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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 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 […]

Water science experiemtn for kids. Race drops of water in this fun science activity. measure force, speed, and distance while havign fun with water play!

Water Science for Kids: Racing Water Drops

Water Science for Kids: Racing Water Drops Water science is a great way to keep kids learning through the summer break. Racing water drops is an easy activity that can be set up in a matter of minutes and the fun can last all afternoon! Supplies Parchment paper Markers Straws Water Spoon or eye dropper […]

Easy patriotic snack for kids. Kids can make this red, white, and blue treat themselves for a 4th of July barbecue or family picnic.

Easy Red, White, and Blue Patriotic Treat for Kids

Easy Patriotic Treat for Kids Getting kids in the kitchen to help with desert is easy but finding a recipe that is kid friendly to prepare can be a little more challenging. With summer coming up we’ve found the perfect red, white, and blue desert that kids can make too! This easy patriotic snack looks […]

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 […]

S.T.E.M. for kids! Use engineering skills to build a pool from materials found around the house. Learn about structures and materials with this cool STEM activity for kids.

Constructing a Swimming Pool STEM Activity for Kids

Constructing a Swimming Pool STEM Activity for Kids Build a cool swimming pool for toys! This STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) project is great for hot summer days, or as an indoor rainy day activity. Our swimming pool STEM activity gets kids actively engaged in critical thinking, predicting outcomes, and observing. Additionally, this project […]

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 […]

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Get Outside with Kids this Spring! Spring Activities

Spring Books and Activities for Families Are you as excited as I am about spring activities?  Admittedly it’s been a warm winter this year so we haven’t suffered too much cabin fever, but nonetheless, I am ready to get outside with the kids this spring! I don’t know about you, but I love heading to […]

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 […]

Fun family Easter activities roundup. How to natrually dye Easter aggs, make Italian Easter bread, kids Easter crafts and Easter treats for kids.

Fun Easter Activities for the Family

Fun Easter Activities for the Family Do you have a favorite Easter activity? We love just about every Easter craft we come across and today I’m going to share a few of our absolute favorite Easter activities for the family! Naturally Dyed Easter Eggs A great way to celebrate and enjoy nature this spring is […]

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 […]

Seed sprouting activity for kids. Grow a seed in a bean house with this free printable science activity.

Printable Bean House Seed Sprouting Activity

Bean House Seed Sprouting Activity We’re ready for spring here at Green Kid Crafts! Now is a great time to start thinking about your spring garden, what you’ll be planting, and learning about seeds. I’m sharing this fun seed sprouting activity that includes a printable bean house for your little sprout. The best part of […]

Part one is our Raising Creative Kids series. Tips for getting started in raising creative kids.

Raising Creative Kids: How A Conversation Can Spark Creativity

Raising Creative Kids In part one of our Raising Creative Kids series, we’re going to start with baby steps and focus on a few easy things you can do in the course of a simple conversation to encourage creativity everyday. Think of these four ideas next time you’re in the car or at the dinner […]

The holidays are a great time to instill values in your children. Three simple ways to add to what you're already teaching to highlight being grateful, giving, and caring for our earth over the hoildays.

3 Ways You Can Use the Holidays to Instill Values in Your Children

How to Use the Holidays to Instill Values in your Children For most of us, the holidays are a season filled with a lot of hustle and bustle. If we can conquer our shopping list, decorate the house, get the cards in the mail and still find time to don a reindeer sweater and sing […]

DIY caution cone made from a plastic bottle. Make your own traffic zones for bike riding and scooters!

DIY Caution Cone Recycled Bottle Craft

DIY Caution Cone Recycled Bottle Craft Easy recycled bottle craft for indoor or outdoor play. Kids can use these cones when they’re outside riding their bicycles or scooters. Make an obstacle course, create a one way riding circle, or warn others of areas they can’t ride. This is a great recycled craft for anytime you’d like […]