Crafting Kits for Kids

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Award-Winning Kids Crafting Kits

Arts and Crafts have traditionally been viewed as very separate and distinct from more academic fields like sciences and mathematics. But we now know that a multidisciplinary approach to learning that incorporates art inspires the creativity and imagination necessary to excel in hard sciences.

Our crafting kits for kids are designed by STEAM experts (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) to encourage growth of the “whole child”. And that means each of our kits and science and craft activities are designed specifically to boost curiosity, creativity, and exploration.

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Four Ways to Spark Creativity in Kids

Listen and ask open-ended questions

Use storytelling where possible

Solicit ideas and brainstorm together

Focus on the process, not the end result

Our subscription boxes, including the 12-page magazine included in each fun kit for kids, are designed by educational experts. The magazine provides step-by-step instructions for each activity as well as information and tips to explore deeper with your child.

What’s Inside A Green Kid Crafts Box

4-6 educator designed STEAM projects in every box

Award-winning hands-on activities loved by families near and far!

12-page magazine supports learning and connection

Now with extra learning opportunities delivered to your inbox!

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What’s Special About Green Kid Crafts?

Found by a Mom With a Mission

Penny Bauder wanted to spend time on creative and meaningful activities with her kids – but so many crafts seemed so wasteful and time-consuming to organize.

Boxed & Kitted With Love in San Diego, California

Each Green Kid Crafts box contains 4-6 activities and are carefully kitted by hand by our warehouse team in Sunny San Diego

Sustainable by Design

Green Kid Crafts is a green and sustainable business, drawing from Penny’s experiences as an environmental scientist, pictured here researching in the Tongass National Forest in Alaska.

Awards and Press

The Reviews are in!

Kids and their families love Green Kid Crafts!

About Us

Green Kid Crafts is empowering the next generation of environmental leaders using creative, crafting kits for kids and nature-based STEAM activities. Founded by mother and environmental scientist Penny Bauder in 2010, Green Kid Crafts has sold over 1.5 million kids subscription boxes specially designed to help children exercise creativity, develop a love of discovery, and learn about the world around them.


How does STEAM learning differ from STEM?

STEAM learning takes the traditional tenets of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) and adds an Arts component to the lessons. This added focus on art allows students to learn things in a more open-ended and less restrictive way and make them applicable to real life. Arts and creativity are crucial to the sciences, technology, engineering, and computer science. Arts are used in website and user interfaces design, advertising, product design and usability, branding and start-up creation among countless other uses, all things that are paramount to STEM learning and careers. 


Read more about the benefits of STEAM learning!

Are the boxes more art or science?

Good question, and the answer is: both!

Since our crafting kits for kids have 4-6 activities each, and a 12-page magazine, and Kitchen Table STEAM programming, we are sure there will be something for every child in each theme.

Often the activities are designed to be exploratory.  You might do it quickly with a younger toddler, and take more time and have more conversation with an older pre-schooler. The magazine is a 12-page guide that includes step by step instructions with pictures, and all the extra information you might want.

Can we try out a box before subscribing?

We offer 1-month subscription options, so you can try out Green Kid Crafts and just log into your account and cancel if you wish to not renew.  We also have a number of single boxes available in our shop if you would rather try just one, that’s always an option too.

What’s the difference between a 1-month subscription and a single box?  Our monthly boxes are made in bigger quantities, which mean they’re available at a consistently lower price ($29.95/box vs. $34.95/box).  In addition, our monthly boxes come with extras – our new Kitchen Table STEAM program is where our team curates and compiles a number of extra learning opportunities for monthly subscribers.  So for example, when the box theme was Ocean Science, our subscribers not only received their box, but also got to ask questions to an Oceanographer LIVE and got access to many additional videos, podcast episodes, and DIY at home activities to keep learning.  Join today and see for yourself, we can’t wait to have you in our Green Kid Community!

Can I gift a subscription box?

Of course!

You can gift a subscription to our fun kits for kids by simply entering the recipient’s shipping address on checkout.  The subscription will be in your name, and you can always contact us if you don’t wish to renew.

Also popular as gifts is our Ultimate 5-pack STEAM Junior gift!  This is 5 boxes designed for Juniors delivered all at once.

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