Affordable Green and Dream Arts and Crafts Ideas for Kids


What are some of your best affordable green and dream arts and crafts ideas for kids?

You will find 10 excellent “green” arts and crafts ideas in this article from Kristia Ludwick on the Money Crashers personal finance blog.

Kristia’s silly and fun craft that turn recycled “egg cartons” into crawly creatures is one of my favorites on her list!

Egg cartons are a super multiple purpose recyclable. You can also use them to help teach young children to count and save money for their big dreams. Check out the fun and imaginative egg carton counting activity on the Learn with Play at Home website.

Another one of my favorite activities Kristia shares on Money Crashers is to recycle calendars and magazines. She recommends turning them into mosaics and collages. You can also use these resources to have kids create their own personal dream big vision boards they can frame and hang in their rooms.

For more inspiration and activities check out the Sammy Rabbit Dream Big Journals created by youth members of the Weingart East Los Angeles YMCA.  We think you will enjoy their creativity!

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