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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 […]

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 […]

Learn geography with a diy playdough earth activity! Build a model of the earth.

Playdough Geography Model of the Earth

  Playdough Play and Geography Learning through play is a great way to introduce earth science concepts. Today we’re playing with homemade playdough and making a diy model earth. We’ll count the continents, name the oceans, and talk about landmarks on each continent. Making playdough at home is a fun early learning activity that introduces […]

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 […]

Free weather printables for kids. Check the weather each day and set your weather spinner to todays weather, match terms and pictures with weather vocabulary, and draw weather with weather with these weather activities for kids.

Weather Tracking Activity with Weather Printables

  Weather Tracking Activity with Weather Printables Spring is our favorite time to track weather because each day can be different from the weather the day before. In some areas winter weather is still hanging on through the first couple weeks of spring, while in other areas rain or sunshine are in the forcast. These […]

Make secret messages with mirros. Kids will love this fun experiment using mirrors to create secret messages.

How to make a Secret Message with Mirrors

Secret Messages with Mirrors Guest post written by Sarah from Share it! Science. Sarah is a science educator with over 10 years experience sharing science in nature and environmental centers, museums and schools. Follow Share it! Science on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+! This exploration of symmetry and mirrors is always a big hit whenever […]

Seed lifecycle activity with printable.

Seed Lifecycle Science Activity

Seed Science Lifecycle of a Seed We’ve started growing a bean seed in our little bean house and now it’s time to observe the lseed lifecycle. This is a great nature science project that involves observation and data collection for kids. We’re trying something new here at Green Kid Crafts and we’re pretty excited about it. […]

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. We’re trying something new […]

Specimen tube rain gauge experiment. Collect, predict and measure rainfall with this specimen tube science experiment for kids.

Specimen Tube DIY Rain Gauge Activity

DIY Rain Gauge for Kids Science experiments and specimen tubes seem to go hand in hand so when I was thinking up this diy rain gauge weather activity for kids I decided they’d be a perfect fit. We used plastic tubes that have cork stoppers but any specimen tubes will do for this activity. This […]

Candy conversation hearts science activity. Use candy hearts in this science experiment for kids!

Candy Heart Experiment with Free Printable

Candy Heart Experiment with Free Printables Do you have a few candy conversation heart left over from Valentine crafting or baking? Here’s a fun Valentine science experiment for kids to try at home! We’re trying something new here at Green Kid Crafts and we’re pretty excited about it. We’ve created a free printable vault just […]

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 […]

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 […]

Snowflakes made out of recycled egg cartons! Winter craft for kids using egg cups.

Egg Carton Snowflake Craft for Kids

We’re always looking for great ways to upcyle used food containers into fun craft activities. Now that winter is on it’s way we’re ready for some snow themed crafts. Make this cute snowflake craft for kids as the air gets colder. It’s a great project to show kids from ages toddler and up how things […]

Make a gratitude book from recycled materials! Teach gratitude for kids with this simple diy craft for fall.

DIY Gratitude Book Thanksgiving Craft for Kids

  Making a Gratitude Book is a fun Thanksgiving craft idea that will be sure to teach kids about gratitude. Not only is it fun, but the possibilities for personalization and materials are endless! We made our look like a turkey complete with scrap paper feathers, but you could also decorate yours with leaves or other items. […]

Fizzy gourd science activity for kids. A STEM project perfect for fall!

Fizzy Fall Gourds Science Activity for Kids

    Volcano Activity for Kids We’re really getting into fall here on the blog as you can see in our recent apple themed posts and our leaf decoration. This week we’re adding a twist to a classic science activity by experimenting with a fizzy gourd volcano. I picked up a small bag of gourds […]

10 Kitchen Science projects for kids. Kitchen science experiments.

Kitchen Science Projects for Kids

Kitchen Science Projects for Kids Did you know that you have supplies for teaching and learning science right in your kitchen? Using common household items to experiment with science can be a fun way to spend a rainy day afternoon! I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite kitchen science projects in the kitchen but there […]

Introducing the rainforest box for kids. Crafts and science activities packed into one box. STEAM, STEM for kids.

Introducing our Rainforest Discovery Box

Introducing the August Rainforest Box Our August Rainforest-themed box was a big hit with the kids! The box is full of fun rainforest science themed activities and my own kids dove right in to explore what their monthly box held. Kids can create their own bouncing rubber ball, learn about the science of sound by creating their own […]

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 […]