ColorKitchen - Easter Egg Coloring Kit with Planet-Based Colors - 3 Packet(s)
ColorKitchen Easter Egg Coloring Kit with Planet-Based Colors is a 100% pure and natural Easter egg dye set made from herbs and plants. These Easter egg dyes made from radish, cabbage, and annatto make a rainbow of color combinations! They are sustainably packaged with PCW (post consumer waste) paper and printed with vegetable inks.
This Easter egg coloring kit includes leaf print and other Easter egg decorating instructions. It is intended for ages 4 and up. These color packets are non-toxic and CPSIA compliant. The package contains 3 colors (orange, purple, and blue) and 3 mixing brushes. The entire package contains enough color for 1-2 dozen eggs.
- 100% Recyclable Box
- Use Box as Dying Tray
- 3 Color Packets: Orange, Purple, Blue
- 3 Mixing Brushes
- No Artificial Dyes or Chemicals
- Makes a Rainbow of Colors
- Enough For 1-2 Dozen Eggs
- Non-GMO, Vegan, & Gluten Free
- For Ages 4+
- Veggie Inks
All Natural Food Colors
ColorKitchen uses all natural and organic ingredients from a variety of different fruits, vegetables, flowers, and herbs. Their paints combine gum arabic (a natural watercolor binder), with all-natural botanical food colors that have been used in arts and crafts since historic times. Their color pigments come from beets, purple carrots, turmeric, and red cabbage, as well as beta-carotene from either oranges, tomatoes, carrots, or marigolds.
Another orange source is the annatto seed from South America,which has been used for centuries by indigenous tribes and can be traced as far back as the ancient Mayans. Annatto's deep orange color is used today in cosmetics and to color cheddar cheese! Other color sources include the gardenia fruit, and chlorophyll, which is extracted from alfalfa to make a grassy green.
You may have noticed that arts and crafts products do not list ingredients. Consumers rely upon "non-toxic" certification, believing that their art materials have undergone sufficient testing to ensure the products they use are safe. Don't let these labels fool you. Art pigments (colors) are commonly made from petrochemicals, and the actual hazards of these materials are not always known. In the US, synthetic pigments that have never been tested for toxicity can be labeled "non-toxic." The rationale? There is no data to prove otherwise.
Arts and crafts paints often contain a host of toxic ingredients like formaldehyde (a carcinogen), one of the most common paint preservatives. New environmental regulations and consumer demand has contributed to the numerous low to no VOC (volatile organic compounds) and environmentally friendly house paints now available. Unfortunately, the artist market is far behind.
Paints may not only be hazardous to the consumer, but also the environment. Certified "non-toxic" pigments can still be toxic to fish and other wildlife. ColorKitchen products are sustainable and biodegradable, making them safe to wash down the sink and into your water supply. ColorKitchen conforms to US safety standards and the comprehensive requirements of Europe, Canada and Australia.
ColorKitchen Easter Egg Coloring Kit FAQ
Do the paints stain?
ColorKitchen did a comparison between their own paints and "washable" paints, and the results were about the same. Both left slight staining with certain colors, but washed out fairly well.
ColorKitchen paints are made from fruits and veggies, so you might expect the same type of subtle stain from spilled juice. They always recommend wearing painting clothes, so you can glob it on worry-free.
How long do the paints last once mixed?
Their paints are best if used fresh. They recommend that you use only as much pigment powders as needed for one painting session. However, the paint should be able to keep for weeks or even months, but the color wet will become less vibrant over time. So again, fresh is best!
Are they edible?
The paints are not intended for consumption. While the ingredients are food and cosmetic-grade, the colors are concentrated and have a gum arabic base, which isn't very tasty.
Can the paints be used as face paint?
The paints are similar to watercolors, and do not cover the skin like a face paint. The colors, such as beets, will slightly stain the skin.
How can the paint be thickened?
To thicken the paint, add a little starch (corn, arrowroot powder) or a non-gluten flour. Regular wheat flour doesn't mix thoroughly.
Will the colors fade?
Like other arts and crafts-grade paints, their colors can fade over time with exposure to direct UV light. While the company chooses the most lightfast, non-toxic, botanical pigments they could find, their paints are not archival quality, and are not recommended for professional artists.
The paints are similar to a watercolor. The pigments are best used to color your projects, such as painting on paper, collage, wood stain, play dough, paper-mache and more. If you believe you or your child is the next Picasso or Jackson Pollock, you may want to try another, professional paint with questionable toxicity.
Can the paints be used to dye clothes?
No, the pigments in their paints are water-soluble painting pigments, not clothing dyes. Dyes require a mordant to set the color to the fabric, many of which are toxic.
Can the paints be used to paint walls?
Their paints perform like a transparent watercolor, not a wall paint with opaque coverage.
The mission at ColorKitchen is to see the end of artificial coloring in the foods you eat. Artificial coloring has been linked to ADHD in children, as well as allergic sensitivities. Their products were developed to offer a natural alternative to synthetic colors, with vibrant and beautiful plant-based options that decorate and color food safely. ColorKitchen wants to bring you products that you can feel good about, products that are affordable, fun, and easy to use.
Located in Bend, Oregon, just east of the Cascade Mountains, ColorKitchen is a small business, created and run by women. They experiment with recipes in their test kitchen, trying out products and making tasty treats, sometimes with less than perfect results! They also bake, test and taste, and nothing goes to waste. The overflow from ColorKitchen is blended into Glob Colors, their signature line of natural arts & crafts paints for kids.
Ashley Phelps’ passion for color and healthy eating inspired the creation of ColorKitchen, merging her love for culinary and visual delights into a new line of decorative food coloring.
Ashley has long suffered from food allergies and chemical additives in products. With a nutritionist mother, she grew up aware of what was in her foods and paid close attention to her diet and how it affected her mind and body. Eating healthy has always been a priority for Ashley, who loves to cook and make gluten-free desserts.
In her early twenties, Ashley worked as an artist and decorative muralist. During that time she became aware of reactions to toxins in her art supplies. Later, in 2009, Ashley founded Glob Colors. Glob quickly became a leader in children’s eco arts and crafts products, with innovative, natural, non-toxic paints made from fruit and vegetable pigments. Glob's all-natural paints gained the reputation of being “safe enough to eat,” and are recognized as the best quality natural paints for children on the market.
Ashley has now applied her talent for color mixing to her food color blends, selecting only the most vibrant pigments from nature to create ColorKitchen products. ColorKitchen's vibrant plant-based colors allow for natural, healthy dessert creations, as well as fun snacks for moms and their kids.