This past Christmas we did a huge week long giveaway of wonderful products that we love or products that we desired. Edible Finger Paint by Wee Can Too was one of the products in the giveaway that we desired but have yet to try. Thanks to Wee Can Too, Mia and I recently got our hands dirty and had a blast with this edible paint.
Created by Sarid Ditton, a momma and artist who desired safer paints for her child, Wee Can Too was founded in 2007. Two years later Nichole Groat, a mom herself, joined the team and Wee Can Too hit the marketplace with a vengeance and just recently won Dr.toys top 5 best green products for 2011. While many companies claim to provide safe n0n-toxic paints and art supplies for children, they still contain dyes and questionable chemicals. Wee Can Too is one of the only companies that can truly say their products are natural, eco-friendly, organic, and completely safe to eat!
Safe to eat? What? Yes, that’s right. If you have young children then you exactly know what I mean. This is why these Edible Finger Paints get the In Sock Monkey Slippers stamp of approval. From the very beginning Mia was the child who put everything in her mouth and for the first year of her life I gave up on trying to paint or color with her because it was such a fight to keep her from eating paint. She was completely missing out on the important tactile stimulation that all infants need and it forced me to resort to her painting with pudding. If you can imagine that is one sticky and boring mess.
Mia and I recently got our paint smocks on, stepped outside on a beautiful day and got to painting. Wee Can Too Edible Finger Paint comes in a set of 5 colors (red/pink, purple, green, orange, and yellow). It’s not like your average paint and is not in liquid form when you first use them. Made of organic rice flour and dehydrated vegetable or fruit powder, these paints need water to rehydrate. All you need to do is add water till almost full, shake, and paint. After you are finished, store in the refrigerator for one month or longer.
I’m not going to lie… At first I wondered the practicality of using paint that had a shelf life of a month or longer. Was it really worth it I asked myself? Just five minutes into our painting session my question was answered as Mia at two years old did this…
Uh huh. As the wave of panic hit and my arm went up to stop the meal of paint, I realised I didn’t have to worry because the red paint she was just about to devour was really just a healthy bite of beets. Seriously, how awesome is that? I let her go for it and she enjoyed her painting session much more without me being such a worry wort. She even smeared paint on my face and in my eye by accident. Thankfully, when the paint got in my eye it didn’t even sting like our previous paints usually do (yes, this actually happens a lot).
The verdict: Wee Can Too’s Edible Finger Paint is a valuable asset to any mom that wants to provide a safe worry-free stimulation and tactile activity for their infants and older children. I would definitely purchase this paint for us and am keeping it in mind for future baby gifts. Absolutely LOVE!
You can purchase your own Edible Finger Paint and find more natural, safe, and edible products including crayons and sidewalk chalk at www.weecantooart.com.
Disclosure of Material Connection: I received the product mentioned above for free for review purposes from Wee Can Too. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.