This article is definitely directed toward the crafty, creative, or perhaps budding entrepreneur. If stamping is your thing, here are some environmentally friendly ink pads you should consider trying out for your hobby or business. 

The focus of this article is ecofriendly ink pads, but if you want more information on environmentally friendly ink, check out this article.

Unfortunately, I could not find any truly eco-friendly ink pads in my research. Biodegradable and sustainable were not used when describing the following ink pads. Non-toxic was as close as I could find, so I hope that suffices.

 Nontoxic ink pads for kids and crafts

In the world of ink pads, non-toxic might be as close as we can get to environmentally friendly. Better than using toxic, hazardous ink pads, right?

These ink pads are suitable for kid crafts and general messing around at home. If you’re looking for more professional non-toxic ink pads, see below.

20 colors nontoxic craft finger ink pad

20 Colors Non-toxic Craft Finger ink pads

  • Water-based
  • Non-toxic
  • Quick dry
  • Washable
  • Can be used on paper, wood, or fabric

melissa and doug rainbow stamp pad

Melissa and Doug Rainbow Stamp Pad

  • 6 colors
  • Washable ink
  • Non-toxic
  • Water based

memories kiddly ink pads

Memories Kiddly Ink Pads

  • Non-toxic
  • Washable
  • Durable
  • Long-lasting
  • Permanent on paper
  • Acid-free
  • Fade-resistant
  • Good for scrapbooking

jumbo ink pads

Jumbo Ink Pads

  • Non-toxic
  • Washable

Non-toxic ink pads for professionals and hobbyists

While these ink pads can be used for kid crafts as well, they are designed for more adult hobby or professional use.

versacolor vegan ink pad

VersaColor vegan-friendly ink pads

  • Non-toxic
  • Archival and acid-free
  • Great for embossing
  • No animal products used
  • Fade-resistant

cosco eco green inker

Cosco Green Line Heavy Duty Self Inker

  • Meets EPA requirements for recyclable content
  • Water-based inks
  • Made from post-consumer recycled plastic content
  • Packaging is 100% recycled unbleached paper fiber

ranger archival ink pad

Ranger Archival Ink Pad

  • Waterproof
  • Acid-free
  • Non-toxic
  • Good for scrapbooking, jewelry making, Pinterest projects, etc.

Hopefully, this list of environmentally friendly ink pads points you in the right direction.

What do you use for your crafty projects?  If you use biodegradable or sustainable ink pads please let me know in the comments below and I will update this article.

Cheers, and have an awesome day!


  1. Oddy

    Thank you for making this informative article!! I was looking online and having a hard time finding an ink pad that was good for the environment!

    • Kathy

      You’re welcome! Thank you for your comment!

  2. Eliza Misaki

    thanks a lot! <3 it helped my bussiness due to pandemic :))

    • Kathy

      Glad I could help!

  3. mya

    Hey thank you very much for this article, I was having trouble finding eco-friendly ink pad! You just saved me 🙂
    I know about Noissue but they don’t have the color Iam looking for.


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