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It’s vital we nurture and support children with art & creativity everyday!

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.  ~Pablo Picasso

As an added bonus…


I’ve included my top picks for art supplies for kids.


The best way to support and encourage our kids to express their creativity is to have art supplies on hand and ready to go for them.


So what do you buy?


Let me help you out…

Every home must be stocked with ready to use, easy art supplies for kids.

Have these on hand and your kids won’t be able to leave them alone.

Support your little creatives and let’s make some art!

My Top 6 Art Supplies for Kids

You can click directly on each image or the blue links below to buy your art supplies (includes affiliate links)

Tempera Paint

Tempera paint is hands down the most versatile paint for kids.  You can use it straight from the bottle or water it down to be more like watercolor.  It’s water soluble and that is key for parents.  Easily washable and produces bright, colorful results.


Markers are a must have!  I highly recommend that with young children you buy washable markers.  Sometimes little ones can be a little too creative with their drawing surfaces.  Protect your sanity and make it easy on yourself for clean up.  Markers are so versatile they can be used in just about any project.


Watercolors are so fun and easy to use!  Simple set up and cleaning up is a snap too.  Children love the bold bright colors and these versatile paints are great for school projects, greeting cards and any quick painting project.

Mixed Media Paper

With paint, you must have paper.  Mixed media paper is thicker than normal drawing pads or plain paper.  This paper will support both wet and dry art materials.  Great for both tempera paint and watercolor.  This is great to have on hand for quick paintings.

Paint Brushes

You must have a good assortment of paint brushes on hand.  This set includes brushes that are good for tempera paint and watercolors.  Having a variety of brushes in different sizes and textures encourages kids to explore their art materials and enhances their creative play.

Drawing Supplies

Pencils and paper are the first art supplies most kids use.  Have an assortment on hand and easily accessible to promote creativity at any time.  Drawing allows children the freedom to express themselves and communicate their ideas and imagination freely.

With these supplies you’ll have no trouble keeping your kids busy making art!


Explore some fun projects here.


IMPORTANT NOTE:  Only buy art materials for your children where you see this label AP Non Toxic Label This label means these products have been approved for children by the Art & Creative Materials Institute, Inc.


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