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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 […]

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 […]

Easy origami animals. Directions for making an rigami frog, panda, whale and penguin.

Easy Origami Endangered Animals

Easy Origami Endangered Animals Several species of animals all over the world are listed as endangered, meaning their population numbers are so low that they are at risk for going extinct. Many species of animals are also listed as vunerable, meaning they’re numbers are declining and may soon be added to the list of endangered […]

Pumpkin craft for preschoolers and toddlers. Coffee filter craft for kids.

Festive Painted Coffee Filter Pumpkin Craft 

When it comes to Fall, we do it big. I have always liked fall, even as a child. Everything from carving pumpkins to decorating the house in pumpkins and leaves. It’s crisp and cool outside, the smell of cookies baking in the oven and don’t forget about delicious seasonal coffee! Lucky for me, my daughter […]

Eco-friendly subscription boc for kids. Green Kid Crafts has added exciting new updates to their boxes.

Exciting New Upgrades to Green Kid Crafts Boxes

Green Kid Craft boxes have gotten even more green! We’ve been searching high and low to find the most eco-friendly materials for our product. What does that mean for you? You can be rest assured that when you start a Green Kid Crafts subscription that you and your family have chosen a product that leaves […]

Reuse your Green Kid Crafts box to make another volcano experiment. Volcanic fissures are cracks in the earth that lava flow from. #STEM #volcanoscience

Make a Volcanic Fissures Project with an Empty Box

Turn your Green Kid Crafts Box into a Volcano Experiment! We love to upcycle, recycle and reuse any item we can, especially from our Green Kid Crafts kits! Expand on the Volcano Discovery Box you received with your monthly subscription buy trying out this box craft. We’re making our empty Green Kid Crafts box into […]

DIY robot from toothbrushes. Make a toothboth with eyes that rattles around.

Science for Kids: Simple Robot Activity

Science for Kids: Simple Robot Activity Today we’re building a simple robot using recycled materials. This “toothbot” will be a noisy toy to watch and play with once contructed. So look around the house and grab some old toothbrushes and bottlecaps to make this diy robot! Supplies Aluminum foil Soda bottle caps Marker Tape 2 […]

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 […]

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! […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]