Do you have an artsy kid? Check out the best art supplies for kids.
I love gifting art supplies. It’s one of my favorite gifts to include for my kids. After years of trying different supplies – here’s my list of the best art supplies for kids to get as gifts.
It’s a magical list of some really different art supplies… this is a little more than a new box of crayons (although don’t get me wrong, a fresh box of Crayolas always hits right).
I made this list for those looking for exciting art supply ideas and products for kids who love to create.
RELATED: This post is part of my larger series on The Best Toys for Kids. You can find that blog post here.
Art supplies as a gift? Really?
Really! This was something my mom instilled in me as a kid: art supplies make a great gift.
Whether you deeply know the child you are buying for or it’s a new classmate, art supplies are a great equalizer: all kids see the joy in these.
As you go about your gift buying – whether for holidays or birthdays – think about tossing in a few new or never tried before art supplies.
It could unlock some more magical creativity waiting inside that child.
My list of the best art supplies for kids
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These are great: think slick, easy to use crayons with an “is it paint? Is it crayon? Is it marker?” like quality.
Colored Pencils (good ones)
This is a good set. It’s not professional level but it’s more than a normal kid set. They work great.
These are really cool. They aren’t messy and they wipe off a window (or other slick surface) with just a wet rag.
Remember how cool tracing paper was when you were a kid? It’s still that cool.
These are so neat: tempera paint sticks and they are VERY cool. They create a great painting effect that all ages can be successful with.
A step up from the traditional kids watercolor set, as an adult – even I reach for this set.
This are so nice to color with and they leave behind the smoothest color. Plus they have a triangular shape that makes them easy for little hands to hold.
A modern day classic: these large BINGO-dauber style markers are a staple.
Ah, they’re just the coolest. School-ages kids will know these from the classroom and be ticked to have a set at-home.
These 10 foot long banners are hand-drawn and printed on thick, slick paper (it doesn’t bleed through). They come in all styles, seasons, and holidays. They’re the BEST.
Oh the possibilities of modeling clay! The simple joy and kids just love it.
Puff paints are still just as cool as they were in the 90s. Period.
Shopping for a big kid? May I suggest some big kid, double sided markers?
Still awesome. Still a great gift. Still want to lick the red one. Just being honest.
Nothing like gifting some art AND the canvas to create on. Don’t miss giving kids some form of paper with their art gift (I like this sketch pad a lot).
Time to move beyond poster paints and finger paints. Washable tempera paint is where it’s at.
Gifting an art supplies present is a GREAT gift option!
Every year, my kids know new supplies are coming to them for holidays – what supplies do you like gifting to the kids in your life?