Unfortunately, the camp site is so well-used that the few animal tracks we get on the site tend to be quickly trampled down by hundreds of size three trainers, so I decided to provide some predictable tracks for the Cubs to cast.
Step 1: Tools and Materials
To actually leave tracks, you need a mallet or a firm footstep.
Step 2: Select your animals
I chose to make a badger and a small deer, since I know they are living in the area, so there is a (small) chance that they would actually wander through the camp
You can, er, print your prints and draw around them onto your timber, or you can draw them free-hand from your Googled images. The exact size and shape are not vital, because (a) animals grow and (b) soil doesn't carry details perfectly.
Step 3: Making the Deer Track
I used my scroll saw, but most small hand saws can do it. You could show off and use a laser cutter.
When you have the pads cut out, glue them to another piece of timber, clamping if necessary.
The deer is easy, since they are actually hooves. I cut out the shape, slightly rounded off the edges with a sander, and glued the two parts to another piece of pine.
These are going to take a beating in use, so use plenty of wood-glue and clamp it firmly to dry.