Eco Friendly Craft Supplies for Kids
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!
"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 *****
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.
- The Forest Stewardship Council
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is a non-profit organization devoted to encouraging the responsible management of the world's forests. FSC sets high standards that ensure forestry is practiced in an environmentally responsible, socially beneficial,
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.
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.
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.
Certified non-toxic--we all know that paint could get in one's mouth!
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.
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?