Crafty Garden Mama

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On Crafty Garden Mama, Becky Elmuccio shares her tips on organic gardening, environmental issues and simple living. She also reviews eco-friendly home items and eco-friendly kids' gear, toys, and clothing.

Becky is a winner of Top 25 Eco-Friendly Moms - 2013

What's a fun way to repurpose household items into toys or crafts?

One of our favorite things to do last winter was to take the many catalogs that were arriving and use them for collages. We sorted by type of animal, color and size. I wrote a post about it here: http://www.craftygardenmama.com/2012/11/tv-free-friday-how-kids-can-use-holiday-catalogs/

Do you know any great children's books that teach kids about being eco-friendly?

Recently, a book titled, Friends of the Earth, was released and it has a great collection of environmentalist biographies and activities to do with kids to extend their work. It's great for preschool through middle school. http://www.craftygardenmama.com/2013/03/friends-of-the-earth-review/

What organic or healthy snacks do your kids love? Please share a link to a recipe if you have one.

We are big fans of eating foods in season, so roasted root vegetables are a great way to get kids interested in vegetables. The roasting makes them sweet and the colors are so much fun to mix together. Red beets mixed with orange sweet potatoes and yellow rutabaga. Yum! This is great to make a big batch and keep it handy in the fridge. http://www.craftygardenmama.com/2012/06/day-18-recipe-i-love/