Most toddlers LOVE art and if your little one is showing an interest, there are all-natural options available for your supplies. Eco-kids make a modeling dough that is made in the USA using natural ingredients and plant dyes. They also have finger paints, glue and crayons among other fun art supplies! Check out Eco Kids on Amazon.com!
If you are up for making your own playdough, I’ve used the following recipe from babyparenting.about.com and it turned out great!
1 cup flour
1/2 cup salt
1 cup water
2 tablespoon oil
2 tablespoon cream of tartar
beet, spinach, and carrot juice
Mix flour, salt and oil, and slowly add the water. Cook over medium heat, stirring until dough becomes stiff. Turn out onto wax paper and let cool. Knead the dough with your hands to get desired consistency. You can use the un-dyed version or divide it into balls and add a few drops of the vegetable juices to make green, pink, and orange.