Welcome to Day 3 of Kangaroo Mama's Housewarming Party Giveaway Week!
Happy April Fool's Day!!! Today's theme of the giveaway is, It's No Joke…They ARE Edible! I present to you:
You've seen Wee Can Too Art Supply on this blog before and how much I love their products! Remember when I first found them when Kiggster was 7 months old?!
Notice how thick the paints get in that picture? That's how they're supposed to look following their instructions. You can read more and see more pictures at Baby Picasso (bottom half of posting).
Here we are several months later for our Christmas Countdown Activity: painting/coloring a Xmas picture with their art products! I was being cheep-cheep (yup, my cheesy Easter reference) and diluted the paint powder so that I could get more use out of it. You can see that the colors are still pretty bold despite my frugal mama efforts! Although, now that she's older, I will thicken it more so there will be a little more texture to it for her to play with. Here's some information on their products from their website:
The term 'edible' means safe and nutritious made completely from food based ingredients, and the ingredients are organic and good for your children in case they decide to taste or explore with their mouths.
So with that shared, please don't give the art supplies to your children as a meal, it's not a meal replacement (I had some friends think it was supposed to be "food" for the kids). It's for those of us who don't want our kids ingesting harmful paints, chalks, crayons, and other art supplies! Also, keep in mind because they don't contain all the harmful junk, preservatives, and other "non-edible" stuff in their products, they will not be exactly like the Crayolas that you are used to seeing. The paints will not be smooth but have texture due to their vegetable/fruit origins! One thing I am glad they are different in is with their chalks. They're not powdery and they don't leave nasty residues on your hands after using, thank goodness! Their latest product, Nature's Magic Egg Dying Kit, came out just in time for Easter but will still be available year long! The dyes are made with the same awesome and organic ingredients that you would find in their other products-organic fruit and veggie powders made from REAL fruits & veggies! Comes with 2 of each color in red, blue, and yellow to make 6 colors.
So don't do like I did and pick up a pack of brown eggs from the grocery store and try to dye them with the kit! I had to go back out and get white eggs because obviously that's what I would have needed the first time. You can split the dyes in half to use them to make more colors or save them for a 2nd batch of eggs. I only tried to dye 6 eggs because I am actually not a huge fan of eating hard boiled eggs but Honey didn't think it was as fun dyeing empty egg shells. The directions are at the bottom of the carton, short, sweet, and to the point-just like me! =P (yeah right) You can also watch a video of Wee Can Too and their kids using the dye kit, it's very cute and gives you a very nice look at the process. Here are some pictures of our experience:
I only did 3 colors at a time: red, blue and yellow first batch. Then mixed the colors together for a second batch of purple, orange and green eggs. The purple just came out as a muted blue probably because I mixed too much blue and not enough red to balance it, same with the orange, it was still more yellow than orange maybe because i didn't make enough red dye. So some of this will be trial and error if you're like me and do not completely follow the directions of using one whole dye. The directions did not specify the amount of water to dilute the dyes with so I just estimated. The red dye did not seem to dissolve as easily as the blue and yellow. Then we used the veggie crayon included to make some designs on the eggs to see how they'd turn out. We did not make any designs on the 2nd batch of eggs. The designs on the blue came out very noticeably as a white design on a vibrant blue egg. The red came out more pinkish but the design was still white. The yellow came out a pale yellow but the design was not white instead, it absorbed more color and came out a darker yellow design! The green came out pretty nicely too (can't comment on orange or purple) but keep in mind that these dyes will come out more pastel than bright colors, with the exception of the blue and I'm fine with that. I actually haven't dyed eggs in a long time so I don't remember how the usual kits are like and how labor intensive or not they are. The Nature's Magic Egg Kit does require some prepping but I think knowing that there's not all these bad for our health dyes in it, I think it's worth the effort and time! Oh, and the eggs come out with a frosted shimmer to them! It was more faint with the red but in all the other colors, I could really tell with the shimmer when held up to the light. It's puuuurty!
Wee Can Too is also offering 1 Kangaroo Mama fan (US/CAN only) the chance to have their own set of Edible FingerPaints Tottle Bottle Set (Retail Value $35) and a Nature's Magic Egg Dyeing Kit (Retail Value $18). You will want these, they are incredible and as a parent, you won't have to worry about your kids ingesting harmful chemicals while making their masterpieces! Just enter below through Rafflecopter and
the giveaway will end on April 10th. Giveaway is being extended until April 13th! Good luck! Of course, if you can't wait to own some Wee Can Too products or want to also get their edible chalks and crayons, you can always purchase it from Wee Can Too's website. Don’t forget to check back tomorrow for more from my week long giveaway, you don’t want to miss out on all the great prizes! You can go to the Giveaways tab for the latest prizes or even the ones you missed-some of them are still going on!
April 10, 2012 Update: Wee Can Too's Fingerpaints won the 2012 Cribsie Awards for "The Nicest Toddler Paints That Don't Require A Gas Mask" Category! Once again, confirming the reasons why Kangaroo Mama loves Wee Can Too products! don't wait, enter to win a set of your own paints along with an egg dying kit now!
a Rafflecopter giveaway This giveaway is also being promoted by the following blogs: Cozie Corner, This Frugal Family, Pittsburgh Frugal Mom Kangaroo Mama was provided the Nature's Magic Egg Dyeing Kit for free from the sponsor company for review but the opinions stated in this posting are completely my own honest opinion and not influenced by the sponsor company.