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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 […]

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 bird feeder craft for spring!

Upcycled Egg Carton Bird Feeder Craft

Upcycled Egg Carton Bird Feeder Craft Keeping with our egg carton theme this week we’re upcycling egg cartons into bird feeders! Our heart shaped winter bird feeder made such a sweet treat for birds on those cold winter day and now we’re making a spring feeder to hang on the small branches of plants in […]

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 slime recipe for kids. Earth themed slime made without borax.

DIY Slime Recipe Earth Themed Slime

DIY Slime Recipe for Kids Slime is getting really popular these days. Both kids and adults are making slime at home for play and to reduce feelings of stress. Because I know we can all be a little more stress free, and because diy slime is just so fun, I’m sharing a special earth themed […]

DIY miniature garden. Make a home for a hobbit with this cute hobbit house fairy garden.

DIY Sprouted Hobbit House Miniature Garden

  Sprouted Hobbit House Growing seeds with kiddos can be so much fun. In this activity, the chia seeds grow so quickly that children stay involved in the process and don’t lose interest. Adding a little magic and whimsy by making it into a hobbit hole ignites the imaginations of tiny gardeners. Supplies Large Planter […]

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 […]

Calming lavender playdough recipe to make at home plus ten more scented playdough and paint diy recipes!

Calm Down Lavender Playdough Recipe

  10+ Scented Playdough and Paint DIY Recipes Making scented playdough and paint are fun DIY projects for sensory play, calm down time, and seasonal activities. We recently made scented lavender playdough for evening play to help the kids calm down before bed. The kids play with their homemade playdough while I read them a […]

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Popsicle Stick Fall Bat Craft for Kids

Bats are such interesting animals! Being nocturnal we often associate them with spooky fall nights but are bats really that scary? Bats are actually pretty fascinating. Quick Bat Facts: Bats help control the insect population and some even work as pollinators There are over 1000 species of bats and only 3 of them live off […]

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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 […]