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Edible Art Supplies

Edible Art Supplies

Edible Art Supplies

 

 

Wee Can Too makes edible art supplies which are probably one of the coolest things I have seen. We know it is important to cultivate creativity in our youth but sometimes we have to consider the options of ruining the house or eating the supplies or even getting the art all over themselves instead. Even if a child doesn’t ingest the paint/marker/crayon etc. it can be just as scary when they get it all over them. The contents in some everyday art supplies are plain scary.
Wee Can Too has taken all of these fears into consideration to bring parents and teachers alike a slew of great supplies that are non-toxic, vegan, contain no wheat or sugar and are completely edible if the young artist decides to taste test their artwork. Wee Can Too offers 8 different edible art supplies that are sure to please parents and kids. You can also feel better when your pet wants to be helpful or investigate the scene and tracks paint all over the place or want to taste test the supplies as well you can be less nervous about expensive vet trips.
Wee Can Too is great for school too I think. Teachers can worry a little bit less about their students eating crayons or ruining their clothes during craft time or art class.  I really am excited and can’t wait to try some of these products myself.

Here is a little more about Wee Can Too:
The eco friendly, organically edible paints are amazing. They are completely safe for your kids and edible in case they decide to put their little hands into their mouth, which has been known to happen while finger painting. Already capturing the east coast market, we are moving to the Midwest with our finger paints, making baby, toddler, and children painting fun again! Wee Can Too is all the rage with mommy bloggers, autistic children for art therapy, babies, toddlers, and we would love to share them with you!

Green Fun For Kids

Eco-friendly toys and games are becoming easier to find these days so why not get in on the fun! I found some amazingly green fun for kids and the family at one of my favorite green stores Green Retail and Wholesale, LLC. You can stock up on summer fun all in one place for the entire family.

Head1Liners

Head1Liners

 

Head1Liners is a total family fun game! You can get everyone involved! Adults would probably get a kick out of it even if kinds aren’t around to play. Description: A hilarious party game in which you literally write the news! Players are given 1 of 386 curious “front page” photographs and write a news headlines for it. Creativity, satire, or straightforward journalism attempts will all fare well in this inclusive, social game about our diverse perspectives. Expect absurd headlines that leave you in stitches laughing!

Xeko Mission Games

Xeko Mission Games

Xeko Mission Games are almost like a modern day Where in the World is Carmen San Diego. I like it! This is not only educational but really fun! Description: Xeko combines two things kids love: collectible cards and animals. Play tested across the USA and the verdict is in – having fun is only natural! Ancient Xeko forces are joining together to defend the most fascinating and most threatened places on Earth. The search is on for the next generation of Xeko Masters. Are you ready for the awesome animals, globe-trotting fun, eye-popping art, and brain-stimulating strategy?

 

idbids

idbids

idbids are kind of really cool! They are an exceptionally fun interactive toy that really teaches kids how to protect the environment. Description: Lovingly handcrafted using 100% organic Egyptian cotton which has been colored with natural organic dyes. No two are alike, just like children! With the purchase of each kit, a child can enter a code online that will help protect the habitats of animal friends through The Nature Conservancy’s Plant A Billion Trees campaign, Adopt an Acre, or Rescue the Reef programs.

 

BUZZ FREE ZONE

BUZZ FREE ZONE

 

 

 

 

The summer is coming quickly and the one thing I absolutely despised about it was bug bites! Most repellents are super gross but not miessense! Description: Every single ingredient in miessence certified organics line of products is beneficial to your skins health. Not only is every ingredient safe (in fact, edible) but every ingredient does something great for your skin right down to the preservatives and antioxidants. These products use only certified organic cold-pressed and unrefined oils and therapeutic grade herb and flower extracts. Products are also cold-formulated so precious oils are never exposed to damaging heat.

Learn Science by Making and Breaking Toys!

Learn Science by Making and Breaking Toys!

Learn Science by Making and Breaking Toys!

 

I have been seeing tons of green science projects and green toys in commercial stores lately. This is something I haven’t seen before. Usually when shopping for gifts I have to do it online at green stores because they are the only ones who carry them but over the weekend while looking for some gifts I saw this My Toy Factory – Learn Science by Making and Breaking Toys!
set and I was excited! I got a few of them to give to some kids that I knew would love them.  I can’t stress enough how important it is to start teaching children at a young age the importance of our environment and being eco-friendly.  This is something that will stick with them throughout their whole lives. Click here if you want to get My Toy Factory – Learn Science by Making and Breaking Toys! of your own.

Product Description:
My Toy Factory is an entertaining and eco-friendly concept where children MAKE their own play area and play environment using everyday material like straws, ice-cream sticks and newspapers etc and then BREAK these toys to understand how they work. Children open the kit and get an appointment letter to become workers in their own Toy Factory. They make tickly whistles out of ice cream sticks, swooshing jet cars from bottles & balloons along with ten more exciting toys using their toy kit. A perfect gift to engage the creative gene pool of your kid!

5 Pretty Awesome Green Kids Toys

One of my favorite green stores is Wild Dill. They are a one stop shop for your green kids needs! Besides loving their children’s clothing (which will be addressed in a later article this month) their toys are outta site! I had to share some super cool toys I found while doing some holiday shopping for some friends and family. I hope you enjoy Wild Dill’s toys too!

Cut Veggies

Cut Veggies

 

 

This is probably one of the few times it is alright for your children to play with food! You can teach them how to be safe as well as the importance of eating their veggies all in one toy. This toy also helps increase their motor skills and coordination. This toy has used all child safe paints and was Fairly made in Asia.

Color Your Own Cottage

Color Your Own Cottage

 

 

I would have loved this when I was a little girl! You can paint and decorate your own playhouse any way you want! The set comes with non-toxic water colors. The cardboard is made from 45% post consumer waste. Your child can use anything they want to make this playhouse their own. Get creative and most importantly have fun.

 

RaceCars

RaceCars

 

 

You child too can have super race cars made out of recycled milk jugs! These cars are super detailed and can rival the likes of any other race car out there. The cars are made right here in the USA which makes them double awesome.

 

 

Dragon

Dragon

 

 

When I was a kid I hated being told I had to stay in the lines! I never wanted to draw anything “perfectly” where was the fun in that? Where was the imagination? This dragon among other styles can teach your child to color out of the lines and follow their own path. I love this little guy! Best of all when you are finished with the toy it is full compostable!

 

Butterfly Puzzle

Butterfly Puzzle

 

 

I’m a sucker for anything colorful and pretty but this simple educational game is really multi functional and is made to last long. The Butterfly Puzzle can be passed down and shared for years to come. The Butterfly Puzzle has been Fairly Made using child safe paints.

Twig Crayon

Twig Crayon

Twig Crayon

 

 

 

 

Oh how I love these crayons!!! How cute are they! I know the Twig Crayon is a little expensive but it is almost worth it being as how they are reusing items that would otherwise just be burned. The Twig Crayon could help give your child a creative twist on their next project. The box of crayons isn’t just a box of crayons anymore it was a part of nature and someone found a very suitable new useful way to display/create them. That is some cool innovation.
This is a great concept for show and tell or for a teachers desk! There are a million and one places to show the Twig Crayons off besides using them as actual crayons!

Description: Inntrax Twig Crayons are a unique coloring crayon from Poland. What makes these crayons unique is that they are handmade from discarded wooden twigs. During the winter months, planned areas of mature forests are cleared of underbrush, bushes and small unwanted trees in order to improve the environment for the mature oak and white pine. These small bushes and trees have no commercial value and are often burned on site. Inntrax Twig Crayons and Birch Baskets use these small bushes and twigs to make our Twig Crayons. Set of 8,12, or 24 Twig Crayons.

Chico Bag - Halloween Limited Edition

Snail Measuring Tape

Snail Measuring Tape Ok so how cute is this really? I know it is just a measuring tape but it can put the fun into learning how to measure things. I know this is supposed to be for children but I want this for myself!

Shop MightyNest.com

Snail Measuring Tape Details:
Made from natural rubberwood and water-based paints, the Plan Toys snail measuring tape is more than just a measuring tape for kids. This tape measure for kids features metric measurement and extends to a length of 24in / 60cm (measurement close to inches but not exact). Tape is not self-retracting – turn the red dial to draw the tape back in. Enables spatial recognition and exploration through measurement. Child development skills include: mathematical, fine motor, concentration and intellectual skills.

•Dimensions: 2.6″ x 4.7″ x 2.6″
•3 years +
•Plan Toys is made from replenishable rubberwood
•PlanToys are assembled using a certified E-Zero glue in place of traditional toxic wood glue
•Plan Toys uses only safe, non-toxic water-based dyes on all of their toys
•Packaging made from recycled and recyclable materials
•Conforms to ASTM

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Solar Rowboat Kit

A super awesome toy for the pool or on a lake! Since it is summer and we want to encourage our children to be outside and soak up the sun the Solar Rowboat Kit is a perfect way to make sure they have fun and learn while they are outside.

Solar Rowboat Kit

Product Description:

The Solar Rowboat Kit comes in just a few easy-to-assemble pieces. Once assembled, simply place solar panel in sunlight and the Solar Rowboat will go to work, spinning the oars for as long as it has light . A fun way for children to learn about eco-friendly energy sources. Safe design for children. Inspire children to explore Eco-friendly elements in daily lives. Demonstrates the science of solar power.

For childrent agest 8 and up.

Yoga Kids

YogaKids Foundations Trainings, Teacher Certification and Workshops

YogaKids Foundations Training is the original program that revolutionized the way yoga is taught to children.

Yoga Kids is an excellent idea I think! It is important to teach children about exercise at an early age. Yoga is beneficial for many reasons other than staying in shape. It helps with balance, stress, visualization and teaches children skills they can use throughout their whole lives. Generally gym classes aren’t anywhere near enough exercise and recess only takes place in the earlier grades. Integrating Yoga into daily class schedules can help calm down the students during the day.
Yoga Kids is aimed at helping children grow through Yoga. In a country where childhood obesity is at an all time high we should be teaching our children the benefits of yoga and keeping the mine healthy along with the body.
Yoga Kidsoffers training schedules, tools for schools, dvds, games, supplies, teachers, and clothing. Every week YogaKidsoffers a pose of the week and gives detailed instructions on how to do the pose.  I love it! This site is amazingly cute and incredibly essential for all children. Have you heard of YogaKids?  Do you have yoga in your school?

YogaKids Foundations Trainings, Teacher Certification and Workshops

Organic Skincare for Your Baby

Organic Skincare Collection

Organic Skincare Collection

It is almost summer time and I know this means mating season for more than just the wild kingdom. There are pregnant ladies everywhere and I bet you know at least one right now! If you do I suggest you get the Oscar & Belle Baby Skincare Collection. Oscar & Belle’s products are all organic especially the skincare items. It is important to start a baby off right and there is no better way to show you care buy purchasing organic baby gifts. Mom’s can be picky when it comes to what they want their babies to have so do the choosing for them and choose Oscar & Belle Organic Skincare collection!
The organic collection includes:
Organic Baby Shampoo, Organic Baby Powder, Organic Baby Wash, Organic Baby Lotion, Organic Diaper Ointment, Natural Baby Soak, & Organic Baby Creme.

About Oscar & Belle:
Anna Gustafson founded Oscar & Belle on the philosophy that Organic clothing need not be drab and lifeless. Oscar and Belle, Inc. was conceived in December, 2006 and launched online in September, 2007 with the goal to create a unique collection of joyful, sustainable, & healthful baby clothing and gear. Things that are not only good for babies’ health, our environment & produced ethically, but also fun and timeless. You won’t find potato sacks here.
Creating the Oscar & BelleCollection was an intense and playful process. Oscar & Belle’scatalog is the result – unique products designed by Anna Gustafson that care for our environment and your baby’s health.
These unique items continue to arrive. Keep your eyes open for the newest arrival as we continue our development of the most joyful, sustainable, and healthful clothing and products available.
Anna’s passion for design grew from her love of art, and her fine arts education at the University of Minnesota. Her travels around the world have inspired her designs, and impassioned her commitment to ethical manufacturing & sustainable, organic processes. Regular visits to Guatemala, Costa Rica, Argentina & Chile continue to inspire designs, methods of garment construction, coloring and our commitment to sustainable farming and manufacturing.

Eco Garden Set from Hape

Eco Garden Set from Hape

Eco Garden Set from Hape

I don’t know about you buy my doll house accessories were no where near as cool as Hape sets. The design and creativity that make up the Hape sets are amazing. I am sort of jealous I don’t have a doll house of my own now. The attention to detail with the cup set and kabobs are way too cute. Toys like this encourage your child to use their imagination with out being “plugged in”. Another positive side to the Hape sets especially this one is that it isn’t just for girls and their dolls. There is nothing to say that GI Joe or any other action figure cannot have an Eco-Garden BBQ. The colors and construction of the Eco-Garden set can be uni-sex which I think is a cute idea if you have multiple children in your home or at school. Action figures must like to BBQ too right?

Product Description:
Let your child’s dolls relax in the shade with this Eco-Garden set from Hape . The bamboo stalks and parasol provide shelter from the sun and the drinks and kabobs create a wonderful meal on a summer evening. The set consists of 1 patio, 2 chairs, 1 table with parasol, 2 bamboo stalk clusters, 1 grill with kabobs, and 1 cup set. A unique and eco-friendly addition to your child’s doll collection.
Made with Bamboo. Earth’s fastest growing plants, bamboo is highly renewable. Bamboo stands release 35% more oxygen into the atmosphere than equivalent timber forests and require no replanting, pesticides or fertilizers to grow. Bamboo is also highly durable and strong–it’s even harder than red oak and maple wood! A light water-based stain has been applied to the bamboo which is then polished with beeswax, providing a natural, satin finish.