School is out for the summer! For some, that means unwinding at the beach. For others it means staying home with the kids – if that’s the case, being prepared with crafts and fun activities can be a lifesaver. To share some quality time with your family while still being eco-conscious, try these ideas:

-Sign up for “Green Kid Crafts” at

This monthly eco-friendly box gets delivered to your door and allows your child to learn more about the natural world. Choose from Discovery boxes, Creativity kits, or STEM science kits!

-Upcycle your household items.

Reuse your glass bottles by peeling off the label and decorating with burlap, lace, string, buttons, etc. Place some flowers inside and give your creations away as summer gifts!

-Visit to get tons of DIY green crafts ideas.

Some great suggestions include an upcycled art journal and an awesome lamp made of toilet paper rolls!

Not only will you create new treasured items but because these are homemade, you’ll likely save a bundle of money, a trip to the store, and will have less trash to throw away. These eco-friendly craft ideas will help fill your day and get your creative juices flowing. And who doesn’t love making a good mess? Happy crafting!