Jan 28, 2015

Art and Craft Materials Made From Soy

Play Dough
Ingredients include natural and organic fruit, plant and vegetable extracts from annatto seed, beets, blueberries, carrots, paprika, purple sweet potato, red cabbage and spinach, flour, salt, cream of tartar, organic rosemary oil, vitamin E oil, soybean oil, coconut oil, potassium sorbate and citric acid.

Soy Dough
Soy Yer
Soy-Yer Dough Original or Soy-Free

Soy Crayons
Designed to emulate sea rocks from the beautiful Maine coast, these earthy-colored crayons are made with natural wax and mineral pigments. Includes eight colors of crayon rocks; made from Bees wax / carnuba wax / soy wax / mineral pigments.

Soy Crayons
"Prang Crayons are made from a unique soybean oil formulation. Our crayons are made from 100% renewable resources and do not include paraffin wax."

Soy Crayons
Crayon Rocks
"Crayon Rocks are all natural soy wax crayons made from USA grown soybeans and colored with mineral pigments."

Art Easel
Enjoy a minimalistic tool for your creative masterpieces, and when you’re all done, fold it up for easy storage. Constructed from recycled cardboard and printed using soy inks.

Eco Art Pad
"Made in Maine with FSC certified paper and printed using soy inks. Our eco-art-pads™ also hold Rainforest Alliance certification known around the world as the symbol of environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Milky Way
"Milky Whey is 50% Milk - 50% Soy, and our softest yarn yet! Treat yourself to Milky Whey!"

See Also:
Quilt Batting Made From Soy
< Soy Ink
Toys Made From Soy

Form Avoiding Milk Protein
Non Food Items Made From Soy

Jan 20, 2015

Clothing Made From Nuts

Lytess New Mom Anti-Cellulite Post-Partum Lift Up Bra (w/Almond Oil Infused Fabric)
•Copaiba: Powerful firming tonic.
•Elemi Resin: Toning and moisturizing.
•Sweet almond oil infused fabric softens skin.
Fabric: 70% Polyamide, 20% Polypropylene, 10% Elastane. Guaranteed for 30 washes.

Black Wallnut Tees
Black Wallnut Tees
"All shirts are hand dyed using our own natural black walnut dye so that each shirt is unique. They are either solid or have a natural tie-dyed effect from placement in our dye pot. All Tees are 100% cotton.

Peanut Fibre Clothing
Ardril The Forgotten Fabric (article)
Peanuts are not only a food, a source of oil (and a possible replacement for diesel fuel) ... did you know that you can also "wear" them?

In 1937, Imperial Chemical Industries (ICI) patented a technique to make a synthetic fibre from peanuts called Ardil which could be woven like wool.

Bloggers Who Make Their Own Clothing Using Walnut Dye
Dying With Black Walnuts
Black Walnut Dye
Walnut Dye Results
Aran Sweater Dyed With Black Walnuts
Sunday Sweater

See Also
Shoes Made From Nuts
Laundry Products Made From Nuts
Walnut Shells Used to Clean Your Coat
Butons Made From Milk
Yarn Made From Allergens
Clothes Made From Bananas
Fish leather
Clothing Made From Crab and Shrimp Shells
Clothing Made From Soy
Clothes Made From Coconuts
Corn in Your Clothes

From Avoiding Milk Protein Site
Non Food Items Made From Nuts
Nut Free Non Food Items

Jan 8, 2015

Straws made From Corn

Corn plastic Biodegradable Straws
Our PLA NatureWorks GreenWare Corn Bio Plastic line is made from corn grown by American farmers and transformed into Corn Plastic that looks and feels just like traditional plastic.

Corn Plastic Straws
Made entirely of NatureWorks corn-based PLA plastic.
Odorless and non-allergenic.

Compostable Straws Straws so green, you can compost them.
(Click Benifits): Polylactic acid (PLA) or "corn plastic" is made from annually renewable resources, not oil".

7.75 inches Clear Wrapped Compostable Straws
"With the same look and feel as plastic straws, our straws are made from PLA plastic derived from CORN"!

See Also:
Tea Bags made From Corn
Countertops and Cutting boards Made From Corn
Coasters Made From Corn

From Avoiding Milk Protein Site:
Non Food Items Made From Corn

Dec 29, 2014

Buttons Made From Milk Protein (Casein)

Cut Small Beige Bobble button
Vintage small bobble casein plastic button with cut decoration in a beige colour. Perfect for Vintage blouses. Integral shank".

Casein Plastic Butons
"Polished casein buttons coloured cream in 3 styles: a) round, 4 holes, b) round, 2 holes, c) hemispherical, 4 holes"

Casein Buttons
Byson Buttons makes casein butons

Casein Buttons
"Vintage 1940's Italian Designer Casein Plastic clothing buttons. Beautiful hard-to-find designs".

The Plasic Historical Society
Casein (article) Casein plastics were introduced at the beginning of the 20th century, their starting material being the protein in cows milk, precipitated by the action of the enzyme rennin.

Although casein is readily moulded to shape under moderate heat and pressure, it does not produce a stable material for manufacture until it has become hardened by soaking in formalin (5% solution of formaldehyde in water) for a long period. Unfortunately, this causes much distortion so casein plastics are almost always produced by machining stock material such as sheet, rod, tube or buttton blanks (small discs). After machining, casein may be polished either mechanically with abrasives or chemically with a 'dip polish'.

Casein Buttons We have a stunning collection of vintage buttons all in pristine condition on their original cards.

Our buttons range from glass, cassein, hand painted, novelty and mother of pearl.

Note Plastic can also be made from other milks such as human milk.

From Avoiding Milk Protein Site:
Non Food Items Made From Milk
History Allergies
History Chemurgy
See Also:
Milk In Clothes

Dec 16, 2014

Walnut Shell Craft Projects

Crafty people often use walnut shells in their craft projects. Here are some crafty bloggers and website writers who use walnut shells, in their craft projects. Some of these projects are promoted as fun activities to do with children!

Trow Bridge (scroll down for how he creates the look of rock under his trowbridge in his railway)
Woodland Scenics ballast as most are aware in actually ground walnut shell. When glueing it down, many have problems with the ballast floating. The trick is a good wetting agent prior to the glue, and lots of it. Find a spray bottle that puts out a fine mist. I use an old hairspray bottle that creates a very fine mist.

Model Railroading Tips, Tricks & Techniques (scroll down)
Rock To color rock try mixing walnut stain and brown, water base, paint. They don't mix well...that is what you want. Take an OLD paint brush and scoop some of the "mixture" onto your rock face. Spread and dab at will. You will get some outstanding shading effects. This will however take quite awhile to dry and be sure to have good ventilation. -Dave Costantino

handmade Pin Cushion With Walnut Shells
Fill the inside of the pin cushion with crushed walnut shells as full as you an fill it. Fun fact! Crushed walnut shells will sharpen your needles (supposedly) as you use your pincushion.

Under The Sea Pincushion
Ruth also wanted her pincushion filled with crushed walnut shells. Hmm, where to get that? Apparently some people use them as a cage liner for birds. So off to the pet store where I found a BIG bag of it. At that rate I'm going to need to make another 20 small pincushions to finish it off.

Pincushions to swap
You may be wondering what to fill your pincushion with when it's finished. Some of the patterns call for stuffing or fiberfill. If you choose to use this, you will want to fill your pincushion up very tightly to give it some substance and weight. I personally prefer to fill mine up with crushed walnut shells. These make for a nice sturdy pincushion. Also, the walnut shells help to sharpen up your pins when you use your pincushion.

Walnut Shell Boats
In my last post I mentioned that the twins and I have been playing and creating with a bag of seasonal mixed nuts. I never imagined we’d have so much fun exploring all the different tastes, colors, and textures! I have to admit, the chief reason I was so excited about our nutty discovery is that I’ve been yearning to try a classic craft with the twins- making walnut shell boats.

Crafs Using Walnut Shells
Nut shells can be used in crafts to make a variety of holiday ornaments and other decorations. This is a guide about crafts using walnut shells.

Crafing with Kids Walnut Shell Animals
Kids will go nuts over these pocket-sized animals made with walnut shells. Display all four animals in shadow boxes for a cute look.

Kids For Crafts
This walnut mouse ends up being almost the same size as a real mouse. We've made ours very whimsical and cute, but if you make it more realistic maybe you can even cause a scare for your family or friends!

Walnuts Used To Create Beautiful Craft Projects
Since 1999, he has been turning 1/4-in. thick slices of walnut shells into whimsical wishing wells, covered bridges, clocks, crosses, candlesticks and napkin and pencil holders. He’s also built barns, outhouses and, most impressive of all, trains.

Adorable Reindeer Crafs For Kids
Go nutty with this easy craft that even the smallest kiddos can help make. All you need is a handful of walnuts in the shell, googly eyes, red and brown buttons, black chenille stems, circular craft magnets and a hot glue gun.

Christmas Ornament Walnut Shell
Make some inexpensive Christmas ornaments with fun recycling crafts. Our walnut shell Christmas ornament recycles both empty walnut shells and the tops from broken glass ornaments.

See Also:
Wooden Toys Treated With Nut Oils
Art Made From Nuts
Ink Made From Walnuts
Pin Cushions Made With Walnut Shells
Christmas Decorations Made From Nuts