Category Archives: DIY Crafts

Eco-Friendly Easter Crafts For Kids

Fun And Easy Easter Crafts To Make With Your Kids

This post contains affiliate links which may earn us a commission.

Every year, as Easter slowly approaches, I look for fun and easy Easter themed crafts that I can do with my children.

Crafting is a great way to celebrate and learn the meaning of certain holidays, and it’s also a fantastic way to work on fine motor skills!

How Can I Make Easter Crafts Eco-Friendly?

When it comes to arts and crafts, I always encourage myself, as well as my children, to use environmentally friendly supplies that can either be up-cycled, recycled, or composted. Some examples are:

  • Kraft + Construction Paper
  • Non-Toxic Glue
  • Glass Jars
  • Felt Paper
  • Egg Cartons
  • Toilet Paper + Paper Towel Tubes

Not all art and crafting supplies are 100% eco-friendly, and that’s ok. Some projects require the use of certain items like googly eyes; and I have no problem using them even though they are made from plastic because I can always reuse them on future projects. And if they make my child laugh and giggle, then I am all for it.

Below are some of my favorite low-waste Easter crafts for kids that we have been enjoying, and we hope you will too. They are super fun and easy to create, and look great when completed!

Easy Easter DIY Projects For Kids

Danya Banya

Paper Plate Sheep Mask For Kids

Blog | DanyaBanya

This sheep mask craft is a fantastic project for both toddlers and preschoolers. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it promotes imaginative play! Check out the full tutorial for this Easter-themed craft on Danya’s website!

Handimania

No Sew Sock Bunny

YouTube Channel | Handimania

You and your kids can make adorable sock bunnies without the need for any patterns or needles. All you need are some socks, rice, ribbons, a pair of scissors, and a marker. These can be used as Easter basket fillers, or as home decor!

CompostAndCava

Recycled Yogurt Jar Bunnies

Blog | CompostandCava

Join Reese at Compost And Cava as she teaches you how to turn Oui by Yoplait yogurt jars into festive Easter decor. They can be filled with flowers, jelly beans and other Easter goodies! This Easter craft for kids is a great way to upcycle old jars, and a fantastic way to save money on Easter home decor.

Easy Kids Craft

Bobble Head Paper Bunny

YouTube Channel | Easy Kids Craft

Learn how to make fun and easy bobble head paper bunnies! This Easter craft for kids is a fun way to get creative! So grab some scissors, paper, glue and googly eyes, and have fun with this Easter activity!

Crafty Morning

Mini Popsicle Stick Chicks

Blog | Crafty Morning

Michelle at Crafty Morning teaches you and your child how to make these super simple popsicle stick chics! This eco-friendly Easter craft for kids lets you reuse some popsicle sticks, turning them into adorable Easter icons!

Rocking Paper Plate Bunny Craft For Kids

YouTube Channel | Easy Peasy And Fun

If you and your kids love paper plate crafts, then you’ll really enjoy this easy rocking paper plate bunny craft! Give them a gentle push, and watch them sway side to side.

Iheartartsncrafts

Yarn Wrapped Handprint Carrot Craft For Kids

Blog | iheartartsncrafts

Join Jackie at iheartartsncrafts as she teaches you and your child how to make a yarn wrapped carrot craft this season! This eco-friendly Easter craft is super simple and looks great when it’s put together!

Design Mom

Salt Dough Easter Egg Ornaments

Blog | DesignMom

Who doesn’t love a natural ornament? Gabrielle from Design Mom teaches you how to create all-natural Easter egg ornaments from salt dough. These can even be hung on your rear view mirror!

Champs Crafts

Spring Chicks Egg Carton Crafts

YouTube Channel | ChampCrafts

This awesome eco-friendly Easter craft is all about reusing those egg cartons to create adorable chicks! It’s a simple and fun project that can be composted if used with plant-based paints!

Q-Tip Lamb Craft

Blog | One Little Project

Debbie from One Little Project shows you how to make this adorable Q-tip lamb! For an eco-friendly twist, you can use all-cotton or bamboo q-tips instead of the ones with the plastic handles. This is super cute for a puppet show, or glue a magnet to the back and stick it on the fridge!

Housing A Forest

Paper Plate Chick

Blog | Housing A Forest

What I love most about this Easter craft by Housing A Forest, is that you can make it into a princess or turn it into one of the Avengers. For an eco-friendly twist, you can leave out the glitter and perhaps use macaroni instead of rhinestones.

Advertisement

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.

Fun And Easy St. Patrick’s Day Crafts For Kids

Fun And Festive St. Patty’s Day Crafts And Activities For Children!

This post contains affiliate links which may earn us a commission.

Even if you’re not Irish, March 17th is a super fun holiday that anyone can enjoy and celebrate—especially the kiddos!

When it comes to St. Patrick’s Day, there are a ton of activities that you can do with kids, whether it’s at home or in a classroom setting, and arts and crafts are one of them.

St. Patrick’s Day is all about leprechauns, rainbows, shamrocks and pots of gold—and there are a lot of fun ways to re-create your own versions of these iconic Irish symbols!

Though I love making crafts with my kids, I myself need a little help in the creativity department! And my two go-to places are either Pinterest or YouTube! You can always find the best tutorials when it comes to holiday crafts for kids!

So below, I have put together a round-up of my favorite St. Patty’s Day crafts from YouTube! These videos are fun to watch and the crafts easy to replicate. So enjoy and also give their channels a follow!

Fun Crafts To Entertain Your Kids On St. Patrick’s Day

YouTube | Happy Crafty

Paper Plate Rainbow And Pot Of Gold

YouTube Channel: Happy Crafty

Your child will love making this super easy paper plate rainbow and pot of gold by Happy Crafty! It’s a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day craft to do at home or even at school! Check out Happy Crafty’s YouTube Channel for even more fun holiday crafts!

YouTube | Sarah Johnson—EssyJae

How To Make A Leprechaun Jar

YouTube Channel | Sarah Johnson—EssyJae

Join Sarah Johnson as she teaches you and your child how to make a glowing jar with a leprechaun silhouette inside! Your child will love creating this leprechaun trap in honor of St. Patrick’s day!

DIY Shamrock Sprouts

Blog | Housingaforest.com

This is quite possibly the coolest St. Patrick’s Day activity on here; though you might need to start this STEM project ahead of time! Learn how to create this four leaf clover-themed activity at Housingaforest.com!

YouTube | Easy Kids Craft

How To Make A Paper Leprechaun

YouTube Channel | Easy Kids Craft

This super easy paper leprechaun craft by Easy Kids Craft is a fun project for St. Patrick’s Day that consists mostly of paper, card stock and a glue stick.

YouTube | JrMojo

How To Make A Saint Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Trap

YouTube Channel | JrMojo

This leprechaun trap by JrMojo is a fun St. Patrick’s Day craft to make with your children and it can probably be reused year after year!

YouTube | Red Ted Art

Leprechaun Corner Bookmark

YouTube Channel | Red Ted Art

This leprechaun bookmark is such a fun and purposeful St. Patrick’s Day craft by Red Ted Art! It consists of primary shapes and is super easy to make at home or in the classroom!

Leprechaun Hat Popsicle Craft

Blog | TheResourcefulMama.com

Learn how to make an adorable leprechaun hat made from popsicle sticks! If your little one loves to paint, then this is a great project for them!

YouTube | Awesomely Crafty

Handprint Leprechaun Craft

YouTube Channel | Awesomely Crafty

This super easy St. Patrick’s Day craft by Awesomely Crafty is so fun to make! All you need is a cut out of your child’s handprint and basic art supplies to create your very own paper leprechaun!

Leprechaun Paper Headband

YouTube Channel | CraftISH Corner

Learn how to make an adorable leprechaun paper headband by CraftISH Corner! Kids love playing dress up, so this is a great St. Patrick’s Day craft for pretend play!

YouTube | Happy Crafty

DIY St. Patrick’s Day Pasta Necklace

YouTube Channel | Happy Crafty

Learn how to make a fun St. Patrick’s Day themed pasta necklace with this easy tutorial by Happy Crafty!

YouTube | Fun Activities For Kids

Leprechaun Shamrock Craft

YouTube Channel | Fun Activities For Kids

Learn how to combine two iconic St. Patrick’s Day items to create a super cute leprechaun shamrock! This video by Fun Activities For Kids is really easy to follow and simple for younger children to replicate.

Four Leaf Clover Sun Catcher

Blog | ThreeLittleFerns.com

If you love sun catchers, then this is your go-to activity for St. Patrick’s Day! Alex, at ThreeLittleFerns.com, also has a template for you to print out to get you and your kids started!

YouTube | I Heart Crafty Things

Easy Leprechaun Craft For Kids

YouTube Channel | I Heart Crafty Things

This paper bowl leprechaun craft by I Heart Crafty Things is a fun and easy St. Patrick’s Day activity—even for the younger kids.

YouTube | The Printables Fairy

Leprechaun Hand Puppet

YouTube Channel | The Printables Fairy

This adorable leprechaun hand puppet craft by The Printables Fairy is simple to make and comes with a free printable that you can get here.

Coffee Filter Rainbow Craft

Blog | DarcyandBrian.com

Get ready to make an absolutely adorable rainbow and cloud craft for St. Patrick’s Day using a coffee filter! Oh, and don’t forget the googly eyes!

Advertisement

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.

Eco-Friendly Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas For Classmates

How To Make Easy DIY Classroom Valentines With An Eco-Friendly Twist

This post contains affiliate links which may earn Eco Mom Diaries a small commission.

If you’re searching for adorable DIY Valentine’s Day classmate gift ideas that are low waste, you’ve come to the right place!

Every year, my child brings home a goodie bag full of cards, candy and disposable plastic trinkets that he collectively acquires from his classroom Valentine’s Day parties.

And while those items may bring him joy for a day, they eventually join the rest of his bedroom clutter, or get discarded into the trash bin hours later. Either way, most valentines that your child gets from their classmates is junk. And we are guilty of contributing as well.

But this year, join me in being more sustainable by forgoing the disposable Valentine’s Day trinkets, and opting for some functional home-made creations with an eco-friendly twist.

With that said, I’m sharing my top favorite DIY eco-friendly Valentines Day classroom gifts that you and your child can easily make, and hand out to their classmates on Valentine’s Day!

Low-Waste DIY Valentine’s Day Gifts For A Sustainable Classroom Exchange

Seed Paper

Plantable Heart Paper Valentine

By Kimberly | SerendipityRefined.com

For the ultimate sustainable Valentine’s Day card, consider adding plantable paper in the shape of a heart! In her blog post, Kimberly lists step by step instructions for creating heart-shaped seed paper that make fabulous party favors for your child’s classmates. So while plastic trinkets will be tossed out after Valentine’s Day, you and your child will be proud knowing that your eco-friendly Valentines will grow into something cool!

Friendship Bracelet Cards

Friendship Bracelet Cards

By Editorial Team | TheHouseThatLarsBuilt.com

Friendship bracelets are timeless and unisex, so they make fabulous Valentine’s Day gifts for the entire class—even the teacher. The House That Lars Built has a full tutorial for making these charming bracelets, as well as free printable cards to string them on.

Paper Fortune Cookie Valentines

Valentine’s Day Paper Fortune Cookies

By Jackie | Happyhooligans.ca

These paper fortune cookies are a unique and memorable alternative to traditional Valentine’s Day cards that your kids will have a blast making, and their classmates will love opening! In her blog post, Jackie states that you can use any type of paper, and make these as little or as big as you’d like.

Cutie Orange Valentien

Cutie Valentine’s Day Gifts

By Karis | Nomakeupmama.com

I really love the idea of giving out some cuties for Valentine’s Day—especially with a little leaf shaped message attached to it! In her blog post, Karis lists all of the necessary supplies that you’ll need, as well as a link for the free leaf printables! This is a truly cute and healthy Valentine’s Day treat, and orange peels can always be composted!

Valentines Day

Crayon Heart Valentines

By Heather | whipperberry.com

Those broken crayons you’ve been finding all over the house can finally be put to good use! In her blog post, Heather teaches you how to take broken, discarded crayons, and turn them into elegant Valentine’s Day favors for your child’s classmates. I love how cute these upcycled crayons turn out when attached with some string to card stock.

Heart Shaped Bird Seed

DIY Heart BirdSeed Ornaments

By Michelle | modernmomlife.com

How adorable are these birdseed ornaments in the shape of a heart? These all-natural valentines are easy to make, they’re eco-friendly, and they present a learning opportunity for your child and their classmates regarding nature, and caring for animals. It’s a sweet Valentine’s Day gift for classmates that even teachers love!

Processing…
Success! You're on the list.