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Art projects for kids. Explore painting, drawing, sculpting and more art mediums with these kids friendly crafts.

Paint with nature! Gather supplies from your own backyard to make a work of art. #preschoolcrafts #artprojects #kidsart

Nature Painting Kids Art Project

What can you do with all those pinecones and leaves your child collects while playing outside? Use them as natural paintbrushes to create art! I opened my preschooler’s lunch bag the other day to find four small leaves that had dried and turn a deep red brown. I know she spotted them on the ground […]

Color science winter activity for kids. LEarn about mixing colors to create new colors with a fun ice painting art project.

Color Science Painting with Ice Cubes

Color Science: Painting with Ice Cubes Winter and summer are a great time to use ice in sensory projects. Today we’re combining a sensory art activity with color science in this ice cube painting craft for kids. It also makes a great last minute boredom buster for kids because you probably already have the supplies […]

Pumpkin craft for preschoolers and toddlers. Coffee filter craft for kids.

Festive Painted Coffee Filter Pumpkin Craft 

When it comes to Fall, we do it big. I have always liked fall, even as a child. Everything from carving pumpkins to decorating the house in pumpkins and leaves. It’s crisp and cool outside, the smell of cookies baking in the oven and don’t forget about delicious seasonal coffee! Lucky for me, my daughter […]

10 fall crafts and science activities for kids. A round-up of our favorite autumn activities for kids.

10 Fall Crafts and Science Projects for Kids

  Fall STEAM for Kids When the weather cools we like to head inside for autumn themed STEAM projects. Today I’m sharing ten of my favorite fall activities, some from us here at Green Kid Crafts, and a couple from our friends. Get ready to experiment with apples, slime, and everything fall! 10 Fall Science […]

Reuse your Green Kid Crafts box to make another volcano experiment. Volcanic fissures are cracks in the earth that lava flow from. #STEM #volcanoscience

Make a Volcanic Fissures Project with an Empty Box

Turn your Green Kid Crafts Box into a Volcano Experiment! We love to upcycle, recycle and reuse any item we can, especially from our Green Kid Crafts kits! Expand on the Volcano Discovery Box you received with your monthly subscription buy trying out this box craft. We’re making our empty Green Kid Crafts box into […]

DIY toad house clay pot craft. Make a toad house for your garden using a broken clay pot. This is so cute!

DIY Toad House made from a Broken Clay Pot

DIY Toad House made from a Broken Clay Pot One rainy afternoon, my then five year old daughter innocently asked, “Where to toads go when it rains?”  I didn’t really know what to say, but it prompted a visit to the library for some books on frogs, toads, and other amphibians.  The books didn’t really […]

Recycle crayon pieces into new crayons of all shapes and sizes.

Melt Old Crayons into New Crayons with the Sun

Melting Broken Crayons in the Sun for Coloring Broken crayons happen. You can melt them into something new using the heat from the sun! The sun during a hot summer day has the power to fry an egg on the sidewalk, change solid water into liquid, and even melt pieces of crayons. Using just a […]

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DIY Fizzy Sidewalk Chalk Fireworks

Fireworks are purely magical, aren’t they? The beautiful sparks of glitter and color that fill a night sky and light up the land. Literally magic. It is difficult to recreate actual fireworks, especially safely. One afternoon, though, my daughter and I combined STEM with imagination and created our own magical fireworks in a safer, more […]

DIY gift that kids can make for mom, dad, grandparents or teachers! Painted rocks craft.

DIY Gift: Painted Rocks for Father’s Day

Free-Painted Rocks Father’s Day Gift Father’s Day is quickly approaching and we were searching for the perfect frugal/no-cost sweet gift idea for parents and grandparents. Life with kids can be chaotic, but this simple rock craft is one that even toddlers can do, and it is really not very time-consuming at all. We started it […]

Paper plate pizza craft for kids. Get kids in the kitchen baking with pretend play! Paper plate craft using paper scraps.

Kid-Made Paper Plate Pizza Craft

Kid-Made Paper Plate Pizza Craft Random household items or office supplies often turn into some of the best craft supplies…labels, rubber bands… As a big fan of paper plate crafts for kids to make, I decided to create a fun arts and crafts activity around this and some office supply items we had around the […]

DIY no-sew fabric bookmark craft for kids. Summer reading bookmark craft. Fabric craft for kids.

DIY No-Sew Fabric Bookmark Craft for Kids

DIY No-Sew Bookmark Craft Are your kids asking to MAKE something today? This easy fabric bookmark craft is fun to make for grade school age children and even teens. The last step of decorating the bookmarks can be as simple or intricate as you want to make it. No sewing is required but measuring, hot […]

Upcycled bottle tissue paper craft for kids. Make a vase from an upcycled bottle.

Upcycled Bottle Vase Craft for Kids

Upcycled Tissue Paper Bottle Vase Craft Are you looking for an simple and inexpensive craft for your children to make? All you need to make this Upcycled Tissue Paper Bottle Vase are materials that you probably have around the house already. This creative upcycled craft is easy for even young children to make and can […]

May day crafts for kids. Flower crafts, spring crafts for kids. Make these pretty crafts to celebrate spring...

10 Fun May Day Crafts for Kids to make this Spring

10 Fun May Day Crafts for Kids Do you have family traditions to welcome spring? If not, now’s a great time to start! May Day is celebrated on the first day of May as a way to celebrate spring. Some parts of the world celebrate with festivals that include dancing and parades with floats covered in […]

10 Great Earth Day Activities for kids. Earth Day crafts for kids that will get them upcycling, recycling, and learning about the environment this earth month!

10 Great Earth Day Crafts and Activities for Kids

10 Great Earth Day Activities for Kids Celebrate Earth month all April long with these fun Earth Day themed crafts and activities for kids. I’ve rounded up some of our favorites here on the Green Kid Crafts blog and also a few from other great websites. Pick just one or do all ten to celebrate […]

Easter scavenger hunt priontable and diy egg holder. Free printable scavenger hunt for kids.

Printable Easter Scavenger Hunt and Upcycled Egg Carton Craft

Fun and Easy Upcycled Easter Egg Prize Holder Are you looking for a different way to host your Easter Egg Hunt this year?  If so you don’t want to miss this fun craft and free printable Easter Scavenger Hunt!  Make sure you save a few egg cartons as those are key to making this upcycled Easter […]

Decorate a diy easter egg basket made from an egg carton! Cute craft to upcycle old egg cartons for Easter.

Decorate a DIY Easter Basket made from Egg Cartons!

DIY Easter Basket Craft for Kids Easter is such a fun time for crafting with kids and making Easter egg baskets is always a favorite activity. This year we decided that instead of printing off a ‘traditional’ Easter basket template, we would make our own using old egg cartons. We always save our egg cartons, […]

Upcycled egg carton craft for kids. Make a colorful diy decoration for a child's bedroom, diy egg carton mobile.

Egg Carton Craft Upcycled Hanging Decor

  Egg Carton Craft Ombre Hanging Decoration Spring holidays often leave us with more than a few egg cartons laying around and instead of tossing them we can upcycle them into something beautiful! This week on Green Kid Crafts we’re making crafts from egg cups for both indoor and outdoor decoration. Today’s craft is a […]

Celebrate Earth Day with a fun handprint craft for kids. Paint an earth and surround it with handprints!

Earth Day Handprint Craft for Kids

Earth Day Handprint Craft for Kids Celebrate Earth Day (or any day) with a fun handprint craft for kids. This painted earth surrounded by handprints is a great way to show kids that we are all helping hands for our earth and we need to work together to keep the environment clean. Make this craft […]

DIY light up Valentine. Make a simple circuit with this STEAM activity for kids. Free printable.

Simple Circuit Light Up Valentine

Simple Circuit Light Up Valentine This year my kids are making simple circuit light up Valentine’s for their teachers using a printable heart template. I think it’s so cute that I’m sharing the free printable with you too! But first you’ll need supplies to make a light bulb light up using batteries. It’s an easy […]

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 […]