Each bag contains:
- 2 x Handmade vegan friendly wax butterfly crayon
- Packet of wildflower seeds for the bees
- Postcard to create – made from recycled card
- Eco hero card – printed on recycled paper using vegan-friendly ink with top eco tips and fun game to play
- Our NGO supporting Indian newspaper envelope (see details below)
- Fully compostable blank sticker for you to add children’s names, a message or use to simply seal the bag
Ages over 3 years old
A sweet selection perfect for wildlife lovers.
Natural Crayons – Handmade in the UK from Soy wax, carnauba wax, cocoa butter and coloured with natural occurring earth pigments they are suitable for veggies and vegans too (Crayola and other many other crayons contain beef tallow). They come in a variety of colours and two designs – if you have a preference please note at checkout – stock depending aprox 4cm. Not suitable for under 3’s due to small parts.
Eco Hero Card – Bright and fun card that comes with a word search game and easy ways kids can help be eco-heros
Party Bag – Our newspaper bags are made by an NGO whose main objective is to provide education and shelter to street children. This eco-friendly product is made from recycled Indian newspaper. The organisation was started in 2004 by street children who wanted to give something back in return for the opportunities which had allowed them to escape desperate circumstances. These elder children, now with children of their own, generate an income by making newspaper bags and jute items. This allows them to take care of the children that they have taken in from the streets surrounding New Delhi train station. Support for this wonderful project means that these children can enjoy going to school and playing, rather than pulling rickshaws, shoe polishing, rag picking and worse.
The newspapers are either in Indian language or English. They are made from recycled newspapers, this is why sometimes your bag will have a completed crossword!
Wildflower Seeds – We source our seeds from a UK supplier, and all the wildflower seeds are of native UK origin. We don’t buy them in from mainland Europe where the mixes are not entirely of British species. We only supply seeds that are of British wildflowers, and therefore suitable for our climate and insects. The packet is made from recycled paper and itself fully recyclable. Planting instructions are on the reverse.
As with any seeds, children should be supervised when planting them and for this reason they not suitable for children under 3. Seed types may vary (they will be labeled accordingly) They will always be flower types that help our bees and are native to the UK. See packet for details.
Seeds area a natural product and subject to the vagaries of nature. To care for your seeds it is important not to water too much or too little. I have found sowing them in pots to germinate and then transferring to the ground (should you wish) when they are established is the best way to protect them from slugs, snails, mice and birds.