If you’re like me, you love it when your kids bring home those little hand print painted crafts they make at school. I often wonder what’s in the paint they are putting on my kids hands.
Unless you want to supply the class with natural paint, it’s one of those things you kind of deal with and get over it. But at home, it’s another story. I like to make sure that when I am supervising craft time at home (which I need to incorporate more often, I’ll admit) I like to choose products that I know are not full of petrochemicals and dyes.
I’ve been a long time fan of Clementine Art supplies since I first tried out their Natural Modelling Dough in a play dough showdown I did a couple of years ago. (I also think their Crayon Rocks are nifty and a good stocking stuffer for the kid who has everything) So when My Little Green Shop asked me to do a giveaway of a set of Clementine Natural Paints I was thrilled! If you haven’t investigated My Little Green Shop yet I encourage you to go take a peek. They have an adorable array of kids and baby gifts that make this a great place to shop for unique gift ideas.
Anyway, my little guy and I tested them out to see how they perform. I suited up my son and we went to work. They have the same consistency of a tempura paint and they apply well. I thought they’d be too thin or drippy but they have a nice feel to them and are easily applied to paper or canvas. The colors, in my opinion, are stunning. The set comes with Red, Orange, Yellow, Blue, green and Purple but they are less primary looking and have more of a wall color appeal. I would seriously consider using that red on an accent wall in my house. So the shades aren’t traditionally primary but they’re gorgeous. They dry a little lighter and still look great. My little man had a blast painting with them during our test. The only thing I would change is to put them in taller squirt bottles so you could put some colors out for the kids without trying to pour them from the round tins. But really not a deal breaker.
Clementine Natural Paints are made with natural ingredients and mineral pigments so I don’t worry about harmful dyes and petrochemicals. Just having pure artistic fun.
Get Yours: You can pick up Clementine Natural Paints and other safe art supplies and crafts from My Little Green Shop – I love supporting this shop because she truly cares about product selection and is passionate about living green. I hope you’ll support this family run business too.
Win a Set of Clementine Natural Paints
My Little Green Shop is giving away one set of Clementine Natural Paints to one lucky reader!
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