Summer Crafting with Kids – The Green Way

Last week it was unseasonably hot.  In Las Vegas when the weather man tells you in June that it’s going to unseasonably hot, you cringe.  Sure enough, we had temps ranging from 104-107 degrees for a few days in early June.   For those days we hunker in, get some DVDs and call it a movie day (or weekend).  But there is only so much TV watching you can do before the kids get tired of it.

I was really happy one balmy 107 degree day to find my Green Kid Craft monthly kit sitting in my mail box.  I barely got in the door before the kids were tearing in to see what they could create! Founded in 2010, Green Kid Crafts is a monthly craft subscription company that offers planet-friendly, monthly projects that spark creativity and cultivate respect for the environment.  Suitable for kids ages 3-8, each kit contains three projects.  All materials (except for stuff like glue and scissors) are included in the package.

Our box contained three crafts: wind chimes, a scrapbook, and a loot pirate set. My 5 year old had no problem doing all the crafts by herself with little instruction from me.  We sat happily chatting while she crafted and I supervised.  I can’t recall a nicer, stress free afternoon of creating together because everything we needed was right there and so easy to use.

Monthly memberships are available for $19.95.  Gift subscriptions are also available for three, six, or twelve months.  You can check them out at  Use the code: SUMMER and get $10 off your first craft box!

Want to WIN a one month subscription to Green Kid Crafts? Come back on June 21st for “Celebrate Summer” Giveaway Hop for your chance to enter and win!



  1. Donna George says

    It gets hot here in Florida, too. I think using stuff that you already have around the house would be even greener. Cans, bleach bottles, etc., can be used to make so many new things.


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