Monday, February 4, 2013
Kids Plastic Free Party Bags
My precious little boy just turned nine and as each birthday roles on I delight in getting to work on green friendly party bags. I feel the deep connection to making his birthdays and celebrations enriching and memorable, however with this very thing come so many choices to keep it as green as possible. Making sure the party bags are fun, entertaining and something the child can go home and enjoy can be quite easy. I try to keep it joyous and suitable to their ages but also want to make the small gifts within friendly to environment and once the novelty of them wears off I know I have given something that does not cause more waste but allows the child to learn and grow with.
With my three year old girl we got to stamping some recycled paper with nature stamps, then some small envelopes were made and in there we added snow peas and shelling peas to plant within small biodegradable pots, ready for Autumn.
I can only hope this both captivates and encourages the child (and family) to grow food and love the whole process involved.
For the small sweet edition I used some natural confectionery wrapped in some scrap material. This material was left over and instead of waste it has been beautifully re-used.
I bagged these in some biodegradable brown bags and pegged them up. The pegs are great for their games, for painting and pinning up cubby houses. So simple and so green friendly.