Art with a Twist

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Natural Paints
It is always fun to put a new twist on a favorite pastime. My youngest daughter loves to paint, so when I asked if she would be interested in mixing some of her own colors, which have been extracted from items such as pomegranate, basil and tangerines (some of her favorite foods) she jumped at the chance.

I love the idea of painting with natural dyes, but can’t seem to find the time to make them myself, so when I discovered Glob Natural Paints, I was excited about the fact that they have done the hard part for us.

Mixing the paints turned out to be as much fun as painting! We loved talking about where each color came from and being able to identify each source by smell as well as the color. We were also happy to find that the the shades are vibrant and the paints have a smooth consistency (similar to watercolors). You can also store the left-over paints in the refrigerator for future use.

Happy Painting!

Mariah Bruehl is a parent, educator, and author of the book Playful Learning: Develop Your Child’s Sense of Joy and Wonder (Shambhala Publications, 2011). In 2008 Mariah brought her expertise online, creating the Parents’ Choice Gold Medal award-winning Web site Playful Learning. In 2011 she launched the Playful Learning Ecademy, which takes virtual-learning experiences to a new level by incorporating the best practices in education with engaging hands-on lessons, bringing parents and children together from all over the world into a unique, creative, community environment.

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