So I’ve been in San Francisco for a month, and though I love New York, this may very well be the best city. Ever. The food is scrumptious and healthy, the weather is divine, and a city with better views just cannot be imagined.
San Francisco setting the bar pretty high for green urban centers. Not only do you see recycling cans next to every trash can…you see composting bins! On the street!
Spring has already sprung here on the West Coast, and organic, vegan, locally produced Easter goodies are in every juice bar on every corner. And nothing goes better with a gluten free Peep than a brightly colored Easter egg. I don’t know about you, but the day-glo ultra-permanent dyes that you find in your local drug store give me the heebie geebies. And also threaten to ruin some pretty cute flouncy spring skirts. That’s why I’m super excited about Eco-Eggs.
I met Kip, the Daddy behind Eco-Eggs (and all the Eco-Kids products) at Toy Fair, and he gave me a Eco-Eggs kit to try out. The Bean and our babysitter have had a go and produced adorable eggs that they strung with yarn and hung from the chandelier over the dinner table. This egg dying kit comes with three colors (orange, blue and purple) created from natural plant, fruit and vegetable extracts. It also comes with a color chart for creating 6 colors and instructions for dying your eggs. Printable activity sheets, eco-egg creature cut outs (pictured above), and an instructional video are available on their website. The dyes are vibrant and earthy and the colors actually look like those you’d find in nature. At $16 the kit isn’t cheap (it’s on sale now for $9.99 at Lullaby Organics!), but if you blow the eggs and preserve them, you’re creating not just a lovely decoration but a keepsake piece of your kid’s artwork that you can use from year to year. And I gotta say, I’m a sucker for an egg tree.
Easter Egg dyes from a family-run business that actually come from nature…that’s something babies definitely gotta have.