The Green Mommy tries her best to be as “green” as she can be (which, believe me, does fall short sometimes – hey, no one’s perfect). But she also likes to save a penny here and there too. Her Girl Wonder is almost 2 1/2 now and she’s really into art supplies, like crayons and water colors. This made the Green Mommy think – “What else is out there to help fuel some creative, artsy juices?” She looked all over the internet and found “greener”, “safer” options over the tradtional, but many of them were costly and adding on shipping costs made them even pricier. What’s a “Frugal Green Girl” to do? Make them herself, that’s what!
Here’s some interesting links for making your own art supplies. I haven’t tried them all but they look promising. If you give any of these a try, leave a comment and let us know what you think! Some of the recipes call for food coloring. Since none of these finished products are meant to be eaten, you can use traditional ones. However, if you’d like to go a more natural route, check out this link for one and see here and here for where you can buy it.