Green Kid Crafts is empowering the next generation of environmental leaders using creative, nature-based STEAM activities. Founded by mother and environmental scientist Penny Bauder in 2010, Green Kid Crafts has sold over 1.5 million boxes specially designed to help children exercise creativity, develop a love of discovery, and learn about the world around them.
Penny Bauder, founder and CEO of Green Kids Crafts, is an environmental scientist and leader in conservation, sustainability, youth education, and activism. As a new mother, she wanted her children to engage in creative learning, but was dismayed by the amount of waste generated by kid’s crafts. With Green Kid Crafts, she found a way to provide parents and caregivers with eco-friendly projects designed by professional educators that teach kids about the value of sustainability and a healthy planet.
In addition to her work as CEO, Penny is driving change at a policy level as a thought leader in environmental science. She is especially passionate about environmental sustainability, education reform, art and creativity, and encouraging women in the fields of science and technology.
Leading by example is the best way to help our children learn.
Through a partnership with One Tree Planted, Green Kid Crafts plants one tree for every order placed.
As a member of 1% for the Planet, we donate up to 1% of sales to environmental nonprofits.
Together with Carbon Fund, we offset 100% of carbon dioxide emissions produced by our business.
Eco-friendly practices are used as much possible to produce Green Kid Crafts boxes.
The Whole Child
Developed by teachers, crafty moms and STEAM experts (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) to support key developmental skills for kids ages 2-10+, our products, including educational toys, STEAM kits, eco-friendly toys, and STEM kits, celebrate creativity with craft projects and activate thinking, questioning, inquiring, and original creation as we guide children through fun science experiments.
In an effort to encourage growth of the “whole child”, all of our kits are reviewed by our panel of experts to meet our Happy & Healthy Child criteria. This ensures that each time they engage with our educational products children will do the following.
Create something I’m proud of. Projects allow kids to be creative, build confidence and enjoy a sense of accomplishment as they produce crafts and conduct experiments they love, that are unique and special to them.
Move my body. Activities develop fine and/or gross motor skills and encourage active play.
Use My Thinking Brain
Completing our enriching crafts and STEAM experiments flexes kids’ sequencing, reasoning, and/or problem solving skills.
Discover the world around me. Our products give kids a wider view of their world, from either a nature-based, scientific, or cultural perspective.
Care for myself, others, and the planet. Discovery box themes and the kits inside also teach children to be considerate and respectful towards people and nature.
Reviewed by Experts
Tested by Kids
Green Kid Crafts’ products delight kids each month with creative, nature-based STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) delivered monthly to their door.
Each month kids get 4 to 6 science and art activities designed by teachers and STEAM experts to foster creativity and inspire a lifelong love of learning.
Empowering the next generation of environmental leaders.
Box themes include: Ecosystem Science, Environmental Activism, Wildlife Science, and Earth Science.
Past boxes have included Outer Space, Save our Oceans, Green Energy, Rocket Science, Climate Change, Art Lab, Mad Scientist and Arctic Science.