Each bag contains:
- Packet of British wildflower seeds for bees
- Pack of 5 hand-crafted twig Fairtrade pencils from Thailand
- Bird whistle, handmade using bamboo and fairly traded from Java (painted or plain depending on stock availability)
- Activity sheet
- 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 bag (see details below)
- Fully compostable blank sticker for you to add children’s names, a message or use to simply seal the bags
- Colouring in glasses made from paper – fully recyclable – designs will vary
Ages over 3
Amazing fairly traded toy value pack – this little bag is filled with big fun!
Seeds – the packet is made from recycled paper and itself fully recyclable. 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.
Bird whistle – handmade in Java Indonesia by hand, fairly traded from bamboo. Blow gently into the whistle moving the stick up and down to create a magical birdsong. Take it outside and see which birds you can start a conversation with. Please note some of the whistles come with a small CE sticker on and this is a legal requirement for some toys.
Twig Pencils – made by a family in Thailand, these fairly traded twig pencils are all unique and perfect for smaller hands. Please note in these budge bags five pencil will be supplied all different colours.
Paper glasses –Made from thick paper, these super fun glasses can be coloured in and enjoyed by the children and when the time comes can be recycled with your paper and card collection. Unlike masks or party hats, there are no elasticated bands or staples – just 100% recyclable paper.
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!