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Zero Waste—Upcycled Crayons

By Fredrica Syren: If you have kids, chances are you also have a stash of broken and /or old crayons. Most people, I assume, throw them out, so tons of non-biodegradable crayons end up in landfills every year. The problem with this is that wax from crayons will never break …

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DIY Natural Fabric Dyes

By Kim Robson: Here on Green Mom, we’ve discussed the dangers of food dyes and some brilliant natural alternatives to chemical food dyes. Today, let’s cover natural fabric dyes. From those unnaturally neon-bright colors to the dangers of added flame retardants, there are many good reasons to try dyeing your …

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Kid’s Crafts: Finger Knitting

By Fredrica Syren: I love Waldorf schools; I just have to put that out there. The kids learn so many fun arts and crafts that require so little which, in turn, makes the Waldorf kids very creative. All three of my kids have been into knitting since my 11-year-old Bella’s …

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Fun Ways to Feed Birds this Winter

Emma Grace Fairchild: Birds all around the world visit feeders during the harsher winter months and often rely on them for survival. Insects, many birds’ primary source of food, are difficult to find during the winter months. Hanging bird feeders through the autumn and winter months provides an important food …

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Budget-Friendly Homemade Kids’ Arts and Crafts Ideas

By Fredrica Syren: We have spent all summer pretty much outdoors and with friends, so the kids have been enjoying lots of play and have needed very little help and very few ideas. But now fall is here, so we have more time at home. They seem to crave for …

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Creativity Without Worries—Nontoxic Art Supplies

By Fredrica Syren: My kids have always loved to produce art. They love everything — painting, drawing, sewing, building and sculpting with playdough or clay. It’s just great to see how creative they get and have so much fun. Especially during our summer break, we spend more time creating art. …

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Upcycling IKEA Bags Ideas

By Kim Robson: I see people using old IKEA bags at the laundromat and grocery store all the time. They’re capacious, tough as nails, lightweight, easily folded flat, inexpensive at a buck, and easy to carry because of their sturdy woven handles. “Frakta” means “to carry,” and since 1996, the …

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Carbon Footprint — Eco-activity for Kids

By Larraine Roulston : It’s never too early to begin teaching your youngsters about our shared ecosystem. When taught by example with knowledge and eco-activities, our children will become the trailblazers for new innovations to nurture a healthier planet. Nature hikes are popular eco-activities for families. Elementary school teachers embrace crafts constructed from discarded articles. …

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Kids’ Winter Crafts — DIY Bird Feeder

By Fredrica Syren: Days after Christmas is usually when my kids are ready for some fun arts and crafts and bird feeders is a perfect craft to do with little ones in the winter time. Whenever my kids have had a snack outside, they’ve noticed that a bird would come to …

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Halloween Decorations — Shrunken Heads Made from Apples

By Emma Grace Fairchild: It’s already October! For those who love Halloween, the countdown begins for everything spooky and creepy, from costumes to decorations and parties. I came across this fun idea for creating homemade decorations, using apples to make shrunken heads. They can be skewered on a stick and …

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