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Eco-crafting is Easy with Green Kid Crafts

First you should know that I am not in the best position to review craft projects because I don't really do crafts with my kids. But for the benefit of my crafty readers, and because some part of me aspires to being the kind of mom that does more crafts with my kids, I agreed to review some craft projects by Green Kid Crafts, an earth-friendly craft project subscription service.

I've been around enough to know that most crafting materials are not particularly earth-friendlyGreen Kid Crafts makes it easy to be crafty while still being eco-friendly. They carefully select materials like recycled paper and cruelty-free feathers for their kits. They avoid materials like foam and plastics. Each "Discovery Box" includes ideas for additional projects using recycled materials, including one to reuse your delivery box! Project materials come packed in a plant-based compostable cello bag along with a brief set of instructions. Each project is approved by a panel of expert testers.

Penny Bauder's mission in creating Green Kid Crafts was threefold: to infuse in children a sense of wonder and creativity while cultivating respect and love for the environment; to inspire others with a mission of sustainability, responsibility, and goodness; and to empower others by sharing her knowledge, time, and talents. What sets Green Kid Crafts apart is that it is the only earth-friendly monthly craft project company in the nation. Green Kid Crafts offsets 100% of the carbon dioxide generated by business activities and helps fund the development of renewable energy projects across the United States.

My 5-year-old son did the "Pirate Loot" (pirate hat, patch, and coins) craft with some help from mom.

My 3-year-old daughter loved making the wind chime -- mostly gluing -- with no help from me.

The hardest part was getting them to cooperate with me taking photos of them for this blog post.

But you won't have to deal with that.

For $19.95 a month, you receive three craft projects suitable for children ages 3  to 8. Gift subscriptions are also available for three, six, or twelve months. Use the code SUMMER for $10 off your first craft box.
You can see some sample projects here.


To win one planet-friendly craft box (includes three projects), leave a comment below stating which of the sample projects your child would love to make, or what kind of craft project you would like to see them create next. Also include your email address unless I can figure it out from your commenting persona.

Extra entries:
  • "Like" Green Kid Crafts on Facebook, and post about Green Kid Crafts on your Facebook page with a Green Kid Crafts tag. 
  • Post about Green Kid Crafts on Twitter and include the hashtag #greenkidcrafts in the tweet.
  • Sign up for the Green Kid Crafts monthly email newsletter (scroll to bottom of webpage). I get this newsletter and it has fun, simple craft ideas.

You can enter the contest FOUR times total. Leave a different comment for each entry. Contest open to adults 18 or older and residents of the US. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Giveaway ends Wednesday, August 22, 2012. Winner will be selected at Random and contacted Thursday, August 23 and will have 48 hours to respond before I pick a new winner.

The winner is Sunnie: "We love pirates, so wed make that." Congratulations! Check your inbox.

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