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Eco Friendly Craft Supplies for Kids

Updated on August 9, 2013

A Collection of Earth Friendly Art Supplies for Children :)

Want to teach your kids to be environmentally responsible? Well, then - buy eco-friendly arts and crafts supplies for your family.

I have tried to assemble some of the best rated, earth friendly craft supplies I could find.

As I do on my Book Repair page (where I am attempting to save the world one book at a time), I am trying to save the earth one craft project at a time!

Pencil Ends by Petr Kratochvil

A "Green Guide for Artists: - Nontoxic Recipes, Green Art Ideas, & Resources for the Eco-Conscious Artist

This book is also available in a Kindle edition.

Find recipes for green crafting. I have examined this book and found the ideas quite intriguing. It would be worth your while to check out this eco-friendly book.

Eco Friendly Soy Crayons - These organic, non-petroleum, earth friendly crayons are "top ranked" on Amazon.

Please vote for the crayons that you think are the best ones. It might help another person make a good eco-choice.


I used the word "organic" in my search. That term implies non-GMO. I have contacted the companies and asked if the soy that is used is non-GMO. Clementine replied and stated that only 3% of the soy produced in this country is not GMO, so they cannot guarantee a non-GMO product. That is the case for most of the soy crayons. If this bothers you, then do not order these crayons. Do your research about GMO.

Pure Beeswax Eco Friendly Crayons - - Crayons for eco minded kids and their parents!

User Reviews:

"Fantastic 'First' Crayons! The colors are incredibly vibrant." - Amazon user review *****

"I was worried that these crayons would be pale and ineffective, being beeswax. Ha! Their colors are rich and brilliant." Amazon user review *****

Reviews of Stockmar Beeswax Crayons

Stockmar Beeswax Stick Crayons in Storage Tin, Set of 8 Colors, Waldorf Assortment
Stockmar Beeswax Stick Crayons in Storage Tin, Set of 8 Colors, Waldorf Assortment

This company is "sold" on their product. and I can see why.

Amazon's Product Description: "Stockmar wax crayons meet the highest artistic standards. Through the addition of pure beeswax as a binding agent, the light-resistant pigments display their purity and full brilliance. Because they are mixed with wax, the colours are able to be used in a wide range of interesting colouring techniques - more than any other colouring material. The natural transparency of the wax and the lack of additives result in a high degree of opacity like that of watercolours. Stockmar quality is controlled reliability." Made in Germany.

 

Markers and Pencils that are Eco-Friendly:

Yes, children need pens and pencils, sometimes. Below you will find these drawing implements that just might be right up your recycling alley!

ecojot Jumbo Sketchbook and Journal - Save the owls and the trees they live in!

Made in Canada. Made from 100% post-consumer waste recycled, acid free and processed chlorine free paper and fully biodegradable glue and vegetable based inks.

What does "FSC Certified" Mean? - FSC = Forest Stewardship Coucil

When a product carries the FSC-certification logo, it tells the world that the company that makes it supports the highest social and environmental standards in the market where paper is used.

Your purchase of FSC-certified paper and print products contribute to conservation, responsible management, and community level benefits for people near the forests that provide your paper.

Eco Friendly Paper to draw on: - or to cut, paint or just tear up!

Please remember to recycle you paper. Most cities and towns have a recycling program. Be sure to read the product descriptions to be sure that the product is safe for children.

What is a sustainable product:

A sustainable product is one that protects the environment during its entire life. In other words, from the moment the raw materials are extracted from the source to the time the final product is thrown away, there must be no permanent damage caused to the environment.

Natural Glue

It is difficult to find eco-friendly glues, but what kid does not love to cut and paste? Please check back often to see what other glues I have found that are earth friendly.

Here is a glue I found that sounds like a good "green" possibility:


MagiGlue - $1.95
Retail Price: $11.95
You Save: $10.00

The eco-friendly glues are from Amazon.

Natural Glue
Natural Glue

This company also has earth friendly packaging.

 

Paints that are earth friendly! - plus they are non-toxic

The packaging of this product is also environmentally friendly.

if the Clementine Natural Paint is out of stock, be sure to check out the other option in eco-friendly paint I found on Amazon.

Clementine Art Natural Paint - 6 Color Pack
Clementine Art Natural Paint - 6 Color Pack

Certified non-toxic--we all know that paint could get in one's mouth!

 
Glob All Natural Paint Kits
Glob All Natural Paint Kits

I love the name of this paint kit. The paint are made with vegetables, fruits and spices.

 

Earth Friendly Apron - Protect those kids clothes with a good green conscience!

"All the Children's museums in the San Francisco bay area use these aprons for their water play and art project areas."--Amazon user modsuzi gave this earth friendly apron 5 stars.

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The above b&w picture is a coloring page from WP Clip Art Graphics. Perhaps your kids can use the beeswax or soy crayons to color this earth friendly picture!

What do you think of these earth friendly craft products for kids?

Feedback from Visitors to my Eco-Friendly Craft Supplies for Kids page:

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      Kathryn Grace 3 years ago from San Francisco

      Definitely will be looking more deeply into these products and the companies that make them. Thank you so much for compiling this list! Pinning and will pass along to another grandmother who is constantly on the prowl for fun project supplies.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      I have most of the listed products for sale in my online store. Go to www.fullcirclecrafts.com for these and more eco friendly craft supplies.

      Thank you for checking it out!!

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      wecomparebooks 5 years ago

      Very important lens

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Earth and kid friendly is a marriage in heaven! Congratulations on being honored among the Best of Squidoo- Earth Day 2012 monster board!

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      FashionMommy 5 years ago

      These products are great! Safe for kids and the environment

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      ismeedee 5 years ago

      Great lens! I shall post the link on my new lens How to help your child become a creative genius (soon to be public)!!!

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      Lee Hansen 5 years ago from Vermont

      Thanks for adding this fine kid-safe earth-friendly craft supplies lens to Earth Day Crafts!

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      chiquitasmom9665 5 years ago

      i really liked the craft supplies offered here thanks for the info

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      fish-oil-expert 5 years ago

      Happy Earth Day! Thanks for the craft ideas. :)

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      @evaemilie: Thanks for the comment about the crayon rocks. BTW, you rock.

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      evaemilie 5 years ago

      Nice selection of green craft supplies, and informative lens :) We use the Crayon Rocks and though small they are really great crayons and very durable

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      Bonfire Designs 5 years ago

      There's no better way to improve the world than starting with the children!

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      Leanne Chesser 5 years ago

      Awesome ideas for eco-friendly craft supplies for kids and for teaching our kids about living green. That's so important. Personally, I wouldn't choose soy, but it's the concept that matters - - there are multiple earth-friendly choices we can use depending on our perspective.

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      Roberto Eldrum 5 years ago

      Innovative idea! I mean, this is the time to teach green living to kids. Love it!

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      KateHonebrink 5 years ago

      Fun, bright and happy - what kid wouldn't want to use them? Great options!!

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      HelanaRirosknee 5 years ago

      Who knew??? I will be looking for these products in the future. Thanks for the lens.

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      @Bestbuyguide: I hear ya!

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      @SapphireHunter: Glad I could share the Forest Stewardship Council with you.

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      Mickie Goad 5 years ago

      @Ayluna: I am trying to find out about this issue. I know it is difficult to find non-gmo products. Sometimes it is necessary to have gmo products. I wish this were not so, but it is. I saw a program on PBS recently that explained that gmo corn grown in the US was developed to keep certain pests from destroying crops that crop. The choice was between pesticides and gmo seeds. That is another debate.

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      SapphireHunter 5 years ago

      "High Five" Awesome lens! It was great to find out about the Forest Stewardship Council. Keep up the great work!

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      kerilovesadeal 5 years ago

      Thanks for pointing me to a few new earth friendly craft supplies. I think the triangle crayons are cool. My nieces and friend's kids would get a kick out of the shape. :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      Wonderful article! I'm sure I'll be getting some of these eco friendly craft supplies when my little grandson is a bit older. :)

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      MartieG aka 'survivoryea' 5 years ago from Jersey Shore

      "High Five" love the fact that these projects are earth friendly! :>)

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      rumputstd 5 years ago

      Great Content,Very useful, successfully for you ... thanks for sharing.

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      Ayluna 5 years ago

      Soy is eco ONLY if it's not GMO. And since most of the soy IS GMO ... Is on this drayons label that they are not from GMO?

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      miaponzo 5 years ago

      I like these ideas! Thanks for introducing them! :)

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      Harriet 5 years ago from Indiana

      Great ideas. I hope they are just as great influences.

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      MelonyVaughan 5 years ago

      Great lens! It's so important to ensure that the products you buy for your children to use (especially crafts) be as chemical free as possible.

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      SteveKaye 5 years ago

      These are excellent ideas. I'm sure any product that's good for the environment is also good for the people who use it. Thank you for publishing this lens.

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      Bestbuyguide 5 years ago

      Great article, lovely products and review. Shame about the price of them.

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      linkreggie 5 years ago

      Nice right up and very informative lens.

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      KimGiancaterino 5 years ago

      Great ideas ... I will have to check out the beeswax crayons!

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      Fcuk Hub 5 years ago

      This lens about earth friendly craft products had really great impact at my opinion :)

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      FunkyJewelleryUK 6 years ago

      Great lens! I make jewellery using recycled products, so I am all for green living and getting kids to be creative! Great stuff :)

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      Lee Hansen 6 years ago from Vermont

      Thanks for making my craft supplies shopping for the grandkids simpler - 8 *D

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      Philippians468 6 years ago

      wonderful read! thank you for the lens! cheers

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      Mary Norton 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      We do need to our bit with the environment. Right now is some rural areas in Asia, the creeks are dry and water is rationed so good to promote caring for our environment.

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      oztoo lm 7 years ago

      One of the great things about Squidoo is that you get to find out about things that you may not have known before. Such is the case with all these eco friendly craft supplies for kids. They look like great products and that are fun for kids. Well done.5*****

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      kathys55 7 years ago

      Love your Lens! Great Ideas!

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      marsha32 7 years ago

      what a neat lens with lots of neat ideas

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      sukkran trichy 7 years ago from Trichy/Tamil Nadu

      an useful and informative page. 5*

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      Joan4 7 years ago

      What fun! Thank you! Our grands will enjoy !

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      Amy Fricano 7 years ago from WNY

      fun

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      Salama44 7 years ago

      Informative lens! I had no idea that there was an organization called the Forest Stewardship Council.

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      These eco-friendly crafts and crayons look like great fun for kids.