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Posted by: Julie
I was recently introduced to the cutest little eco-friendly website for crafty kids (& mommas!) >>> Stubby Pencil Studio!
This family-run small business stocks a whole range of "green" art supplies, toys, books, and more. The owner, Kate, was sweet enough to send Evan and I a few products to "test" out. ;) And I'm so glad that she did, bc I've now discovered what I'll be gifting all of ev's friends with for upcoming birthdays!
My favorite from our artsy little box of goodies were the vibrant colored baby pencils. ((we all know that i'm a sucker for color!))
We've been working on writing letters and writing evan's name here at home - and these pencils were perfect for me to first draw the letters of his name, and then have him trace over them with various other colors. And when that was done we drew some of evan's current favorite coloring subject matter -- "Spaceships & Bugs"!
Evan's favorite was the super-cute little package of crayon rocks. Perfect for him to hold, and totally fun bc he kept telling me that "it's a rock, momma!". ;) Plus they're made from non-toxic soy wax. BONUS!
We also spent some time painting during our artsy-crafty afternoon using these preschool watercolors along with our little table-top easel. I love that the brush that came with this set is more of a REAL paint brush than the flimsy ones that kids inevitably get accustomed to.
And finally we broke out these beeswax crayons to draw some more "spaceships" with ;) - i was SO impressed by how incredibly colorful and smooth these crayons were to color with.
Kate was kind enough to not leave baby Noah out of the mix - and sent him the cutest little wooden clicking fish toy (made by plan toys). We LOVE wooden toys in our house. Noah loved it too - as proven by the fact that it went straight into his mouth. ;)
and now to the give-a-way part... woohoo! :)
Kate put together this AMAZING give-a-way for one of my blog readers... an eco-friendly Easter Basket...
Filled with: Felt Flower Garden Basket: 6x9 Ecojot Sketchbook, E-color-gy Washable markers, Set of 10 Smencils, Soy Crayons, Mary's Softdough Rainbow Tub, Softdough Tool set, Yummy Earth Organic Lollipops, Color 'n Kids Garden Pals cards, Double Pencil Sharpener. Spring Top Pencil, Color Blackboard chalk, and more… (Approx value $100).
....JUST LEAVE ME A COMMENT and tell me either what your favorite crafty activity is to do with your kids OR what your favorite product is from Stubby Pencil Studio - and you'll be entered to win.
You can grab extra chances at winning by following Stubby Pencil Studio on Twitter HERE - or by tweeting yourself about this give-a-way - or by "liking" Stubby Pencil Studio on facebook HERE. Just leave me a comment for each ;)
I'll leave the give-a-way open until Friday night - good luck & happy crafting with your kiddos! :)