Green Kid Crafts is a company created by a working mom and environmental scientist with the goal of helping children to exercise creativity, develop a love of discovery, and learn about the world around them.
Green Kid Crafts offers unique products for eco-kids, such as STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) subscriptions that deliver discovery, learning and fun to children ages 3-10. Kits, called Discovery Boxes, are offered as single items or as monthly subscription packs (the more months you order, the less expensive each kit is).
What are Discovery Boxes?
Discovery Boxes are developed by teachers, crafty moms and STEAM experts (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) to support key developmental skills for kids ages 3-10 and each box celebrates creativity with craft projects and activates thinking, questioning, inquiring, and original creation. Each individual Discovery Box contains 4-8 Creativity and STEAM Kits, extension activities, and a 20+ page themed Green Kid Activity Guide.
There are many cool boxes to choose from, but below are some I thought were extra awesome (plus, I could see my son liking these specific kits when he was younger)…
Nature Discovery Box contains FIVE award-winning Creativity and STEAM Science Kits! Kits include Paper Making Kit, a Sunprint Kit, a Paper Mache Globe Kit, a Leaf-Printed Amulet Kit and more.
The 2-box Holidays Around the World Pack will inspire your pint-sized geographer, taking him or her to six exciting places: Japan, India, Africa, Guatemala, Australia, and China. Projects include making Diwali Candles from India, designing an African Mask, making Japanese Lanterns, creating a Chinese Hand Kite that really flies, Aboriginal Rock Art from Australia, and Guatemalan Worry Dolls and a Worry Box from South America, plus more goodies.
Color Science Discovery Box contains FIVE award-winning Creativity and STEAM Science Kits, including projects such as Spin Art Kit, Absorption Science Kit, Color Mixing Kit, Blending Colors Canvas, Homemade Paint Kit and more!
Other options and pricing
There are tons of other art kits and discovery boxes available revolving around neat themes such as mad scientist, botany, ocean science, insects, space sand and much, much more.
Pricing is super reasonable considering that these are eco-friendly kits. For example, small kits are around $8 while a full discovery box is about $25, though less if you purchase boxes through the subscription.
Green company aspects
Discovery Boxes are cool and fun, but this company is also eco-friendly, so these are art and play kits that any green parent can feel good about.
Below are some eco-perks of Green Kid Crafts…
- The company offsets 100% of the carbon dioxide generated by their business.
- They help fund the development of renewable energy projects across the US.
- Boxes used by the company are 100% recycled.
- Recycled labels and envelopes are used for shipping.
- The kits offered at Green Kid Crafts integrate eco-awareness into the themes as much as possible.
- Packaging and printing is minimized wherever possible.
- Bundled materials are packed in plant-based, compost-friendly clear bags.
- Craft foams and plastics are avoided when possible.
- Craft and other supplies are chosen with regards to how they can be composted, recycled and/or reused
- 1% of sales is donated to environmental organizations through membership in 1% for the Planet.