Archives: Craft activities


DIY Children’s Winter Solstice Lantern

Image via Carlee & me Winter Solstice is almost upon us and what better way to celebrate than with this DIY lantern project. Winter solstice is celebrated as the shortest day of the year and ...

DIY Children’s Fairy Garden

Whether you're working with a single flowerpot or a huge garden bed, creating a fairy garden with your child is a wonderful way to enjoy the outdoors and celebrate whimsy together. Pinterest is...

Top DIY Eco Christmas Decorations

Christmas is such an exciting time of the year and adding those personal, handmade touches to your home is what makes it really unique. I love making little DIY projects with my kids and using ...

12 Spooky Recycled Halloween Crafts

Whether you are already sharpening the pumpkin-carving knives or are content to make do with a scary movie night, Halloween can be a fantastic opportunity to get crafty and creative with a bit of ...

100% Kid-Safe, Eco-Friendly Paints

My kids were born with an innate desire to create. Like the ancient peoples who made their marks on rocks, sculpted works from stone and bone, and created in ways buried by time, all three of my...

How to make Playdough Nature Stamps

Playdough is wonderful craft and sensory activity for kids and this week we made our own natural playdough and collected things from nature to use to make patterns and decorate it. My kids had so ...

Paint your own Wooden Easter eggs

Come Easter time we can find ourselves surrounded by all things chocolate, don't get me wrong I love chocolate but it's also nice to give a non-chocolate gift at Easter. Eco Toys sells th...

How To Colour Easter Eggs Using Natural Dyes

Easter is nearly upon us and many of us are looking for alternatives to the chocolate overload that can become a bit overwhelming at this time of year. In keeping with the egg tradition, a wonder...

Planning an Eco Friendly Party for Kids

A little preparation is all that’s needed when planning your eco friendly kids party. Children’s parties usually involve balloons, plastic plates and an abundance of wasted paper and packagin...

10 AMAZING DIY Natural Paints for Kids

Nature provides us with so many exciting and wonderful colours, textures and smells which makes it the ideal material for sensory kids play! I’ve watched in awe as my kids have played for hours ...

50 Nature Play Activities for Kids!

  At Eco Toys we're big advocates of nature and outdoor play and just because it's the end of summer it doesn't mean that kids can't get wet or dirty. In fact numerous studies have shown t...

12 Alternatives to chocolate this Easter

It's that time again. The supermarket and store isles are filled with chocolate bunnies and eggs of all sizes and the pressure for the Easter bunny to deliver can be quite overwhelming.  BUT we a...