According to one of Canada's leading online sources for Canadian moms, Savvymom.ca, our Travel Buddha Board is a must-have favourite summer essential.
The Savvymom.ca writers say the handy laptop style water painting buddha board is good for entertaining the kids on airplanes, car trips and on rainy days.
Why did it make their list of essentials for summer? "The Buddha Board is covered with a special material that allows you to paint on it with plain, old water. No mess, no waste, you paint with the special fillable water pen, enjoy your creation and then when it dries, start again. It’s very zen and the laptop-style with folding cover and pen holder is perfect for travel. ($25, available in blue or red at lavishandlime.com)"
At Lavish & Lime, we particularly like the 'no mess, no waste' bit plus the fact that there's no chemicals or toxins involved.
The buddha board also comes as the larger Laptop Buddha Board in five great colours with a bamboo brush and in a handy pop-in-your-purse smaller gift size, the Mini Buddha Board.
The Travel Buddha Board Water Wizard is available at Vancouver-based eco boutique Lavish & Lime. For more ideas about summer 2010 essentials, including natural sunscreen and natural DEET-free insect repellent, visit Lavish & Lime. If you have any thoughts or ideas about buddha boards or water painting in general, please leave a comment below. We'd love to hear from you!