I love art! I’m a graphic designer, studied photography and took tons of art classes. Therefore, it’s only natural that many of my projects with my daughter are art based. I’ve introduced many types of mediums to her and lately I’ve been looking for products that are natural and non-toxic. I came across Clementine Art. Based in Boulder, CO Clementine Art is a company that offers art products that are “Natural, Fresh and Real”!
We received their natural paint set to review. The set consists of six jars of tempera paint, which retails for $13.99. They are colored with Mayan mineral earth pigments and the colors definitely have pleasing, deep earth tones.
For our art project, we started off with a self-portrait. Teagan can be a serious painter with her apron and easel. Teagan sampled all the rich colors and seemed to favor the blue and purple colors. Teagan’s brush strokes were smooth and the paint was never clumpy.
We did a couple of other projects. Teagan painted a cardboard box and reused toiler paper rolls. The box would be great to store knickknacks or to pack a gift in. We also used toiler paper rolls to create homemade binoculars. We painted the tubes and paper clipped the ends together. Viola! Quick and simple!
Tempera dries quickly and I noticed that Clementine paint dried into bright almost fluorescent shades of pink and yellow on the cardboard pieces. A small drop of paint goes a long way. We’ve done numerous projects since we received the set and we still have a good amount of paint to go through. Clementine paint is easy to clean with soap and water. Parents can feel good about using these products that are free from chemicals and dyes.
I’m a firm believer in enriching our children’s lives through all the Fine Arts. It’s unfortunate that so many art and music programs have been cut from school curriculum. Art is a necessity to balance their learning process. Kids can be kids when creating. No pressure to conform or stress about homework. Art is simple and is therapeutic. Fortunately we have companies like Clementine Art for nourishing a child’s creative side and helping parents feel comfortable about safe products they use.
Clementine Art products are great for kids 3+.
Visit the Clementine Art blog http://clementineboulder.blogspot.com/ for wonderful art projects and fun posts. This blog is written by the company founder, Diana Mercer
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