Congratulations to Wee Can Too for winning the 2012 Cribsie Award for Best Toddler Paints.
Wee Can Too art supplies are taking us back to the roots, quite literally, using completely natural and organic ingredients to make art supplies. Wee Can Too products are so natural you won’t have to worry when your toddler sticks his or her hand in the finger paint and then in their mouth. Made with ingredients such as brown rice cereal, fruits, and veggies, these artist tools make creating fun without the stress of having to repeat, “don’t put that piece of chalk in your mouth, Johnny,” over and over.
Wee Can Too sent finger paints, sidewalk chalk, and their egg dyeing kit to test, which of course meant putting my children to work in order to get an authentic reaction to the products.
We watched the Wee Can Too Egg Dyeing Video before breaking out the eggs and creating our masterpieces. The kit comes with two sets of three primary colors that you can mix in order to have a total of six colors, plus a neutral veggie crayon for decorating. Just like other Wee Can Too products, the Dyes are made from veggie and fruit powders and are edible.
Of course, they’re not intended as a substitute for a meal but if your little one decides to lick his or her fingers and take a little taste, it’s nothing to worry about. Although it took awhile to dye each egg, they need to sit for twenty minutes in the vinegar solution, the end result was a very beautiful mix of sparkling earth tones adhering unevenly to the eggs. My boys referred to them as “magical eggs” for the rest of the day.
The Veggie Baby Finger Paints came in powder form, the instructions require you to add water in order to use them as intended. My youngest son had fun using his fingers but my two older boys chose to use brushes, and everyone was happy. The paints didn’t last long in my house but if you only have one or two young kids, you could probably get a longer lifespan out of the products.