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Build a leprechaun trap STEM challenge for kids. #STEM #STEAM #stpatricksday

Build a Leprechaun Trap S.T.E.A.M. Challenge

Build a Leprechaun Trap S.T.E.A.M. Challenge Leprechaun traps are a fun way to get kids involved in a S.T.E.A.M. project. These traps can be made as part of a class project or during at home learning. S.T.E.A.M. activities in this project include: Science: Take it outdoors! Find natural objects to add to your leprechaun trap […]

Make a fairy garden from a small box for small world play. #fairygarden #smallworldplay

Reuse a Green Kid Crafts Box: Fairy Garden Small World Play

Small world play is creating a miniature life-scene for younger children to learn through play while using their imagination. Fairy gardens, dinosaur gardens, miniature farms, and sensory bins are all fun ways to start your child with small world play. Today I’m showing you how to make an easy fairy garden from a cardboard box. […]

Make a a nature tray for kids out of an up-cycled box. Go on a scavenger hunt with kids using your Green Kid Crafts box!

Reuse a Green Kid Crafts Box: Nature Scavenger Hunt

Here’s a great idea for getting the most out of your monthly Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts! We’re up-cycling our cardboard box into a nature tray for a scavenger hunt. When I was a kid I used to do this activity with a shoe box, so if you don’t have a Green Kid Crafts […]

Grow heart-shaped crystals for Valentine's day! Heart science, valentine science for kids.

Valentine’s Day Crystal Growing Heart Science

Crystal Growing Heart Science Love is in the air here at Green Kid Crafts! Actually, it’s in jars, growing beautiful crystals in the shape of hearts. Just like our previous crystal growing science projects, you’ll find this heart science experiment to be a big hit with kids. If you haven’t checked out our crystal growing […]

Easy heart shaped hand pies for Valentine's Day! Sweeten up your day with these cherry hand pies. #valentinesday #recipes

Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Hand Pie Recipe

Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Hand Pie Recipe Add a little love to someone’s day with these cute heart shaped hand pies. Filled with cherry and topped with sugar crystals, these pastries are sure to sweeten up your day! Ingredients 1 Can of cherry pie filling 1 Pre-made pie crust (makes 4-6 hand pies depending on […]

Christmas slime recipe for kids. Make a fun glitter slime for the holidays! #christmasscience

Glitter Christmas Slime Recipe

Christmas Glitter Slime Recipe We’re mixing up some festive Christmas slime full of glitter! Slime makes a great sensory play tool for kids of all ages plus they love mixing the ingredients together. The ingredients for slime start off as appearing as liquid but once the chemicals in the glue react to those in the […]

Upcycle paper towel rolls into pretty snowflake ornaments. #paperrollcrafts

Upcycled Paper Roll Snowflakes

Upcycled Paper Roll Snowflakes What do you do when the kids are in a creative mood during the holidays, but you don’t have a craft planned? You can make these great snowflakes out of toilet paper and paper towels rolls. If you have a craft box of goodies, you will probably have the other supplies […]

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 […]

Make fall slime with this easy recipe. Sensory play, play ideas and simple slime.

Contact Solution Fall Slime Recipe

Fall Sensory Slime Glitter sensory slime for fall! Today we’re mixing together ingredients that turn into a pliable substance for sensory play. The best thing about this activity is that it takes very little time but provides an afternoon of play for your child. We use slime for rainy day play, birthday party activities, and […]

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 […]

Make your own science tool kit from objects you've found around the house.

DIY Science Tool Kit Box Project

DIY Science Tool Kit Box Project Did you know that everyday objects can become science tools? A great way to reuse your Green Kid Crafts box after the projects inside are complete is to make a science kit. You can keep everything you need for your next scientific experiment in one place! What you put […]

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 […]

Make a magic box that hides small items from your audiences view. Trick family and friends with this easy diy magic box.

DIY Magic Trick Box for Kids

DIY Magic Trick Box for Kids Supplies Black Construction Paper Colored Construction Paper for Decorating Measuring Tape Cardboard Boxes Tape Glue How to make your own Magic Box Take apart your empty Green Kid Crafts box, lay it flat, and measure out seven 3.5″ x 3.5″squares. Cut out the squares. Glue black paper on one […]

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 […]

Experiment with weather and water science by making this cool cloud in a jar. Watch it rain from the clouds for a cool water cycle experiment.

Water Science Activity Cloud in a Jar

Water Science Activity Cloud in a Jar We’re having fun with water science this month and today I’m sharing a cool cloud in a jar activity. We’ve been doing a lot of experiments with water and food coloring haven’t we? Today we’re adding shaving cream to our supply list and we’ll see what it looks […]

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 […]

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 […]

Make a diy bottle rocket from a plastic bottle. This would make a fun summer activity!

How to make a Rocket from a Plastic Bottle

DIY Rocket from a Bottle What do you do with all those empty plastic bottles when you’re done? Do you toss them in the trash, or better yet, the recycle bin? You can save a bottle or two for a fun STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) project. Get outdoors and make a diy bottle rocket! […]

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 […]

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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 […]