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During my Back to School series, I introduced you to Clementine Art, an eco-friendly company that offers quality art supplies. My son loves to color, paint, and play with dough, and I like the fact the downtime it gives us. He is a very active two year old who loves to run, ride his scooter, and play outside. But sometimes, we both need some quiet indoor time. I believe children need diverse experiences and developing their fine motor skills is just as important as developing their gross motor skills.
New out for the holidays is the company’s Holiday Eco-Art Gift Set. The set is nicely displayed in a re-usable box and includes their scented, crumble-free modeling dough, creamy soy crayons and crayon rocks, and multi-purpose glue. I reviewed the soy crayons a few months ago and like the rich, creamy color displayed on my son’s “projects.” My son just loves the crayon rocks (he does more than just color with them…like sorting and “playing” with them). I should note that because they’re soy, they break a little easier than conventional crayons (in my experience). But that doesn’t deter my son from coloring with them. My son’s favorite product is the modeling dough (hehe). Each color has it’s own fantastic scent, my favorite being the two citrus scents. The dough is soft and malleable, and according to the company, will last for 12 months if you keep it stored in the airtight container it comes in. Glue is the final product in the gift set, but it’s something we haven’t introduced to my son yet. The glue dries clear and washes off most surfaces.
As a parent, I worry about the chemicals my son is being exposed to in the products he comes in contact with. I appreciate the fact that the company is transparent with the ingredients they use. Clementine Art strives to recycled, reusable materials not only in their products but in their packaging. They even use soy inks for printing. The company uses plant and mineral pigments as opposed to artificial dyes. I like the fact that their dough is colored with spinach and tumeric. You won’t find preservatives, animal byproducts, or petroleum bases.
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