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.

Giveaway

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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61 comments:

  1. The Japanese wind socks

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  2. My nephews would love the Pirate Loot!
    Christie
    ropp dot 5 at wright dot edu

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  3. The wind chimes looked fun!

    tarapwin @ gmail.com

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  4. I like them on facebook.

    tarapwin @gmail.com

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  5. I love the idea of this recipe. I'm going to put it on next week's menu. I found my way over from School Time Snack Round Up at Frugal Local Kitchen who linked to the Eat Make Grow blog hop.

    BTW - We'd be tickled if you linked up to this week's blog hop:

    http://foyupdate.blogspot.com/2012/08/eat-make-grow-thursday-blog-hop-2.html

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  6. They are making crafts all the time and we would love to have more supplies. We are trying to make a handmade jewlery holder for our next project
    a10small at hotmail dot com

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  7. My son would love to make the airplane!

    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

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  8. I shared this on twitter
    https://twitter.com/getinonthewins/status/236845345785663488

    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

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  9. I signed up for their newsletter!

    maryw1981 at yahoo dot com

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  10. The Picture Ornament looks like a fun and easy project. How great would those look on a tree or turened into fridge magnets

    dispatcher_kristy@hotmail.com

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  11. We love pirates, so wed make that.
    sunniewoodyplus2 atmsn.com

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  12. My daughter would love the pirate craft, but I think the windchimes are pretty neat

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  13. i subscribed
    ape2016(at)aol(dot)com

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  14. I think my son would like to do that Weatherboard craft most! Thanks!

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  15. wind chimes
    gkuroda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  16. liked green kids crafts on fb
    gkuroda(at)gmail(dot)com

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  17. We'd love to make the Guatemalan worry dolls.

    mercedesyardley@gmail.com

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  18. My daughter would love the rainbow mobile or the dinosaur feet craft.
    yeloechikee at hotmail dot com

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  19. the plane!! thanks
    lzamudio02 @ hotmail .com

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  20. tweeted https://twitter.com/lindatrink/status/238078291062452226

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  21. I would like to try the Mermaid Friends!
    britibee@gmail.com

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  22. I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/britibee/status/238092289208119296

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  23. I think the Chinese Dragon or Dinosaur Feet would go over big at my house. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  24. Liked on Facebook. Kristie Morrison Donelson.

    https://www.facebook.com/kristiemorrison.donelson/posts/388802874519624

    kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  25. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/kdonelson/status/238121259425230848

    kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  26. Signed up for Green Kids Crafts monthly newsletter. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

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  27. My daughter would love the wind chime and my son the pirate loot and hat. Cool I love the giveaway. I follow on Facebook!

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  28. I love the dinosaur feet!

    My Name: Heather Abbe
    My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

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  29. I like Green Kids Crafts on FB, and I posted about their product here: https://www.facebook.com/awesomegiveaways/posts/432394573469225

    My Facebook URL: https://www.facebook.com/awesomegiveaways

    My Name: Heather Abbe
    My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

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  30. I posted about Green Kid Crafts on my Twitter here: https://twitter.com/abbegiveaway/status/238144726073757696

    My Twitter Name: @abbegiveaway

    My Name: Heather Abbe
    My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

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  31. I subscribed to Green Kids Crafts Newsletter.

    My Name: Heather Abbe
    My Email: abbegirl1977 at gmail dot com

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  32. My daughter would love to make the Mermaid Friends and Windchimes!
    mindomatter76 at gmail dot com

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  33. I tweeted! https://twitter.com/mindomatter76/status/238151913533755392
    mindomatter76 at gmail dot com

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  34. We would like the Japanese windsocks.

    aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

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  35. Liked Green Kids Crafts on FB as Ani G W

    aniwilsonintx at hotmail dot com

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  36. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/aniheartsjapan/status/238281109383806976

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  37. We love pirates too - my sons would love that one.

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  38. We like the Japanese windsocks and worry dolls.

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  39. The wind chimes look fun but they should put together a princess loot. Toragrace@hotmail.com

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  40. My son would like the owl mask
    sarahlovesvegas@hotmail

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  41. my daughter would love to make the airplane! what fun, suelee1998 @ gmail.com

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  42. My daughter would enjoy several of these crafts, but probably most favorite would be the wrry doll and dinosaur.


    Rhondabutterfield@live.com

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  43. My kids would love doing any of them, but would really like the Dinosaur Feet.
    cozycreations07 at aol dot com

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  44. The mermaid friends are darling

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  45. We'd like the felt weather board
    RhianaW14 at gmail.com

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  46. I liked them on FB
    RhianaW14 at gmail.com

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  47. My son picked out the lizard puzzle. THank you

    candieluster(at)gmail(dot)com

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  48. I like the dragonfly family and the fish bowl.

    kimberlysummer40@aol.com

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  49. my daughter would love the dragonfly family or the pirate hat. Thanks for the chance to win.

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  50. Japanese wind sock!
    kirkpatrick_10.3.10@hotmail.com

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  51. The rainbow mobile looks awesome!

    I don't think I saw it, but I thin a dreamcatcher would be fun!

    orangestar17(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  52. The Pirate Loop! jenniferpeaslee@gmail.com

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  53. So many good crafts to pick from, but I think the Japanese Windsocks.
    Kathy Davis
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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