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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 […]

The holidays are a great time to instill values in your children. Three simple ways to add to what you're already teaching to highlight being grateful, giving, and caring for our earth over the hoildays.

3 Ways You Can Use the Holidays to Instill Values in Your Children

How to Use the Holidays to Instill Values in your Children For most of us, the holidays are a season filled with a lot of hustle and bustle. If we can conquer our shopping list, decorate the house, get the cards in the mail and still find time to don a reindeer sweater and sing […]

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 […]

Apple tasting sensory activity with a free printable! Apple activity for fall.

Apple Tasting Activity for Kids with Printable

Apple Tasting Activity for Kids + Printable   Kids are heading back to school soon which means fall is quickly approaching. We homeschool part time and I love incorporating apple activities into our curriculum. Basically, I love everything fall! I’m sharing an apple themed printable that will get your kids trying healthy foods while doing […]

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 […]

DIY picture frame made from recycled newspapers. Craft with recycled paper to make this cute home decor gift!

Recycled Newspaper Picture Frame

Recycled Newspaper Picture Frame Try this easy  recycled newspaper frame for your next holiday or family gift made with things you already have at home. Newspapers pile up fast but many of us keep receiving them because we love to check out the weekly deals. Instead of tossing them into the recycling bin make something […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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DIY Gifts Kids Can Make for Family and Friends

DIY Gifts for Family and Friends We’ve pulled together our favorite kid-friendly diy gifts for everyone on your list so you can make it a handmade holiday! Handmade gifts are so much more special, less expensive and a great chance to teach your kids the meaning of the holiday while they have fun being creative and […]

Best Halloween Pumpkin Ideas

So many ways to decorate pumpkins! Here are a few of our favorites. Full Moon Pumpkin Man by ME! Wire Decorated Pumpkin by Bella Knitting Mini Hanging Jack-o-lanterns from BHG.com Glitter Pumpkins by Emily Baker Creative Tealight Spider Pumpkin from Factory Direct Craft                 Prisoner Pumpkin from Kitchen […]

Jellyfish in a Bottle

Part science, part craft and 100% fun, this great jellyfish-in-a-bottle project brings your very own jellyfish to life! Using everyday household items like plastic grocery bags, plastic water bottles, thread, water and food coloring, you can create a miniature aquarium of faux floating jellyfish. SUPPLY LIST – Plastic grocery bag – plastic water bottle – thread […]

Bristlebot

Make your own bristlebot! This is a very easy-to-make micro robot that you can make using the head of a toothbrush for a body and the bristles as legs. Watch it twitch and vibrate to make your “bot” bounce along like a nervous little insect. Supplies:  pipe cleaners, electric toothbrush, tape, Step 1: Disassemble the electric toothbrush.  Each toothbrush brand […]

Draw Bot

Create your own draw bot! When you think about art, you might not think about computers, robots and machines. But many artists use technology in all sorts of ways to create works of art. And as far we are concerned, you’re never too young to start mixing art with robotics! Supplies:  old cd, markers, tape, […]

Glow in the Dark Comet

Most kids love anything that has to do with outer space. These awesome comets are great for recycling plastic bags, are easy to make and when night comes, you can let them fly and watch them glow! Supplies: tennis ball, plastic shopping bag, glow in the dark string, ribbon, scissors and tape. Step 1: put the […]

Best Playdough Recipe

Posted by our guest blogger Kristen Beer from With a Grain of Salt. Homemade playdough. The crafty mom’s right of passage. But which is the best playdough recipe? Cooked? No-cook? Microwave? Keyword search “playdough recipe” on Pintrest and be prepared for a tidal wave of pins. If you take the time to start looking through them […]

Discover More: Outer Space

Discover more about outer space for kids with these fun and educational activities! This content supplements the projects and activities found inside our Outer Space Discovery Box. Discover and Create: A selection of our favorite kid-tested projects and experiments that explore detective-themed projects and experiments. From the Librarian: Explore some of our favorite space-themed books, available for your convenience on […]

Create Invisible Ink with Lemon Juice

Create invisible ink with lemon juice! It is a lot of fun, and you can pretend you are a secret agent as you keep all your secret codes and messages hidden from others. All you need is some basic household objects and the hidden power of lemon juice! Supplies: Lemon juice, Q-tip, candle. Step 1: […]

Fingerprint Kit

No two people have the same set of fingerprints, which is why detectives collect fingerprints at crime scenes to use as identification tools.  With this homemade fingerprint kit, amateur sleuths and aspiring crime scene investigators  can add fingerprint detection to their list of amateur investigation skills! Supplies: Highlighter, black light, magnifying glass, ink pad and printable fingerprint […]