Is Resin Art Safe For Kids?
by Jai Jain on Jan 11, 2023
Resin art is a popular form of crafting and DIY projects, but many parents may be wondering if it is safe for their children. The short answer is that it depends on the type of resin used.
Epoxy Resin For Children - Safe or Not?
Epoxy resin, which is often used in a wide variety of crafts and DIY projects, is not safe for children. This type of resin contains chemicals that can be harmful if inhaled or ingested, and it should be used in a well-ventilated area with proper protective equipment. It should never be used by children due to the following -
Skin and Eye Irritation
Epoxy resin can be irritating to the skin and eyes. If it comes into contact with the skin, it can cause redness, itching, and even chemical burns. In the eyes, it can cause severe irritation, redness, and even blindness if not washed off immediately.
Some individuals may be allergic to the components in epoxy resin, and exposure can cause skin rashes or other allergic reactions.
Some epoxy resins contain toxic chemicals, such as bisphenol A (BPA) or bisphenol F (BPF).
Epoxy resin is not safe to ingest, it can be toxic if ingested accidentally. Children might put their hands in the mouth after touching the resin and that would cause problem.
Pourfect epoxy systems are ASTM-D certified and have no fumes at all, making them a safe choice for resin artists. We DO NOT recommend the same for children as kids can be more prone to allergies and also, a little less cautious when it comes to handling epoxy resin systems. For example, they might not wear the gloves or keep necessary precautions which are essential while using epoxy based resin systems.
For adults as well, there are safety tips that must be definitely followed while using epoxy resin as a medium of art. You can read more about the same - Safety Tips for Resin Art Beginners
On the other hand, water-based resins are much safer for children to use. Read further to learn about the water based resin systems.
HydroCast Resin - Safe For Children
Water based resin systems can be used to create functional art just like epoxy resin. The primary difference is that this resin is water-based and not epoxy-based. The finish is different from that of resin in terms of gloss and overall strength.
Having said that, this is an artform that’s trending due to all good reasons ~
It is an eco-friendly resin since it contains no harmful chemicals that can cause damage to the environment.
It is completely safe to use for adults as well as children.
It can also be used to create coasters, incense holders, serveware, art pieces with a raw, earthy, matte finish.
One example of water-based resin is HydroCast by Pourfect. It is 100% safe for children and adults. You can use it to cast resin projects without any problems.
It's important to keep in mind that safety is always first, and always read the manufacturer’s instructions for proper use and safety precautions before starting any project with resin.
Overall, water-based resins are a safer option for children, and HydroCast By Pourfect is a great choice for parents looking for a safe and easy-to-use resin for their children's crafts and DIY projects. Ofcourse, ensure that children are using the medium under adult, expert supervision.
Do not let or encourage children to use epoxy resin. Not even with guidance!
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