Eco-Friendly Toys Worth the Green

As moms, we all want to be eco-friendly but wooo(!)…. that stuff is expensive, so we tested out a bunch and here are our favorites.

Tegu Wooden Block Set
$35
Tegu Wooden Block Set
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These are a great investment and so fun.  Tegu is a company based in Honduras that employs local workers and pays them a living wage. Which is why their stuff is kinda pricey.

Eco-Kids Eco-Dough
$21
Eco-Kids Eco-Dough
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Non-toxic art supplies, handmade with ‘natural and organic fruit, plant and vegetable extracts.  About the company: Eco-kids is a family run business that makes natural art products. The mantra is “creative play the natural way” and works with many other environmentally-friendly companies to fulfill their orders.  Smells so much better than regular playdough. But here’s the thing: You could just make it yourself.

Green Toys Cupcakes
$20
Green Toys Cupcakes
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These are made from recycled milk jugs. They’re super durable and easy to clean. They’re dishwasher safe!

Grimm's 6-Piece Rainbow Stacker
$40
Grimm's 6-Piece Rainbow Stacker
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Inspires open-ended play. All sustainable wood and in non-toxic colors. Ecologically made of natural, unvarnished wood.

Hape Wooden Fruit
$17
Hape Wooden Fruit
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All kids love cutting wooden fruit toys – something about the natural wood and something about the velcro when they cut into it makes them giggle every time!  They have developed key processes to reduce waste in their packaging and cut down on byproducts.

Plan Toys Tote and Go Rag Doll House
$80
Plan Toys Tote and Go Rag Doll House
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It’s a little expensive but it’s made from rubberwood so it’s super durable. It’s a little difficult to put together. The dolls are so cute and their legs turn so they can sit or stand.

Hape Scoot Around Bike
$53
Hape Scoot Around Bike
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It’s adorable and is made with wood sourced from environmentally sustainable forests.  Durable child safe paint finish. Is good for ages 1-2.

Honeysticks
$23
Honeysticks
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Non-toxic crayons made out of beeswax. They’re a good alternative since crayons are non-biodegradable, but they’re on the expensive side for a box of crayons. They make great gifts!  They’re thick which is great for little hands.

These all make great gifts and are a great way to give a little love to our green earth!



Lizzy is the host of What’s Up Moms Gear show and the mom to 3 kids (6, 4 & 8 mos.). When she’s not testing out new products, you can find her giving an honest & hilarious look into #MomLife on her Instagram Story.