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Autumn Play Dough with Natural Earth Paint

Autumn Play Dough with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Wild Earth Babe on Oct 10th 2021

Our friends at Wild Earth Babe created a lovely scented play dough recipe with our Natural Earth Paint, perfect for the oncoming autumn months!"This is such a quick and simple recipe to make and in no time you will have your own (large) batch of handmade playdough, using a few ingredients you can swap around to create different scents. This recipe has a beautiful orange and cinnamon scent, coloured with Natural Earth Paint, perfect...
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Recipe: Eco-Friendly & Permanent Fabric Paint

Recipe: Eco-Friendly & Permanent Fabric Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Sarah Scarsborough on Jun 23rd 2021

It's the tutorial you've all been waiting for! Join us for our simple, easy, non-toxic fabric painting tutorial and enjoy a safer way to decorate all kinds of textiles with our Natural Acrylic Medium and our Earth & Mineral Pigments!Supplies: Earth & Mineral PigmentNatural Acrylic MediumAluminum Tubes or an airtight container for storagePalette KnifeFabric (natural fabrics such as cotton, rayon or linen work best)Step 1: Scoop you...
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Bright & Colorful Summer Sidewalk Paint with Natural, Non-Toxic Earth Pigments

Bright & Colorful Summer Sidewalk Paint with Natural, Non-Toxic Earth Pigments

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Sarah Scarborough on Jun 16th 2021

Supplies: Earth & Mineral PigmentsCorn starchWaterStep 1: Earth & Mineral PigmentScoop one tablespoon of Earth & Mineral Pigment into a small container.Step 2: Corn Starch & WaterAdd one tablespoon of cornstarch to container with the pigment. Then add six tablespoons of water to your mixture and stir well.Step 3: Paint away!Find a nice spot outside to paint. We used the children’s Natural Paint Brushes to paint with, bu...
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Number Rock Puzzles with The Barefoot Babies

Number Rock Puzzles with The Barefoot Babies

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & The Barefoot Babies on May 9th 2021

Check out this wonderful math-craft tutorial for little learners using our Natural Earth Paint Kit, shared with us by The Barefoot Babies on Instagram!"I'll bet that growing up, you loved doing puzzles but hated doing math homework. But what if I told you that you could help your kids learn math simply by playing with puzzles?E loves doing puzzles! So I thought it would be cool to make him a set of animal puzzles using rocks. But of cou...
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Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Paper for Earth Day

Make Your Own Eco-Friendly Paper for Earth Day

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Sarah Scarborough on Apr 20th 2021

Supplies:Paper or NewspaperBlenderMould & Deckle*Large BinEarth & Mineral PigmentFelt or Couch SheetsWooden Boards*If you do not have a mould and deckle you can either buy one or make one. They are easy to make with some wood and screen or you can use two of the same sized picture frames to create the frame for them.Step 1: Tear or Shred the PaperStart by tearing or shredding your paper. If the paper is in smaller pieces it will be easier for the...
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Baking Soda & Vinegar Painting with The Barefoot Babies

Baking Soda & Vinegar Painting with The Barefoot Babies

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & The Barefoot Babies on Apr 1st 2021

Carolyn from The Barefoot Babies on Instagram recently shared with us her latest craft activity featuring our Natural Earth Paint Kit! Check out this awesome art-meets-science activity tutorial for little ones."Aside from the fact that it’s 100% non-toxic and derived from natural ingredients, the things that I love most about Natural Earth Paint is that it comes as a powder. There are just so many opportunities to think outside the...
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Botanical Print Easter Eggs with Natural Egg Dye

Botanical Print Easter Eggs with Natural Egg Dye

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Sarah Scarsborough on Mar 15th 2021

Supplies Eggs, Hard-BoiledHosieryTwineNon-Toxic PlantsNatural Egg Dye KitStep 1: Boil Eggs & Gather LeavesHard boil your eggs and let them cool . When collecting plants, consider small, delicate flowers, leaves and edible herbs (cilantro and rosemary are great) from your garden or your local supermarket.Step 2: Prepare Your EggsLay your flowers or herbs over your egg and wrap the egg in the hosiery. Make sure your plants are laying as flat...
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Fairy & Leprechaun Houses with Natural Earth Paint

Fairy & Leprechaun Houses with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Sarah Scarsborough on Mar 10th 2021

Supplies:Natural Earth Paint Kit or Individual Natural Earth Paint PacketsSticks, Bark, Rocks*Optional:RocksNatural Acrylic MediumEarth & Mineral Pigment in Gold MicaStep 1: Mixing Your PaintMix your Natural Earth Paint. The Natural Earth Paint Kit will have the necessary materials to do this. Scoop a few spoonfuls of the pigment into a mixing cup. Add the same amount of water to the powder and stir. Note: If you wou...
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Coffee Filter Snowflakes with Natural Earth Paint

Coffee Filter Snowflakes with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Sarah Scarsborough on Feb 12th 2021

Celebrate the snowy winter season with coffee filter snowflakes, decorated with Natural Earth Paint!SuppliesCoffee filtersScissorsNatural Earth PaintCreating SnowflakesStep 1: Fold your coffee filter in half. Continue to fold it into a triangle form.Step 2: Cut your snowflake. Geometric shapes work best for cutting out a snowflake. I like to do half circles and triangles.Step 3: Unfold your coffee filter to see what magical snowfla...
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​Valentine’s Day Hearts with Eco-Friendly Air Dry Clay

​Valentine’s Day Hearts with Eco-Friendly Air Dry Clay

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Sarah Scarborough on Feb 6th 2021

Just in time for Valentine's Day, we've cooked up an extra-special eco-friendly clay tutorial featuring our Natural Earth Paint Kit! It's perfect for kids of all ages looking for a hands-on crafting activity for the holiday. Ingredients: 1 Cup of Baking Soda 1/2 Cup of Corn Starch 3/4 Cup of Water1 Non-Stick Skillet or Pot Natural Earth PaintStep 1: Measure your baking soda, corn starch and water and add these three ingr...
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Toy Car Painting with The Barefoot Babies

Toy Car Painting with The Barefoot Babies

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & The Barefoot Babies on Jan 10th 2021

Carolyn from The Barefoot Babies shared with us her "Trajectory Schema: Cars Edition" craft featuring Natural Earth Paints!"If you’ve been following me for a while, you will know that E is currently fascinated by the trajectory schema. This refers to play where kids just *need* to throw objects on repeat. Contrary to how it may feel - they’re not doing this to annoy you. They’re actually trying to understand how objects move through space an...
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Christmas Cards with Bear Cubs Nature Play

Christmas Cards with Bear Cubs Nature Play

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Bear Cub Nature Play on Dec 8th 2020

Learn how to make Christmas tree greeting cards with us for the holidays! Thanks, Bear Cubs Nature Play, for the lovely idea!"We’re crafting again today creating Christmas tree cards with a collection of fern leaves we picked from this morning’s walk. Super simple and pretty effective! We just dipped them in a lovely green Natural Earth Paint and printed their leaves on the card. Kept [my little one] busy for a little while at least!"Su...
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Painted Egg Carton Nature Mask with Arrow & Jade

Painted Egg Carton Nature Mask with Arrow & Jade

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Arrow & Jade on Sep 18th 2020

Check out this beautiful craft shared with us by Arrow & Jade at @chasing_arrow on Instagram!"This craft is perfect for a wide range of ages. Arrow is just over two and loves to paint and he really loved this craft. Older children could paint with more care and detail and they could apply the extra decorations themselves. If you’re a mama with a small child like me, you can indulge in the decorating or simply leave them painted...
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Face Painting Tips & Tricks

Face Painting Tips & Tricks

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Aug 4th 2020

Here are some tips and techniques for using your Natural Face Paints!Application: Use the enclosed makeup sponge to blend colors, create a soft, hazy look, or coat the entire face with one color.Use tiny brushes and eyeshadow applicators for finer details- don't forget to rinse all the brushes with soap and water after use so they'll be ready for your next application!Moisten your applicators before dipping them in the face paints to make t...
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Fourth of July Pinwheel with Natural Earth Paint

Fourth of July Pinwheel with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jun 29th 2019

Looking for a fun craft to do with the kids on the 4th of July? Pinwheels are an easy DIY for kids to make and play with, and can be made with supplies you probably already have around the house! Supplies: Heavy paper/thin cardboard Scissors Natural Earth Paint Paint brushes Pencils with erasers still intact (one per pinwheel) Push pins (one per pinwheel) Let's get started! Step 1. I used the red and blue paints from t...
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DIY Natural Fabric Paint with Earth Pigments

DIY Natural Fabric Paint with Earth Pigments

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jun 28th 2019

For a waterproof fabric paint that is completely natural and non-toxic, we have two recipe options.Option 1: Natural Acrylic Paint: By mixing Natural Acrylic Medium, with our Earth & Mineral Pigments you make a beautiful, non-toxic, permanent, and waterproof fabric paint! See video tutorial below or blog tutorial here.Option 2: Traditional Soybean based Fabric Paint: This is an ancient and traditional recipe that has been used for centur...
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Mother's Day Painted Flower Pots & Recycled Butterflies

Mother's Day Painted Flower Pots & Recycled Butterflies

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on May 2nd 2019

Supplies:Natural Earth PaintEmpty Toilet Paper Rolls Construction Paper Clothes Pins Coffee Filters Pipe Cleaners Glue Scissors A square of cardboard or poster boardPainting PaletteCreate Your Painting Palette After you've gathered all of your supplies and mixed up your Natural Earth Children's Paint you can begin by flattening the toilet paper rolls. Open the roll back up and form into a petal shape...
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 Earth Day Salt Dough with Natural Earth Paints

Earth Day Salt Dough with Natural Earth Paints

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Apr 15th 2019

Supplies:  1 cup flour 1/2 cup of salt Natural Earth Paint KitIndividual Natural Earth Paint Packet in Black1/2 cup of Water Rolling Pin Parchment paper Cookie sheet Heart shaped cookie cutter Straw Twine or Ribbon   We made the recipe twice so we could have one ball of blue salt dough and one ball of green salt dough. Start with mixing flour, salt, and either the blue or t...
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Lucky Painted Rocks with Natural Earth Paint

Lucky Painted Rocks with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Mar 3rd 2019

Supplies: Natural Earth Paint Kit Rocks Paint Brush Water Natural Varnish or Natural Acrylic Medium Start off by collecting any rocks you might have found on a past nature walk. If you don't have any then its a perfect time to head out for a walk. Look for rocks that are smaller than the palm of your hand, but larger than a quarter. Mix up your Natural Earth Paint and start painting some liquid luck onto those ro...
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Marble Art Valentines with Natural Earth Paint

Marble Art Valentines with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Feb 4th 2019

Supplies:  Natural Earth Paint KitMarbles (3 or more) Construction Paper (We used Valentine colors, but any colors will work) Baking Sheet Paper Heart Doilies Scissors Pencil Glue Heart Shaped Hole Punch Twine (or any type of string) Standard Hole Punch Step 1: Prepare your Natural Earth Paints so that they have a nice fluid movement to them. Pick out what color paper you will be us...
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All-Natural Tie Dye with Earth & Mineral Pigments

All-Natural Tie Dye with Earth & Mineral Pigments

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jul 22nd 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!Supplies: 1/4 cup soybeans Water Mason Jar Blender Fabric for straining the...
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DIY Natural & Colorful Puffy Paint

DIY Natural & Colorful Puffy Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jul 4th 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!Supplies: 1 tbsp of self-rising flour1 tbsp of table saltNatural Earth Paint KitWaterStep 1: Add the self-rising flour, salt, paint, and 1 tsp of water to a small bowl...
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DIY Natural Cold Porcelain Clay (Without Glue!)

DIY Natural Cold Porcelain Clay (Without Glue!)

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on May 23rd 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 whi...
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DIY Natural & Kid-Friendly Slime

DIY Natural & Kid-Friendly Slime

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Leah Fanning on Apr 30th 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 or pigments and borax that may cause respiratory, skin, and eye irritation. Here's an all natural, kid-friendly slime with only 4 ingredients!Supplies: 1 tbs Psyllium Powder (you can find this at various health shops or pharmacies)1 tsp Cornstarch1/2 tsp Eart...
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Natural Earth Paint Featured on The Tot for Easter!

Natural Earth Paint Featured on The Tot for Easter!

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Apr 8th 2018

Our Natural Earth Paint Kit was featured in the article Tot Craft Corner: Easter Pebble Eggs & Bunny Hat on The Tot!"Easter PebblesHand painted pebbles are not only lovely to paint, hold and display at Easter time, but they can also be a wonderful addition to your child’s Easter pretend play.MaterialsNatural Earth PaintA selection of pebbles (I always look for pebbles that are light in colour and porous so the paint adheres well.)Pa...
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DIY Natural Marbled Paper for Earth Day

DIY Natural Marbled Paper for Earth Day

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Apr 7th 2018

In honor of Earth Day on April 22nd, we have taken the traditional craft of paper marbling and adapted it into a 100% natural, non-toxic and earth-based activity using earth pigments, walnut oil and a plant based glue. This is a fun and fascinating way to create unique paint designs on paper for cards and decorations. The process works by having the paint sit right on the surface of the water, so that it can easily get picked up by pa...
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How to Make Natural, Eco-Friendly Glitter

How to Make Natural, Eco-Friendly Glitter

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Mar 30th 2018

Glitter is a fun way to add some dimension and sparkle to your Easter crafts, but did you know that glitter is also an ecological hazard? Most glitter is made of plastic, and its small size makes it easy for fish and other animals to consume.So why not make an all natural form of glitter?Supplies: Epsom SaltTable SaltNatural Earth Paint KitWaterA small airtight containerA small bowlA spoon1. Combine 1 tablespoon of epsom salt and 1 tablesp...
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DIY Natural Confetti Eggs with the Natural Egg Dye Kit

DIY Natural Confetti Eggs with the Natural Egg Dye Kit

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Hannah Medina on Mar 15th 2018

Confetti eggs are a fun and eco-friendly Easter tradition that you can easily make with kids at home!Supplies: EggsNatural Egg Dye KitLarge NeedleLeaves or Edible PaperHole PunchTissue PaperGlueEmptying the Egg1. To empty the contents of the egg, you’ll need eggs, a sharp object (I’ll be using a seam ripper), and a bowl to catch the egg whites and yolk.2. Start by poking into one end of the egg with the seam ripper until you have a hole ab...
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DIY Decorative Banners with the Earth Flags Craft Kit

DIY Decorative Banners with the Earth Flags Craft Kit

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Lucia Corona on Jun 1st 2017

With spring coming to an end, now is the perfect time to take down old décor and create new decorations for your home! These banners are perfect for seasonal décor; they can also be used as decorations for celebrations like baby showers, wedding showers, graduations, and birthday parties. Here's a step-by-step guide on how to create decorative banners for any occasion!Supplies: Earth Flags Craft Kit Step 1: Empty the paint conte...
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DIY Adoration Stones with Natural Earth Paint

DIY Adoration Stones with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Taylor Ann Hansen on May 2nd 2017

Are you looking for a simple, beautiful, and creative DIY gift for mom?Adoration Stones are a sweet craft that any mom will treasure and anyone can create. They would be a beautiful addition to any home or garden, too!Supplies:Natural Earth Paint KitMedium-sized flat stonesStep 1: Take a nature walk and find some medium-sized flat stones offered by Mother Nature. You can find these types of stones in your backyard, on a nature trail, or...
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Natural, Non-Toxic Finger Paint Cards for Mother's Day

Natural, Non-Toxic Finger Paint Cards for Mother's Day

Posted by Natural Earth Paint & Lucia Corona on May 2nd 2017

When it comes to simple gifts that you can make for Mother's Day, painting a card or creating a picture come to mind first for us. Finger painting is a great way to let your kiddos express themselves and create personalized art. However, conventional children's paints contain toxic chemicals that can be harmful to your child's health. Make sure to choose paints like Natural Earth Paint that are safe for your kids in case&n...
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Recycled Earth Art Flower Pots with Natural Earth Paint

Recycled Earth Art Flower Pots with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Apr 12th 2017

Dig out your old, unsightly flower pots and give them some new life with the Natural Earth Paint Kit!Supplies: Natural Earth Paint KitFlower pots, cleaned and dried Paint directly on the cleaned pots with Natural Earth Paint and let dry. My two year old painted several of these with drool flying and intent focus.He almost enjoyed the stacking and unstacking/ arranging flowers process more than the painting.The masterpiece is finally...
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DIY Eco-Friendly Stamp Pad & Stamps with Natural Earth Paint

DIY Eco-Friendly Stamp Pad & Stamps with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jul 29th 2016

Little ones love stamps, but conventional stamps and stamp pads are made from harmful plastics and toxic ink ingredients. Create your own stamps and stamp pads at home with Natural Earth Paint!Supplies: Natural Earth Paint KitPaper towelsSmall washable platesAny household items that would make interesting marks (pencil erasers, golf tees, wine corks, toothpaste caps, cut fruit or vegetables, flowers, Q-tips, toilet paper rolls, etc.)Step 1:...
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Nature Craft & Treasure Hunt for St. Patrick's Day

Nature Craft & Treasure Hunt for St. Patrick's Day

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Mar 14th 2015

Make your own leprechaun gold with with our Natural Gold Mica Earth & Mineral Pigment!This is a great simple activity that helps your little ones be creative and get some time outside. March 17th is St. Patrick's Day, the perfect day to play pretend and hunt for leprechauns. As you know, leprechauns always have a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. According to legend, if one is captured by a child, they will gra...
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DIY Natural Wooden Eggs with Natural Earth Paint

DIY Natural Wooden Eggs with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Mar 19th 2014

Painting with the Wooden Eggs Craft Kit for the Easter season has provided my 3 year old son plenty of fun; he gets to paint, arrange, and hunt for his bright Easter creations!Plus, we can re-use them every spring, painting on new designs each Easter. Here's our step-by-step guide!Supplies:Wooden Eggs Craft KitStep 1: Mix the Natural Earth Paint. Step 2: Paint the eggs a solid color and let dry (or, leave some of n...
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Potato Stamp Valentines with Natural Earth Paint

Potato Stamp Valentines with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Jan 27th 2014

When it comes to crafts, I always like to go back to basics, keeping creativity simple and natural. That’s why I love making good, old-fashioned potato prints with Natural Earth Paint! This activity can be enjoyed by toddlers, older children, and even adults. Give your loved ones a beautiful, earthy Valentine, and enjoy their smiles!Supplies: Natural Earth Paint KitPotatoes Step 1: Cut a few potatoes in half. Fingerlings are e...
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DIY Eco-Friendly Recycled Gift Wrap with Natural Earth Paint

DIY Eco-Friendly Recycled Gift Wrap with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Dec 18th 2012

Instead of purchasing imported wrapping paper with petroleum-based inks, make your own with Natural Earth Paint and add twice the love to handmade gifts!Supplies:Natural Earth Paint KitRecycled paper like old maps, newspaper, packing, printer paper, and moreStep 1: Source your paper.Dive into your recycling bin to find the perfect paper for this craft! Any paper will do, as long as it's thin and flexible enough to wrap around...
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DIY Nature Masks with Natural Earth Paint

DIY Nature Masks with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Oct 6th 2012

In our most recent Toddler Nature Art Class, we had a great time making Nature Masks in preparation for Halloween! You can incorporate any natural items that you find around your neighborhood. We used seeds, feathers, flower buds and petals, sparkly Mica Pigment and Natural Earth Paint. Supplies:Thick paperEasily glue-able nature itemsGlueNatural Earth PaintStep 1: Collect nature items in you neighborhood or around your ho...
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Endless Summer Nature Crafts with Natural Earth Paint

Endless Summer Nature Crafts with Natural Earth Paint

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on Sep 8th 2012

As summer comes to an end, take advantage of the last few weeks of warm weather with these all-natural craft projects using found objects from nature and our Natural Earth Paint!Painted Shell CollageSupplies:ShellsNatural Earth Paint KitStiff paper board or scrap plywoodGlue Paint your shells with Natural Earth Paint. Glue the shells to a scrap piece of wood or stiff paper board in pretty patterns or in shape of animals, fl...
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Make Your Own Natural Paint Brushes with Plants

Make Your Own Natural Paint Brushes with Plants

Posted by Natural Earth Paint on May 13th 2012

The natural world is full of great materials to create with. Make works of art with Natural Earth Paint and handmade, natural brushes for a wonderful eco-friendly crafting session! Supplies:Natural Earth PaintPlants such as yucca, mullein, iris, or cattail stemsOur Nature Art Class had a lot of fun making natural paint brushes out of yucca plant stalks and horse tails. The Southwest Native Americans had yucca plants all arou...
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