Peanut products in art supplies?

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2000 - 8:58am
BigSis's picture
Joined: 09/06/2000 - 09:00

I have read that there is a possibility that art supplies in schools may have peanut products in them. Does anyone know of any specific art supplies containing peanuts or peanut oils? It would help if we knew what to look for. Thanks

Posted on: Wed, 09/06/2000 - 12:08pm
morgansmom's picture
Joined: 04/29/2000 - 09:00

Birdseed is often used in crafts and or as a play medium. Often has nut fragments.

Posted on: Tue, 05/20/2003 - 4:04am
Nutternomore's picture
Joined: 08/02/2002 - 09:00

On the Main board under the post "Unusual or Unexpected Sources of Peanuts", scented markers/crayons were listed as an unexpected source.
Can someone tell me the source of the research? Are there certain brands of scented markers to avoid? Or all?
Scented markers are used extensively in the Kindergarten class that we'll be attending next year. We are meeting shortly to discuss our 504 w/the school, and I want to inform them on this issue. I'm sure they will be surprised [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 05/28/2003 - 4:26pm
Nutternomore's picture
Joined: 08/02/2002 - 09:00

We contacted Sanford Corporation (subsidiary of Newell Rubbermaid), the makers of the Mr. Sketch scented markers.
Rec'd a written response yesterday from Consumer Affairs that stated "...The Sanford Mr. Sketch line of markers contain no allergens. Nor do they contain peanut or peanut based products."
[This message has been edited by Nutternomore (edited August 24, 2006).]

Posted on: Thu, 07/31/2003 - 7:26am
tando's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

Did anyone find markers or crayons with peanut or peanut oil? I don't see any information in either thread that says which ones to avoid...
Does anyone know of any additional art supplies (in addition to bird seed and markers/crayons) to avoid?
Or is the art concern more about the types of projects (such as the dreaded pinecone and peanutbutter bird feeder).
Nutternomore -- did you do further research?

Posted on: Thu, 07/31/2003 - 5:20pm
Nutternomore's picture
Joined: 08/02/2002 - 09:00

Since we're playing catch-up w/the school re:504 and introduction of our son into Kindergarten this fall, we limited our review (for now) to just the items that were on the school's previously approved items that parents needed to supply for school for this fall.
So we only checked out the markers I listed in the prior post, and I think the glue stick to be sure that they didn't contain peanut or nut oils (they didn't). As we get more time, we'll probably research additional art supplies.
We also plan to be proactive in influencing the development of that list for whatever grade our child is planning to enter by referencing that as an accommodation in our son's 504 plan (i.e. ensuring that items selected are nut-free).
[This message has been edited by Nutternomore (edited August 24, 2006).]

Posted on: Sun, 08/03/2003 - 9:04pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

Talk to your Art teacher at the school. Our school as a huge binder of all art supplies used and ingredient listing with contact information. I checked over all items used last year in Kindergarten in the Art room and got the contact info for items (modeling clay, various types of paints, markers) I wasn't sure about. The teacher set aside a box of new markers, crayons, modeling dough (last year's leftovers could have peanut residue from kids that worked with it after lunch or snack) just for Ryan. We took all the items home for him to work with just to make sure and/or after I called on some of the products.
Other craft projects involving birdseed or things with possible peanut contamination we switched to brown sugar, brown rice, sprinkles, etc. It worked out well last year since we had such a caring and concerned Art teacher. (We used freezer paper to cover his work area as well everytime he came in for class. The waxy side is nice because it doesn't slip on smooth surfaces.)

Posted on: Sun, 08/03/2003 - 11:52pm
Tracey's picture
Joined: 04/25/2001 - 09:00

If I recall correctly, it is oil pastels that often contain peanut oil.

Posted on: Mon, 08/04/2003 - 2:27am
tando's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

Thanks, ryan's mom and Tracey! Great suggestions.

Posted on: Mon, 08/04/2003 - 9:55am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

If oil pastels are needed, check on Cray-pas by Sakura. [img][/img]
I asked about ingredients -- not about all possible scenarios of cross-contamination prior to the oil becoming part of the pastel -- but I was comfortable with the call I received back from them, which was quite prompt, and very pleasant.
I am not being sarcastic in any way about the cross-contamination issue, by the way. If I'm dealing with food product, I do ask that sort of question! Just felt good about the conversation, as the representative was aware of the allergy issue from a friend's experience.
We should have the pastels by next week. If we have any problems, I'll dig up this thread and repost.

Posted on: Mon, 08/04/2003 - 11:27pm
tando's picture
Joined: 06/13/2003 - 09:00

Appreciate your suggestions Sue and Gary.
Thanks for lowering my stress level a bit!


Peanut Free and Nut Free Community

Click on one of the categories below to see all topics and discussions.

Latest Discussions

Latest Post by agrohimacn Tue, 02/25/2020 - 1:25pm
Comments: 0
Latest Post by krisztina Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:49pm
Comments: 1
Latest Post by chicken Thu, 02/20/2020 - 4:45pm
Comments: 3
Latest Post by lexy Tue, 01/28/2020 - 12:21am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:15am
Comments: 6
Latest Post by JRM20 Sun, 01/26/2020 - 11:11am
Comments: 5
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 11:03am
Comments: 10
Latest Post by Italia38 Wed, 01/15/2020 - 10:52am
Comments: 2

Peanut Free Store

More Articles

If children begin to eat many different foods at a young age, there is much more of a chance that by the time they are in school, they will eat...

Those with peanut allergies often find that they are unable to enjoy dessert since there's always the...

If you've ever tried to find...

For those with peanut allergies, baked goods present a serious risk. Many baked goods do not appear to contain peanuts, yet were baked in a...

Those who have peanut allergies know to avoid peanut butter cookies, of course – but what about other...

Which candy bars are safe for those with peanut allergies? Those without allergies are accustomed to...

Are you looking for peanut-free candies as a special treat for a child with...

For those who have wondered whether airport x-ray machines negatively affect epinephrine auto-injectors, the folks at Food Allergy Research &...

Molecular allergy component testing identifies the specific food or environmental proteins triggering a person’s allergic reactions. Component...

An epinephrine auto-injector provides an emergency dose of epinephrine (adrenaline) to treat life-threatening allergic reactions. Those who have...

Misunderstanding the significance of food allergy test results can lead to unnecessary anxiety and dietary changes. The three tests used most...

It can be easy to overlook the presence of nut allergens in non-food items because the allergens are often listed by their Latin or scientific...

Tree nuts and peanuts are distinctly different. An allergy to one does not guarantee an allergy to the other. Peanuts are considered legumes and...

Welcome to the complex world of being a Peanut Allergy Parent. Get ready to proofread food labels, get creative with meals, and constantly hold an...

Take control of your food allergies! Get results in ten days and change your life forever! If you are tempted to use a home testing kit...

What can you eat if you can't eat peanut butter? Fortunately for people with a peanut allergy, there...

According to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, one out of five people in the U.S. has an allergy. Because there is a...

Eliminating peanut butter is the best way to handle a rash caused by this food

If your baby or toddler develops a rash caused by peanut...

Nearly all infants are fussy at times. But how do you know when your baby's crying means something wrong? Some babies are excessively fussy...

For those who don't have experience with peanut allergies, going 'peanut-free' often seems as easy as avoiding peanut butter sandwiches and bags...