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Exploring the science of static electricity.

Exploring Static Electricity Science

Exploring Static Electricity Science Recycled Box Project Electricity takes many forms and science experiments are a great way to explore how electricity works. Today we’re learning about static electricity using our empty Green Kid Crafts box. Have you ever felt a jolt or shock when touching someone or something? That’s the force of static electricity! […]

Light up firefly craft and science experiment. #fireflycrafts #electricityexperiments

Exploring Electricity with a Light Up Firefly Craft

Exploring Electricity with a Light Up Firefly Craft Summer is a great time for new craft and science projects isn’t it? Today we’re combining our love for insects with a fun electricity science experiment. We’re excited to roll out our new Electricity Science Discovery Box to our subscribers, and are doing some experiments on our […]

Electricity experiment for kids. S.T.E.A.M. project making an electrical circuit. #electricityscience #sciencefairproject

Make an Electric Circuit with a Graphite Pencil

Make an Electric Circuit with a Graphite Pencil We’re learning all about electricity science today at Green Kid Crafts. Did you know you can make a circuit of electricity using a graphite drawing pencil? This might be one of the coolest science activities we’ve shared because the possibilities are endless! You can draw anything from […]

Physics experiment for for kids. Race pebbles down varying inclines in this fun game!

Physics for Kids Pebble Racing Game

Physics Game for Kids Physics is the study of matter and energy, and how they interact together. Today we’re turning our empty Green Kid Crafts box into a fun physics game where kids will race pebbles and other objects down ramps of varying inclines. Which objects roll through the ramp quickly and which go slowly? […]

Build a simple circuit to light up a constellation shadow box! Cool science projects for kids.

Simple Circuit Constellation Shadowbox Project for Kids

Simple Circuit Constellation Shadowbox Project for Kids Today we’re reusing our Green Kid Crafts cardboard box to make a simple circuit constellation shadow box. If you don’t have an empty Green Kid Crafts box you can use a shoe box. Supplies 1 Empty Green Kid Crafts box Black paint Simple circuit supplies (see THIS POST […]

Upcycle a cardboard box into a birdhouse with this easy craft for kids. Nature crafts and bird crafts for kids. #birdcrafts #naturecrafts

How to Make a Birdhouse from a Box

How to make a Birdhouse from a Box Teach kids to give back to nature with this upcycled cardboard box birdhouse craft.We’re reusing our Green Kid Crafts box today and turning it into a home for birds! Supplies 1 Empty Green Kid Crafts box Painter’s tape A sharp knife or scissors Bird’s nesting supplies such […]

Build a jelly bean structure for a marshmally bunny. A fun Easter STEM activity.

Building a Jelly Bean Structure for a Bunny

Building a Jelly Bean Structure for a Bunny Easter STEM Project Save some jelly beans from those Easter baskets and build a home for a marshmallow bunny! We’re gathering our supplies for a fun Easter STEM activity today that includes bright colors and yummy food. Supplies Large Jelly Beans Toothpicks Marshmallow Bunny Jelly Bean Structures […]

Build a leprechaun trap STEM challenge for kids. #STEM #STEAM #stpatricksday

Build a Leprechaun Trap S.T.E.A.M. Challenge

Build a Leprechaun Trap S.T.E.A.M. Challenge Leprechaun traps are a fun way to get kids involved in a S.T.E.A.M. project. These traps can be made as part of a class project or during at home learning. S.T.E.A.M. activities in this project include: Science: Take it outdoors! Find natural objects to add to your leprechaun trap […]

Make a fairy garden from a small box for small world play. #fairygarden #smallworldplay

Reuse a Green Kid Crafts Box: Fairy Garden Small World Play

Small world play is creating a miniature life-scene for younger children to learn through play while using their imagination. Fairy gardens, dinosaur gardens, miniature farms, and sensory bins are all fun ways to start your child with small world play. Today I’m showing you how to make an easy fairy garden from a cardboard box. […]

Make a a nature tray for kids out of an up-cycled box. Go on a scavenger hunt with kids using your Green Kid Crafts box!

Reuse a Green Kid Crafts Box: Nature Scavenger Hunt

Here’s a great idea for getting the most out of your monthly Discovery Box from Green Kid Crafts! We’re up-cycling our cardboard box into a nature tray for a scavenger hunt. When I was a kid I used to do this activity with a shoe box, so if you don’t have a Green Kid Crafts […]

Grow heart-shaped crystals for Valentine's day! Heart science, valentine science for kids.

Valentine’s Day Crystal Growing Heart Science

Crystal Growing Heart Science Love is in the air here at Green Kid Crafts! Actually, it’s in jars, growing beautiful crystals in the shape of hearts. Just like our previous crystal growing science projects, you’ll find this heart science experiment to be a big hit with kids. If you haven’t checked out our crystal growing […]

Easy heart shaped hand pies for Valentine's Day! Sweeten up your day with these cherry hand pies. #valentinesday #recipes

Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Hand Pie Recipe

Valentine’s Day Heart Shaped Hand Pie Recipe Add a little love to someone’s day with these cute heart shaped hand pies. Filled with cherry and topped with sugar crystals, these pastries are sure to sweeten up your day! Ingredients 1 Can of cherry pie filling 1 Pre-made pie crust (makes 4-6 hand pies depending on […]

Gather nuts and bolts for the youngest of engineers to tinker with at home!

Nuts and Bolts Toddler Engineering Activity

Our subscribers with kids ages 5-10 received our newest Discovery Box this month with the theme of Engineering. This fun nuts and bolts activity is a great way to get younger siblings in on the action! If you haven’t heard the great news, we’ve expanded our box subscriptions to include boxes for kids ages 2-4. […]

Teach kids to help their environment in the new year with this fun goal planning printable for kids. Kids will pledge to help the earth, set their own goals for the new year, and be given tasks to complete as the year goes on such as planting a seed. #printablesforkids #kidsprintables

Printable New Year Goal Sheet-Eco-Friendly Goals for Kids

What’s Inside a Green Kid Crafts Discovery Box? Between 4-8 STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) kits for kids ages 2-10 12-page STEAM magazine featuring hands-on activities, parent resources, puzzles and more Quality eco-friendly materials made in the U.S.A. and step-by-step instructions Literary upgrade includes an educator approved book to complement each box Discovery […]

Endangered animal educational activity. Make these animal handprints to teach kids about the animals on the endsgered species list.

Endangered Animal Handprint Crafts

Endangered Animal Handprint Craft Learning about the animals on our earth that are endangered or threatened is important for showing kids how our actions can cause environmental changes in animal environments. The endangered species list has over 15,000 animals on it meaning they are in danger of going extinct. The list includes animals like the […]

Christmas slime recipe for kids. Make a fun glitter slime for the holidays! #christmasscience

Glitter Christmas Slime Recipe

Christmas Glitter Slime Recipe We’re mixing up some festive Christmas slime full of glitter! Slime makes a great sensory play tool for kids of all ages plus they love mixing the ingredients together. The ingredients for slime start off as appearing as liquid but once the chemicals in the glue react to those in the […]

Upcycle paper towel rolls into pretty snowflake ornaments. #paperrollcrafts

Upcycled Paper Roll Snowflakes

Upcycled Paper Roll Snowflakes What do you do when the kids are in a creative mood during the holidays, but you don’t have a craft planned? You can make these great snowflakes out of toilet paper and paper towels rolls. If you have a craft box of goodies, you will probably have the other supplies […]

More fall STEAM ideas for kids. Fall science, technology, engineering, art, and math projects with a fall theme!

More Fall STEAM Activities for Kids!

Fall STEAM Activities for Kids We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite fall STEAM activities from this fall into one post! S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, art, math) are activities that include one or more of the subjects listed. The best STEAM projects combine more than one of these subjects so kids can see how […]

Make fall slime with this easy recipe. Sensory play, play ideas and simple slime.

Contact Solution Fall Slime Recipe

Fall Sensory Slime Glitter sensory slime for fall! Today we’re mixing together ingredients that turn into a pliable substance for sensory play. The best thing about this activity is that it takes very little time but provides an afternoon of play for your child. We use slime for rainy day play, birthday party activities, and […]

Put together a cold sensory bin for kids! Artic sensory bin play ideas. Snow sensory bin play for kids.

Winter Play for Kids Arctic Sensory Bin

Winter Play for Kids Arctic Sensory Bin Is it snowing at your house? We don’t get much snow here in southern California and usually have to take a day trip to play in fresh snow. Snow or no snow kids love winter crafts and play ideas so we’ve put together an arctic sensory bin that […]

Make this colorful salad as a healthy treat for kids. Kids can help prepare this simple salad!

Colorful Salad Recipe that Kids will Love!

Colorful Salad Recipe that Kids will LOVE! If you’re struggling to get your child to eat healthy some experts say to let them help you in the kitchen. Kids like to try recipes they’ve created or helped to prepare so maybe you can get them to try some new foods. Today I’m sharing a salad […]

Paint with nature! Gather supplies from your own backyard to make a work of art. #preschoolcrafts #artprojects #kidsart

Nature Painting Kids Art Project

What can you do with all those pinecones and leaves your child collects while playing outside? Use them as natural paintbrushes to create art! I opened my preschooler’s lunch bag the other day to find four small leaves that had dried and turn a deep red brown. I know she spotted them on the ground […]

Dancing corn is the perfect STEM activity for fall. Try this science experiment with your kids today! #fallstem #fallscience #corncrafts

Dancing Corn Fall STEM Activity

Science creates such wonder in my daughter’s eyes that I can’t help but love doing experiments with her. We like to do evergreen experiments but it is extra fun when the theme of the science is seasonal. This experiment is great for the wonderful season of Fall. Make Corn Dance Science Experiment This experiment is […]

A new twist on old fun! Make a pumpkin volcano that erupts with bubbles! #fallscience #pumpkinscience

Pumpkin Bubble Volcano Science

Bubble Pumpkin Volcano We’re adding a new twist on a classic fall craft for kids. Make a pumpkin volcano that erupts with bubbles! This is a pretty simple experiment that involves ingredient reaction to produce a lava flow of bubbles. If you’ve ever made a pumpkin volcano you know what supplies you need, but be […]