Naturally Creative

Roll up your sleeves and get creative. With eco-kids’ 100% natural art supplies, you don’t have to worry about unsavory ingredients. Just dig in and let the fun unfold. Eco-kids’ products were inspired by Cammie Weeks’ mother, who made homemade molding dough for her kids. A generation later, Cammie tweaked the family recipe so it’s 100% natural. Her eco-dough is a soft, malleable mixture that invites kids to squish, stretch, and give shape to their ideas. It’s made with plant, fruit and vegetable extracts (from beets, blueberries, carrots, spinach and more) that give the dough its vibrant, earthy colors. Essential oils keep the dough pliable and aromatic. Cammie and her husband Kip started selling eco-dough at a farmers market, and their venture led to a whole line of natural art supplies. Inspired by rocks in the family garden, their eco-crayons are made using 25% beeswax and 75% plant, fruit and vegetable extracts. Natural extracts are also the main ingredients in the company’s eco-eggs coloring kit (which comes with three powder packs and instructions for creating custom colors) and eco-paint (a powder-based formula you can use with fingers or a paintbrush). All the products are made in Portland, Maine. The couple’s three kids -- Jack, Maggie and Gus -- help make sure each new product is safe, fun, and ready for action. So set your kids loose with eco-kids’ art supplies and watch the creative sparks fly.

eco-kids

Natural Art Supplies

Naturally Creative

Roll up your sleeves and get creative. With eco-kids’ 100% natural art supplies, you don’t have to worry about unsavory ingredients. Just dig in and let the fun unfold. Eco-kids’ products were inspired by Cammie Weeks’ mother, who made homemade molding dough for her kids. A generation later, Cammie tweaked the family recipe so it’s 100% natural. Her eco-dough is a soft, malleable mixture that invites kids to squish, stretch, and give shape to their ideas. It’s made with plant, fruit and vegetable extracts (from beets, blueberries, carrots, spinach and more) that give the dough its vibrant, earthy colors. Essential oils keep the dough pliable and aromatic. Cammie and her husband Kip started selling eco-dough at a farmers market, and their venture led to a whole line of natural art supplies. Inspired by rocks in the family garden, their eco-crayons are made using 25% beeswax and 75% plant, fruit and vegetable extracts. Natural extracts are also the main ingredients in the company’s eco-eggs coloring kit (which comes with three powder packs and instructions for creating custom colors) and eco-paint (a powder-based formula you can use with fingers or a paintbrush). All the products are made in Portland, Maine. The couple’s three kids -- Jack, Maggie and Gus -- help make sure each new product is safe, fun, and ready for action. So set your kids loose with eco-kids’ art supplies and watch the creative sparks fly.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kip
    Kip

    We are the eco-kids….Cammie, Kip, Jack, Maggie and Gus. A family run business that produces all natural art supplies. It began simply, as all good things do, with the molding dough recipe Cammie's mom made for her as a child. After incorporating natural ingredients into the recipe, the dough was transformed into eco-dough™, rich in color, soft in texture, with a delicate aroma like no other. In 2008 we began selling it at farmers markets. From there, eco-kids® evolved.

    This family business lives by their mantra — creative play the natural way™. Products are developed with this belief in mind. From using non-toxic, natural ingredients to the unique packaging, eco-kids® works with environmentally friendly companies from around the United States to bring you fresh ideas in the world of art supplies.

    The kids test and ensure the art supplies are fun to play with — after all, that's what it's all about.

  •  Veronica B
    Veronica B
    3/5/2013 12:34 PM

    Hi

    Has the egg dye been tried out with brown shelled eggs by any chance? Love that you are doing this!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/5/2013 12:59 PM

    @ Veronica B

    Hi Veronica,

    Great question as I know many people prefer to buy brown eggs. I'm checking with Kip right now and we'll post a response soon.

  • Kip
    Kip – Special Guest
    3/5/2013 1:30 PM

    Brown eggs dye beautifully...the colors are slightly subdued but very elegant!

  •  Veronica B
    Veronica B
    3/5/2013 2:13 PM

    @Kip Weeks

    Great! We were hoping to use the eggs from our "girls".

  • Genevieve Kennedy
    Genevieve Kennedy
    3/5/2013 2:26 PM

    Absolutely fabulous idea! How many eggs will one kit dye?

  • Kip
    Kip – Special Guest
    3/5/2013 2:33 PM

    6 dozen or more!

  • Betty Rose Cornish
    Betty Rose Cornish
    3/5/2013 3:04 PM

    Since it will color 6 dz. or more, how do you store it?

  • Kip
    Kip – Special Guest
    3/5/2013 3:10 PM

    @Betty Rose Cornish

    Best to keep the colors refrigerated. Will only last about a week once water is added to powders. Have fun!

  • Ivette
    Ivette
    3/5/2013 3:11 PM

    Can you use the egg dyes to color icing for cakes?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/5/2013 4:03 PM

    @Ivette

    Hi Ivette,

    This isn't being sold as a food product, so I'm not sure it's something we would recommend (plus not sure how it would taste) but that's a great question for Kip. He'll post an answer here shortly.

  • Kip
    Kip – Special Guest
    3/6/2013 10:43 AM

    @Ivette

    Hi Ivette!

    We get that questions a lot:) We wouldn't suggest using the egg kit to color frosting as it has powdered vinegar in it and may cause the icing to taste off. We do however, have a sister company called Maggie's Naturals, www.maggiesnaturals.com, and our products are natural food coloring and natural sugar sprinkles!

  •  BettyRose Cornish
    BettyRose Cornish
    3/5/2013 3:16 PM

    I will be back to see the answer to my ?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/5/2013 4:03 PM

    @ BettyRose Cornish

    Hi BettyRose,

    Looks like Kip answered just above.

  •  Diane V
    Diane V
    3/5/2013 6:28 PM

    Your products look great. Are any of them they gluten free

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/6/2013 9:43 AM

    @ Diane V

    Hi Diane,

    While we believe they are gluten free, confirming with Kip. We will post the confirmed answer shortly. Thanks for bringing up this point.

  • Kip
    Kip – Special Guest
    3/6/2013 10:45 AM

    @ Diane V

    Hi Diane

    Yes- we have versions of non gluten free in the eco-dough and eco-paint, everything else is gluten free!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

eco-kids

Natural Art Supplies

Naturally Creative

Roll up your sleeves and get creative. With eco-kids’ 100% natural art supplies, you don’t have to worry about unsavory ingredients. Just dig in and let the fun unfold.

Eco-kids’ products were inspired by Cammie Weeks’ mother, who made homemade molding dough for her kids. A generation later, Cammie tweaked the family recipe so
it’s 100% natural. Her eco-dough is a soft, malleable mixture that invites kids to squish, stretch, and give shape to their ideas. It’s made with plant, fruit and vegetable extracts (from beets, blueberries, carrots, spinach and more) that give the dough its vibrant, earthy colors. Essential oils keep the dough pliable and aromatic.

Cammie and her husband Kip started selling eco-dough at a farmers market, and their venture led to a whole line of natural art supplies. Inspired by rocks in the family garden, their eco-crayons are made using 25% beeswax and 75% plant, fruit and vegetable extracts. Natural extracts are also the main ingredients in the company’s eco-eggs coloring kit (which comes with three powder packs and instructions for creating custom colors) and eco-paint (a powder-based formula you can use with fingers or a paintbrush). All the products are made in Portland, Maine.

The couple’s three kids -- Jack, Maggie and Gus -- help make sure each new product is safe, fun, and ready for action. So set your kids loose with eco-kids’ art supplies and watch the creative sparks fly.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Kip
    Kip

    We are the eco-kids….Cammie, Kip, Jack, Maggie and Gus. A family run business that produces all natural art supplies. It began simply, as all good things do, with the molding dough recipe Cammie's mom made for her as a child. After incorporating natural ingredients into the recipe, the dough was transformed into eco-dough™, rich in color, soft in texture, with a delicate aroma like no other. In 2008 we began selling it at farmers markets. From there, eco-kids® evolved.

    This family business lives by their mantra — creative play the natural way™. Products are developed with this belief in mind. From using non-toxic, natural ingredients to the unique packaging, eco-kids® works with environmentally friendly companies from around the United States to bring you fresh ideas in the world of art supplies.

    The kids test and ensure the art supplies are fun to play with — after all, that's what it's all about.

  •  Veronica B
    Veronica B
    3/5/2013 12:34 PM

    Hi

    Has the egg dye been tried out with brown shelled eggs by any chance? Love that you are doing this!

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/5/2013 12:59 PM

    @ Veronica B

    Hi Veronica,

    Great question as I know many people prefer to buy brown eggs. I'm checking with Kip right now and we'll post a response soon.

  • Kip
    Kip – Special Guest
    3/5/2013 1:30 PM

    Brown eggs dye beautifully...the colors are slightly subdued but very elegant!

  •  Veronica B
    Veronica B
    3/5/2013 2:13 PM

    @Kip Weeks

    Great! We were hoping to use the eggs from our "girls".

  • Genevieve Kennedy
    Genevieve Kennedy
    3/5/2013 2:26 PM

    Absolutely fabulous idea! How many eggs will one kit dye?

  • Kip
    Kip – Special Guest
    3/5/2013 2:33 PM

    6 dozen or more!

  • Betty Rose Cornish
    Betty Rose Cornish
    3/5/2013 3:04 PM

    Since it will color 6 dz. or more, how do you store it?

  • Kip
    Kip – Special Guest
    3/5/2013 3:10 PM

    @Betty Rose Cornish

    Best to keep the colors refrigerated. Will only last about a week once water is added to powders. Have fun!

  • Ivette
    Ivette
    3/5/2013 3:11 PM

    Can you use the egg dyes to color icing for cakes?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/5/2013 4:03 PM

    @Ivette

    Hi Ivette,

    This isn't being sold as a food product, so I'm not sure it's something we would recommend (plus not sure how it would taste) but that's a great question for Kip. He'll post an answer here shortly.

  • Kip
    Kip – Special Guest
    3/6/2013 10:43 AM

    @Ivette

    Hi Ivette!

    We get that questions a lot:) We wouldn't suggest using the egg kit to color frosting as it has powdered vinegar in it and may cause the icing to taste off. We do however, have a sister company called Maggie's Naturals, www.maggiesnaturals.com, and our products are natural food coloring and natural sugar sprinkles!

  •  BettyRose Cornish
    BettyRose Cornish
    3/5/2013 3:16 PM

    I will be back to see the answer to my ?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/5/2013 4:03 PM

    @ BettyRose Cornish

    Hi BettyRose,

    Looks like Kip answered just above.

  •  Diane V
    Diane V
    3/5/2013 6:28 PM

    Your products look great. Are any of them they gluten free

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    3/6/2013 9:43 AM

    @ Diane V

    Hi Diane,

    While we believe they are gluten free, confirming with Kip. We will post the confirmed answer shortly. Thanks for bringing up this point.

  • Kip
    Kip – Special Guest
    3/6/2013 10:45 AM

    @ Diane V

    Hi Diane

    Yes- we have versions of non gluten free in the eco-dough and eco-paint, everything else is gluten free!

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.