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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 […]

Snowflakes made out of recycled egg cartons! Winter craft for kids using egg cups.

Egg Carton Snowflake Craft for Kids

We’re always looking for great ways to upcyle used food containers into fun craft activities. Now that winter is on it’s way we’re ready for some snow themed crafts. Make this cute snowflake craft for kids as the air gets colder. It’s a great project to show kids from ages toddler and up how things […]

Make a gratitude book from recycled materials! Teach gratitude for kids with this simple diy craft for fall.

DIY Gratitude Book Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

  Making a Gratitude Book is a fun Thanksgiving craft idea that will be sure to teach kids about gratitude. Not only is it fun, but the possibilities for personalization and materials are endless! We made our look like a turkey complete with scrap paper feathers, but you could also decorate yours with leaves or other items. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make heart shaped crayons from broken or unused crayon pieces. Great for coloring any time of year and for Valentine's Day gifts!

Homemade Heart Crayons

Make these beautiful homemade heart shaped crayons from broken and unused crayons you have around the house. Making these crayon hearts is super simple and kids love coloring with their rainbow hearts! Supplies: Broken or unused crayons Silicone baking mold with heart shaped cups Directions: Take the paper off the crayons.  This takes awhile and you […]

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 […]

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 […]

pool noodle craft

Noodle Bot – STEM Activities for Kids

STEM Robot Pool Noodle Craft STEM activities for kids is the combination of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Here, we add an “A” for “Art” to turn STEM into STEAM.  By encouraging creative thinking and problem solving in your child you are helping prepare for your child’s future success by developing their divergent thinking skills! Combine drawing and […]

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: […]