- Toothbrush These toothbrushes are new but the handles are made with recycled plastic.
- Tooth Gel With all of the great flavors available, kids love toothpaste and so do their teeth.
- Home-made portable doll bed from a mint container.
- Clothespins painted like people.
- Organic Vegetable SeedsPair it with some mini-pots or washed yogurt containers for an instant science project.
- Magnifying GlassKids love to see things up close, and what better way to explore the world around them but with a magnifying glass.
- Wool Socks With the snow falling outside, warm woolens are perfect to keep their little feet warm in their boots.
- Thank You Cards (on post-consumer recycled paper of course!)
- Non-toxic Nail Polish If you have girls, they probably love painting their toes, and with a great non-toxic formula, they can.
- A small album filled with family photos of extended family for practicing names.
- Sippy CupsThese great sippies are inexpensive and they are made from plant based materials rather than petrolium based plastic.
- Home-made felt food.
- Natural Paint Color For use instead of artificial dyes when making paints and art projects.
- Paint Brushes to explore all of their home-made paint.
- Vinegar and Baking Soda for some Christmas Day Science fun!
- Lacing cards that you can easily make yourself from postcards and a hole punch. See my post here.
- Bubbles Use this recipe to make your own for Eco-friendly and chemical free fun!
- Play Silks These can be used for so many different purposes, and they stretch the imagination which is key for childhood learning and development.
- Cornstarch for making goop! Check here for the recipe and lots of fun ideas!
- Stainless Steel Drinking Straws These come with a cleaning tool, and you can use them again and again rather than throwing straws away.
- Prism Kids love to make and chase rainbows, and as they grow, they can explore the science behind this awesome phenomenon.
- Art Dolls Made from natural and high-quality materials, you can design and use these like paper dolls.
- Homemade notepads- Just get creative with your paper that's only used on one side. You can staple it or sew it for a more finished look.
- Organic Peppermint Lip Balm It even tastes like Christmas!
- Organic Wrist Rattle Great for the very little ones!
Books are always a good choice, and choosing ones that teach your kids about the importance of caring for the earth is even better.
- Eco Kids Natural Plant Dye Modeling Dough Made in the USA Or use this recipe to make your own.
- Shake Flashlight My kids like to sleep with a flashlight in their room, and this is a great way to save on batteries which are hazardous to the earth and your pocketbook.
- Color Changing Bath Tablets These ones say that they are earth friendly and non-toxic, but I haven't seen a list of ingredients.
- Wool Roving For felting projects.
- Eco-Friendly Watch Older kids love to have a watch, and they are a great tool for learning to tell time.
- DIY Waldorf Inspired Rag Doll See my tutorial to make this fun project!
Have fun shopping and creating to make the stockings that are perfect for your little ones. Dare I say- "Merry Christmas" already?!
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