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Organic Artist, Michelle Gagliano, explores Natural Earth Paint October 22 2018

Nature-based Artist, Michelle Gagliano, incorporates natural earth paints into her organic art making sensibility. The results are stunning!

DIY: All Natural Tie Dye (with Earth Pigments)! July 23 2018

Tie dyeing is a classic way to add fun, colorful designs to towels, shirts, and different fabrics as a great Summertime craft. But the conventional tie dye kits contain toxic, petroleum based dyes and chemicals that we'd like to avoid. Let's go back to our ancestral roots and use earth and plant-based ingredients to create the same beautiful results! What you’ll need: 1/4 cup soybeans Water Mason Jar Blender Fabric for straining...

DIY Natural Puffy Paint July 05 2018

Puffy paint is a great way to add some texture to your art projects, but conventional puffy paints contain chemicals, preservatives and petroleum based ingredients unsafe for children. Here's how to make non-toxic, natural puffy paint with only 4 simple ingredients! What you'll need: 1 tbsp of self-rising flour 1 tbsp of table salt 1 tsp of Children's Earth Paint Water Microwave STEPS 1. Add the self-rising flour, salt, paint, and...

How to Make Natural Oil Paints June 23 2018

Making your own natural oil paint is not only super quick, easy and economical but it also makes the most archival, vibrant and pure paint on the planet. Unlike tubed conventional oil paints, these paints don't have fillers (bulking agent), toxic preservatives, heavy metal or petroleum-based pigments, solvents or chemical additives. These paints will last for thousands of years and be 100% lightfast, humidity resistant and won't off-gas into your home....

Natural Paint Through the Ages: Buddhism June 07 2018

For over 2,500 years, Buddhists have spread their message of enlightenment to every corner of the globe. Today, with an estimated 488 million practicing Buddhists worldwide, followers of this ancient religion continue to make significant contributions to philosophy, literature, and art.    This entry into Natural Paint Through the Ages will explore how Buddhists have used natural paint and dyes throughout the centuries to advance their cause, including the creation...

Why is Earth Paint Sacred? May 28 2018

The Mythical Snake: It’s a well guarded secret by the Aborigines in Australia and it’s forbidden for them to talk about it, but there are many guesses as to why earth paint is considered sacred. It was a general belief among Aboriginal cultures that the geographical features of the land were created by a mythical snake as it journeyed over it. The colored ochre seams were believed to be the...

DIY Natural Cold Porcelain Clay (without Glue!) May 23 2018

Natural Cold Porcelain Clay is a perfect substitute for toxic polymer clay and allows for even finer detail and ease of sculpting. It's also incredibly inexpensive and super simple to make. The clay is air-dried so no need for baking and it dries to a light weight, luminous, stone-like texture. Perfect for kids through professional artists.  The DIY cold porcelain recipes that we found online all called for glue or PVA which can...

Natural Earth Paint Featured on TV! May 12 2018

Our Natural Earth Paint was featured on Good Day LA during a segment describing the best educational toys for kids! Nasiba Adilova, the entrepreneur mom behind "The Tot," talks about eco-friendly and non-toxic products for moms and children, and says our paint is great for kids' imagination and decision-making. Check out the video below: And if you're looking for some fun Mother's Day activities for tomorrow, check out our blog post...

Natural Painting & Fresco Workshop in Italy 2019 May 07 2018

Natural Earth Paint founder and artist, Leah Fanning, will be teaching a Natural Painting & Fresco Workshop in a magical little village in Northern Italy in September! Based in the foothills of the Dolomites, 30 minutes from Venice, the workshop will be led by Leah and Alma Ortolan, Italian fresco artist in the ancient / natural techniques. Lodging & studio will be in the historic and elegantly restored Palazzo Galleti...

Children's Earth Paint Kit Mentioned in Parents Magazine Online May 02 2018

In a recent Parents Magazine article online, Ziata Faerman writes about low-stress activities kids and parents can embrace. Faerman recommends our Children's Earth Paint Kit as a way for kids to get creative without the stress of a messy clean up.   Check out the full article here: https://www.parents.com/toddlers-preschoolers/gear/buying-guides/products-for-your-kids-that-will-let-you-live-your-life/

DIY Natural & Kid-Friendly Slime April 30 2018

Slime just never seems to get old! My 8 year old has loved it his entire life. Most slime recipes that we've found online call for a use of chemical glues, petroleum based dyes / pigments and borax that may cause respiratory, skin, and eye irritation.  Here's an all natural, kid-friendly slime with only 4 ingredients! What you'll need: 1 tbs Psyllium Powder (you can find this at various health shops or pharmacies) 1 tsp...

Featured in Green Child Magazine (and more ways to celebrate Earth Day!) April 20 2018

Earth Day is tomorrow and Green Child Magazine features some Kid-Friendly Ways to Celebrate Earth Day, including using our Natural Earth Paint products! The article gives ideas from creating a butterfly garden to visiting a local farmer's market to celebrate the Earth's natural wonders. The article also links to Nature-inspired Art Projects + Making Your Own Paints & Brushes written by Natural Earth Paint owner, Leah Fanning! You can learn how to make natural paints...
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