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Eko Bear: Clementine Art Supplies Review and Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thanks so much to Elizabeth, who left lucky comment #1. by Sara

Eko Bear is an online store dedicated to organic and eco-friendly toys.  Its owned by an Ottawa mother, Linda Peters, who provides families with green, affordable toy choices that are safe for children and the environment.

Because of cold weather and a feverish monkey, we've been stuck inside the house and I couldn't have been happier to receive this bag of Clementine Art supplies.  It kept both the boys occupied for several hours.

Clementine's art supplies (glue, crayons, markers, paint, and modelling clay) are all natural, certified non-toxic, and environmentally friendly.  I appreciated that the packaging was 80% post consumer recycled and reusable materials and that there were no strong smells emanating from any of the products when we opened them.

The modelling clay was a huge hit for several reasons.  It feels and smells like homemade modelling clay and since the monkey still has a tendency to sneak pieces in his mouth, I appreciated that it was made of all natural ingredients. Unlike more commonly known brands of modelling clay, this products smooth texture meant little pieces didn't crumble off and embed themselves in clothes and soft furnishings.  Because it was so soft and easily to mold, the firefighter was able to make an entire family of teeny tiny ducks swimming in a pond.

We have a huge container of crayons at home but what appealed to the boys most about the Clementine crayon rocks and crayons was there shape.  Its not necessary to have a pincher grip to use them and they're great for little hands and kids who are still scribbling.  At the same time, the firefighter was able to hold them tight in his palm to draw faces and vehicles.  They're thicker than the crayons we normally use, which means no one snapped any of the crayons and both boys liked that they weren't covered in paper.

The hands-down favourite for the firefighter was the glue.  He loves to draw pictures, cut them into pieces, and then glue them back together.  Yet we haven't managed to find glue that is liquid enough for him to squeeze out of the container and spread easily with a paint brush.  He loved the fact that he was able to use the container himself and that there were no globs left behind when he glued his face back together.

Eko Bear is giving away the full line of Clementine Art supplies, including the Natural Soy Crayons, Natural Soy Crayon Rocks, Natural Modelling Dough, Natural Markers and Natural Glue.

To be entered to win visit the Eko Bear website and let us know what product your kids would love. For up to six extra entries leave a comment telling us that you:

- Follow @EkoBearToys on Twitter - Tweet "I entered the @EkoBearToys giveaway to win Clementine Art Supplies at @KidsinCapital". - Like Eko Bear Toys on Facebook - Sign up for the Eko Bear newsletter - Follow Kids in the Capital on Twitter - Like Kids in the Capital on Facebook

Please leave a separate comment for each of the possible entries! The giveaway closes Sunday, November 21st at 11pm. This giveaway is open to Canadians only.

And don't forget, even if you don't win this fabulous giveaway you can still get 15% any purchase from Eko Bear with the code Capital15 until December 31, 2010.

Good luck!