10 art supplies kids can’t live without

by kath_red on 22/05/2009

in Kids Crafts

Katherine Marie shares her list of the 10 top art supplies she and her children could not live without. [image from Katherine Marie Photography] [via the crafty crow]

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I would like to add to the list:
BIG drawing pads
Roll of seemingly never ending ikea drawing paper
A blackboard painted right onto the wall – with really nice colourful chalk to go with
A BIG roll of masking tape
A box of recycled cardboard – toilet rolls, cereal boxes, etc etc.
Water colour pencils and really nice water colour paper pad

Tell me your list…

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 amy May 22, 2009 at 10:07 pm

small items like brads and buttons and shape punchers and foam and printing supplies! Love this- has inspired me to clean up our art cabinet!


2 nicola May 24, 2009 at 12:58 am

i agree with a mix of both lists. an easel and daddy-shirt-turned-smock have been great here, too. and a wall to display art. see here: http://whichname.blogspot.com/2008/09/being-organized.html
and such a timely post for our household. i just blogged about art!


3 lekki May 24, 2009 at 6:12 am

I would like to add a really nice black permanent marker pen. Or a “Black Vivid” as we say in New Zealand. No children’s art box is complete without one. They just seem to need one!


4 mayaluna May 24, 2009 at 2:07 pm

Great lists! I would add a good tub of homemade play dough for the younger crowd and clay for everyone… and some fun tools(raid the kitchen drawers)to go with it.


5 suesue May 25, 2009 at 8:11 am

have you checked out the new 3D chalk products from crayola i think? they are fascinating. i don’t have little ones at home but i want some!!


6 Andi May 26, 2009 at 8:54 pm

Two things that Sprout(age 4) swears that she can’t live without are recycled crayon “cookies”* and a variety of textured items for crayon rubbings. You can purchase plastic texture plates from craft and hobby stores or from Oriental Trading Company online. Sprout is just as happy with textures made by gluing yarn, twine and other things onto cardboard or doing rubbings of interesting leaves, coins, etc…

*To make the crayon cookies, preheat oven to 250F, insert muffin tin partially filled with broken-up crayons, turn off oven and allow residual heat to melt crayons together… Sprout loves it when we do Kalideoscope crayon cookies which are a mix of all colors but I like having some on hand that are blends of like colors. The crayon cookies give very interesting results on crayon rubbings and are great for coloring in large areas like backgrounds…


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