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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 [...]

Cabin Fever Crafts for Kids

Posted on January 14th, 2014

Posted by Tania K. Cowling, guest blogger Weekends or days off from school are typically filled with outdoor adventures and playtime, but what do you do when a winter snowstorm hits? Crafts for kids can help beat their stuck-inside blues. These cabin-fever cures are entertaining and can be made from materials you likely already have in [...]

5 Easy Recycled Holiday Ornaments

Posted on December 19th, 2013

Posted by Sher Warkentin, guest blogger Make your holidays eco-friendly by decorating with repurposed materials. Making homemade ornaments is also a great way to get your family involved in a green holiday tradition. Try these fun ideas to create some beautiful recycled holiday ornaments with items you already have on hand. Recycled Christmas Card Ornaments I [...]

6 Homemade Ornament Ideas for Your Nature-Theme Christmas Tree

Posted on December 12th, 2013

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger I always admire Christmas trees decked out in a specific theme. If time was limitless, I’d use my many homemade ornament ideas to create a nature-inspired Christmas tree complete with edible decorations. The great thing about edible decorations is that, once Christmas is over, you can hang them outside [...]

5 Holiday Recycling Tips

Posted on November 13th, 2013

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger With all the extra cooking, shopping, gift wrapping, entertaining, and guests during the holiday season, there’s bound to be additional waste. For me, it’s the perfect time to amp up my reduce, reuse, recycle mindset. Kick off your holiday recycling efforts with one of these ideas! 1. Recycle Gift [...]

Recycled Gift Wrap: Six Ways to Go Green This Holiday Season

Posted on November 7th, 2013

Posted by Angela Tague, guest blogger I am known for being the family member at holiday celebrations that carefully collects and folds used wrapping paper, tissue paper, and gift bags. I tell my family and friends, “You will see that wrapping again—maybe twice!” Recycling has always been part of my everyday life, so why would [...]