Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Indoor Art - Review and Giveaway

This week is dedicated to organic and eco-friendly toys. Today’s post will focus on our little indoor artists. From crayons to paint our children love color. Sadly it always ends up on their clothes and sometimes in their mouths. Even though most children’s art supplies say non-toxic they should still not be in baby’s mouth. It is best to go with an earth friendly and healthy alternative. They are not much more expensive and are fun and easy to use.
Paint Review...for our Little Picasso
I was walking in a cute town next to my home last weekend and stopped into a shop one of my friend’s recommended called Eco Carmel. Not only was this shop earth friendly, it also had some of the most unique eco items I have ever seen. When I saw these Glob paints I just had to try them out, I knew I was gearing up for the toy blog and thought I would give these a try so I could tell all of you how they work and it was perfect timing because these paints are great for egg decorating.
Glob paints are made from botanical extracts and natural food-grade ingredients. The colors smell good enough to eat! All you have to do is add water. Based on how much water you add the paint can be used as watercolors, paint for Easter eggs, wood stain and play dough. Once you mix your paint you can put it in the fridge for a few days and it will still work.
When I used these paints I mixed them in tiny glass jars and added water until I had the consistency that I wanted. I painted the top of my box where I keep my embroidery floss, as you can see they were easy to use! I highly recommend this product. You can follow the link below to their site to order your own or if you are close to Carmel, CA you can stop in to Eco Carmel.
Crayons...hopefully for paper and not walls
I love crayons, they are the perfect thing to pack in your play bag to keep the kids happy during “boring” moments. Even though I do love crayons I do not love the idea that the baby will put it in her mouth and receive some questionable chemicals. The solution? All natural options like soy crayons. For these I turn to Earth Grown Crayons on Etsy. Not only are these products natural, they are adorable!
   ~ Meet MELISSA of Earth Grown Crayons ~ artist, wife, mother of 3. 
  ~ Purpose ~ her grandfather’s farm began her love of soy, years later she uses it to create all-natural and biodegradable crayons. ~ Design Inspiration ~ her love of animals and life. ~ Products ~ her crayons are from American grown soy and are free of herbicides and pesticides and the pigments are non-toxic, even the packaging is from recycled materials! ~ Her Favorite ~ the fish crayons, they are fun and popular! ~ Find her Products ~ on Etsy, earthgrowncrayons.etsy.com. ~ Win a Set of Fish Crayons ~ to win these fun fishy crayons become a follower of this blog and comment below that you want to be entered to win! You can enter up to 5 times, see extra entries.

For extra entries:
1. add earthgrowncrayons to your favorites on Etsy by following this link, http://www.etsy.com/listing/65867918/walleye-fish-soy-crayons-handmade-all
2. add Anya’s Green Baby to your favorites on Etsy by following this link, http://Anyasgreenbaby.etsy.com
3. Purchase an item from either of the stores
4. Bring a friend to the blog and have them follow too!

Resources
Glob Paint: http://www.globiton.com/color_blends.html
Eco Carmel: http://www.ecocarmel.com/
Earth Grown Crayons: http://www.etsy.com/listing/65867918/walleye-fish-soy-crayons-handmade-all
Anya’s Green Baby Etsy store: http://Anyasgreenbaby.etsy.com


Come back for my next blog post on outdoor toys!

16 comments:

  1. HI .. coming from http//theemtmommy.blogspot.com I took up your offer and I am now following you. Thank you as well.

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  2. Hi from Mama loves a new follower of your as of this week! I went and add BOTH etsys to my fav my etsy name is loodle lous hope to win!
    I'm learning so much from your blog it has become one of my favorites <3

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  3. Nice review! Oh and btw your Etsy store is so adorable. I just discovered your blog and I am now following you thanks to Mid Week Mingle Blog Hop and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
    And don't forget to check our new Blog Tutorial going on today. It's very easy and it would definitely easy you work especially with the giveaways you're holding:) See you there!
    Happy Thursday

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  4. Hello! I am already a follower of your blog and would love to win these crayons for my daughter who is 2!
    Will add Anya's store as a favorite on etsy.
    I shall tweet about this post as well!
    Thank you!

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  5. I added earthgrowncrayons to my etsy favorites. Thanks!

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  6. I added Anya's Green Baby to my etsy favorites!

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  7. i'm a follower of your blog!

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  8. i added you to my favorite shops on etsy too...

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  9. and i added earthgrowncrayons to my etsy favorites!

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  10. Hello,

    New follower from Friday blog hop, please follow back at: http://mysisterismybestfriend.blogspot.com
    http://marieandherfriendtheseaturtle.blogspot.com

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  11. Hi: Good giveaway. I would like to win these cute fish crayons.
    Me4Wrest@gmail.com

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  12. I follow Google Friends Connect. Good blog.
    My e-mail
    Me4Wrest@gmail.com

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  13. I follow on gfc.

    Thanks for the chance.

    lovelydomesticdiva (at) gmail (dot) com

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  14. Those paints look so wonderful!

    (I'm a follower!)

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  15. I'm a follower! While I don't have a kiddo of my own yet, I watch my nephew every Tuesday. It would be great to have an art supply for him ;)
    Thanks!
    katelyn.j.stephens at gmail dot com
    willknotforcake.blogspot.com

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  16. Weecantooart.com is a groovy site to find out Organic baby paint & Natural paints for kids that are safe and sound for children & hold its color better than artificial paint and top source of wholesale natural art supplies.

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