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“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.
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.