Get crafty this Christmas & paint some toys

December 12th, 2017

Looking to create the perfect gift for your little ones this Christmas? Or wanting to get crafty with the kids during the festive break? Get creative and update their much-loved toys by painting them! Turn a tired toy into a bright and eye-catching one with a simple lick of paint or wood stain.

We know that it is paramount for painted items that come into contact with children are safe, that’s why many paint producers create paints that are ‘Child Safe’. But what are Child safe paints? Well, child safe paints are those that have been certified under BS EN 71-3: 2013, also known at the ‘Toy Paint Regulations’. These paints contain highly controlled ingredients which make them safe to use throughout your home including painting toys, nurseries and furniture. 

There are many brands that have created child safe paints that can be used to paint toys. View the ranges of Little GreeneRust-Oleum and Earthborn as they have a number of products in their ranges that are toy safe. 

Upcycling a wooden toy? Enrich the toys natural wooden beauty and take a look at Liberon and Osmo’s ranges of oils and varnishes.  Oils will enhance the natural wood grain and offer long-lasting protection. Alternatively a varnish will enrich the colour and protect against any knocks or bashes.

Updating tatty toys could save you pennies and create a unique toy to pass on to future generations. Start crafting today!

Where to find them?

It’s comforting to know that there are plenty of options available to parents who want to keep their little ones safe at Brewers Decorator Centres. Visit your local branch or browse our products online and start decorating today.