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Part one is our Raising Creative Kids series. Tips for getting started in raising creative kids.

Raising Creative Kids: How A Conversation Can Spark Creativity

Raising Creative Kids In part one of our Raising Creative Kids series, we’re going to start with baby steps and focus on a few easy things you can do in the course of a simple conversation to encourage creativity everyday. Think of these four ideas next time you’re in the car or at the dinner […]

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 […]

DIY caution cone made from a plastic bottle. Make your own traffic zones for bike riding and scooters!

DIY Caution Cone Recycled Bottle Craft

DIY Caution Cone Recycled Bottle Craft Easy recycled bottle craft for indoor or outdoor play. Kids can use these cones when they’re outside riding their bicycles or scooters. Make an obstacle course, create a one way riding circle, or warn others of areas they can’t ride. This is a great recycled craft for anytime you’d like […]

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 […]

Italian Easter Bread Recipe. DIY Italian Easter Bread.

Italian Easter Bread

This is an amazing and delicious Easter tradition – Italian Easter bread! I’ve made this Easter bread for years with my kids. It’s a sweet bread, made with milk and sugar and has an Easter Egg in the middle! There’s a lot of Italian recipes for Easter breads, some are savory and some are sweet. This […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

DIY Magnifying Glass

Make this DIY magnifying glass with a curved piece of plastic from a soda bottle and a little water. Nothing’s better than using your own magnifying glass to find clues and solve mysteries! Supplies: A two liter soda bottle, scissors and a permanent marker. Step1: Draw a circle on the curved part of the bottle. Step 2: […]

CSI Kit

Household items and a bit of imagination will create a CSI Kit for your child to have investigative adventures with! It’s easy to make a forensic science kit that will allow your child hours of fun. Supplies: Hot chocolate powder (or baking soda or baby powder), latex gloves, makeup brush, Q-tips, flashlight or black light, magnifying […]

Kid’s Music Wall

Building a kid’s music wall is an amazing way for kids to both explore sound and get involved in a simple construction project! Supplies:  Pots and pans, buckets, chopsticks/wooden spoons/skewers, pvc pipes, twine/rope, nails and hammer.  Also, something to make the wall.  We used an old headboard.  Other ideas include using old fencing, a pallet, or random […]

Teaching Kids How Sound is Made

Cause and effect is how kids learn to control and interact with their environment, and understanding cause and effect helps to develop problem solving and other important life skills. This experiment creates a visual understanding of how sound is created when a drum is hit.  It only takes minutes to put together. Beware, this project is lots of fun, […]

Discover More: Legends and Folktales

Discover more about legends and folktales! This content supplements the projects and activities found inside your October Legends and Folktales Discovery Box. Discover and Create A selection of our favorite kid-tested projects and experiments that explore legends and folktales: From the Librarian For extended learning, check out these highly rated books about legends and folktales for kids, available for your […]