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Nature Craft DIYs

Endless Summer Nature Crafts

Endless Summer Nature Crafts

Sep 9th 2012

As Summer is coming to an end we can keep our fun Summer memories alive with these all natural craft projects using found objects from nature!Painted Shell CollageMaterials: shells, Earth Paints, stiff paper board or scrap plywood, glueThis is a perfect way to use collections of shells that you collected at the beach this year and not just keep them in a bag all Winter.Paint them with Earth PaintsGlue to a scrap piece of wood or stiff paper...
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How to Make Nature Masks

How to Make Nature Masks

Oct 7th 2012

In my most recent Toddler Nature Art Class we had a great time making Nature Masks in preparation for Halloween! You can incorporate any nature items that you find where you live but we used seeds, chicken feathers, flower buds and petals, sparkly mica chips and Earth Paints.Materials: thick paper, nature items that are easily glue-able ( seeds, pressed leaves, feathers, etc.), glue, Earth PaintsStep 1: Collect nature items in you neighborh...
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DIY: All Natural Tie Dye (with Earth Pigments)!

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

Jul 23rd 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 t...
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DIY Natural & Kid-Friendly Slime

DIY Natural & Kid-Friendly Slime

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 / 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 Cornstarch 1/2 tsp Na...
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DIY Natural Marbled Paper for Earth Day

DIY Natural Marbled Paper for Earth Day

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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Nature-Inspired Art Activities

Nature-Inspired Art Activities

 

Leaf Bursts Go for a walk with your children, and gather a variety of sturdy leaves. Simply lay out some paper, hold the leaf still with one hand, and paint outwards from the center of the leaf with the other hand. Move the leaf to another part of the paper and repeat, or try a different leaf. For younger childrenit may be helpful for you to temporarily stick a green leaf onto paper with a little water...
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Face Painting Tips & Tricks

Face Painting Tips & Tricks

 

Here are some tips and techniques for using your new face paints! Allow time for paint to dry between layers to achieve a more professional and detailed application. Use the enclosed make-up sponge to blend colors, to create a soft, hazy look, or to coat the entire face with one color. Use tiny brushes and eyeshadow applicators for finer details....
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 Earth Day Salt Dough with Natural Earth Paints

Earth Day Salt Dough with Natural Earth Paints

Apr 15th 2019

Items you'll need 1 cup AP flour 1/2 cup of salt 1/2 TBS of Blue found in Children's Earth Paint Kit 1TBS of Green found in Children's Earth Paint Kit 1/2 cup of Water 2 tsp of Black from Children's Earth Paint Packets 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 dou...
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DIY Natural Puffy Paint

DIY Natural Puffy Paint

Jul 5th 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 flour1 tbsp of table salt1 tsp of Children's Earth PaintWaterMicrowaveSTEPS1. Add the self-rising flour, salt, paint, and 1 tsp of water...
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DIY Natural Cold Porcelain Clay (without Glue!)

DIY Natural Cold Porcelain Clay (without Glue!)

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 which can c...
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How to Make Eco-Friendly Glitter!

How to Make Eco-Friendly Glitter!

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?Here’s what you’ll need: Epsom SaltTable SaltChildren’s Natural Earth PaintWaterA small airtight containerA small bowlA spoon1. Combine 1 tablespoon of ep...
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DIY! Natural Confetti Eggs for Easter!

DIY! Natural Confetti Eggs for Easter!

Mar 15th 2018

Confetti eggs are a fun and eco-friendly Easter tradition that you can easily make with kids at home!by Hannah MedinaSUPPLIESEggs1 Natural 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...
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D.I.Y Decorative Banners

D.I.Y Decorative Banners

Jun 1st 2017

With spring coming to an end, now is the perfect time to do some last minute spring-cleaning by taking down old décor and creating new ones! These banners are perfect for seasonal décor; they can also be used as decorations for all celebrations such as baby shower, wedding showers, graduations, and birthday parties.Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to create decorative banners for any occasion! All you need is a little bit of paint...
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DIY Adoration Stones- with Natural Paint!

DIY Adoration Stones- with Natural Paint!

May 2nd 2017

Are you looking for a simple, beautiful, and creative DIY gift? Adoration Stones are such a fun and elegant craft that everyone will treasure and anyone at any age can do! For children, with a little leadership from an adult, and a bit of creativity, these stones would make a great gift (Hint: Mother's Day!) They would be a beautiful addition to any home or garden! It all starts with a walk outside in search of your favorite flat...
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Natural Mother's Day Crafts: Painted Flower Pots & Recycled Butterflies!

Natural Mother's Day Crafts: Painted Flower Pots & Recycled Butterflies!

May 2nd 2019

Supplies Needed: Natural Earth Children's Paint Kit Empty Toilet Paper Rolls Construction Paper Clothes Pins Coffee Filters Pipe Cleaners Glue Scissors A square of cardboard or poster board 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. Now open the roll back up and form into a peta...
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Make your own Natural Modeling Clay

Make your own Natural Modeling Clay

Mar 8th 2015

DIY Natural & Non-toxic Modeling ClayMy 4 year old son loves home-made play dough, but in the reality of our hectic days, I never find myself with time to make new batches for him. So when someone gave him a set of modeling clay that permanently stays moist and malleable and infinitely re-usable, I was very excited. I noticed though that there was a toxic smell and it stuck to his hands and dyed them colors. I did a little research and...
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Natural Mother's Day Craft Ideas!

Natural Mother's Day Craft Ideas!

May 2nd 2017

With Mother’s Day right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about what we want to give to our mothers, grandmothers, and all the mother figures in our lives to express how much they truly mean to us. With a little help from Mother Nature, you can create simple handmade gifts that mothers can cherish forever.We came up with two beautiful crafts that anyone at any age can do for their mamas! Check them out: 1. DIY Adoration Sto...
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Make Your Own Eco Stamp Pad & Stamps [NATURAL EARTH PAINT]

Make Your Own Eco Stamp Pad & Stamps [NATURAL EARTH PAINT]

Jul 29th 2016

MAKE YOUR OWN ECO STAMP PAD in 60 seconds!Supplies:Paper Towels, Natural Earth Paint, Variety of household items to stamp(pencil erasers, golf tees, wine corks, toothpaste cap, cut fruit or vegetables, flowers, Q-tips, toilet paper rolls, finger tips, etc.) Step 1: Fold a few sheets of paper towels into a square and moisten with waterPlace on a small plate or dish. Step 2: Pour a few spoonfuls of Natural Earth Paint on the paper towels and...
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St. Patty's Day Nature Craft & Treasure Hunt [NATURAL EARTH PAINT]

St. Patty's Day Nature Craft & Treasure Hunt [NATURAL EARTH PAINT]

Mar 14th 2015

St. Patty's Day Nature Craft & Treasure Hunt: Make your own Leprechaun Gold with DIY natural gold mica paintHere's a great and simple activity to get outside, be in nature, have loads of fun and do crafts! March 17th is St. Patty's Day and what a perfect day to pretend to be a leprechaun OR hunt for a leprechaun. As you know, Leprechaun's always have a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow and according to legend if one is captured by...
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Make your own Natural Modeling Clay

Make your own Natural Modeling Clay

Mar 8th 2015

DIY Natural & Non-toxic Modeling ClayMy 4 year old son loves home-made play dough, but in the reality of our hectic days, I never find myself with time to make new batches for him. So when someone gave him a set of modeling clay that permanently stays moist and malleable and infinitely re-usable, I was very excited. I noticed though that there was a toxic smell and it stuck to his hands and dyed them colors. I did a little research and...
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Homemade Beeswax Varnish

Homemade Beeswax Varnish

Nov 30th 2014

One of the most common questions I get about our natural earth paints is...."Can I paint wooden toys with earth paints and will the paint come off if a baby is chewing on it or if it gets wet?" The answer is yes, the paint is perfect for wooden toys and is quick and easy to paint and clean-up with water BUT yes, it will wear off over time or if chewed on UNLESS it's varnished. Many toy makers have been using these paints for their toys for...
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Recycled Summer Flower Prints

Recycled Summer Flower Prints

Jun 15th 2014

Materials: Earth paint, bowls, Recycled toilet paper rolls, scissors and paper 1) Mix a few colors of Earth Paints in large-ish flat bowls2) Cut one end of toilet paper rolls into flower shapes3) Dip toilet paper flowers into paint and stamp on paper4) Repeat several times to make fun floral prints. Great to use to make cards and send to loved ones :)HAPPY SUMMER!Craft by: Danelle Winser Craft Tester: Phoenix, 4 years old...
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DIY Wooden Eggs

DIY Wooden Eggs

Mar 20th 2014

Painting these wooden eggs has provided my 3 year old son and I triple the fun of buying eggs! The painting, the arranging, AND the hunting. Plus the satisfaction of knowing you can re-use them each year (and keep painting on different designs if you like). The Wooden Eggs Craft Kit (Which 15% OFF until April 3rd, 2017, Use Coupon Code WOODENEGGS15) comes with 6 wooden eggs (hand-made by a local artisan with FSC-certified wood) and 6 col...
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Earth Art Valentine's

Earth Art Valentine's

Jan 28th 2014

When it comes to crafts, I always like to go back to basics – 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.Step 1: Cut some potatoes in half (I like to use different sizes). Fingerlings are easy for a toddler to grip. Medium and l...
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Make Your Own Natural Paint Brushes with Plants

Make Your Own Natural Paint Brushes with Plants

May 13th 2012

Our recent Nature Art Class had alot of fun making natural paint brushes out of yucca plant stalks and horse tails and painting with Earth Paints. The Southwest Native Americans had yucca plants all around them (but they grow in many other places - like my backyard in Oregon) and used them for painting pottery and fabric. Other plants to try are mullein, iris and cattail stems.How to Make Native American Paint Brushes:Yucca Plant: Chew on...
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