Painting outside on the porch is what my kiddos spent most of this gorgeous day doing. I made some paper dolls for my daughter using some Trader Joe’s bags I have had laying around for a couple months. After cutting them out I set all the kids up with some natural paints from GLOB. My youngest boy just painted on paper and my oldest painted a cardboard house.
The paints use plant materials for their color… pomegranate, blueberry, tangerine, basil, plum, and lemon verbena. They even have their fruity smell still.. YUM! You mix some of the paint powder with some water, adding more water for thin paint and using less water for thick paint, and away you go. Using these is a bit more work than buying a plastic bottle of liquid paint from Walmart but I rest easy knowing they are using safe, non-toxic paints and that they are low impact.
The doll template is from the website for Family Fun magazine. I just love all the crafty stuff for kids in their magazine and much of it is perfect for natural families oddly enough.
Wishing all a lovely, warm, watercolor weekend!
Saturday, March 20th, 2010