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Easy origami heart made from the pages of a magazine. DIY oragami heart tutorial. This is a fun paper craft for anyone in the family!

Easy Origami Heart made from Old Magazines

Easy Origami Hearts made from Old Magazines Have you ever tried origami? The art of folding paper into different shapes is gaining in popularity though it’s not a new idea. I’ve been using this easy origami heart tutorial for years and is one of the most popular ways of folding a paper heart you’ll find […]

Calming lavender playdough recipe to make at home plus ten more scented playdough and paint diy recipes!

Calm Down Lavender Playdough Recipe

  10+ Scented Playdough and Paint DIY Recipes Making scented playdough and paint are fun DIY projects for sensory play, calm down time, and seasonal activities. We recently made scented lavender playdough for evening play to help the kids calm down before bed. The kids play with their homemade playdough while I read them a […]

Popsicle Stick Fall Bat Craft for Kids

Bats are such interesting animals! Being nocturnal we often associate them with spooky fall nights but are bats really that scary? Bats are actually pretty fascinating. Quick Bat Facts: Bats help control the insect population and some even work as pollinators There are over 1000 species of bats and only 3 of them live off […]

DIY Photo Album from a Recycled Cereal Box

How to make a Photo Album from a Recycled Cereal Box There are so many uses for recycled cereals boxes! This photo album made from a recycled cereal box is so fun for kids to make at home. Add photos from a recent vacation, winter break, or fun family weekend to create a one of […]

Contact paper craft for kids. Make a colorful rainbow craft.

Sticky Rainbow Craft for Kids

  Sticky Contact Paper Rainbow Craft Create a colorful rainbow and exercise fine motor skills at the same time! Read on for instructions on making this sticky rainbow craft for kids. Supplies: Contact paper Cotton balls Scraps of colored paper Marker Tape Directions: Step 1: Take up a large square of contact paper, sticky side out. Use […]

DIY gift boxes made from cardboard boxes. Upcycle cardboard boxes into gift boxes.

Upcycled Cardboard Gift Boxes

Upcycled Cardboard Gift Boxes   What better way to show someone you love them then making them something by hand! We’ve upcycled our cardboard cereal and soda boxes into cute handmade gift boxes. Helping our little ones make gifts for others reinforces the idea of giving not just material objects, but giving time, effort, and […]

Cute craft using recycled egg cartons. Recycled egg carton bugs for kids.

Recycled Egg Carton Bugs

Recycled Egg Carton Bugs for Kids I love this craft making egg carton bugs with recycled egg cartons! My 2 year old daughter had a blast painting the “bug” bodies! This is a great activity for ages toddler and older, and would make a fun addition to a Very Hungry Caterpillar preschool unit. There are so […]

DIY windsocks for kids to make as Fourth of July decorations! Red, white and blue kids activity.

Simple Patriotic Windsocks

Simple Patriotic Windsocks Kids will have so much fun making these colorful windsocks for the Fourth of July. This decoration looks wonderful in any window or on your front porch and is a fun, simple, Fourth of July craft. Supplies: Two empty cans Scissors Red and white streamers (or ribbon) Glue Star stickers Twine Blue construction paper Hammer […]

Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs

A great way to celebrate and enjoy nature this spring is to use what we have around us to make naturally dyed Easter eggs. Collect a variety of flowers and leaves from your neighborhood and raid your refrigerator. Try a little bit of everything. What a fun reason to get outside and experiment! Use a […]

Bell Pepper Shamrock Stamping

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with this adorable craft. Peppers and shamrocks make for the perfect stamping project! Step 1: Cut a variety of peppers in half. See if you can find one with three AND four chambers. Step 2: Dip the peppers in green paint. Step 3: Start stamping! Time to go to the produce stand to stock […]

A Simple Heart Craft, or Two!

Love is in the air! We love these 2 simple heart crafts good for a rainy day! Button Heart Green Kid Crafts delights kids each month with eco-friendly craft and STEAM activities delivered right to their door through our company’s craft subscription box program. Kids are sent a monthly Discovery Box, which is packed with between 5-8 […]

5 Favorite Valentine’s Day Crafts Using Paper Rolls

Get 25% off the first month of your new craft box subscription with code BLOG25! Green Kid Crafts delights kids each month with eco-friendly craft and STEAM activities delivered right to their door through our company’s craft subscription box program. Kids are sent a monthly Discovery Box, which is packed with between 5-8 activity kits designed to […]

DIY Christmas Ornament made from corks and bottle caps. Make ornaments out of things you already have around the house!

Recycled Cork and Bottle Cap DIY Christmas Ornaments

Green Kid Crafts delights tens of thousands of kids across North America each month with fun and eco-friendly craft and STEM activities delivered right to their door through our company’s craft subscription box program. Kids are sent a monthly Discovery Box, which is packed with between 5-8 activity kits designed to foster a child’s creativity […]

Robot Chimes

Looking for robot activities for kids? This project is one of our favorites! Recycle tin cans by enginnering your own unique robot windchimes perfect for windy days. Supplies:  cans, pipe cleaners, paint, twine, scissors, metal primer, hammer, nail/screwdriver, beads and any other decoration for hair, etc. Step 1:  Take all the labels off the cans and spray […]

Learn about Hanukkah with a craft! Make a diy menorah using toilet paper rolls and other craft supplies found around the house.

DIY Hanukkah Craft With Toilet Paper Rolls

  Green Kid Crafts delights tens of thousands of kids across North America each month with fun and eco-friendly craft and STEM activities delivered right to their door through our company’s craft subscription box program. Kids are sent a monthly Discovery Box, which is packed with between 5-8 activity kits designed to foster a child’s […]

No-Sew Winter Craft Hand Warmers

Green Kid Crafts delights tens of thousands of kids across North America each month with fun and eco-friendly craft and STEM activities delivered right to their door through our company’s craft subscription box program. Kids are sent a monthly Discovery Box, which is packed with between 5-8 activity kits designed to foster a child’s creativity […]

3 Upcycled Thanksgiving Crafts

Get 25% off the first month of your new craft box subscription with code BLOG25! Green Kid Crafts delights kids each month with eco-friendly craft and STEAM activities delivered right to their door through our company’s craft subscription box program. Kids are sent a monthly Discovery Box, which is packed with between 5-8 activity kits designed to […]

12 Ways to Reuse Plastic Ziplock Bags

We’ve cataloged some of our favorite ways to reuse Ziplock baggies and upcycle the cardboard from our Discovery Boxes. Eventually it will get recycled, but today – we play! Here are 12 ways to extend the life of the post-consumer products within our boxes. Our packaging is very eco-friendly, using recycled boxes, labels, and envelopes […]

Glow in the Dark Firefly

Everyone knows how fireflies got their name, but many people don’t know how the insects produce their signature glow. Fireflies have dedicated light organs that are located under their abdomens. The insects take in oxygen and, inside special cells, combine it with a substance called luciferin to produce light with almost no heat. Firefly light is usually intermittent, and […]

Nocturnal Animal Crafts

Nocturnal animals are more active at night than during the day. These animals sleep during the day, often in a burrow or den. They have special adaptations that help them survive in the dark. Over millions of years, these animals have developed traits that help them survive in the darkness. Nocturnal animals may have larger ears […]