BEST NATURE & ANIMAL STICKERS FOR TODDLERS

ethically sourced stickers and eco alternatives
reusable/ easy peel off/ repositionable

Baby currently currently gets through one animal themed Usborne Sticker book a week.  You do not need to put the sticker in a particular place, just find the right (or wrong) area where they live.  I was initially pleased to see Baby learn concentration and fine motor skills, while studying environmental science (like me!) but then realised sticker books are not recyclable.  Since it is a bit embarrassing to have an eco website which promotes single use plastic, I set out to find an alternative.  I am now the world's leading authority on stickers.

I made myself this shopping list of titles which show animals in their natural habitat.  We avoid sticker books with: farms, zoos, aquariums and pets for vegan reasons.  For green reasons, I've found out about reusable, sustainably sourced stickers, and magnetic and felt sticker alternatives.  We also avoid books about cars.

Baby's favourite books comprise friendly, smiley faced animal stickers, and pages with background scenes of their environment to stick the animals onto.

We're on our third copy of Nature, by Federica Iossa; which Baby has been known to take to bed. It begins with a British woodland, and then invites you around the world, visiting many different animals at home and learning their names. Baby was particularly keen on the coral reef.

When sticking, Baby often likes to arrange creatures into interspecies cuddle parties. The animals sometimes bounce around or eat bits of our dinner before settling on the page.

Making Paper Craft Art
 

MAGNETIC STICKER BOOKS

animal and nature magnet play scene sets

We were recently given some magnetic letters by a teenager who used them as a toddler- which demonstrates their durability.  They could be stuck around the house as well.

I'm waiting to receive our first magnetic sticker book.  My hope is that they will stay sticky for a long time, but not stick to my feet.  One benefit of magnets over felt is that the animals can be more detailed.  

I don't know how that metal is sourced.    Find second hand recycled on eBay.

 
 

TREEHOUSE PARTY

Magnetic Play Set

Petit Collage - Cuddly toys eat cake together. 'Sturdy construction made from recycled card, printed with non-toxic environmentally friendly vegetable inks'

2 backgrounds and 72 magnetic pieces

£18.00

FUZZY FELT STICKER PICTURE BOARDS

Nature and animal felt play sets and books.  Blogger 'doing my eco best' muses that fuzzy felt may be the oldest and most eco-friendly toy. They found out that fuzzy felt is made from synthetic fibre (oil), and that a box they bought in a charity shop was made in 1967. Since it lasts so well, fuzzy felt has the potential to be recycled by passing it down. It seems possible to get rolls of felt which are made from: recycled plastic, cork or bamboo.  However, beware!  Some felt is made from sheep's wool.

 
 

OCEAN, 'AFRICA', BUTTERFLY LIFECYCLE

Wall felt set banner

LearningWithFun, USA

'not wool, premium felt and recycled plastic bottle felt'

1 scene, 30 pieces

£40.86

SUSTAINABLE REUSABLE CHILDREN'S STICKERS

eco nature and animal sticker scenes and alternativeslp

Reusable stickers are environmentally and financially better than single use stickers, but do not last forever- especially in our house.  Once carpet fluff/ food/ dribble gets to them they lose stickiness.  One benefit is that they are a bit thicker than normal stickers, and so easier to pick up.

 
 

UNDER WATER

Giant reusable stickering poster

Makii

Eco: climate neutrally, with bio-inks, and solely using FSC-certified paper

double-sided, 50 stickers

£11.70

KID'S NATURE STICKER BOOKS

animal play scenes- plastic stickers

 
 

USBORNE FIRST STICKER BOOKS

in the process of moving to only FSC paper

Nature (Federica Iossa) 'gardens, forests, jungles, oceans and wild places'.

Jungle (Federica Iossa) 'find out about the exotic animals and plants that live in the jungle'

Sloths (Gareth Lucas) 'see these easy-going animals by night and day, sleeping, swimming in a river, snuggling their babies or just lazing among the leaves'

Under the Sea (Cecilia Johansson) 'including a coral reef, a shipwreck, icy waters, dolphins and by the seashore'

Bugs (Marcella Gracci) 'in the Sahara, the Everglades and Costa Rican rainforests as well as mini beasts children can look out for in gardens and parks'

VEGAN ART MATERIALS

 

Vegan Family Guide

plant based baby bants for plant powered parents

Vegan Kids Channel

Top tips for vegan pregnancy, vegan babies, vegan toddlers, vegan children, vegan kids, and vegan teens.

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Islington and Hackney Vegan Families group