I always keep my eye out for natural art supplies for my son. Clementine Art has given me my first look at natural crayons. When I first read about them, my interest was certainly peaked, but to be frank, I couldn’t imagine them working that well. I envisioned something equivalent to those restaurant crayons that, no matter how much you press, all you get is a waxy smudge of weak color. But because the crayons were all natural, I was still drawn to them. (Is it too early in the article for a bad pun?) I’m so glad I was wrong; these aren’t your average crayons!
Clementine Art’s colors are bold and bright, and the crayons give smooth and even color. The whole family got into coloring with these, and we had a blast scribbling and trying to out-create one another. The crayons have an easy-to-hold shape, no wasteful outside papers, and did I mention they’re vivid? Maybe it’s because they get their shades from Mayan mineral pigments. If that’s the case, the Mayan kids had some darned good art supplies.
Other products made by Clementine Art include natural markers, natural modeling dough, natural paint, even glue! Maybe someday we’ll spring for the markers, but with a son who thinks any flat surface (including white burbur) is in fact his own personal canvas, I think we’ll hold off on those awhile. I hope that Clementine Art comes out with a big box of crayons someday, perhaps a box of 64 to rival those other guys. Better yet, a box of 65. They have room for a more natural shade of green.
Want to win your own set of Natural Soy Crayons from Clementine Art? One lucky dkMommy Spot reader will win!
Can’t Wait? You can purchase Clementine Art products at any Whole Foods Market!
Multiple Options for Multiple Entries:
1.) Just visit Clementine Art and tell me what else you liked or learned there. (***You may enter once a day, but please list a new item you like each time.) Remember, leave an interesting comment. If I cannot contact the winner, you might be chosen instead based on your comment.
2.) Blog about, Twitter, Subscribe and/or Become a Fan on Facebook! Get an extra entry for each of these activities. This time just leave a separate comment for each (only one time for each extra activity completed), giving me a link to your blog post, your Twitter name, and/or a note saying you’re an FB Fan and/or subscriber. SUBSCRIBE HERE!
(Psst! My Twitter name is dkMommy.)
Feel free to do all five to gather multiple entries to win! You have until midnight EST on Monday, October 5, 2009, to enter.