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Green Kid Crafts offer fun, eco-friendly craft boxes for kids ages 3-8. I was really excited to review one of their boxes because it combined my appreciation of eco-friendly products with our love of crafts! Not only that, but when I opened our Green Kid Crafts I was thrilled to see we received a Discovery Box with crafts from Around the World! To this homeschooling mom that meant we could cover arts and crafts and history in one sitting! Yes!
For our crafts we received: Guatemalan Worry Dolls, Chinese Swallow Kite, and Australian Cave Art. The Discovery Box also included a Passport with stickers so we could put stickers of the places we “went” in the Passport! Each project came with a short story about their history, full instructions on how to make the projects, and the materials to make the projects as well as any basic materials you may need from your home like scissors. It even specified the materials for the crafts to let us know how they are “green” like “recycled paper,” “upcycled fabric,” etc. It is so neat!
Because we are still trying to get settled from our move we haven’t been able to finish all the projects, but I wanted to share some pictures from our Australian Cave Art! We followed the instructions until we got to the chalk part. The kids got a little carried away with the drawing. I tried to explain it is supposed to look like an ancient picture, but I also do try to encourage creative freedom, so although theirs may not look quite like cave art, we did learn about Australian Cave Art and had a blast making some of our own! I made one, too! (Mine is at the bottom.)
For the Australian Cave Art the only extra materials we needed were scissors, a cup of water, and a container for the Earth Paint (we used a lid that no longer has a home). I cut the shapes out of the compressed sponges to make the people, a moon, and an animal at the kids’ request. Their faces really lit up as the sponges expanded in the water! Throw in a bit of a science lesson in there, too! 😉
Then we simply dipped all the sponges in the paint and used them on the papers. We used the included chalk to add the finishing touches. To give it a more antique look we tore the edges of the papers. Talk about a super simple, but educational and fun craft! We all enjoyed it! Plus we can use the sponges and chalk for future projects as well!
I am really excited to have discovered Green Kid Crafts! They have won numerous awards and they don’t just say they are “green!” Green Kid Crafts actually has social responsibility. It is such a relief to know they are what they say they are. It is really hard to find crafts that are eco-friendly, so I have to do a lot of improvising. This doesn’t allow me to have a lot of extra time to actually sit down and enjoy the crafts with our children because I’m so busy pulling together ideas for our next craft! It’s nice to have the work done for you and know that your kids are still using materials that are safe!
Green Kid Crafts offer a Monthly Subscription program, and if you have more than one child they offer a Sibling Monthly Subscription! So instead of having to get a subscription for each child you just pay a little more! No need to have the kids fighting over the projects! Phew! Check out all their Subscription options.
With the holidays coming up Green Kid Crafts would also make a wonderful gift! You can purchase subscription boxes as gifts! They also have some stocking stuffers and holiday boxes! Or you can purchase boxes for your family now and give the crafts you make as gifts! There are so many wonderful possibilities!
Plus, you can try Green Kid Crafts for Free with their free trial offer!