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Make Your Own Natural Paint Brushes with Plants

Make Your Own Natural Paint Brushes with Plants

2019 Dec 31st

Our recent Nature Art Class had alot of fun making natural paint brushes out of yucca plant stalks and horse tails and painting with Earth Paints. The Southwest Native Americans had yucca plants all around them (but they grow in many other places - like my backyard in Oregon) and used them for painting pottery and fabric. Other plants to try are mullein, iris and cattail stems. How to Make Native American Paint Brushes: Yucca...
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Endless Summer Nature Crafts

Endless Summer Nature Crafts

2019 Dec 31st

As Summer is coming to an end we can keep our fun Summer memories alive with these all natural craft projects using found objects from nature!Painted Shell CollageMaterials: shells, Earth Paints, stiff paper board or scrap plywood, glueThis is a perfect way to use collections of shells that you collected at the beach this year and not just keep them in a bag all Winter. Paint them with Earth PaintsGlue to a scrap piece of wood or stiff pap...
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How to Make Nature Masks

How to Make Nature Masks

2019 Dec 31st

In my most recent Toddler Nature Art Class we had a great time making Nature Masks in preparation for Halloween! You can incorporate any nature items that you find where you live but we used seeds, chicken feathers, flower buds and petals, sparkly mica chips and Earth Paints. Materials: thick paper, nature items that are easily glue-able ( seeds, pressed leaves, feathers, etc.), glue, Earth Paints Step 1: Collect nature items in y...
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Resources: The Benefits of Natural Earth Paints

Resources: The Benefits of Natural Earth Paints

2019 Dec 26th

We are proud that Natural Earth Paints are one of the safest paint products on the market. They are safe for you, your child, and the planet. Because of their undiluted purity, these paints have a time-tested durability of thousands of years. Here are some of their benefits: Archival: Pure pigments are the most permanent of all pigments, lasting thousands of years. Superior Quality: There are no added fillers or stabilizers (to i...
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Resources: The Ancient History of Natural Earth Paints

Resources: The Ancient History of Natural Earth Paints

2019 Dec 26th

Natural Earth pigments were among the earliest recorded materials used by our ancestors to make paint, and their use pre-dates recorded history. Starting at least 100,000 years ago, ancient people from all over the world, including Prehistoric People, Egyptians, Native Americans, ancient Buddhists, Medieval monks, and Renaissance masters used earthen pigments to make their paints. Humans on almost every continent ground up earthen clays and...
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