I am already looking for indoor things to do with my 2 year old son, and one thing he absolutely loves is drawing and coloring! I hate to waste paper, and so he usually ends up using scrap paper as the base for his art projects. Then, I was introduced to Canson and their new eco-friendly children's art products!!
This spring, Canson Inc., a 453-year-old fine art paper company launched a new Eco-Friendly line of art products for kids, featuring the illustrations of renowned artist Eric Carle. The drawing, marker, painting and doodle pads, along with the Sketch-and-Tell pads, are all made of 100% recycled paper and are all under the price point of $10 each. They feature the characters from The World of Eric Carle ™, including The Mixed up Chameleon, Panda Bear, The Very Hungry Caterpillar, The Very Quiet Cricket, Brown Bear and The Very Lonely Firefly. I don't know about you, but I love Eric Carle!!
This environmentally-friendly line is composed of recycled paper from sustainable forests. It features soy-based ink cover art and is manufactured using environmentally-friendly methods. LOVE THAT!! The line includes pads for sketching, painting, tracing, and a variety of other creative activities.
I love the nice big finger paint pad. It is perfect for finger painting with my little guy who is still learning. It has smooth coated pages to help the finger paint slide nicely. I also really like the tracing pad, which has that cool tracing paper to help children develop their skills of tracing and draw really awesome pictures! My son won't be using that one for awhile, but I may be...hehe. As a teacher, my other favorite was the sketch and tell story drawing book. It is so cool because it gives children the chance to draw a picture in the box at the top half of the paper and lines to write the story in the bottom half. I remember when I was younger, and I wanted to be an author. I would write book after book, but I never had such awesome paper to help inspire me and help me stay organized.
Since I am planning on homeschooling my children, this great quality eco-friendly line is my first choice in art products that mesh with my passion for living as green as possible! The fun Eric Carle pictures on the covers will get your children excited and inspired for creating their own masterpieces!
On their new What Do You See Facebook page, which can be accessed directly from their website, they are promoting a contest where the first 200 people to post something that their children saw this summer on the wall, they will win a Sketch-and-Tell journal from the line!! Pretty cool, right? Head on over and enter to win!