“Naturally vibrant food colors…artificial dye-free, plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO,” developed by a woman who has long suffered from food allergies and chemical additives in products.
“Artists have been using fruit, vegetable, and herb pigments to mix paint since ancient times. Glob channels that age-old method with vibrant paints that yield bright and beautiful colors when mixed with water.” Watercolor paints and non-nano face paint. Watercolor and face paints make with plant pigments. ” Glob paints are made from food-grade ingredients, so they are as safe as possible for little ones to play with.” They also sell ColorKitchen “naturally vibrant food colors…artificial dye-free, plant-based, vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO,” developed by the same woman.
All natural art supplies in vibrant colors, made from vegetables. Finger paint, egg dying kit, crayons, play dough, sidewalk chalk, and creamy paint. “Always safe for curious mouths.” Some made with organic ingredients.
A family run business that produces
a line of art supplies that gives children the tools to create using non-toxic, natural ingredients and environmentally friendly packaging. Eco-dough, eco-finger paint, eco-egg coloring, eco-crayons and more are made from all natural ingredients. Dyes are FDA-approved natural dye. Paints are colored with natural and organic fruit, plant and vegetable extracts from annatto seed, blue shade vegetable, curcumin, purple sweet potato, red cabbage, rice flour, earth clay. These products are sold in many stores as well as online.
“Awesome crayons” made with “lots of organic beeswax…Filana™ crayons are made with natural waxes and over 25% certified organic beeswax. We never use petroleum waxes or paraffin. All our ingredients are GMO free. Filana™ crayons contain a special blend of organic and natural petroleum-free waxes, FDA-approved organic and inorganic pigments, and kaolin clay. Filana™ crayons conform to ASTM D-4236 standard, which indicates Filana™ crayons are certified nontoxic and meet or exceed specific quality standards. Filana™ crayons are CPSIA compliant. They have been tested by an independent laboratory and are certified to be compliant with the the CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act). Each one of our crayons is hand-crafted in Langley, Washington. Our crayons are 100% made in the US.”
Provides health, safety, industrial hygiene, technical services, and safety publications to the arts, crafts, museums, and theater communities. ACTS publishes short data sheets (from 1 to 10 pages) on over 60 different technical subjects related to health and safety in art and theater.
A long list of links to resources regarding the toxicity of arts and crafts materials including art materials in schools, safety data sheets, standards, laws, and policies. Compiled by the US Department of Health & Human Services, Environmental Health & Toxicology.
Simple guidelines for purchasing safe art supplies, written by a local hazardous waste management program.
“Looking for the most safe, non-toxic and creative art supplies for kids? Here’s where you start!…We have a passion and commitment to sourcing non-toxic art supplies for children…a wide selection of art materials that are healthy for children, toddlers, families and the environment…biodegradable crayons made from soy (not petroleum), sketchbooks made from 100% post-consumer recycled paper (not virgin trees), pencils made from sustainably harvested wood and recycled newspapers (not dying forests), natural paints made from fruits & veggies, and more… “ They have crayons, chalk, clay and dough, colored pencils, paints, markers, rubber stamps and ink, paste and glue, and more. But read descriptions carefully and choose wisely. Their criteria is nontoxic OR eco-friendly, so scented pencils made from recycled newspapers qualify, but I don’t recommend the artificial fragrance. Lots of nontoxic art supplies though, all in one place.
Oil paints, watercolor paints, crayons, pastels, and kids’ paints. “Our paints are made exclusively with plant-based ingredients and mineral-based pigments, creating an earth-friendly and safe paint that won’t compromise your health, our planet or your artwork. Colors of Nature’s oil paints will dry to a smooth, hard and durable finish in less time than conventional oil paints.” Pigments are also sold separately.
Eco-friendly paint kits using pure nontoxic earth pigments for adult artists and children. “Millions of years in the making,” these naturally-colored clays are collected from the ground, dried, crushed and sifted into pure pigment. The standard water-soluble children’s kit includes six natural earth colors (red, orange, yellow, green, blue and brown), biodegradable mixing cups, complete directions, and nature-based activity ideas. Their oil painting kit–for artists of all ages who want to eliminate unnecessary toxics from their painting practice–includes the same six colors plus a 4 oz. bottle of refined walnut oil for mixing. Individual pigments (including white, black, and violet) also available for purchase. “This beautiful paint has greater UV resistance, longevity, purity, and luminosity than synthetic paints, and it yields a rich, unique luster on the canvas. Enjoy the satisfaction of painting with actual Earth while avoiding any harm to yourself, your child, or the environment.”
Charming nontoxic soy wax crayons in beautiful colors, made in the shape of pebbles. Slight indentations allow small fingers to color in large, wide strokes. Designed to strengthen the tripod drip muscles, preparing fingers and hands for pen and pencil use. Specially designed to help children with fine motor disorders to improve their tripod grip. I really like these colors and the fact that that the pebble shape allows you to fill areas with color in fine or bold strokes. Much more versatile artistically than a stick crayon and they feel natural in your hand.
The leading authority on the safety of art and creative materials. They have evaluated and certified over 60,000 art and creative material formulations for children and adults (since 1940!) and have an online database of those they have found to be nontoxic. You may have seen their seal on many products. Their website also explains toxicity issues connected with art supplies.