Weekend giveaway: Green Kids Crafts


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This weekend I’m happy to introduce you to one of our family’s favorite recent discoveries: Green Kid Crafts. Are your kids as excited about receiving mail as mine are? Each month when they discover a Green Kids package in our mailbox, there is much rejoicing. (One just arrived yesterday, in fact!)

For those of us mamas who don’t consider ourselves super-crafty, Green Kid Crafts is like an art lesson for littles in a box–including all the supplies you need to complete three separate crafts. (No hunting around to locate the pipe cleaners required!)

More from Green Kid Crafts:


* Green Kid Crafts delights kids and their parents with fun, creative and earth-friendly craft activities, delivered right to their door!  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.

* 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.

* Green Kid Crafts is a mom-owned, green company founded by Penny Bauder, a mom of two and an environmental activist from Alaska.  The company operates a virtual office, employing a network of passionate team members based across the US from California to Alaska to Connecticut.

* 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. You can also read more about our “eco ingredients” online.

* Mail-order subscriptions are available in month-to-month, 3, 6 and 12 month durations, and also make great gifts. A monthly subscription via mail costs $19.95 and includes shipping.


Digital subscriptions, too!

Just like Green Kid Crafts’ regular subscription program, digital subscriptions deliver a wealth of fun and enriching craft and science activities, fun facts and extension ideas to families each month.

Digital subscribers receive a mammoth activity packet via email containing templates, instructions and lesson plans for at least 6 projects related to a new, nature-based theme.

The monthly packets make it convenient and easy to follow the Green Kid Crafts program at a lower cost than the mail order subscription.

One Simple Homeschool reader will win a 3-month subscription (via mail order) to Green Kid Crafts!

How to Win

To be entered for a chance to win, leave a comment on this post answering this question: How old are the kids in your home, and how do you approach arts and crafts with them? (If you’re reading this in an email, you must click over to the blog to enter!)

For a second entry, “Like” Green Kid Crafts and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. Then leave another comment here, letting me know you’ve done so.

This giveaway has ended. Thanks for entering!

Disclosure: I received complimentary Green Kid Crafts boxes to try out with my children. All opinions expressed in this post are my own.

About Jamie Martin

Jamie is a mama to three cute kids born on three different continents. She serves as editor of Simple Homeschool, and blogs about mindful parenting at Steady Mom. Jamie is also the author of two books: Steady Days and Mindset for Moms.


  1. 8, 5,2, and 1. That’s a lot of cleaning to do when we’re crafting, and frankly I rarely have the fortitude to attempt it. It seems like these craft kits would take the pathetic out of my need for crafting assistance!

  2. My son is 7, and he is not inclined to start a craft on his own. We often start a craft from our history curriculum or art program. Sometimes I see something online. I think he would love this!

  3. My six year old son would adore this

  4. Tammy Smith says:

    My daughter is 10, and very creative. I’m not so we have difficulties in this area. I’m not very good at ideas or implementation. She would LOVE this as a way to express her creativity!

  5. Tammy Smith says:

    I liked both pages on Facebook as well :)

  6. My boys are 8 and 3. Right now we really struggle with arts and crafts:-)

  7. I liked Green Kids Crafts on Facebook.

  8. She’s 8 – and I just make sure everything we have is easy for her to get and that there is plenty of space for her to work without worrying about making a mess (anywhere in the kitchen, and we keep a plastic tablecloth handy for the dining room table)

  9. Melissa C. says:

    My kids are 10,13,16,18….Leaving the creativity to them is always the best result when it comes to crafting!! Both pages are already liked on FB as well.

  10. We are a homeschooling family in Ontario’s finest cottage country. I have an almost 7 year old daughter, a 5 year old daughter, and a 3 year old son. Our crafting takes lots of planning as most materials are 1-2 hours away or by online sales. Otherwise, we have a nice stash built up and never have a shortage for fairy house building!

  11. 8&5. I am awful about arts and crafts, it is the last thing I think of doing. I bought a book and let them pick activities so that I could be sure to do SOMETHING! This giveaway is great!

  12. Jessica Brammer says:

    We have a 6, 4 1/2, 3, and 1 year old who love crafts. I feel like I never have the time for planning anything more than coloring or glitter glue so this sounds like a great option!

  13. My kids are 3, 9, 12, and 14. I’m not particularly creative, but my kids love doing crafts. This would be wonderful to have the ideas and supplies all together and ready to create! Thanks for the giveaway.

  14. Heather k M says:

    My boys are 6, 5, and 1. They love to do crafts. I wish I planned them more fortgem. We just to go to classes. Would love to win!

  15. This is such a delightful giveaway! All the ingredients when the mood strikes! I have liked you both on Facebook!

  16. Heather k M says:

    Liked Green crafts kids on fb.

  17. Kiddos: 6,5,1. We do collective craft projects as a family for come holidays–Mother’s Day, Valentines, Christmas. But the children also have craft supplies and kid-friendly craft books that they can pull out of the closet for rest time and those often turn into very creative adventures!

  18. We have 6 and 2 year old and are in process of adopting 2 older children from Latvia who will be 9 and 10 when they come home. All of them love crafts but I have to limit which supplies are within reach b/c my 6 year old and 2 year old tend to get into mischief with them sometimes.

  19. I liked both pages on fb :)
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  20. With an almost 3 year old and a new baby on the way, our approach to arts and crafts is um a little unorganized. We have a craft closet that houses stickers, do-a-dot paints, crayons, and sketchbooks. However, I’m not the type of mom who loves having gobs of craft supplies spread everywhere and I often don’t take the time to plan craft activities. Something like this would be lovely as my daughter would have a blast and I would just have to follow directions!! I call that a WIN!

  21. I have a 5 year old and a 3 year old little girls. We don’t craft nearly as much as they would both like and I think winning something like this would help jump start me to do it more often!

  22. Melodie B says:

    5 and 1 1/2. We do a lot of drawing, painting, and cutting, but I’m not very organized in doing anything more than that.

  23. I have a 12y/o daughter and a 5y/o son. My daughter loves to craft and is very self-motivated to do so. My son on the other hand, not so much. Getting him interested in a craft is difficult. If we can get him started, he usually (but not always) enjoys it. One of my big goals this year is to find some arts-activities he’ll like. I think one of his problems is that he sees the things his big sister does, and he gets frustrated if he can’t do the same things she can.

  24. I have a 6 and 4 year old boys. My 6 year old is just starting to really get into trying different art – copying some of the masters and practicing with drawing books. We have been looking at some of our favorite illustrators to try to reproduce the work.

  25. Amanda B. says:

    I have a 4 and 2.5 year old and I don’t have a ton of time to do crafts as I work full time, but encourage them to draw a lot and give them lots of empty boxes to inspire creativeness.

  26. Karissa says:

    I have a 16 month old. Can I still be entered into the drawing. You’re the only blog I get e-mailed to me. :)

  27. Karissa says:

    Here’s my second comment. I liked Green Kid Crafts (already liked you) on FB. I file most of your e-mails to read again when I start homeschooling. Thanks for the good info and inspiration.

  28. Cassie D says:

    Currently we have a 16 yo and 9 yo. I homeschool the 9 yo and she does crafts whenever she wants. I also provide childcare for a 7 mo old, 4 yo and 3 yo and we are in the process of adopting. In our home crafts are pretty much just always available but I don’t tell them what to do. My daughter is very creative and comes up with all kinds of ideas, we also have craft books she flips through for ideas. I am not crafty.

  29. Cassie D says:

    I like both green kids crafts and simple homeschool on fb.

  30. cheryl s. says:

    I have a little 6 year old that loves doing art of any kind. We have set up the playroom with all the crafty stuff in one area which allows us to have some fun when creativity hits. We also got some Dvds which teach different art projects – we do that at least once a week.

  31. My daughter is 11 and my son is 7. We are huge crafters and outdoorsy folks, but we are beginning homeschool this year, so it would be great to have such fun activities as part of our “curriculum”. I know both of them would love it (and me too). :)

  32. LaVonne says:

    I have three boys a 6 year old, a 4 years old and a 19 month old and an infant girl. My older boys are super creative and repurpose any item they can manage to get their hands on. I love to see the plans they draw and items they create. Unfortunately, art and craft instruction has taken a back seat to babies and needs desperate attention. I hope to do much better next school year! Thanks for your post!

  33. Heather says:

    My seven year old daughter usually comes up with an arts and crafts project on her own and starts working on it! If I leave supplies/materials out for her she’ll think of something creative to do with them. She also loves anything environmentally friendly and/or nature themed, so i think she’d love this!

  34. Elizabeth says:

    Five, three and three months. We do crafts sporadically, so a monthly kit would be wonderful.

  35. I have a 3.5 year old and we enjoy being crafty together. He can access crayons, colored pencils, paper, etc. on his own and creates things when he wants. When I remember (!) we pull out paints and other craft items for other adventures.

  36. Amber White says:

    We have a bunch of little people ages 13, 11, 9, 5, 3, & 10 months. We love art around here. Someone can usually be found doing something creative daily. Lately we’ve been doing drawing, gluing, embroidery, & of course lots of coloring!!! :) We’d love to try out this . :) FUN MAIL IS THE BEST!!!

  37. I already “like” Simple Homeschool and just liked Green Kid Crafts. Thanks for this new resource!

  38. I have two girls, 7 and 4, and a son, 3. They love to craft with anything they can find from outside to inside. We try to do projects every week but it doesn’t always happen. This would be a great addition to our school year.

  39. My kids are 2, 6, and 11. They are very artistic and crafty, while I am not. :) My oldest always has lots if good ideas, which she helps the younger two pull off. I’d love to try something like this to be able to foster their creativity more.

  40. Landon, 6, Elaine, 5, Levi, 2, and Elliot, new – I try to have craft material available to the children whenever the mood strikes them to create. I do keep the more messy items put away until I can help, though. I think having the items available and letting them lead is great for their creativity.

  41. Michelle O. says:

    Our kids are 12, 10, 4.5 and 3. We love doing crafts but tend to only do them for special occasions like holidays and birthdays. This craft in the mail idea sounds awesome to me :) Thanks for the chance to win!

  42. My kids are 7 (twins), 5, and 3 and crafts are a daily activity in our house; however, it is entirely child led because I am not crafty! I set out recycled paper from grandma’s work, crayons, and a bin of random art supplies and I let them go to town.

  43. My kiddos are 7 and 2. Most of our crafting revolves around a specific holiday. I would love to incorporate a few more, especially ones that are environmentally friendly!

  44. I liked both groups on Facebook. Thanks!

  45. Oh this would be awesome! win or not I may have to work this into the budget.
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    • Oh and my kids are 6, 3, and 9mo. We work in craft time….rarely I just never seem to have inspiration and supplies at the same time.
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  46. I also “LIKED” both FB pages :–)
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  47. 2, our crafts are limited, but we try to do things that involve outdoors and coloring right now.

  48. 3. We usually craft a lot, but lately with moving and it being nice outside, the crafting is definitely less than we would like.

  49. My daughter is 5 & 1/2 and my son is 8 months old. My daughter LOVES doing crafts! I have plastic tote w/ handles filled with an assortment of paper, a 31 All in One Organizer bag -the middle is filled with glitter glue, stencils, crayons, watercolors, stamps and the pockets organize her markers, colored pencils, glue/glue sticks & scissors and finally, a wooden tray I saved from a Melissa & Doug craft kit that has separate sections, each filled with stickers, sequins/confetti, beads, mini pom-pom balls, ribbon etc.

    When my daughter wants to do crafts, I pull down the tote, the bag & the tray (3 things) and set them on the table and she will sit for hours crafting/painting/coloring etc. When she is done, she puts everything away and I place the 3 things back in the storage closet.

  50. I have been a FB fan of Simple Homeschool & I just became a fan of Green Craft Kids. I love the idea of a fun new craft each month.
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  51. Malena H says:

    My boys are 5 and 3. My older son is constantly making things. We give him a wide variety of materials and let him use them as he pleases for the most part. He does need permission to use messy materials such as paint. My younger son isn’t as into arts and crafts just yet. When he does create something I make sure to praise him to try to encourage him to make more. Yet most of his crafting is still sitting in the middle of the floor shredding paper with scissors.

  52. My children are 13, 6, and almost 3. I am not good at incorporating crafts. The reason I don’t do them as often as I should is because I hate running around trying to gather all the materials. This way it’s all there. Wonderful! Thanks for the opportunity to enter the giveaway!

  53. I am a facebook fan of simple homeschool and green kids crafts.


  54. I love the idea of a green craft coming in the mail every month. The even for someone who is crafty this would be a treat. It creates excitement and anticipation of something that is very healthy and can involve the whole family.

  55. My sons are 4 and 1. I tend to give my 4 year old materials (paper, clay, paints, markers, etc.) and maybe a suggestion or two and then let him do his own thing. He doesn’t do well with crafts that have a “right or wrong” way of doing it.

  56. Deirdre says:

    My children are 11, 4, and 4 months. My girls and I try any hands on crafty thing we can get are hands on. The favorites are crocheting and painting.

  57. I already liked Simple Homeschool and I just liked Green Kids Crafts :)

  58. Deirdre says:

    I liked both facebook pages! :)

  59. My kids are 8, 6, 5, and 2. Honestly I could use a little help coming up with project ideas for my daughter, LOL! She loves crafts, but I’m not particularly creative when it comes to thinking up something to do!

  60. Penni Litwiller says:

    My kids are 8, 7, and 5. As a Stampin’ Up demonstrator, I’d love to say my kids do all kinds of elaborate crafts but I just give them stamps and paper and they have fun making cards for others. We like to craft with a purpose, so we always have someone in mind when we make cards together. Sidewalk chalk is another very effective crafting tool, lol!!!

  61. Penni Litwiller says:

    Oh, and I liked both Facebook pages :)

  62. Carrie S. says:

    My kiddos are 9, 7, and 6. I am not skilled at setting up and executing crafts with them, so we have set up an art cabinet and they can create whenever they want with whatever supplies are available. It’s awesome to see what they create! :)

  63. Carrie S. says:

    I “like” both Kid Green Crafts and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  64. Bethany Zezula says:

    My children are 8, 7, and 2. My boys are the oldest and I used to be so good at doing crafts with them. My girl is 2 and loves to cut, glue, color and make anything! I realize I need to get better at doing more hands on crafts with them. I would love to try out this product!

  65. Rachel C says:

    My sons are almost 4 and 2, and they aren’t always interested in crafty activities. We usually do crafty activities when my sons ask for them. We especially have fun painting with water color! Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!

  66. Bethany Zezula says:

    I have also liked both Green kid crafts and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.

  67. My kids are 2, 4 and 9, and they love doing crafts :) We have an art table with stuff always out (and chaotic).

  68. My at-home kiddos are 14,12, and 8. We approach arts and crafts sporadically. I really would like to be more regular and intentional!

  69. My kiddos are 4 1/2 and 2 1/2, with another little one on the way. I personally love craft time, but my kiddos aren’t too interested. I encourage them to get dirty and explore the craft materials (glue, glitter, sand, paint) but they’re really only interested for about 3 minutes. Maybe they need more structure?
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  70. Mary Allison says:

    I have one daughter at home, she is 7. We tend to do crafts according to the season or the month. I would have to say that we do not do artsy ‘classes’ because I enjoy cooking as an art more so than art. But subscribing to Green Kid Crafts would REALLY be great for both of us! It would give me a “theme” to go by and be able to keep my mind from wandering! haha Anyway, thank you for this opportunity to win something that would benefit ANY homeschooler or family that just enjoys crafts.

  71. Mary Allison says:

    Oh yes, I also liked Green Kid Crafts and Simple Homeschool on Facebook.
    THANKS again!

  72. Pamela R says:

    My kiddos are 3, 7, 11. We supply lots of crafty supplies and just let them do their thing. We haven’t done much in the way of planned activities, but I’m sure that my older ones would enjoy these kits. Thanks!

  73. I have a 3yo and 7mo. They are in daycare and so do most of their artsy projects there, which is why this would be a great giveaway for us! But one day I would love to have a home with a space where we can set up a permanent art table for them to use whenever they desire!

  74. Valerie says:

    My kids are 9 and 6. I will sometimes do a preplanned craft with them, but these days we have a drawer in the kitchen with various craft supplies and they can help themselves when inspiration strikes.

  75. I have 4 little ones- 7, 5, 2 and 4 months. My style is more open ended with our art creating- I like to provide quality supplies, teach them how to use it and then let their imaginations go from there. Thanks for sharing!

  76. Lauren Brown says:

    My children are 3 and 5. Sometimes I like to put out a variety of supplies and see what they create. Other times, I will have a specific project in mind, and I have them follow directions to replicate it. Projects are usually spur of the moment and related to what else we are learning about….and always fun!

  77. Lauren Brown says:

    I ‘liked’ Green Kid Crafts on FB and I already ‘like’ Simple Homeschool. Thanks!

  78. My children are 9yo and 6yo. We have some structured crafts, and they watch me craft. The bulk of their crafts come from a need that they have. For example, their stuffed animals “need” clothes. So, they make them. My children “needed” checkbooks yesterday. So, they used paper, construction paper, brass fasteners, rubber bands. and whatever else to create checks, registers, and checkbook covers. Today, they’re coming up with plans for redesigning their checkbooks.

  79. Tiffany says:

    I have a four year old daughter, an almost three year old son, and a eight month old son. I feel as crafts in my house are really simple and not as planned out as they should. We have not yet starting homeschooling but will start kindergarten very shortly with my daughter.

  80. Jeri Thurber says:

    My daughter is 2.5 and I like to include her in some way with whatever I’m working, plus we do any kind of crafts/art she wants to try.

  81. Jeri Thurber says:

    I like Green Kid Crafts and Simple Homeschool on facebook.

  82. Tiffany says:

    I have liked both you and Green Kid Crafts. Thank you!

  83. Tiffany says:

    I have a four year old daughter, an almost three year old son, and an eight month old son. I feel as crafts in my house are last minute, and not thought out as well as they should be. We have not yet started homeschooling but will soon will my daughter.

  84. Brenda T says:

    I have a 7 year old and 3 year old. They love crafts, but I’m a work from home, homeschooling mama so planning crafts is on the bottom of my priority list.

  85. Brenda T says:

    I liked both on FB.

  86. I have three kiddos…Emma 8, Sid (a boy) 6 and a two month old.
    Arts and crafts is big on our house. My hubby is a cabinet maker and I make jewelry so we value handwork. My kids have two home school cabinets and one is full of games and puzzles and the other is full of art supplies.!!
    But my favorite arts and crafts is when we attend our Star GIrls meeting. Myself and another mom and our two girls meet twice a month and do a craft that ties into an animal totem and value. For example this month’s activity is about Bumble Bee who reminds us of the value of clumsy grace. We all make many mistakes (clumsy) on our path that god has laid out for us (grace). Life is more about process than the end result. so we are playing with clay. And that is it. Just playing with it. reminding ourselves that it is just as fun to create something as is it to have something finished.
    Thanks again for blogging! I appreciate the info and the connection.

  87. Shelley says:

    This is such a neat idea and giveaway! I have 2 boys – ages 5 and 3. My oldest loves to create things. He would adore something like this. He loves to put things together and make crafts for other people. (he has the love language of gifts for sure). On the way home yday, he said out of the blue – “momma, i have a job in my head – I want to color construction paper, then use the glitter glue, and put flowers on it.” :)
    My youngest loves to help do whatever brother is doing. He loves to “cut and colwer”as he calls it .

  88. Kirsten Glinke says:

    My kids are 4.5, 3 and 13 months. We just try to get some kind of art materials out at least every other day and I let the kids use them however they see fit. Occasionally, I’ll find a cool idea for a project but right now I mostly just want them to get familiar with the materials by playing.

  89. Liked both pages on FB. And my two month old is a sweet baby girl! Alia Star.

  90. Jennifer says:

    I ahve 6 kids, ages 9 years to 9 months. Sometimes I pick crafts to do with them, other times they ask me about doing something. And it’s never enough for them! They would love this. Well, except for the baby, I guess. : )

  91. Jennifer says:

    I like on FB

  92. Stefanie says:

    My kids are 10 1/2, 9 and 5. I have a lot of ideas pinned but when it comes down to getting all of the supplies and actually doing the activity, it doesn’t happen often.

  93. Jenna Sorensen says:

    My kiddos are 5 and 2. We do a lot of coloring, painting, and drawing whenever the mood inspires! Their supplies are in easy reach but limited. I’ve looked into Green Kid Crafts and love the idea of crafts in a box. Brilliant! Thanks for the giveaway!

  94. My kids are 3 and 6 and we don’t do enough arts and crafts! But when we do, it’s usually drawing or painting and we keep it pretty simple.
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  95. I have a 4 month, 3, 5, almost 6, 7, and 19 yr Olds! Right now our arts n crafts are my practiced “yes” to requests to use the variety of supplies and tools they have available. Maybe once a month I will initiate or guide an art activity, usually that relates to our Bible or science studies. I Sissy it was more messy, more often, with me involved, but in this season I feel.pretty good about saying yes to their creative messes and praising the outcome when they present it! Also, the oldest is very good.about jumping in and cutting snowflakes wig them or trying the new pinterest craft she found :)

  96. Jenna Sorensen says:

    Green Kids liked on FB and you, of course, are already liked on FB:)!! Thanks again!!

  97. Catherine says:

    My kids are 9, 7, and 7. We don’t do as many crafts as I’d like. We mostly just have lots of art supplies available and they just do whatever they think of. Not so much directed or instructed projects. They like drawing, paper cutting, and clay.

  98. Catherine says:

    I liked you both on Facebook.

  99. I have two 4 year olds at home! I try to keep crafts as simple as possible and won’t do anything that involves cutting with them just yet (their hands aren’t strong enough and I want the crafts to be fun- not frustrating). They LOVE painting, so I do a lot of stuff with paint. We do lots of unit studies (just wrapped up butterflies and started the ocean this week) so I base the crafts on whatever we’re studying. My goal right now is to have a huge ocean scene collage in our hallway and have them make all the creatures to go on the wall. So this week we made paper bag octopuses and star fish out of oatmeal. Fun fun stuff at this age :)

    -I also liked you and Green Kid Crafts on FB!
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  100. The children in my home that will be using the crafts are 7 and 11. Arts and crafts are severely lacking. I need a jump start!
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  101. Virginia says:

    Most of our crafts are related to nature, using materials in our yard for example. My daughter comes up with most of the ideas. Recently my ten year old daughter made pigments from different dirt in our yard and used it on thick paper to make a cover for a book. These kits sound like something we would love to do, regardless of our age!

  102. I have 6 children ages 20 months to 12 years old. I am in need of new ideas for crafts. Currently my little ones paint, color and occasionally with do a glue project. That’s about it. They do enjoy crafts though so these kits sound wonderful. The kids make it easy for me as mom to give more craft opportunities to the kids.

  103. Hi,
    My kids are 6, 3 1/2 and 17 months. I love crafts, but find that we don’t do them nearly enough. I think sometimes it feels like a lot of work, or just when I have gathered everything, my little ones have moved on and are no longer interested. Green kids crafts sounds perfect!! Thank you for the opportunity to enter!!

  104. I have a 5 mo, 1 yo, 4 yo, and a 6 yo. We don’t have a lot of planned crafts, but I keep a wide variety of materials on hand for them to create on their own.

  105. Educents.com has the digital subscription on sale right now for 40% off!

  106. Tara S. says:

    I have a 6 year old and a 3 year old. We love arts and crafts here! Frequent trips to Hobby Lobby and stocking up during sales at other stores keep us crafty.

  107. Sarah C says:

    My kiddos are 5 and almost 2 and our crafts involve me having a great idea, my 5yo son making a royal mess and then me resolving to never do crafts again. I’m still recovering from yesterday’s “paint a flower pot for grandma” Mother’s Day extravaganza. I thought I set my expectations for mess appropriately, but failed. We’re kind of a build it kind of family…I send my son out to the shop to make cool stuff with power tools with dad or building a road on “Sand Mountain”.

    I wonder if my kids will survive without craft time.

    These kits look amazing. Maybe I could pull off something like these. :)

  108. Nikki T says:

    My kids are 5 and 7 and craft time has to be planned and implemented by me. They don’t naturally gravitate to doing crafts (unlike me). But usually once the glue is out they’re happy. Messes they love.

  109. My children are 20, 18, 16, 13, 9, 7, and 4. Some of them are naturally artistic, others have to work a little harder. We keep nature journals to practice our drawing/sketching/painting skills. Other crafts are done spontaneously. We have been enjoying the crepe paper flower tutorial and are in the process of making 20 crepe paper corsages for a tea party that a widow in our church is hosting. This subscription sounds wonderful for the younger ones who need a little more help with ideas and execution. Thanks for a chance to win!

  110. My kids are 5, 3, and 15 months. They would love this. Usually our crafts are art related but we don’t get around to them often enough.

  111. My boys are 3 and 7. What can I say about boys and crafts…hammers, paint, mud and a lot of mess. So we approach craft time on days mom has the most patience. :)

  112. Lawana Gray says:

    My kids are 4 and 7 and crafts are few and far between for us right now. I’m looking to add more in because I feel like they need and want them. :)

  113. Lawana Gray says:

    I like you both on FB

  114. My son is 13 years old with learning challenges. He loves to draw and color, and he enjoys building models and Legos : ). I try to keep a lot of materials on hand that he can work with, but I’m excited about the Green Kits, because susatainability is so important to our earth! I really want him to understand how important it is to be green.

  115. Children aged 6 & 9 :-) We like to create seasonal crafts and found crafts; we love papercrafts, including origami, as well as handcrafts with yarn and needle and thread! We look forward to seeing all that Green Crafts has to offer!

  116. I liked both Simple Homeschool and Green Kid Crafts on Facebook too : )

  117. My girls are 6 and 2 and we love having organic craft time! Sometimes we use kits, or we just paint, or draw. My eldest daughter really wants to be an artist, so I try to expose her to lots of different mediums. This give-away would be a well appreciated gift in our house!
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  118. I “like” Simple Homeschool and Green Kid Crafts on FB!
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  119. I have 3 boys ages 1, 6, and 8. Doing crafts of any complexity can be pretty hairy around here. Whatever the big boys are doing the little one has to climb onto the table and be IN IT. Even though he has his own, theirs looks better! Paint is always popular for us. WASHABLE paint. We’d love to give Green Kid Crafts a try! :)
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  120. My Children are 6 and 3 and we love Green Kids Crafts! We are taking the summer off (too busy) but the kits are amazing! The quality is incredible, absolutely incredible. Over the winter our craft projects were holiday based or the contents of the Green Kid Craft boxes. During the summer there is not much time to do specific indoor craft projects but we build fairy houses, paint outside, sketch in our nature journals or just draw. Love this giveaway! Thanks

  121. I have a 4 year old girl and a 6 year old boy. We do lots of artsy (my husband is a professional artist) and nature based crafts… usually seasonally dictated. Love to try out Green Kits!
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  122. My kids are 3 and 5 so most of our crafts are pretty easy. The most fun was a moon jelly. Plastic bag with a glow bracelet inside. Go in the bathroom and fill up the sink with water and turn out the lights. My boys still talk about their “swimming” moonjellies!

  123. My kids are almost 4 and 2. I haven’t spent much on art supplies yet. We have basic crayons, markers, and paint. Our crafts are very hodge podge. I like to salvage things from the recycle bin for them to decorate. Today we made wind chimes out of tin cans.

  124. My youngest two are 8 and twelve and we do a lot of crafts with our schooling.
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  125. I’ve got a 3.5 yr. old & a 18 mon. old. Both love to do crafts. Typically, our crafts align with holidays & seasons. For example, making leis for May Day is Lei Day and painting wooden birdhouses for spring.

  126. We have 5 kids,going on 6!
    They are 11,10,8,5 and almost 9 months.
    I’ve had craft stuff around pretty much their whole lives and done it more intentionally sometimes than others.
    The other day they used my glue gun I think and designed an apron, dress,hotpad and lovely purse with feedbags and stuff they found outside.
    I’d love to win!

  127. Charissa Cooley says:

    I have a one-year-old three year old, and four year old. All boys. We do create your own crafts using paint and scissors and lots of GLUE, whatever materials on hand. We also use sticks and other nature things.

  128. My boys are 7.5 and 4.5. We love crafts but never seem to get around to them! Plus there is that irritating problem of rounding everything up to get started. They both love to make things and like all kids, would be ecstatic to get a package in the mail. Thanks for this great opportunity. Love your blog!

  129. I liked Green Kids Crafts and Simple Homeschool via FB!
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  130. Jessica Saunders says:

    my 3 and 5 year olds like to pick whta we do, and they love making crafts for friends.

  131. Jessica Saunders says:

    I like both on FB

  132. My kids are 6, 4 and 19 months. I try to do crafts but then get frustrated when the kids try to be creative and don’t follow my instructions!! Lol. It usually works better if I send them to art class!

  133. I liked simple homeschool on fb

  134. My children are 2, 4, 6 and 8. For arts & crafts we get books from the library.
    Thanks for the opportunity, these sound great!

  135. Liked on FB :)

  136. Ruthie Wright says:

    We have an 8,6, and 3 yr. old and crafts are everywhere, all the time. I’m not a crafty person, so it’s all up to them; it’s fun to see what they come up with. Thank for the giveaway!

  137. Ruthie Wright says:

    liked both on fb!

  138. Liked on Facebook!

  139. Michelle C says:

    I have 2 daughters who are 3 and 6 years old. We incorporate arts and crafts as part of our daily rhythm. :)

  140. Michelle C says:

    I also “Like” Green Kid Crafts and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. :)

  141. My girls are 2 1/2 and 4 1/2 and they would LOVE this! I am due for baby girl #3 in a few weeks and this would come at the perfect time. We don’t do tons of crafts, but we do make cards and mail them for family and friends and we paint and do other art projects. I’ve gotten away from it lately though. Thanks for the chance to win!
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  142. I like both on FB!

  143. Larissa R says:

    My son is turning 4 next month, and BOY do I need help! I am a single mom…not crafty as far as kid projects go, and I would SO LOVE to have a subscription to help me pull fun things all together for him to do instead of watch “his” iPad 😉

  144. Larissa R says:

    I just liked Green Kid Crafts on Facebook!

  145. Larissa R says:

    I just liked Simple Homeschool on Facebook!

  146. Girl – 13 ( asperger’s syndrome)
    Boys – 4, 2 & 6mos
    Not a lot of time to put crafts together. .. would be great if some of the legwork was done for me:-)

  147. Miriam Prantner says:

    I have a 5 1/2 and 2 1/2 year old. We do some projects that are planned (more with the older one), but also have the stuff out on their little craft table all the time so they can go over and create whenever. I’m planning to start a scrapbook with the older one this summer. Sometimes she even comes up with projects for us to do together…I love that!

  148. I already have liked simple homeschool but I just liked green kid craftsnon face book!

  149. Miriam Prantner says:

    I’m following both FB pages :)

  150. Melanie says:

    My kiddies are 4, 2 and 6 months. My approach to arts and crafts is usually based on the seasons and holidays. Or we just raid the craft box and start coloring, painting and gluing any thing we can find.

  151. molly l says:

    We gave 4 kiddos. 9, 6, 3, and 7 months. We do art when we can but i always need fresh ideas!

  152. My kids are 2 and 3. I’m SO not crafty, and we never seem to have any craft supplies. :(

  153. I “liked” both pages on FB.

  154. Sarah K. says:

    My kids are 5 & 7. I’m not very crafty so I feel like one of the few moms who doesn’t do much crafting with my kiddos. We have markers, crayons, paints, but I never know how to get things together to make a cute craft.

  155. Girl, age 5, boy, age 3. Have a ton of art materials, and get them out one at a time. I have a craft table especially for them but it’s a constant mess, and so we do one thing at a time now. They only thing they have access to is paper. For everything else ( tape, scissors, paint,…) they ask. I let them experiment on their own and they don’t seem to have a problem coming up with ideas. I’m so glad we’ve limited toys in our home, because now they make their own!

  156. Sarah walker says:

    I have 3 kids- 6yr, 3 yr, and 9mo. They love crafts but i have a hard time planning for them.

  157. Merridith says:

    My children are boy 6yrs, boy 5yrs, girl 3yrs, girl 2yrs, and girl 9mos. We enjoy crafts and I try to keep it simple so clean up is easy. Today, we painted rocks and the sidewalk with water colors. Fun for all (including a neighbor).

  158. Riley Howard says:

    I have a 1-year old. I haven’t started on arts and crafts yet but I’m super eager to get ideas and carry them out with her.

  159. My youngest is 12. But six grandchildren, ages 7, 5, and 2, come over for homeschool activities. We’ve got boxes on the pantry shelves with arts and crafts items for use with specific projects, or just “random” creative endeavors.

  160. Riley Howard says:

    I “like” Green Kid Crafts on FB

  161. Merridith says:

    I liked you both on fb. Would love to win. Thnx!

  162. Riley Howard says:

    I “like” Simple Homeschool on FB

  163. The kids in my house are almost 6 and 4, and we do crafts daily!
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  164. Jess E. says:

    Our girls are 5, 3 and 10 months. Our 5 year old loves to draw so we have crayons, markers, blank paper and stickers on a shelf she can access anytime she’d like. It’s in my bedroom so I can casually monitor it. We also have a closet dedicated to the more involved crafts: stamping, beading, play-doh etc.

    I “liked” both pages on Facebook. Thanks and Happy Mother’s Day!!

  165. Anna Nelson says:

    My kids are 10, 8 and 4. There are all very creative, especially my oldest. I let them “have” our dining room. There are always markers, crayons, paper, colored pencils, tape and scissors out. This gives them the freedom to create whenever they are inspired! If I give them too many parameters, they tend to get locked down. But, just leaving the supplies out and ready, has worked well for us. I am constantly amazed at what they come up with!

  166. Bethany says:

    My kids are 5 (boy), 3(boy) and 6 months (girl). Our craft time is not so much a structured, consistent activity, but rather something we do as we are able. Sometimes I will plan something for them to do while other times I will just lay out materials and they will have at it. What a great idea to have something that comes in the mail with everything you need to complete a structured activity.

  167. Anna Nelson says:

    I gave Green Kid Crafts and Simple Homeschool on Facebook. : )

  168. Christi says:

    I have 3! Ages 10,7, and 4. To say our art time is lacking is an understatement. My girls love to create things but I don’t usually sit with them and work a curricula.

  169. My kiddos are 5, 3 and 1. We have a 3 drawer bin that I keep all the craft supplies in. They are free to do what they want and sometimes I also plan projects for them. :-)

  170. Our kids are 7 and 4, and I can’t keep up with the 7-year-old’s desire to do crafts! Would love new ideas!

  171. Just “liked” them on Facebook, too!
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  172. (I already “like” SimpleHomeschool.) :) Love it, actually, and recommend it often!
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  173. Sarah Jean says:

    We have three ages 14, 9 and 5 with babe #4 due in June. I have a few tried and true seasonal crafts that we always have the materials on hand to do, like soap and water felting. I have found it increasingly expensive to be driving to Joann’s every weekend to gather the materials for a regular craft time, however. The mail order package is a brilliant idea, one I will share with grandparents!

  174. We have family game night and family craft night…At least, we try
    to~ I believe that creativity is very important to a child’s intellectual
    growth…Our children are 8 and 10.
    Many thanks, Cindi

  175. I “Like” Green Kid Crafts and Simple Homeschool on Facebook!
    Again, many thanks…Cindi
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  176. My daughter is 18 months and I am just starting arts and crafts with her. I have mostly approached it as invitations to play.

  177. My boys are 2 and 4. They both love hands on activities, the messier the better! This craft box idea may make a good birthday present from grandparents.

  178. Both pages liked on fb

  179. Our kids are 6 and 3 and many times the art moments in our life are spontaneous and child-driven. Sometimes we’ll have an actual art project, and many times it’s using things from around our house. Also, many times the art we do is built into our homeschooling day, but I’ve been looking for more ways to include more art, and this would be such a fun and easy way to do it!
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  180. I “liked” both Green Kids and Simple Homeschool on facebook!
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  181. alisa harvey says:

    My kids are almost 7 and 5. They love crafts but we don’t do many because I can’t come up with ideas and /or supplies!

  182. alisa harvey says:

    I like both on facebook!

  183. Kelly H says:

    My wonderful son is 5. We approach arts and crafts by doing “daily drawing” pages and weekly art projects. We also do an artist study once per week. We try to follow a Charlotte Mason approach. This is all working well for now, but I would like something like this for next year so it would be nice to try it out beforehand.

  184. Kelly H says:

    Liked both on facebook!

  185. My kids are 2, 4, and 5 1/2. I occasionally find a project for us on Pinterest, but mostly our arts and crafts time is just the kids making whatever they want with paper, crayons, markers, scissors, glue, stamps, stickers, paint, etc.

  186. Charlene says:

    My kiddos are 9, 7 and 5. We all love to create in our home and love making art a part of everyday life!

  187. I like both on FB!

  188. Charlene says:

    I “liked” you on Facebook Green Kid Crafts!

  189. My crafty kids are 8 & 4. We add arts & crafts into almost everything we work on. It is just a natural activity in this home. :)

  190. Charlene says:

    I “like” you already on Facebook Simple Homeschool!

  191. Christine says:

    10yrs. 3 1/2 yrs and 2 months old.
    We have art/craft boxes for the older kids with supplies, to get out during the day.

  192. Teresa Pelletier says:

    My kids are 13, 9, 7, 4, 2-1/2, and 1-1/2. We enjoy having a free-for-all types of crafting adventures – typically pulling out a pile of supplies or gatherings from outside and going at it!

  193. Teresa Pelletier says:

    I liked Green Kid Crafts and already liked you on FB =)

  194. Jessica says:

    My kids are 2 and 4. No set time/method for arts and crafts here. Just kind of happens unless we’re specifically making a gift for a holiday or someone’s birthday.

  195. My kids are 9 & 5. One likes to craft more than the other. I try to keep lots of supplies on hand, and usually they make their own creations without a lot of help from me.

  196. Jessica says:

    I like both of the pages on Facebook.

  197. Christina says:

    I have a 5, 3, and 1 year old. I try to do a process based art project with them once a week. They have access to art supplies that they can use at any time.

  198. My son will be 3 in August. I try to expose him to a variety of different media, but right now he likes to use his crayons and colored pencils as dowels when building towers with his other toys. :)
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  199. My kids are 12, 8, 6, 3, and 10 mo. We try to have a rhythm to the week with crafts: Monday is modeling (play-dough, clay, beeswax), Tuesday is form drawing and colored pencils, Wednesday is painting, Thursday is handwork, and Friday is scissors and glue.
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  200. My kiddos are 5, 3, 1, and we have one on the way. Right now, craft time is sporadic but I hope to incorporate it more!

  201. I like you both on Facebook.

  202. Victoria Santiago says:

    Love this idea! My kids are 6 and 4 and I’m the least crafty person I know. We are starting to homeschool in September and would love to do something like this every month.

  203. My girls are ages 8, 5, and 2. We are extremely crafty and are always looking for new and fun projects, usually found from my Pinterest boards! =)
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  204. My son is 4. He is not a fan of crafts. I try to make them purposeful for him and incorporate his OT goals :)

  205. My daughters are 10 and 8. We have an old upright dresser that we refinished and call our “art chest”. The girls grab things as they wish and create what their imaginations tell them.

  206. Ashley C says:

    My kids are 9, 7, 5 and 3. I buy various craft supplies when I find them on sale. When the kids want to get crafty and I pull out the box of supplies that I have accumulated and let them go crazy (outside if possible). Occasionally we do a group or planned project.

  207. Arts and crafts are difficult to do in our house given my lack of craftiness. Our home-schooled kids are 6, 6, and 9. If they had it their way they would be doing crafts all day, every day.

  208. Ashley C says:

    I like you on facebook.

  209. Heather M. says:

    My kids are 9, 8 and 6 and we usually do crafts in conjunction with unit studies, for holidays, for gifts, and spontaneously!

  210. Heather M. says:

    Liked Green Kid Crafts

  211. Heather M. says:

    Like Simple Homeschool

  212. My children are 8,6, and 3. We have bins of craft supplies which they chose from and initiate their own art projects. I would like to make an effort to organize specific arts and crafts projects on occasion and could use some inspiration.

  213. My daughter is 2 and I usually do straightforward crafts with her like gluing/coloring/fingerpaints. She’s only interested for about 5 minutes anyway.
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  214. My kids home schooling are 6, 10, and 15. On nice days we like to do crafts outside at the picnic table and when it’s too cold or wet to do that we get out our long card table and set it up in the living room and do our crafts on it.

  215. I offer our 6-year-old daughter supplies and allow her to use her own imagination.

  216. NicoleA says:

    We have a 3 and 6 yr old in the house. I have been eyeing up these kits for a while and would love to try them out. Hope this contest is open to Canadians?

  217. I “like” Green Kid Crafts and Simple Homeschool on facebook.

  218. NicoleA says:

    Already a FB fan :)

  219. Heather Bruce says:

    My daughter is six and my son is fourteen. I am an artist so we have a large variety of mediums in our home. My children have always picked up different techniques very quickly by watching me. I like to put various mediums out and let them create anything they can imagine up. We have special structured projects as well.

  220. Heather Bruce says:

    Both are “Liked” on Facebook :)

  221. I have a 7 year old girl, a 3 year old girl, a 1 1/2 year old boy, and another baby on the way. In our house we try to be creative as much as possible. We have craft and art supplies easily accessible and try to let them explore. Of course, this is a bit challenging with a wider age range of children but I try not to stress or over-react to markers all over cute chubby faces or paint all over the table. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

  222. My boys are 6, 4, and 1 and we do crafts whenever the mood strikes me, or they ask, which is not as often as I should!

  223. I like you both on Facebook. Also, art supplies are EVERYWHERE, so if I think of it that way, then my kids do art every day. They just don’t do “crafts” everyday — something they make using instructions or a template. My walls are proof of this, too. I’m so thankful for Mr. Clean Magic Eraser!
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  224. My kids are 6 and 3.I am not crafty I guess.
    But I would love my kids to craft and I would love to learn!

  225. My daughter is 7. Our house is craft and art supplies from top to bottom. It seems like I don’t have time to clean up from project before she’s starting another!

  226. AmyLeigh says:

    My oldest is three years old. We don’t do crafts so often, but we color all – the – time! Our fridge is always covered in scribbly masterpieces. :)

  227. Julie Gonsalves says:

    I have kids ages 8, 5, 3, and 1. The older two love crafting and create something on their own almost daily.

  228. We have a 3.5 year old and an 18 month old. My oldest asks to paint every single day, she LOVES arts and crafts. I try to come up with two projects once a month, but it doesn’t seem like enough for my little artist.
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  229. liked both on facebook!
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  230. I have a 3year old a 17mo old and a 3mo old, we usually paint but when we do crafts I pull everything out and let everyone go for w/e they want.

  231. Rebecca Cheng says:

    I have 4 children: boy 12, boy 8, girl 5, girl 3. I try to spark some interest in crafts and let them run with it. I have an art curriculum, and we get to it once in a while. We try some of the ideas suggested in our curriculum. Their big thing now is origami. We are also in an enrichment co-op which includes art and a cooking & crafting class.

  232. Rebecca Cheng says:

    I have liked you on Facebook!

  233. Tandra Peters says:

    Bout to head over and” like”
    I have 4 kids 8 years old- ; weeks old 😉
    Just states back up homeschooling again, been a rough week, so I could use all the extra organized help in homeschooling 😉 this would be one less thing I would have to plan 😉 and my kids would LOVE it! 😉

  234. My daughter is 4. We just made a cabinet in our kitchen the “art center.” Now there’s a home for all the play-doh, paints, markers, crayons, scissors, glue, paper, and all the other bits. It’s low, so I’m very glad she can get out and put away what she wants. No more, “Mommy, can you get me the markers?”

  235. I “like” simple homeschool

  236. And I “like” Green Kid Crafts (even though my kid is sort of pink)

  237. My kids are 3.5 and 2. I have a very haphazard approach to crafts. Every once in a while we pull out random supplies and create random artwork. We rarely do anything very structured.

  238. Renee Boring says:

    My two daughters are 4 and 2. My 4-year-old is very self-motivated for drawing and scissors and glue projects on her own. She has a drawer that is hers (still safe from little sister’s hands!), with basic supplies like crayons, markers, scissors, and that only makes me mildly apoplectic as it slowly spills out on the neighboring surfaces as her creations burgeon. Sigh. The two-year-old tries to participate as best she can. We are blessed to live across the street from a museum that has a child’s nature craft every Sunday morning which we go to do before we go off to church. I joke with the teachers there that they are doing craft therapy with me since my circle of hell in Dante would involve leading children in a craft. As I watch the enthusiasm of my older daughter for her own creations, I am coming around to the value of it all.

  239. I have ages 9, 8, 5, 4 and we are very sporadic with crafting in our house. I keep stocked up on paint, glue tape, paper and other things and they get pretty creative :)

  240. I “liked” both facebook pages :)

  241. We have a will-be-5-next-month and a 2.5 year old. Crafts are NOT my specialty and I struggle to pull something together once a week for the letter-of-the-week/Bible lesson (which are currently coordinated). Other than that our art/craft supplies tend to stay tucked away in a dark corner because of lack of inspiration.

  242. My daughter is 4. We approach art as an exploration process. Lots of free form painting and trying out different mediums. Sometimes I also will have a planned out art projects. But it is the process not the product. Great giveaway!

  243. Heather says:

    so nice! my kids are 13 and 8

  244. I just liked green kid crafts on Facebook and I already like simple homeschool.

  245. Lana Joy says:

    My boys are 2.5 and 5.5 and are very creative! Unfortunately, mama is not, so I have trouble helping them along. My oldest loves to work with scotch tape, contructing things with tape out of construction paper, cardboard, or even his toys!

  246. Lana Joy says:

    I just like Green Kud Crafts and Simple Homeschool! I hope I win! :-)

  247. I have one 5-year-old girl, and another girl due to be born any day now.
    To be honest, my current approach to arts & crafts is…not wanting to clean up a mess after. So suffice to say, not much arts & crafts happens! Eek.
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  248. I just liked Green Kid Crafts and Simple Homeschool. :-)
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  249. My daughter just turned 5 and at the moment she’s enjoying making jewelry. She’s a nature girl so I’m sure these will be very appealing to her.
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  250. Rachel J says:

    My 5 year old, 3 year old would love this! My approach to crafts is largely a do-it-yourself venture – if you can find the stuff you can do it! Now if I could just get her to clean it up too!

  251. Rachel J says:

    Also, I’ve liked both on FB.

  252. My children are 5, 2, and 8 months. Craft time is sporadic at our house. It usually happens when I’m up for the mess :) I would like it to happen more often, though!
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  253. I like both on Facebook.
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  254. my kids are 8 & 12. we do lots of crafts in our house. I have a simple strategy: keep cool art supplies around and everyone can do what they want, when they want.

  255. Morgan Sheda says:

    My daughter is nearly 4 and we do alot of coloring, painting and mud play. Thanks to sites like yours I’ve found more sensory play(that she is just begging for based on her activity) that she has found interesting. I’ve only been really researching the homeschool activities for a few weeks now but have put my mind to doing it at home. I love finding new things that my little explorer will enjoy!

  256. I have 6yo and 4yo girls. We love all kinds of crafts. When we get a chance, we go to Lakeshore Learning to do the free crafts on Saturdays. We are trying to incorporate a regular ‘craft’ day during our week. They also do crafts in different programs that they take part in throughout the week.

  257. my kids are 4, 5, and 8. We always start off the school year strong with scheduled art lessons/sessions….but usually dwindle to spur of the moment crafts like knitting, crocheting, and sewing. These kits sound awesome (and would keep us organized!).

  258. I liked both FB pages.

  259. I’ve liked both on Facebook.

  260. DeAnna Wright says:

    I have a 4 year old little girl and we love arts and crafts of all kinds. New ideas and supplies would be awesome!

  261. DeAnna Wright says:

    I have also liked both facebook pages!

  262. jennifer says:

    My four year old boy loves crafts. He has access to glue, scissors, paper crayons and markers at all times, and about weekly we pull out stuff from “my” craft closets, like powdered tempura, liquid watercolors, tissue papers…fun stuff!! I’m so glad he likes art projects because I do, too!

  263. jennifer says:

    also liked both on Facebook! thanks!

  264. Kristen says:

    My son is 4 and my daughter is 10. They love doing crafts together and often do so with whatever they find around the house. It always puts them in a good mood. Since we homeschool I am always on the lookout for activities they can enjoy together. This product looks great!

  265. Our girls are 3 and 18 months. Our crafting is a free for all. I’m not so good at coming up with new ideas but i am a good mimic.
    I can usually tweak an idea to suit our needs. I have quite a few craft things in the house but the girls just like to glue, glitter glue, color and cut up paper. I’d love to try some new things with them.

  266. I like both pages on FB!
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  267. Kristen says:

    Liked on fb!

  268. I was seriously excited about this company the first time I heard about them. Thanks for this opportunity here! I love that they offer digital subscriptions, too. My kids are both under 4 (including one with special needs), and we’re just getting into crafts around here, and I’m opening up to new opportunities to use varied materials for crafting with them. :-)
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  269. I liked both pages on Facebook. (Thanks for the opportunity!)
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  270. Bella is 3 1/2 and we have a baby on the way. We take a laid back approach to crafts, I’m not super creative without some guidance which is why these type of boxes are ideal.

  271. Liked on both!

  272. My kids are 8, 5, and 2. My middle particularly LOVES anything art & crafts but I also like to keep it simple. We do a lot of open ended stuff- painting, play dough, drawing, just setting out the supplies and seeing where they go. Their creativity inspires me : )

  273. Roxanne says:

    My kids are 4-1/2 yo and 1 yo. We love to craft! I’m just getting the little one into paints and coloring. My big kid loves to cut and draw. We love working with real art materials like soft pastels, and fun materials like washi tape.

  274. I also like SH & Green Kid Crafts on fb : )

  275. Roxanne says:

    I like you both on Facebook. Thanks!

  276. these look like fun
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  277. Sarah C. says:

    Our kids are 5.5, almost 4, and 9 months. Honestly, I usually just wing it with arts and crafts! I do many arts and crafts myself, so I have a lot of supplies (possibly too much). I just gather up a bunch of stuff and make up a project. I’ve decided recently that I’m going to read through their library books and come up with activities based on those.

  278. Michelle says:

    My children are 8 and 4. We approach arts and crafts in a laid back way. They have access to numerous materials and can make “creations” as they wish. We also do structured activities as well!

  279. Sarah C. says:

    Liked both pages on Facebook!

  280. My little guy is 3 and I try to make sure we have lots of materials for crafting. We paint, make collages, use play dough, and loads of other things


  281. I like you both on fb


  282. My boys are two and six years old. We are big fans of art in our home. We have a membership to our local art museum and a variety of art supplies. The boys will try anything, however my two year old prefers to paint and my six year old loves to collage. I sometimes walk them through specific projects, other times I let them do as they please.
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  283. i have 4 wonderful kids ages 9,7,4, and 2. we have a craft closet with coloring books, playdough, markers, crayons, and paper. when we want to get creative, we look online.

  284. i like both on facebook

  285. Nancy Wang says:

    I just found out about this company, and am very interested in trying them out!! My kids are 10, 7, and 5 months. We don’t do craft time a lot, because I don’t like to keep too many craft supplies on hand. I have been thinking that this monthly box approach would be great!

  286. Nancy Wang says:

    I liked both on FB as well.

  287. My kids are 16 (with Autism), 12, 11, 9, and 8. Craft time is crazy. We bring in a box (filled with bits and pieces) and try to make something from what we have. It would be nice to have a set craft and the materials to accomplish this. I am also “liking” on FB.

  288. Sarah bradbury says:

    I have a five and two yr old. The five yr old adores crafts but I always have a hard time ‘getting around to it’, which I feel awful about! I drool over all the craft box subscriptions because I know it would keep me accountable and be easier but they are not in the budget right now. Please pick me!

  289. Sarah bradbury says:

    I have ‘liked’ on fb

  290. Melissa says:

    I have five kids; ages 17,15,12,4,3. Crafts for the older three, which are all girls, involve jewelry and hair things. My two youngest are boys and I am at a loss for them, the like bugs and dirt more than crafts…I think I just need some better ideas for them. Thanks.

  291. 11, 8, 5….they love to do any “projects” whether crafty or arty.

  292. Our table is the craft centre and it’s always covered with the latest project. My daughters would love this!

  293. Charissa says:

    Our kids are six, almost four, and 13 months. I try to do some sort of art piece or craft with them each week and I get most of my ideas from blogs, Family Fun magazine, and books.

  294. Melissa Pallex says:

    My sons are 7 and 10. They both love arts and crafts and are quite creative on their own. Since this is our first year homeschooling, I’ve tried making sure we get our academics in every day and make time for arts and other creative pursuits at least once a week. My goal for next year and beyond is to create a regular schedule that includes art (and music) appreciation, hands-on work with art. I plan to tie in the artists and art styles to follow our history studies, as well as allow some flexibility for the boys’ individual creative whims.

  295. Raechel Clevenger says:

    I have a 7 and 2 year old and we have lots of craft supplies but little ideas or actual time we put into them. I love this idea since it can be opened and done, no worries of missing something!

  296. Raechel Clevenger says:

    I liked both on Facebook!!

  297. Katie S. says:

    We have two girls (5) and (3) and a boy (newborn). Our girls love anything that they can cut and glue, so most of our craftiness involves that and also painting.

  298. Our oldest is 4 and our middle child will be 3 in June, so this would be perfect for our kids. We generally do whatever crafts I find on-line or remember doing when I was young :)
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  299. I’ve liked both on Facebook!
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  300. I am a homeschooling mom to three blessings ages 10,7 and 2. We approach homeschool with a Charlotte Mason/Waldorf intent. We draw a lot and spend lots of time outside!
    Thanks for this opportunity!

  301. I have also liked both on Facebook! Thanks :)

  302. I have a 3.5-year-old, and an almost 6-year-old. We do some art from an art curriculum we have, we do crafty stuff we find on blogs or in magazines. They love this sort of stuff!

  303. Samsmom says:

    My son is 5 (and 1/2 he’ll tell you). We have been hit a bit of a craft block lately. Sometimes I try ideas from magazines, Pinterest, or other online source. He and I love doing crafts, especially to give away :) and especially with friends.

  304. Our children are aged 5 and 7.
    We have been crafting together from a very early age.
    Our favourites are nature craft (finding Mother Nature’s gifts from the outdoors), dry & wet felting and hand-sewing. But really, we’ll attempt anything. We draw in the evenings before bed to ‘get out’ what might be cluttering our minds. We light a candle in the centre of the table, are quiet and enjoy our own head-space, together.
    Green Kid Crafts sounds like a wonderful idea. I must admit, I can lay in bed at night, wondering what activities to do with our chidren, the next day!
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  305. Am happily a new fan to both your facebook pages.
    Please feel free to come visit mine and say hello!
    We are a friendly bunch ♥
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  306. kristie says:

    Liked both pages (liked yours ages ago)
    My girlie monsters are 10 and 3, arts & crafts are generally a glitter storm of scissors, glue and flying bits n bobs. My oldest is very artistic and if given some materials (& a bit of peace n quiet) she comes out with some beautiful pieces.

  307. Our little ones are 1 & 2 and arts and crafts often look like a whole lot of unstructured lovely mess.
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  308. Misty R. says:

    My girls are 5 and love crafts. I keep a box of miscellaneous materials and often find them going through it and creating their own creations.

  309. Syd Holliday says:

    My kids are 1, 3, 4, and 6. We really do a combo of leaving things out for spontaneous creativity, as well as planned Pinterest-inspired crafts according to what they are “into” at that moment.

  310. Syd Holliday says:

    I have officially liked both pages as well!

  311. My kiddos are 2 and 4, and our “crafts” are generally pretty basic, play dough, coloring, painting, etc. I would like to do more “art” with them and am needing some inspiration and motivation.

  312. I like both pages on Facebook!

  313. My kids are 5, 3, and 8mths. We find ideas on the Internet. Usually not many nature ones but I am trying to do more of them….this sounds like a great idea! And it’s all in one place!!! Oh the love , all materials delivered to my door with instructions!! Yes please!

  314. I keep a good stock of craft supplies at the ready for my kids and they have at it when the mood strikes…. we typically only do more ‘formal’ craft activities around special holidays.

  315. My littles are 4, 6 and 8 yrs old. We have a plastic cart on wheels with 7 drawers full of craft stuff and they have free reign to do what they want, when they want. We occasionally do a craft together but I’m usually trying to keep my 4 yr old son busy while my girls create, which is daily, they LOVE making things. My son would rather be outside in the mud. :-)

  316. I liked Green Kid Crafts and have been a fan of your page for quite some time!

  317. Ali Federwitz says:

    2, 5, 7

    Crafts are generally available at all times in my house. I shop the sale racks at craft stores to get good deals. Often, they are seasonal so I stick them away for the next year. However, it’s kind of a free-for-all and I would love to have more focused times for crafting.

  318. Our kids are 5, 4, 2, 8 months and one due in December! We love writing and drawing in our house. Our arts and crafts room is an open free for all and the kids go in and create what they want, whenever they feel like it. They all love art! Our art usually centers around the books we’re reading. Last week, after reading the stories of Robin Hood, my son went out and found a stick and constructed a bow and arrow.
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  319. Jacquelyn O says:

    My kiddos are 5, 2.5, and 8 months. In our house, arts and crafts are always accessible – we have kid-friendly arts and crafts supplies within reach for whenever the inspiration strikes.

  320. Jacquelyn O says:

    I have liked both pages on FB.

  321. We have an arts and crafts cabinet for our 3 and 6 year old, with most supplies available to them for when the artistic mood strikes. We collect and save all sorts of things to add to the creation station. Right now fairy houses are huge, so we are making lots of dough trinkets to add to the house. We would love to get new ideas to add to our repertoire, and anything that comes in the mail is a huge bonus!

  322. I have liked both pages on Facebook as well.

  323. My girls are 18 months and 4 years (just turning 4 this month!) We normally do an art project each day. Sometimes we go to Jo-Ann’s and just see what is on sale, but mostly we go to Pinterest and see what interests me. We have an art center where we can pick out art projects as we’d like. We’ve used a project in a box system before but it wasn’t this many crafts! I’m definitely interested in this!
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  324. Like both on FB :)
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  325. I have a six year old boy. We usually let his interests lead us in doing arts and crafts, and if there is ever an opportunity to incorporate nature all the better. I love his imagination :-)

  326. Michelle Baesler says:

    Hannah is 6 and Eli is 2. I have an art center. I haven’t done specific craft since Autumn Equinox when we painted outside. Usually, we draw, use do-a-dots or play with stickers. The Green Kids box sounds really great! I could use some help in the area.

  327. Sara S. says:

    I have an almost 4 year old and a 1 year old. My oldest loves drawing, cutting and creating her own ideas. I am really bad at actually setting up time to craft but it just seems to come naturally to her!

  328. Sara S. says:

    Like both on Facebook!

  329. My kids are 4,5, and 6 months. My 6 month old watches while the older girls and I do themed crafts based on what else we’re learning about.
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  330. My kiddos are 20, 17, 13, 11, 8, 6, 5, 3, and 18 months. My approach to arts and crafts is to have basic supplies in the house and let the artistic big sisters lead the way!

  331. my boys are 2 & 3. I try my best to let them guide me:) they want to paint….sure! Glitter….sure. thank you:)
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  332. My kids are 6, 3.5 and almost 2. My 6 year old is a prolific art creator who usually comes up with his own projects daily so my job is to help him reach his goals rather than help him find them! 😉 My 3.5 year old and 2 year old love to draw and use stickers, as well as paint and play with dough. We rarely do organized crafts other than as gifts for family members for holidays or special occasions. We mostly unschool with a touch of Waldorf so this fits well with our approach and kids\’ personalities.

  333. Fan of both Simple HS & Green Kids Crafts on FB!
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  334. Rebecca says:

    I have four, ages 1, 7, 9, and 12. The extent of my craftiness is a chalkboard wall in the bathroom. Fun for everyone!

  335. My daughter will be three in a months time. We love doing art, we try and have our Saturdays dedicated for some kind of artwork.
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  336. I already like you on Facebook, and now added Green Kids Craft to my “liked” list!
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  337. My children are 12, 10, 7, 4, and almost 2. We draw, water color paint, and other things. I teach a co-op class for our homeschool and right now we are making nature journals, my 10 year old is in this class. Whenever we work on our journals my other kids always want to join in. In the winter I made animal masks with my 4 year old. I find that when I have something in mind to “make” them do they don’t want to do it. But when they see me doing something they always want to join in. I also find they do better when I am with them vs when I am not. If I just tell them what to do and leave they get bored and end up painting the floor. I am encouraging myself to do more art and let their creative juices flow more than worrying about messes.

  338. I have already liked you on fb. And now liked green kids.

  339. My kids are almost 9, 4.5 and 6 months. Lately, we have been focusing more on specific artists by reading child friendly biographies and then doing a project to reflect their work. Last week we visited the Art Institute in Chicago to see some of the art we have been studying. My kids have really been enjoying this but they also really like crafty things and I am horrible at coming up with ideas, so this would be right up my alley. Thanks!

  340. My children are 5 and almost 7. We don’t do “crafts” a whole lot, but they love to paint and draw. When we do something more crafty it’s usually an idea I found on Pinterest. This looks great and I’m sure we would all love it.

  341. I “like” both pages on Facebook.

  342. My girls are 3 and 9 and I approach crafts with fear and trembling! Thanks for the opportunity.
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  343. Tammy Jones says:

    My kids are 10, 9 and 2 1/2. I am really bad about arts and crafts, but I do get out the paint for them. I know I lack in this area.

  344. Tammy Jones says:

    My kids are 10, 9 and 2 1/2. I am really bad about arts and crafts, but I do get out the paint for them. I know I lack in this area. I also liked both pages on FB.

  345. Art with my children is an ADVENTURE! My 5 year old has always been cautious about messiness and is careful in his art. Forget trying to encourage spontaneous creativity! My 3 year old – avant garde! And a big mess to go with it! So for working with both of them, I just present the medium(s), maybe an idea and let them go for it in their own style!

  346. Jennifer Kuhlman says:

    My kiddos are 5, 3 and 1. My 5-year-old especially loves crafts. We try to do something crafty everyday.

  347. My kids are 6, 3, and almost 1. The kids love crafts so they often tackle those projects on their own, and then we’ll do bigger things together when we see something interesting. Browsing through craft books is a popular pastime here.
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  348. my kids are 5 and 1. My son does not seem very crafty and I certainly am not! So I’m always on the look out for more ideas on what I could possibly do. Thanks for the giveaway.