From among thousands of contestants, Penny Bauder, Owner and Founder of the earth-friendly craft subscription service Green Kid Crafts, has been named a top finalist in StartupNation.com’s 2012 Leading Moms in Business competition.
More than 350,000 votes were cast in support of the 2012 contestants, reflecting immense interest and supportiveness for moms building businesses at the same time they tend to their families.
Like so many children’s products, Green Kid Crafts is a mother’s invention, born out of
need. “I’m a busy mom, but nothing is more precious to me than spending quality time
interacting with my two children,” explains Bauder. “I want to spend my limited time engaging with them, not scrambling for ideas and shopping for supplies. That’s were Green Kid Crafts comes in.”
With Green Kid Crafts, kids can enjoy earth-friendly, monthly projects that spark creativity and cultivate respect and love for the environment. Suitable for kids ages 3-8, three of their craft project boxes are delivered each month. All materials are included in the package, making it one-stop shopping for child engagement.
Green Kid Crafts keeps the earth in mind when designing each project. They avoid plastics and foams in favor of supplies that are natural, recycled, and good to the earth. They use minimal and 100% recycled shipping materials, and all craft projects are packaged in plant-based, compostable bags. Green Kid Crafts offsets 100% of the carbon dioxide generated by business activities and was recently awarded the Business Seal of Approval from Green America.
Kid tested and parent approved, every project bears the stamp of approval from a parent advisory committee, who ensures that their crafts are engaging, creative, and fun. Monthly memberships are available for $19.95. Gift subscriptions are also available for three, six, or twelve months. The company’s products are sold through its website at http://www.greenkidcrafts.com. They are offering a summer promotion of $10 off a monthly or gift subscription with the code: SUMMER
The winner’s profile for Bauder can be found at http://www.startupnation.com/leading-moms-in-business/contestant/11826/index.php.
“There’s been a sea change among moms as they’ve come to realize that adding entrepreneurship to their lives brings exhilaration and immense gratification, not to mention supplemental—sometimes primary—income to their families in these dicey economic times,” says Rich Sloan, co-founder of StartupNation.