Wee Can Too Facts
All our art supplies are edible, dairy free, vegan, and do not contain artificial dyes or chemicals
Products are gluten free and wheat free with the exception of the Veggie Dough, it does contain gluten
All Wee Can Too art supplies are safe in case children get the products into their hands and mouth. We use edible ingredients
Art supply colors are sourced from fruits and veggie powders promoting health and well being for little ones
We have worked extremely hard to create Sidewalk chalk that is all natural and made from food based ingredients for your little ones
Wee Can Too products are made for babies, toddlers, and young children. We use the safest, natural, organic ingredients that are pure in nature and vibrant in color.
Traditional Art Supplies
Parraffin Waxes,Plaster of Paris, and Artificial Colors…Oh My!
Have you ever wondered what is in traditional art supplies? We have come up with a list of some of the ingredients that are in traditional art supplies. Babies and toddlers should not be eating or exploring these substances.
(Just because art supplies say non toxic, does not mean they do not contain chemicals that are toxic, it just depends on the amount that are in the art supplies). These are some ingredients in art supplies that you want to avoid:
Toluene: can cause damage to the kidneys, liver and reproductive system. It’s also classified as a developmental toxicant, which means it can harm developing children and cause birth defects. It can be found in clay, tempura paint and finger paints.
Ethylene glycol: suspected to harm the reproductive and respiratory systems. It may also cause developmental damage.
Synthetic dyes: some pigments contain highly toxic metals such as arsenic, cadmium or lead
Crayons are made from paraffin, a waxy substance derived from wood, coal, or petroleum. Paraffin was produced commercially by 1867, and crayons appeared around the turn of the century.
Crayons are made of paraffin mixed with various chemical pigments. Paraffin is delivered to the crayon factory in liquid form
Chalk traditionally is made from limestone or made from plaster of paris. Chalk is used to make cement and wallboard.
Chalk is composed mostly of the mineral calcite and is made from the fossilized skeletons of microscopic marine plankton.
Most of the world’s chalk deposits date from the Cretaceous Period, 144 – 65 million years ago.