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Make a windpipe from straws with this music crafts for kids.

Straw Windpipe Music Craft for Kids

Straw Windpipe Music Craft for Kids Today we’re making music with a straw windpipe craft that kids can make themselves. This fun little instrument takes very few supplies and can be put together in just a few minutes. Pair it with our diy rainstick for even more noisy fun! Creating music whether with a straw, […]

Make a DIY nightlight from your Green Kid Crafts Discovery Box! Easy colorful light project for kids.

DIY Colorful Nightlight Box Project

DIY Colorful Nightlight Box Project This month’s box project is all about color! Add a colorful touch to your child’s bedroom by making this nightlight from a Green Kid Crafts box. I couldn’t believe how easy this was with such a cool final result. So once you’re finished with your Green Kid Crafts kit activities […]

DIY rainstick craft made from an upcycled wrapping paper roll. #upcycledkidscrafts

Wrapping Paper Roll Rain Stick Noise Maker

Wrapping Paper Roll Rainstick Noise Maker Do you have empty cardboard tubes around the house? Make a diy rainstick craft noisemaker with kids! Rainsticks were used by ancient civilizations to bring thunderstorms. Hollowed out cacti, bamboo  or other tube-like plants were lined with pins and small stones placed inside. When the rainstick was turned over […]

Easy origami animals. Directions for making an rigami frog, panda, whale and penguin.

Easy Origami Endangered Animals

Easy Origami Endangered Animals Several species of animals all over the world are listed as endangered, meaning their population numbers are so low that they are at risk for going extinct. Many species of animals are also listed as vunerable, meaning they’re numbers are declining and may soon be added to the list of endangered […]

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 […]

DIY backyard games for kids. Tin can basketball game.

Backyard Games for Kids Tin Can Basketball

Backyard Games for Kids Tin Can Basketball Play a game of basketball in your own backyard with recycled and found materials. Kids not only get to play the game, but they also get to build their basketball hoop and paint the basketball! Tin can basketball is a good activity for a playdate, siblings, or have […]

DIY backyard games for kids. Build a golf course in your backyard using tin cans.

Backyard Games for Kids Tin Can Golf

Outdoor Games for Kids Tin Can Golf Play a game of golf in your own backyard with recycled and found materials. Kids not only get to play the game, but they also get to build their golf course and clubs from scratch! Tin can golf is a good activity for a playdate, siblings, or have […]

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 […]

DIY foosball game from a cardboard box. Use your Green Kid Crafts box to make a foosball game at home!

Green Kid Crafts Box Project: DIY Foosball Game

Green Kid Crafts Box Project: DIY Foosball Game Extend your fun with a Green Kid Crafts box project! Green Kid Crafts boxes can be made into a cool toys, games and projects! Make this diy foosball for kids to play at home. Supplies Empty Green Kid Crafts Box Stars and Planets Free Printable Black Paint […]

Make toys glide to the ground with a diy parachute! Easy afternoon activity for kids of all ages.

How to make a DIY Parachute for Small Toys

DIY Parachute for Small Toys Sometimes the most simple of projects can be the most fun! Today we’re making a diy parachute for small toys from string and a coffee filter. The coolest part of this activity is that kids can decorate the parachute any way they’d like so each one is unique! Create teams […]

DIY sprinkler from a recycled plastic bottle. Make a sprinkler from a soda bottle and a garden hose. Easy diy backyard fun!

Summer Fun: Make a Sprinkler from a Recycled Bottle

Summer Fun: Make a Sprinkler from a Recycled Soda Bottle Cool off and get your kids involved in an activity for the afternoon by making your very own sprinkler! This DIY sprinkler made from a recycled soda bottle can actually be made from almost any type of plastic beverage container. So grab an empty milk […]

Recycled materials craft for kids. Make this cute soapbox cart for small world play.

Recycled Materials Craft: DIY Mini Soapbox Cart

Recycled Materials Craft: DIY Mini Soapbox Cart This little soapbox cart is easy to make with recycled materials, and is perfect for small world play. Whether the setting is a farmyard, a castle, or a fairy garden, kids will have fun filling the cart with leaves, pebbles or small sticks to bring loads of fun […]

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 […]

DIY windchime from upcycled materials. Make a windchime for your garden or yard out of these recycled plactic tubes.

DIY Windchime from Upcycled Vitamin Bottles

DIY Upcycled Windchime from Vitamin Bottles This DIY Windchime post is a guest post by Maria, from Living Ideas. Maria lives in a remote area at Riau – Indonesia and has been blogging since 2007. I like to hear the voice of wind chimes on any occasion. The sound is so calming and helpsme to better […]

Make your own plantable seed paper from recycled grocery store ads! DIY seed paper for party favors, gifts or plant them in your own garden...

Plantable Seed Paper from Recycled Grocery Store Ads

Plantable Seed Paper from Recycled Grocery Store Ads Does your mailbox fill up with newspaper ads from different grocery stores? Make them into plantable seed paper to give as gifts or plant in your own garden! Many grocery store ads are now compostable making them easy to break down with the seeds to grow pretty […]

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 […]