My parents passed by my studio and showed a little bit of concern regarding my artist materials and the health and safety of my son.
Their concern is totally understandable so I decided to write a post about the health and safety and art materials I use around my son so maybe it can help other artist mums out there.
Spray paint- The best solution is to use Liquitex water based spray paint . I have checked and it is ideal for educational use , although Montana have smaller spray cans for children which one can see my son play with in one of my instagram videos here
This Link here is about the level of toxicity and safety of Liquitex,
I recommend them strongly if you work inside.
The Montana water based spray cans are too small and are ideal only for children not to actually work with although colorfastness and coverage is good it is not as good as Liquitex.
As for paint I am using acrylics.
Acrylics should adhere to the guidelines of ASTM D 4236 to be safe for children . Most acrylics are but as stated below in this health and safety label for Golden-
Children should always be monitored as they do tend to put everything in their mouth, although I doubt one will ever eat a whole tube of acrylic paint….when under supervision.
Hope this helps a bit.