the links below for some of our favourites.

Making charcoal

How to make charcoal from pieces of willow.

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Making oak gall ink

A campfire craft activity making ink from earth (oak galls), air, wind and fire - who'd have thought?!

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Natural dyes

An in depth activity requiring cooking over a fire (or inside if necessary) but what an amazing science experiment whilst physically connecting with nature.

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Pewter - casting over a fire

An advanced-ability campfire craft activity to create beautiful unique pewter keepsakes.

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Pewter - making a mould or cast

A guide to using clay or cuttlefish bones to create a cast for pewter.

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Elder Charcoal Pencil

Make your own pencil from a piece of elder.

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Useful resources in the Muddy Faces shop

Pewter Shot

From: £54.99 exVAT

500g of lead-free pewter shot.


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Casting Spoon

From: £21.99 exVAT

If you don’t want to make your own crucible - we now stock these long-handled spoons - ideal for melting pewter over a fire.


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Thermal Fire Gloves

£7.99 exVAT

14" cow split leather welding gauntlet with a one piece back and fleece lining for added comfort and warmth when working in cold conditions. CE certified, maximum EN407 burn behaviour resistance and ANSI Abrasion Level 3. Heat resistant to 100°C (EN407 X1XXXX). One size. ...


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More fire with Muddy Faces

Check out our INSPIRATIONS - fire page for a comprehensive guide to fire building & lighting, campfire cooking & recipes, and other fire-based activities.

We'd love to hear about your favourite fire-based activities. Email them to Clare Ruskin - maybe we'll add them to the Outdoor Hub!

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