Fun Earth Friendly Crafts with Green Kid Crafts

I had the chance to try out a Green Kid Crafts Discovery Box and the first thing that got my attention when I opened it was just how much was included. I received the November Discovery Box, and their was not only 1 or 2 projects, but 4! Truth be told we’ve had the box for well over a month and haven’t completed everything yet. Two of the crafts include growing organic basil and alfalfa sprout gardens – we planted our basil and my son marvels at it everyday, watering it very carefully. We also created the fish game (from recycled felt) which has provided endless hours of fun. We’ve decided to hold off on making the rainbow tile coasters as this will be a perfect craft to do at Christmas time.

Waiting for his basil to grow...2 minutes after we planted it :)

I would definitely consider buying a subscription again, as the past boxes look really creative and the monthly $19.95 subscription is definitely good value. You can check out some of their “best of” Discovery boxes on sale here and buy a one-off box for the holidays, as a gift or to take with you over the holidays. These are great crafts, with a mix of fun and learning opportunities.

For this “Food Adventure” themed box with crafts celebrating healthy eating, Green Kid Crafts partnered with Purple Asparagus, a nonprofit educating children, families and the community about eating that’s good for the body and the planet.

In addition, Green Kid Crafts partnered with Mambo Sprouts and some of their favorite (and mine!) natural food companies like Annie’s, Stonyfield, Mary‘s Gone Crackers and Immaculate Baking to include samples and exclusive coupons for free healthy snacks — a $20+ value! Annie’s cheesy snack bunnies went down a treat!

So excited, I wasn't able to get him to stand still with his basil

Every month’s Discovery Box is packed with three unique and engaging activity kits designed to foster a child’s creativity and confidence while developing their respect and love for the environment.

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Green Kid Crafts Subscription, How it Works

  • Subscriptions are available in month-to-month, 3, 6 and 12 month durations, and also make great gifts! The monthly subscription cost is $19.50 and includes shipping. Order at
  • Appropriate for ages 3-8, our projects are reviewed by experts to align with our Happy & Healthy Child principles, and kid tested and parent approved for fun.
  • Each month brings a new theme relating to nature or the environment; past themes have included I Love Bugs, Outer Space, and Feathered Friends.
  • In addition to the materials and instructions for the three craft activities, each Discovery Box includes a Discover More guide which provides more craft ideas using materials found around the house, related reading and other fun facts all related to that month’s theme.
Check out their blog for more great ideas as well, such as the Gratitude Tree Family Holiday Craft.

Discount Code for You

From now until 12/15, take 15% off your entire order at with the code “BLOGGY”. Green Kid Crafts has something for every kid on your holiday list, from Gift Subscriptions that keep the creativity going well into the New Year, to Holiday Ornament Kits. Check out our favorite Holiday Gifts here.

Catch up with Green Kid Crafts on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest  for great crafting, green living, and balanced parenting ideas, as well as special contests and promotions!

About Green Kid Crafts

  • Green Kid Crafts is a mom-owned, green company that uses only safe, natural and sustainable materials.
  • Founded by Penny Bauder, a mom of two and an environmental activist from Alaska, Green Kid Crafts is certified carbon neutral, Green America Approved, a member of 1% for the Planet, and has won numerous awards and designations for its responsible business practices.
  • Every purchase you make with Green Kid Crafts supports sustainable business, and a portion of each sale is donated to environmental organizations.
  • You can also read more about our “eco ingredients” online.

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14 Responses to Fun Earth Friendly Crafts with Green Kid Crafts
  1. Liz
    Twitter: woofwoofmama
    December 8, 2012 | 7:43 pm

    This craft box looks like a really great gift idea! I’m always on the lookout for anything that encourages a love of nature and involves creativity, too! I love how excited he was about the basil!!!
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  2. Wendy
    December 8, 2012 | 7:43 pm

    Great educational craft! Love the pictures too :)

  3. Sarah
    December 8, 2012 | 8:53 pm

    Looks like he had a blast. Such a simple idea, but really fun and educational!
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  4. mel
    December 8, 2012 | 11:25 pm

    We love Green Crafts. The kids have the best time doing them!

  5. LaVonne
    Twitter: longwait4bella
    December 9, 2012 | 2:13 am

    Green Kids Crafts sounds great. I love these monthly subscription boxes. They are quite popular now but it is nice for busy moms like me who want it all in one box. Thanks for sharing your experience with this one.
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  6. Emily
    December 9, 2012 | 7:49 am

    I love monthly subscription boxes. What a neat way to get kids learning while having fun!
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  7. Cinny
    Twitter: CinnyBBS
    December 9, 2012 | 8:49 am

    What a cute craft box!
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  8. Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    December 9, 2012 | 8:54 am

    This is the first eco-minded kit I’ve heard about. Completely AWESOME!
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  9. Kathleen
    Twitter: callista83
    December 9, 2012 | 9:27 am

    Wow subscription boxes are becoming so popular, there is one for everything!
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  10. Allyson Bossie
    December 9, 2012 | 10:17 am

    WE love love this subscription box, and isn’t it such fun to put together?
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  11. Elle
    Twitter: Elleberra
    December 9, 2012 | 3:55 pm

    Those do look fun. It is pretty neat to have it all in just one box. I like that you can buy them separately too.
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  12. Tesa @ 2 Wired 2 Tired
    December 9, 2012 | 5:13 pm

    What a great idea! I think my kids would love this. I’ll have to check it out for them.
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  13. Isra
    Twitter: thefrugalette
    December 9, 2012 | 5:59 pm

    I’ve never heard of this, but love it! Im always scrambling to find things for the kids to do, it makes so much sense to get the whole kit and they love anything science! And thanks for the discount code. 😉
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  14. Danielle G.
    May 9, 2013 | 5:14 pm

    I like the sprouts idea, because its very low maintenance which is great to teach kids and they are healthy and fresh to eat too! There isn’t a whole lot of fresh greens you can grow in the winter- sprouts are perfect for that!

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