I am always on the look out for fun things for the kids, for David he’s so into Geronimo Stilton now and because I grew up enjoying reading so much I am thrilled that kuya has found his own series to bury his nose in. We buy a book each week when we can and David picks out the titles.
Noah is very much into scribbling these days. His OT now includes tracing and we support it at home by tacking on big pieces of Manila paper everywhere to encourage Noah to scribble and color. I have not tried painting yet because I have yet to find paints that are safe and non-toxic. That is of course when I went to ExpoMom 2015 in Glorietta and discovered Wee Can Too. The one word that drew me to this tube of paint was “veggie”. I looked closer and found out that Wee Can Too’s products are all made using fruit and vegetable powders and other plant-based ingredients. They also do not use chemicals and preservatives. I figured that since the ingredients are all natural there is no risk of poisoning when our malikot kids accidentally ingest the paint.
And because of that guarantee, I bought one bottle to try with Noah.
I asked Ate Ann to paint with Noah while I was at the office. I bought a huge piece of Manila paper and a couple of brushes so Noah can also practice his grasp and pen holding. I asked Ann to take pics and it was clear that our little dude had a blast! When I got home, Ate Ann told me that Noah loved the painting activity but they left the bottle of paint outside in the heat. This unfortunately made the paint expand, overflow and spill over! They threw away the left over paint because they figured they couldn’t use it (I have a feeling na pwede pa talaga pero yaya was just making sure).
Nanghinayang talaga ako because there was still half a bottle left so imagine my surprise when Wee Can Too Philippines messaged me on IG and asked if they can send over some Tempera Paint and Sidewalk Chalk for Noah and David to try. I told them how we really loved the finger paint and we were so grateful to be given samples of their other items.
Tempera Paint: 2099 for one pack of 4 paints
Sidewalk Chalk: 850 for a pack of 4 paints
We really enjoyed the items a lot. I covered our veranda with Manila paper for Noah to practice his strokes and to deliberately get dirty as part of his sensory play.The paint was easy to mix, just a tablespoon of water was all that was needed. We didn’t add more so the color would be much brighter and the consistency of the colors would still be a bit thicker. One thing about Wee Can Too colors is that their colors are softer and are not as vivid as most products are but this is all because of the all natural plant based ingredients.
Noah and his cousin Zeeka both got dirty alright and all we needed was to wipe down the paint with wet wipes.
Pero it was a hot sunny day so it was a good excuse to clean up at the kiddie pool na lang hehe 😀
We still have a few paints left. I have yet to buy more Manila paper but I do plan to stock up on a lot for Noah to paint and draw on.
I’m so happy we have Wee Can Too here. It’s great to have products available to us moms here that are guaranteed safe so our kids can go about their business happily and without fear. Here’s a sample of the ingredients list of the Sidewalk Chalk. Ang galing diba?!
For your reference, here are the ingredient list for the sidewalk chalk and tempera paint:
Wee Can Too Philippines
Available at BabyLand, ArtWhale and HeyKessyPh
Orders may also be done at their FB page WeeCanTooPh