Introducing Purely Natural Kids Paint Pigments. Open the box and you will likely produce a little sound of delight as you spy a range of safe, non-toxic pigments lined up with little biodegradable pots and a paintbrush. The colours inside the little packets are made entirely from organic ingredients, foraged from the earth and plants. Kept simple, the pigments can be mixed with water at a 1:1 consistency, or with natural oils such as linseed.
If you want to get even more fancy with these pigments you can have a go at creating your own eco-paint using the recipe below. If mixing your own paint sounds like too much work, ökoNORM have produced their own little pots of natural paints, which you can find here.
Gentle to the earth and to your skin, what’s not to love about these paints?
- Heat 1/2 cup of plain flour, 1/2 cup of cornflour, 1 tablespoon of salt, and 2 1/2 cups of water gently in a pot until thickened.
- Once cool add 1 tablespoon of castile soap and 1 tablespoon of citric acid to the mixture. These act as preservatives.
- Separate the paste into different jars, which will hold your different colours.
- In a small dish mix 1 teaspoon of kaolin clay powder, 2 teaspoons of natural pigment and a small amount of water to form a paste.
- Add this paste to the jar and mix thoroughly. The resulting mixture should be the consistency of tempura paint.
- Repeat this step with the different natural pigment colours.
- Once finished, store jars in the fridge. They will last up to a month.
Images courtesy of