The Best Art Supplies for Kids

Having a home full of the best art supplies for kids will help foster your children’s ability to express themselves. Art keeps them busy doing something far more constructive than using electronics or watching TV. And that comes in handy… especially during the winter months.

Being cooped up inside can make everyone go a little bonkers. Keeping a good stash of art supplies on hand gives children a chance to create art through several different modes. Whether drawing, painting, or building foam pictures, almost every kiddo can find something that invites them to create art!

As you know, I love giving my children educational gifts. Art supplies make great stocking stuffers for Christmas, basket fillers for Easter, or inexpensive gifts as rewards for special achievements!

Stock your shelves with the best art supplies for kids to encourage creativity in your home! #art #homeschool

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The Best Art Supplies for Kids

It’s always been important to me that art supplies are readily available in our home. I want my children to feel free to go for it whenever creativity strikes. So, I keep all our supplies together on a couple of bookshelves in the schoolroom and the kids have full access.

Of course, that’s age-appropriate free access. When the kiddos were little, I only placed safe and relatively easy-to-clean supplies on the shelves. But since art can often be messy, we’ve always had an art table where creativity can get a little wild without too much worry.

Just what supplies have graced our art shelves over the years? Oh, so many!

Drawing Supplies for Kids

Markers, crayons, chalks, pens, and pencils are staples for the art supply stash. Whether for sketching in a nature notebook or creating a masterpiece, we’ve kept variations of these items on hand for years.

Crayola Crayons, Colors may vary, 16 CountMr. Sketch Chiseled Tip Marker, 2054594, 22 Assorted Scented MarkersMungyo Soft Pastel 64 Color Set Square Chalk (US English Version)Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens, .3mm, Metal Clad Tip, 20-Pack, Assorted (334SB20BK)Glitter Gel Pens, 100 Color Glitter Pen Set for Making Cards, 30% More Ink Neon Glitter Gel Marker for Adult Coloring Books, Journaling Crafting Doodling Drawing


Paint Supplies for Kids

We used to do A LOT of painting in our house. So much so that I even allowed the kids to paint on the walls… as long as they were covered with craft paper. We also had an art easel on hand from early on. You can use a variety of different products to match the skill level of your kiddos. For example, instead of bringing out the paint brushes for your toddlers and preschoolers, use Dab & Dot Paint Markers for a cleaner painting experience.

Washable 8 Colors Dab and Dot Markers Pack Set. Fun Art Supplies for Kids, Toddlers and Preschoolers. Non Toxic Arts and Crafts Supplies. Includes 200 Plus Fun Downloadable Coloring Sheets (8 Pack)UCANBE Face Body Paint Set-Athena Painting Palette,10 Professional Artist Brush,Large Deep Pan Ideal for Halloween Cosplay Party SFX Arty Stage MakeupArtlicious Paint Brush Set - Pack of 25, Assorted Variety, All-Purpose Paint Brushes - Use with Acrylic, Oil, Watercolor, Gouache Paints, Face Nail Art, Miniature Detailing and Rock Painting3pcs Acrylic Paint Palette Clear Art Palette for Adults & Kids, Transparent Non-Stick Oil Paint Palette with Protective Kraft for DIY Craft Art Painting PlateSpornic 2 Pack Kids Apron Kitchen Aprons for Cooking Baking Painting Crafting Art Party and Gardening


Paper Art Supplies for Kids

We’ve always had a large variety of papers that have not only come in handy for arts and crafts but for project-based learning, too. Having all these different papers was an organizing nightmare at first. Stackable letter organizers helped a ton, but this colorful rolling cart made me even happier.

Bachmore Sketchpad 5.5X8.5 Inch (68lb/100g), 100 Sheets of Spiral Bound Sketch Book for Artist Pro & Amateurs | Marker Art, Colored Pencil, Charcoal for Sketching (1 Pack)Crayola Construction Paper 9Astrobrights Colored Cardstock, 8.5” x 11”, 65 lb / 176 gsm,SIMETUFY 360 Sheets 36 Multicolor Tissue Paper Bulk Gift Wrapping Tissue Paper Decorative Art Rainbow Tissue Paper 12in x 8.4in for Art Craft Floral Birthday Party Festival Tissue Paper Pom PomPacon PAC37654 Presentation Board, 48


Sticky Art Supplies for Kids

Lots of projects need a little stickiness!

40 Rolls Washi Tape Set - 15 mm Wide Colored Masking Tape for Kids and Аdults,Decorative Adhesive for DIY Crafts,Gift Wrapping, Scrapbooking Supplies,Bullet Journals,Planners,Party DecorationsMod Podge CS11302 Waterbase Sealer, Glue and Finish, 16 oz, MatteAdTech 0453 2-Temp Dual Temperature Hot Glue Gun Full Size, WhiteElmer's All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 7 Gram, 30 Count8PCS Colored Masking Tape - Painters Tape, Rainbow Colors Rolls, Kids Art Supplies, Great for Crafts, Labeling, DIY Decorative, 1/2 Inch Masking Tape


Cornerstone Art Supplies for Kids

The supplies listed below include fun items that can spark the imagination. Have you ever given your kids a few pipe cleaners, wiggly eyes, and a glue stick only to discover they are capable of creating an entire Dr. Seuss-style zoo?

Chenille Kraft Wonderfoam Colors May Vary Shape Decorative Foam Shape, Colors and Size Varies, 0.5 lb Tub, Pack of 300042PCS Colored Felt Fabric Sheets, 6 x 6 inches Macdori Craft Felt Squares for DIY Craft and Sewing ProjectsSensory Fidget Toy, Arts and Crafts for Kids, Non-Toxic, Waxed Yarn, 8 inch, Reusable Molding and Sculpting Sticks, American Made by Wikki Stix,Neon Colors, 48 packSchool Smart Paper Edger Scissors, 6-1/2 x 2-1/2 Inches, Assorted Colors, Set of 12Perler Fuse Activity Bucket for Arts and Crafts, 8500 Beads, One Size, Multicolor


Fun Art Kits for Kids

Art kits and toys can be an inexpensive way to provide creative inspiration and artistic training. We love giving these as gifts, too!

Studio Series Calligraphy Pen SetSpirograph Design Set Tin -- Classic Gear Design Kit in a Collectors Tin -- for Ages 8+Klutz Star Wars Thumb Doodles 1 pcs sku# 1845531MALIUDAO Paint by Number for Adult and Kids, Sunflower Vase by Van Gogh DIY Oil Painting on Canvas (16x20 Inches, Frameless)hapray Origami Kit 144 sheets Origami Paper for Kids 72 Patterns with Craft Guiding Book


Did I miss anything? Share your must-haves in the comments!

Art Classes for Kids

I thought you might like to take a peek at Eli’s latest artwork. Having lots of experience with art has prompted him to ask for professional art lessons this school year. These are three of his projects thus far!

Stock your shelves with the best art supplies for kids to encourage creativity in your home! #art #homeschool

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