The Earth Naturals Children's Earth Paint Kit is available now at the Earth911 store.

Leah Fanning Mebane surrounds herself with beauty, in her art, her philosophy, and her approach to creation. It was only natural then, when she found herself pregnant with her son, Django, in 2009, that she felt called to renew her dedication to her art while also refining it to ensure it was as safe for her and her growing baby as possible. Mebane began to embark on a mission to rid her studio of all harmful toxins, while still ensuring that she was using the highest quality archival paint possible.

The Earth Naturals Children's Earth Paint Kit is available now at the Earth911 store.
The Earth Naturals Children’s Earth Paint Kit is available now at the Earth911 store.

Mebane began to experiment, and a few years after she gave birth to her son, Natural Earth Paint was also born, tasked with the single-minded goal of bringing vibrant, high-quality, Eco-friendly paints to artists young and old alike. The Children’s Earth Paint Kit was one of the original two products carried by Natural Earth Paint, and it has remained one of the most popular items even as the product line has grown and evolved.

Comprised of pure, natural mineral pigments and organic milk proteins, the Children’s Earth Paint Kit contains six richly colored powders that can be mixed with water in a 1:1 ratio to create a thick, tempera-like paint, or water it down a little more to create light watercolors instead.

Young artists can fully explore their creativity and paint bright masterpieces without parents worrying about the effects of the paint on their tender skin, or when they (perhaps inevitably) decide to see what “blue” tastes like.

By mixing just as much as you need for each art session, you never run the risk of the paint drying out or being wasted, and Natural Earth Paint skips the plastic containers in favor of packaging their products in post-consumer recycled paper, biodegradable plastic bags, and recyclable glass bottles. And beyond encouraging Eco-friendly artistic masterpieces by pint-sized Picasso’s, Natural Earth Paint strives to color the world a little greener by planting one native tree sapling in their home state of Southern Oregon with each item purchased.

Seize the opportunity to create beautiful art, while contributing to a more beautiful world. Natural Earth Paint’s Children’s Earth Paint Kit is available at the Earth911 store today.



By Madeleine Somerville

Madeleine Somerville is the author of All You Need Is Less: An Eco-Friendly Guide to Guilt-Free Green Living and Stress-Free Simplicity. She is a writer, wannabe hippie and lover of soft cheeses. She lives in Edmonton, Canada, with her daughter. You can also find Madeleine at her blog, Sweet Madeleine.