Non-toxic Paint Activity: Color Me Mine

Color Me Mine: color selection

Color Me Mine: color selection

What do you do to relax? I believe that taking the time to do activities that mellow out stress from the day is important. To me, overall health consists of sleeping right, eating healthy, exercising, and enjoying pastimes like music or tea.

So what is an activity to do with family, friends, or significant others? I was looking for something different than watching a movie or getting organic tea (although both are great options). One of the greatest pastimes is looking at DIY home decor on Pinterest: I envy those who are artfully inclined. I have never been the most creative person when it comes to being crafty, so I was ecstatic to discover Color Me Mine.

Color Me Mine features white ceramics that are yours to paint! At the location I went to, there was Hello Kitty, seashells, race cars, owls, mermaids, and so much more. You choose your preferred ceramic and paint colors, as well as brushes or stamps (for those of you who like pre-designed stencils). Color Me Mine has an incredible selection of colors, so it may take awhile to choose your favorites. The best part is that the paint is food-safe, non-toxic, and lead free.

I chose the owl, since I have an affinity for them (doesn’t he look cute?) In terms of selecting the perfect colors, I decided upon ones that were close to the Wonderland Organics logo: it would be wonderful to have a “mascot” for my brand. Painting ended up being quite therapeutic, and I found myself relaxed in the studio.

After the painting was done, the owner of the studio told me that it would take a week to fire the owl in the kiln, and to pick it up then. I have to admit, it was exciting to see how the final owl turned out. There was a fee for the owl ceramic, as well as the paint/studio time. All in all, it was a fun experience, and I’m sure that I will be back to paint more ceramics.

Color Me Mine: finished owl

Color Me Mine: finished owl

Looking for more DIY inspiration? Check out my interview with Stephanie of Make and Tell! She has crafty ideas like wooden box planters and ice cream greeting cards.

What is your favorite pastime for relaxation? I’d love to hear about them in the comments below!