In honor of Earth Day I thought I would do a post with some of my favorite Eco friendly toys and children’s products and some of my own ways of using recycled materials to make toys for my kids. I am not being compensated in any way for this post, it’s just stuff I like. 🙂 We have made the effort to remove plastics from our home as much as possible.
- Desert Biodome by Dune Craft.
- Tea Set by Green Toys Made from recycled Milk Jugs.
- Mary Meyer Fuzz that Wuzz Mini Zzzzzooo made from 100% recycled plastic PET bottles
- Dino Adventure Rig by Sprig Toys made from SprigwoodTM, a durable, child-safe, bio-composite material made from bits of reclaimed wood and recycled plastic.
- Plan Toys Eco Friendly toys made from wood. They strive to use environmentally safe, responsible and sustainable methods to produce our Green Toys.
- Melissa and Doug They are one of my Favorites and we have a number of their toys. Again eco friendly toys made from wood.
- Sigg Water Bottles We love our Sigg and have been very happy with them. I don’t like the taste of bottled water and these are as convenient and good for the environment.
- I also am a HUGE fan of Bratsacks. In fact you could say I’m her biggest fan. Muhahaha. Um excuse that please. Not only is she a work at home mom but she uses reclaimed corduroy in the Bratsacks. She also makes Mama bags and shopping totes.
Those are just a few of the amazing products out there. Now onto my DIY version of Eco friendly toys. I really want my youngest to have a wood kitchen. We got rid of our plastic version with the BPA news and have yet to replace it. Any way, I made her all felt food for Christmas and I am making her a chefs hat and apron out of clothes that I have saved to reuse. (You know the jeans that I will never fit into again and the shirt with the tomato stains but awesome applique). I am looking for just the right used piece of furniture to make something like this. I am thinking I will go smaller though maybe night table sized since I have a small home and no time.
Another fun activity you can do with kids is sock puppets. We all have those pesky socks that never seem to find their mate. We reuse them and make sock monkeys or sock puppets with reclaimed buttons (again off those shirts and stuff I have saved). Fun for the kids and you (if you are into that sort of thing). I love making stuff from things I have around my home.
Last but not least there is the cardboard box crafts. I talked about those in this post. My kids Love recycled cardboard and tissue paper that I have saved from birthday gifts. Wrapping paper gets reused, tags and strings from new shoes get reused in crafts too.
Every little step that we take as individuals makes and impact on our Earth. Even one small change can make a difference.I am not 100% green but I am trying.
Please share with me your favorite crafts and Eco products I would love to know what you all use. Happy Earth Day!