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Category Archives: Upcyling

Recycled Toys: Three Green Toys to Make with the Kids

Posted on September 3rd, 2014

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Toys are a child’s tools for play, but parents don’t have to break the bank to keep their children amused. Purchased toys are not always superior to green toys you can find or create from recycled materials. It’s funny how some children even prefer the box and wrappings […]

Halloween Costume Ideas: Spooktacular Recycled Costumes

Posted on August 18th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Go green for Halloween and skip the cookie-cutter, store-bought costumes in favor of some unique, recycled ones. You’ll save money, encourage creativity, and most importantly, teach the importance of environmental sustainability. Check out these fun Halloween costume ideas you can make from recycled materials. Cardboard Creativity Cardboard boxes are one […]

How to Make a Fairy House

Posted on June 24th, 2014

Posted by Rebecca Desfosse, guest blogger If your child has already lost a baby tooth, he probably left it under the pillow for the tooth fairy in the hopes of a special treat in return. Another way for kids to get into the spirit of the tooth fairy is to help them build a fairy house […]

A Personalized Toothbrush Holder Makes a Kid’s Creativity Shine

Posted on June 2nd, 2014

Posted by Danyelle C. Overbo, guest blogger Are you having trouble getting your children to brush their teeth? Making it fun will help! By holding a special in-house craft day, you can have the kids create a personalized toothbrush holder that will inspire them to brush their teeth every day. Let their individual personalities shine, […]

How to Make Upcycled Cinco de Mayo Decorations with Your Kids

Posted on April 28th, 2014

Posted by Bethany Johnson, guest blogger Cinco de Mayo (May 5) is a fun holiday for all the family, and the perfect chance to teach your children about Mexican history. Decorating for this special holiday does not need to conflict with your environmental values. In fact, it’s an opportunity to create decorations by repurposing items that […]

Kids Dress-Up Clothes: Create a Dress-Up Box with Recycled Clothes

Posted on April 15th, 2014

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Kids dress-up clothes are a great tool for encouraging imaginative play. Why spend money on expensive costumes that children will quickly outgrow when you can recycle your own old clothes into a fun dress-up box? Recycled clothes are not only eco-friendly, but they may also encourage kids to get more […]

Green Gifting: Mothers Day Ideas for Kids

Posted on April 3rd, 2014

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger Is your little one curious about Mother’s Day? Help your child create a special gift for Mom or a Grandmother this weekend. Share these green, environmentally-friendly Mothers Day ideas for kids with your little one! A Poem from the Heart Head to the craft store and pick out some […]