Naaya by Moonlight Organic Baby Quilts & Blankets are Destined to be Your Child's Treasured Lovies

by 10/07/14   filed under: baby shower, green baby, green baby gifts, green bedding, green gifts

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HOW TO: Make Homemade Halloween Face Paint

by 10/06/14   filed under: craft, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids, how-to

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Five Year-Old Girl is First Child in the UK to Receive a Prosthetic Hand Made with 3D Printing Technology

by 10/06/14   filed under: health & body, humanitarian design

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In what may be one of the most inspiring and innovative uses for 3D printing we’ve seen, a young girl has just received a brand new hand thanks to 3D printing technology. Five year-old Hayley Fraser from the UK used to try to hide her left hand in photographs or when playing with friends due to her distress over being born without fingers. But hiding is perhaps a thing of the past for Fraser, after a new US-based charity called E-nable built the young girl a pink and purple robotic hand inspired by Iron Man. E-nable stepped up to the prosthetic limb challenge after The National Health Service (NHS) refused to help Fraser’s parents obtain an artificial limb for their daughter.

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'Care for Our World' Book Kit Encourages Children to Respect the Planet

by 10/05/14   filed under: books, green kids

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Care for Our World is a beautifully designed story book written by Karen S. Robbins and illustrated by Alexandra Ball, that encourages children to respect the beauty of our planet. The book is packed with introductions to some wonderful wild animals from every continent on Earth that will teach kids about the animals’ natural habitats and teach them about the importance of caring for all the plants, creatures, and people that call planet Earth their home. The entire kit expands on the book by bringing the lovely illustrations to life in punch-out animal form. Kids can hear the story then assemble the pre-cut animals and plants, and play! The set includes the original book, The play set comes with the book and dozens of punch-out animals — great for hours of imaginative play all packed tight into a nifty reusable habitat box. Due to small parts the play set is best for kids ages 4-8, but the book is sure to be enjoyed by the whole family.

+ Care for Our World Kit Including Book $31.45

 

HOW TO: Make Scrumptious Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin Cupcakes

by 10/04/14   filed under: cooking, diy kids crafts, eco toddler, green family, green kids, how-to, kids health, recipes, vegan cooking, vegetarianism

As the weather starts to get chilly and pumpkins seem to be congregating on every corner, this vegan pumpkin cupcake recipe will satisfy the heartiest fall sweet tooth. Show your appreciation for pumpkins and all of nature’s bounty with this amazingly delicious and easy-to-make recipe for vegan pumpkin chocolate chip cupcakes that will impress all of your friends, vegans and non-vegans alike. This recipe is so simple and easy that even a 3-year-old can do it – as evidenced by the video above. Baking vegan cupcakes makes a great project for the pre-K set – with a little adult supervision of course. Without frosting (my preferred way of enjoying them), these cupcakes might be more aptly described as “muffins,” but they are majorly tasty and so scrumptiously sweet that they really don’t need the additional sugary slather on top. However, if you are a sucker for the sweet stuff, authors Isa Chandra and Terry Hope provide instructions for a cinnamon icing to accompany these cupcakes in Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World (a book I highly recommend as a gift for the upcoming holiday season).

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Blissful Beginnings Bag Has Everything New Moms Need to Stay Energized (Aside from a Nap)

by 10/04/14   filed under: baby shower, green baby gifts

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Looking for the perfect green baby shower or new mama gift? Look no further, because the Blissful Beginnings Bag has everything a new mama could want — and it’s all eco-friendly! This luxurious custom designed Bloume baby Joie De Vivre (Joy Of Life) jute tote gift bag is filled to the brim with organic baby and new mama items as well as delicious and nutritious treats to keep mom’s (and dad’s) energy high during their initial transition to parenthood. This gift bag is perfect for the first few days in the hospital and later the bag is reusable for groceries, baby gear and more. The Blissful Beginnings Bag includes the following items:

  • Bloume organic receiving blanket for baby made with 100% organic cotton jersey
  • “Organically Grown” organic cotton onesie
  • Power Up Energy Bars, Nuts and Snacks all handcrafted by PALETA – vegan and gluten-free! Treats include 5 flavors of energy bars, flavored almonds (5 Flavors), coconut bliss Neapolitan cookies, cacao raw energy truffles, popcorn energy snack with dried fruit and nuts and all-natural granola
  • Boxed Water

You can add on an additional Bloume Baby gift certificate if you’d like, and you can ship the Blissful Beginnings Bag directly to the new parents’ hospital bed or their home.

+ Blissful Beginnings Bag $138.00

 

Giant, Creepy Victorian Houses Made Entirely of LEGOs by Mike Doyle

by 10/03/14   filed under: art


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10 Eco-Friendly Halloween Crafts for Green Kids

by 10/03/14   filed under: craft, diy kids crafts, green family, green halloween, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids, how-to

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50 Halloween Kids Treats Including Vegan, Fair Trade, Gluten-free and More

50 Halloween Kids Treats Including Vegan, Fair Trade, Gluten-free and More

10 Healthier Halloween Treats A healthy Halloween doesn’t have to be boring. Pick-up these healthier treats that are still fun for kids: Stretch Island Fruit Leathers Organic…

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9 DIY Halloween Masks to Make with Your Kids

9 DIY Halloween Masks to Make with Your Kids

#1: Recycled Lion Mask If you are looking for a fun mask to make with the kiddos with a template provided, this is the mask for you. This mask isn’t only a ton of fun to make,…

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Beyond Wheat: A Guide to Gluten-Free Flours (and What to Make with Them)

Beyond Wheat: A Guide to Gluten-Free Flours (and What to Make with Them)

TweetEmail 1. Buckwheat Despite its name, buckwheat is not actually wheat or even a grain at all. It’s a plant, and its grain-like seeds are eaten (some call it a…

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Stylish Pebble Lounger for Kids is Comfy and Eco-friendly

Stylish Pebble Lounger for Kids is Comfy and Eco-friendly

TweetEmail Sleek, modern design brings the Pebble Lounger by Nook Sleep Systems into the playroom, bedroom or even the living room, because this kid’s chair isn’t…

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HOW TO: Make Roasted Caramelized Butternut Squash with Sage

HOW TO: Make Roasted Caramelized Butternut Squash with Sage

1. Gather the ingredients 1 small butternut squash 2 red onions 4 garlic cloves a bunch of fresh sage extra virgin olive oil marine salt and pepper 2. Scoop the seeds Preheat the…

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HOW TO: Make a Pine Cone Wreath Using Found and Fallen Flora

HOW TO: Make a Pine Cone Wreath Using Found and Fallen Flora

TweetEmail 1. Gather your materials. Go on a nature walk, preferably with the whole family, and pick up fallen pine cones, pine needles, interesting twigs, acorns, etc. Any of…

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HOW TO: Make Non-Toxic Finger Paint for Creative Kids

HOW TO: Make Non-Toxic Finger Paint for Creative Kids

What you will need: 3 tablespoons organic sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup organic corn starch 2 cups water organic food colorants Step 1: Pick Your Colors Add a couple of drops…

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Humane Educator Zoe Weil is Developing a K–12 School for "Solutionaries" in NYC

Humane Educator Zoe Weil is Developing a K–12 School for "Solutionaries" in NYC

TweetEmail Ground-breaking, Maine-based educator Zoe Weil is planning a kindergarten to grade 12 school in New York City. Weil is the founder of the Institute for Humane…

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5 Year-Old Child With Autism Paints Gorgeous Works of Art to Express Herself

5 Year-Old Child With Autism Paints Gorgeous Works of Art to Express Herself

Although autism has delayed Iris Grace’s speech development, her knack for painting has allowed the five year-old to express herself to the world freely. The little artist paints…

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10 Delicious Vegan Slow Cooker Dishes

10 Delicious Vegan Slow Cooker Dishes

#1: Vegan Cabbage and New Potatoes If you are looking for a meal that only takes a handful of minutes to prep for the slow cooker – a vegan cabbage and new potatoes recipe fits…

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