Eco Friendly Gifts for 7 and 8 Year Old Boys
One thing I have realised is that it seems easier to find eco friendly gifts for babies, children and younger children. As kids get older it seems there are less options of eco friendly toys and gifts to buy. Therefore I’ve realised when picking eco friendly gifts for 7 and 8 year old boys, it may be very difficult to find the perfect zero waste or eco friendly option. Some compromise may be needed.
Having said this, I have compiled a list of more eco friendly gifts for this age group. It’s not perfect but I hope that it fits in one of the following categories:
- It is made of recycled materials
- It is made of materials which can easily be recycled when finished with
- The gift is designed to have a lifetime of years and will be passed onto generations of other children when finished with.
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Paper Airplane Squadron
Unfortunately they aren’t made out of recycled paper but at least you can recycle the paper once you’ve finished.
Mudpuppy Map of the United States Geography Puzzle
Garden In a Box
There is a sturdy magnetic cardstock tracking board with “Stepping Stone” growing chart allows kids to track the growth of the seeds to flowers while providing instructions and milestones on the way
The kit also includes customizable wood plant name sticks and name stickers
This kit is allows you to transform the box into a dinosaur. Make the box walk, Hop, stomp, and drive away.
Out of the Box: 25 Cardboard Engineering Projects for Makers
to build lots of exciting creations including dinosaurs, masks, race cars and robots. The projects utilize only recycled materials, including cardboard rolls and boxes, so all the supplies should be easy to find right at home.
Art Supplies and Materials
There are many eco friendly drawing pads like the one featured above so paper is not a problem.
I have decided the best thing to do is to avoid the plastic felt tip pens and stick to coloring pencils. Buying colouring pencils that are well made and will last is the best option to avoid the throw away items that many art sets contain.
Canvas Pencil Wrap
They’re also a great way to take pencils to and from school.
Building Fun – Cardboard Sculpture Kit
The kit has interlocking precut cardboard circles and flowers that can be connected in so many ways, no two finished projects are ever alike. See how high you can build and what you can build.
This kit also includes four birds that can perch atop your sculpture
Eco Cardboard Maze
Challenge yourself to get your marble from the start corner to the finish corner without falling into the holes! If your marble does fall, fear not, it easily exits the box so you can try again. Maze lid opens and tucks underneath box for easier handling, then closes for easy storage and traveling.
Nintendo Labo is a gaming and construction toy platform. It uses kits that include cardboard cut-outs and other materials that are to be assembled in combination with the Nintendo Switch console display and Joy-con controllers to create “Toy-con” that can interact with game software and vice versa.
Most of the labo is made of cardboard so it’s easily recycled when finished with.
The 20” Woom 4 takes bike riding to the next level is designed for ages 6 to 9 years or overall height 45″-51”. A bell and kickstand are pre-installed. It’s an all-terrain bike introduces kids to gears. With 8 gears and light Kenda off-road tires, it is perfect for exploring and longer rides
My boys both love bath bombs, especially if they change the color of the water. Lush make a fab bath bomb in the shape of a rocket, so that’s well worth checking out for 7 year old space fanatics.
The bath bombs featured are vegan and are handmade.