The ROLLARK is a Multipurpose Toy System That's Packed with Possibility

by 09/29/14   filed under: eco play, green toys, kids entertainment, video

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Three Beautiful, Affordable and Kid-Friendly Autumn Inspired Needle Felting Kits

by 09/28/14   filed under: diy kids crafts, green gifts, green halloween, green holiday ideas for kids

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Wool needle felting is a great craft project for the whole family, but younger kids are often excluded due to the very sharp wool felting needles involved. However, the kit shown above – the adorable Autumn Fall Felted Acorn Kit – requires zero needle work, making this wool craft an ideal choice if you have younger children. The autumn kit, made by the always delightful Etsy shop Fairyfolk, teaches you to make the most wonderful autumn-minded handmade felted acorns . You can turn your acorns into tiny decorations, create a fall table centerpiece with them or use them for any other number of craft projects. They’d also make really cute little stocking stuffers for kids. The kit comes with easy, step-by-step, directions and everything else you’ll need to make 12 lovely felted acorns in gorgeous shades of fall, including plenty of wool, glue and fresh clean acorn caps.  Young children will need supervision while using the glue. Keep reading to see two more awesome fall wool felt needle kits.

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Woodland Puzzle Play Sets Bring the Magic of the Forest Home

by 09/27/14   filed under: eco play, green kids, green toys

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Bring the magic of a fairy tale forest home with this triple set of beautiful woodland puzzles. The puzzles, which double as a play set once built, can be used in many different and creative ways. Children can piece together these wooden puzzles to create three beautifully unique play sets (Flower Home, Tree House, and Watch Tower). Once completed, your little forest tots will enjoy hours of imaginative play with the help of many special details, moving pieces, and included characters, such as animals and people. A great gift for any child, siblings who need more than one puzzle at a time or for play date fun. For ages six years and up — keep away from children under three years-old due to small pieces that may pose a choking hazard.

+ Woodland Puzzle Play Sets, set of 3 $19.98

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8 DIY Cardboard Costumes That Are Outside the Box

by 09/26/14   filed under: art, craft, diy kids crafts, eco toddler, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids, how-to

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BOOK REVIEW: FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow's Cooks Across the Nation and the World

by 09/26/14   filed under: baking, cooking, food, vegan cooking, vegetarian

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No doubt about it: we are living in a foodie world these days. So it should come as no surprise that little ones are becoming more and more interested in food, where it comes from and how to prepare it. The new book FutureChefs: Recipes by Tomorrow’s Cooks Across the Nation and World compiles some of the up-and-comers in the culinary world: from 9-year-old food bloggers to teens who have competed on The Food Network, to 18 year-olds who have already trained with celebrated chefs and cooked for the First Lady! What sets FutureChefs apart from many cookbooks are the compelling stories of the recipe authors. These young people, who come from a variety of backgrounds and who have often overcome obstacles at an impressionable age, are united in their passion for cooking and for bringing awareness to food-related issues. Some volunteer by cooking for homeless shelters and soup kitchens, others have created web series about farming and sustainability, one is even paying her way through college by baking and also donates some of her products to be distributed to her town’s homeless population! The recipes they contributed to this book are thoughtful, demonstrate their diverse heritages and influences, and look delicious!

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Handmade & Eco-Friendly "Frozen" Inspired Toys & Clothing for Green Fans of the Film

by 09/26/14   filed under: eco baby clothing, eco toddler, green toys, kids clothing

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Artist Omid Asadi Creates Intricate Masterpieces Out of Fallen Leaves

by 09/25/14   filed under: art

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Bring on the Toasty Drinks! 10 Best BPA-Free Reusable Bottles for Hot Beverages

by 09/25/14   filed under: green family

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Limited Edition Bungalow Play Home Makes an Extraordinary Holiday Gift

Limited Edition Bungalow Play Home Makes an Extraordinary Holiday Gift

If this is the year your little one is ready for a play house, Land of Nod has limited edition prime real estate on the market. The Bungalow Play Home is sweetly designed with durable…

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HOW TO: Turn Tired Rucola into a Delicious Pesto With Sun Dried Tomato & Walnuts

HOW TO: Turn Tired Rucola into a Delicious Pesto With Sun Dried Tomato & Walnuts

TweetEmail1. Gather the ingredients a bunch of rucola 4 sundried tomatoes a handful of walnuts 1 garlic clove parsley extra virgin olive oil marine salt 2. Leave yellow…

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Ellie Fun Day's Organic Baby Blankets Change the Lives of Marginalized Women in India

Ellie Fun Day's Organic Baby Blankets Change the Lives of Marginalized Women in India

TweetEmail We’ve seen our fair share of organic baby blankets in our day, but these swaddles from Ellie Fun Day are the latest to steal our hearts. Made with layers of…

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10 Eco-Friendly Fall Crafts for Green Kids

10 Eco-Friendly Fall Crafts for Green Kids

TweetEmail1. Leaf and Walnut Regatta Looking for a festive fall dining room centerpiece that can double as a fun activity for the kids? Make these simple leaf and walnut boats…

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Alyson Aliano Captures the Essence of Stepmothers & All Types of Moms in Her Photo Series 'Real Mothers'

Alyson Aliano Captures the Essence of Stepmothers & All Types of Moms in Her Photo Series 'Real Mothers'

TweetEmailAliano’s Experience as a Mother In her artist’s statement, Aliano states, “People often asked me, ‘Aren’t you going to have children?…

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8 Natural Remedies for Bee Stings

8 Natural Remedies for Bee Stings

TweetEmail Unstick the stinger. First, remove the stinger. Do not attempt to use tweezers, which will likely crush the stinger and the venom sac that may still be attached.…

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PlanToys' Dino Cars Make Boredom Extinct

PlanToys' Dino Cars Make Boredom Extinct

Adorable new rolling dino cars made of eco-friendly PlanWood by PlanToys are here to play. Each dino car features offset wheels that wiggle as they roll, and colorful bodies with cool…

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Vivie and Ash's Organic Cotton Leggings are So Hip You'll Wish They Came in Your Size

Vivie and Ash's Organic Cotton Leggings are So Hip You'll Wish They Came in Your Size

All items in the Vivie & Ash store are designed and handmade by shop owner Sara. She lovingly hand cuts and sews all her items, and the seams are professionally serged for…

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Million-Dollar Terra Nova Play Environment for Adventure-Loving Kids Opens in British Columbia This Week

Million-Dollar Terra Nova Play Environment for Adventure-Loving Kids Opens in British Columbia This Week

TweetEmailDesign The new Terra Nova park was built on one hectare of land bordering both a bird sanctuary and the Pacific Ocean. The park has lovely meadows, hills and a play…

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13 Idyllic, Organic Family Farm Stay Vacations Around the World

13 Idyllic, Organic Family Farm Stay Vacations Around the World

TweetEmail 1. Hamilton Farm, Whitefield, Maine Hamilton Farm is an organic, family-run farm focusing on simple living and sustainability. From hiking and birdwatching to…

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