Creative Green Living

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On a mission to teach moms that organic living can be thrifty, tasty and fun! Carissa blogs about eco-friendly crafts, DIY, recipes, organic living and green parenting.

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

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

My son loves coloring or painting on unique canvases. We save anything with blank space - especially cardboard or packing paper to be colored on. He also loves turning things into bugs. An old egg carton can become a caterpillar or the lid of an old jar can become a ladybug.

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

We love the Lorax.

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

My son loves fruits and vegetables but especially fresh juice and smoothies.

Green Smoothie Recipe: http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2013/03/the-lucky-leprechaun-green-smoothie.html

Green Lemonade: http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2013/02/drink-your-greens-with-tasty-green.html

15 healthy recipes you can make with your toddler: http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2012/11/15-healthy-recipes-you-can-make-with.html

Can you suggest a fun craft to do with kids that uses things found in nature like pine cones, leaves, flowers, or sticks?

Carissa Bonham

Loosely wrap a piece of duct tape around their wrist sticky side out. They can put interesting things they find on a nature walkd- flowers, sticks, leaves to it.
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What's your kids' favorite homemade popsicle or frozen treat?

Carissa Bonham

We like to make blueberry lemon yogurt pops! http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2011/07/pop-mania-part-2-blueberry-lemon-pops.html These pina colada pops are also a summertime fave http://www.creativegreenliving.com/2011/07/pop-mania-part-2-blueberry-lemon-pops.html
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