I did a lot of research on eco-friendly green birthday party favors before I decided what I wanted to do for my preschooler’s party. I ended up making everything myself which was both great and exhausting at the same time. There are quite a few things a parent can do for their kids and few places online to buy the favors if you can’t make your own.
DIY Birthday Party Favors
First, I went with my preschooler to pick out fabric for the bags. I used pinking shears to cut the sides so they would be easier to sew and not have to worry about fraying edges so much! I literally finished sewing nine of them in one hour. It took a little longer to tie up the strings and add the ribbon for the ties, but I loved making these and will definitely do it again. What a great eco-friendly birthday party favor that can be used over and over again!
Next, I mixed up a batch of homemade bathtub fingerpaints in various colors. It was so easy and really cool! I used a gentle all-natural baby soap instead of dishwashing liquid for the kids with eczema and it smelled really good! I had tried a different recipe but this one courtesy of About.com was the best one I tried. The trick is definitely to heat the cornstarch, sugar and water over medium-high heat until it resembles gooey glue, as other recipes stated to just heat over low heat. It won’t be a clear substance, more like a cloudy-whitish gel.
I also threw in some Herb Seed Kid Cup Favors from my favorcreative.com store. They are great for kids because first the kids can color the cup or paint it. Then they just put the soil pellet in the cup and add about 1/4 cup of warm water and watch the soil expand! Then you add the seeds and voila! The kids can watch their plant sprout and grow. It’s a very simple but fun eco-friendly birthday party favor.
While searching for ideas and possibly making a purchase rather than making my green birthday party favors, I came across these great ideas.
Which eco-friendly birthday party favors do you like the best and would be most likely to give to your children and their friends?