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10 Fun summer activities for kids.

10 Fun Summer Activities for Kids

10 Fun Summer Activities for Kids Summer weather is here in San Diego even though there is still more than a month of spring left on the calendar. Whether you’re basking in sunshine or dreaming of warmer days, these 10 fun summer activities for kids will get you ready for summer break. Painting with Nature […]

Dissect a flower for a specimen box display. Kids science experiment. #stem #botany #scienceprojects

Dissecting a Flower Project for Kids

Flower Dissecting Project for Kids How exactly does pollination occur? We know that bees play an important part in the cross pollination of flowers, but there is so much more to learn! Today we’re reusing our empty Green Kid Crafts box and learning about the structure of a flower. We often think of dissection as […]

Learn about landfills with this simple science project. Trash and landfill science. #earthday #earthdayscience #earthdayactivity

Earth Day Science: Where Does Our Trash Go?

Earth Day Science: Where Does Our Trash Go? Have you every really thought about what happens to our trash after the garbage truck hauls it to the dump? What exactly is a landfill and how does it get rid of all the trash we make in our community? Many garbage dumps also have a place […]

Upcycle a cardboard box into a birdhouse with this easy craft for kids. Nature crafts and bird crafts for kids. #birdcrafts #naturecrafts

How to Make a Birdhouse from a Box

How to make a Birdhouse from a Box Teach kids to give back to nature with this upcycled cardboard box birdhouse craft.We’re reusing our Green Kid Crafts box today and turning it into a home for birds! Supplies 1 Empty Green Kid Crafts box Painter’s tape A sharp knife or scissors Bird’s nesting supplies such […]

Build a jelly bean structure for a marshmally bunny. A fun Easter STEM activity.

Building a Jelly Bean Structure for a Bunny

Building a Jelly Bean Structure for a Bunny Easter STEM Project Save some jelly beans from those Easter baskets and build a home for a marshmallow bunny! We’re gathering our supplies for a fun Easter STEM activity today that includes bright colors and yummy food. Supplies Large Jelly Beans Toothpicks Marshmallow Bunny Jelly Bean Structures […]

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 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 […]

Teach kids to help their environment in the new year with this fun goal planning printable for kids. Kids will pledge to help the earth, set their own goals for the new year, and be given tasks to complete as the year goes on such as planting a seed. #printablesforkids #kidsprintables

Printable New Year Goal Sheet-Eco-Friendly Goals for Kids

What’s Inside a Green Kid Crafts Discovery Box? Between 4-8 STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) kits for kids ages 2-10 12-page STEAM magazine featuring hands-on activities, parent resources, puzzles and more Quality eco-friendly materials made in the U.S.A. and step-by-step instructions Literary upgrade includes an educator approved book to complement each box Discovery […]

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 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 […]

Mad scientist cake pop recipe to go along with a mad science themed party. Eyeball cake pops.

Eyeball Cake Pop Recipe for your next Science Party

Eyeball Cake Pop Recipe Science themed parties are really popular for grade-school kids and a yummy treat like these mad scientist eyeball cake pops are sure to be a hit! While there may be a long list of steps for making these science themed party favors, they really are easy to make in an hour […]

Animal pretzel pops recipe kids can make themselves. Get kids in the kitchen with these cute endangered animal themed snacks from Green Kid Crafts.

Endangered Animals Prezel Pops Recipe

Endangered Animals Pretzel Pops Recipe Making pretzel pops is an easy way to get kids in the kitchen cooking and creating. I’m sharing a fun endangered animals themed recipe today that makes a great addition to an endangered animals unit study. Older kids can make these themselves while younger kids will enjoy assisting you as […]

Volcano brownies recipe. Easy recipe that kids can help with in the kitchen. #volcanosnack #volcanoscience #recipeskidscanmake

Melting Lava Brownie Volcano Treats Recipe

Volcano Brownie Treats Convenience is key when making these volcano treats for kids. These cute little volcanos really look like they have lava flowing from them and they taste delicious. We’re expanding on our Volcano themed Discovery Box for kids which goes out to our monthly subscribers. Not a subscriber? Join here or see our […]

Teaching kids about the solar eclipse. Here is a simple activity for showing kids what happens during a solar eclipse. Great for at home or in class teaching.

Teaching Kids about the Solar Eclipse

Teaching Kids about the Solar Eclipse What exactly happens during a solar eclipse? During this eclipse the moon will move in front of the sun and block out the light from the sun for a period of time as it passes. An eclipse can also happen when a planet or moon passes in front of […]

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 […]

Magic jumping beans science experiment for kids. Trick your audience into believing you can make beans jump around in a glass filled with only water! Magic tricks for kids.

Magic Jumping Beans Science Experiment for Kids

Magic Jumping Beans Science Experiment for Kids We’re continuing our magic science with a cool jumping bean trick. This one is simple enough for kids to set up themselves and tricky enough that their audience really will be surprised when they see the beans jumping around in water. If you haven’t been following our magic […]

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 […]

LEGO STEM for kids. Build a balloon powered boat in this building project for kids.

LEGO STEM Build a Balloon Powered Boat

LEGO STEM Build a Balloon Powered Boat Here’s another fun summer STEM project that gets kids excited to go outside. But first, start inside with that big pile of LEGOs you’re always stepping over! Today we’re showing you how to build a balloon powered boat from LEGOs. There’s no right or wrong way to build […]

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 […]