Create your own natural artwork using plant dyes and two absorbing techniques to produce vibrant patterns and stunning scenes on calico cotton flags and mini-bunting.
The natural dyes are made from three vibrant powdered plants: spinach, beetroot and turmeric.
This activity kit introduces children to two ancient methods of natural fabric decoration - hapa zome and natural dye painting.
- Recommended for children 6 yrs+
- Plastic-free product and packaging
- Ethically designed and made in the UK
What's In The Kit
A metre of natural twine for stringing up your bunting.
A rectangular piece of natural calico cotton, with a sewn edge for stick (flag pole) insertion, ready for decorating.
Set of small bunting flags
Five mini-flags made from natural calico cotton, prepared and ready for some natural colour.
Wooden handled paintbrush
A wooden-handled paintbrush for use with your natural dye paints.
3 little tins of natural dyes: beetroot, spinach and turmeric
Three vibrant powdered dyes in handy screw tins: spinach, beetroot and turmeric.
Useful tips on two ancient methods of natural fabric decoration - hapa zome and natural dye painting.
- Hessian Drawstring Bag
The perfect sized, drawstring bag to keep your natural fabric art kit components safe. Made from natural sisal hessian.
- Mini mallet
Made in Shropshire from coppiced wood, this mini-mallet is perfect for your hapa zome art.
Why We Love Them
We think all of the Den Kit Company activity kits are the perfect way to encourage children to connect with nature through play, and this one is no different!
This gorgeous art kit would make a lovely ethical gift.
Warning! Not suitable for children under 3 years due to long cordage and small parts. Strangulation and choking hazard.
Adult supervision is necessary.
Recommended for children 6+.
THE DEN KIT COMPANY
"With roots in teaching and Forest School, our goal is to bring children closer to nature. The Den Kit Company started life as Flibberty - the seed of an idea that was planted, watered and tended by Kay and Jo who, as ex-primary school teachers and Forest School Practitioners, are both passionate advocates of outdoor play.
As the company has grown, so has the team behind it - each one with a vital role in maintaining the integrity of our vision: To inspire wonder and intrigue in the next generation through creative, fun and unprescribed outdoor play.
Our Den Kits were designed to encourage children outside - whether a tiny backyard, on top of a hill, in a meadow, field, forest, beach or balcony. The promise of a hand-crafted space in which to set up a temporary retreat is tempting to children (and adults) of all ages, and with little or no previous den-building experience. No single-use-plastic, no batteries, no complicated instructions - this is inclusive, simple, unadulterated fun.
We are now a thriving rural business, based in an old dairy surrounded by farmland and woods that offer the ideal backdrop to our photoshoots. Our products are all designed by us, tested by our expert team of young dengineers, sourced with sustainability in mind and assembled in our workshop here in Shropshire.
ADVENTURE, IT’S IN OUR NATURE."