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'Eco-Kid' Playthings for Environmentally-Friendly Art Projects

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: May 17, 2009   Updated: Aug 17 2011 • References: ecokidsusa and simplefamilyliving
California-based 'Eco-Kids' is a family enterprise that makes eco-friendly, all natural play products including eco-dough, eco-fingerpaints and eco-puzzles.

The zero carbon dough and fingerpaints are all natural art supplies made from plant, fruit and veggie extracts. The containers are made from cornstarch, so they can be composted. The Eco-Kids puzzles are made of Radiata Pine 100% sustainably forested in New Zealand.

Each product is about $20. The dough and fingerpaints are available on the SimpleFamilyLiving.com website under, 'Art Supplies.'

Implications - The idea behind Eco-Kid came from the devastating news of massive toy recalls occurring across the industry. While making eco-dough has been a choice activity in their family home, the need and desire for this product elsewhere drove the business initiative, which sets out to keep kids safe from dangerous and artificial dyes, metals and chemicals.