Get back to the basics and become a down-to-earth person by using natural earth paints.
Leah Fanning Mebane and husband Drew, founders of “Natural Earth Paint”, will supply you and your little ‘earthlings’ with top notch (highest quality) all natural earth pigments (colors).
Their non-toxic and organic ‘Children’s Earth Paint Kits’ are very safe to use. Just add water to the powdered pigments and watch those colours come to life on sketchpads or whatever surface you choose to use.
You’ll have hours of fun watching your children, grandchildren or children in your care creatively expressing themselves through their paintings. Awaken the inner child in you and try your hand at it yourself.
Leah sent me a few colours to try and I must say I was very impressed with the velvety texture of the paint after I mixed water to the powder pigment. The earth tones were amazingly glossy.
Earth Paint – Eco Friendly Paint Kits
Children’s Earth Paint Kits come in two sizes:
Children’s Earth Paint Kit Petite contains six powdered colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and brown. When mixed, each color makes approximately 11 ounces of paint.
- Six powdered colors: red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and brown. These make 96 ounces of paint when mixed.
- Six biodegradable mixing cups
- An Earth Paint booklet which includes mixing instructions, children’s art activities, a brief history of earthen paints, and more.
Children’s Natural Earth Paints can be purchased directly from:
Natural Earth Paint (USA). International Orders are welcome.
Two Green Monkeys (New Zealand)
In a Nutshell
Dug from the earth, naturally colored clay is reduced to powder by crushing/grinding/drying it, then sifting it into pure pigments.
All of ‘Natural Earth Paint’ pigments are long lasting and have been so for thousands of years.
Unaffected by humidity/temperature and sunlight, makes for natural earth paint to be so enduring (lasting a long time).
Natural earth paint is more vibrant (bright) than synthetic paint.
Free of chemical stabilizers and added fillers, natural earth pigments are much easier to mix.
Also being free of heavy metal toxins, natural earth paint is indeed a certified non-toxic environmentally friendly paint which is safe to use in enclosed areas.
The Children’s Earth Paint is mainly earth pigment with organic milk protein added to make milk-based earth paint.
However, as non-toxic as these natural pigments/paints are, it is advised to not allow babies or toddlers eat the paint or breathe in the powdered pigment.
Earth Oil Paint Kit for Artists
Using Earth Oil Paint will surely turn back the time to when Old Master Painters used these types of oil paints and witnessed the rebirth of the Renaissance Art happening between the 14th and 17th Centuries.
These earth oil paints only contain the highest quality natural earth pigments and refined (purified) walnut oil.
The Earth Oil Paint Kit Contains:
- Six colors of pure earth pigments: red ochre, orange ochre, yellow ochre, green earth, blue earth, and burnt umber. 3 oz (88.72 ml) of each color.
- One 4 oz (118.29 ml) bottle of refined walnut oil.
- An Earth Paints booklet which includes mixing instructions, tips on eliminating all toxins from the oil painting process, a brief history of earthen paints, and more.
This kit includes the equivalent of 6 tubes (40 ml or 1.35 oz) of professional quality oil paint.
*Natural Earth Paints do contain organic milk protein.
Synthetic art pigments (colors) are made from petrochemicals and may be hazardous to your health because they may contain cadmium, lead and other toxic ingredients; including one of the most common paint preservatives, formaldehyde (a cancer causing chemical) which has also been known to cause birth defects.