If you need gifts for young artists, you will love the cool art supplies we have chosen. There are so many unique things on this list. We listed all of the best, highly-reviewed art supplies, kits, books and fun tools and you will for sure find something your own artist will love.
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What a cool way to recycle your old crayons and the creativity is endless with the brand new Crayola Crayon Melter. Run for the shelves and grab your old box of crayons, because there’s a new way to color your world with Crayola crayons! The Crayola Crayon Melter brings renewed life to Crayola crayon sets everywhere with melted crayon artwork that’s easier than ever before to create. This fun crafting tool is a great way to add detail to your drawings, texture to your sculptures, or doodles to your pencil jar. It has a low-heat tip and dries cool, so it’s safe for kids 8 & up to enjoy. Simply use the included wrapper-ripper to remove labels from crayons and insert a crayon into the heated melter unit to get started. If you plan to change colors and wish to avoid color mixing, wait for the Crayon Melter to cool down and clean it between colors. For an even flow, make sure to give crayons the proper time to melt, and use small pieces of broken crayon to switch over colors faster. In addition to the 8 crayons included with this starter set, but you can always use your crayon boxes from home.
Your kids will have so much fun adding some happy color to your windows with the Creatibles Window Cling Art Kit and use the light of the sun to brighten up your room and your world. With five colors and 14 designs to choose from, the sky is no longer the limit because the sky is now your canvas! You can get started right away with the 14 included designs. Follow the included instructions to trace the designs using the black outliner paint, add color, leave for 24 hours and then you’re ready to stick them to your windows. You can also create your own designs using the blank reusable films for even more creative fun!
Older kids and tweens will love these great Permanent Paint Pens. Kindness rock painting has become quite a global movement and your older kids will love to use these great pens to create their own inspirational rocks. Kids are painting rocks with messages of kindness or with pretty pictures and hiding them or keeping them- sky’s the limit! These great pens will give great coverage and flow to write messages or create detailed drawings on rocks or ceramic items. Keep in mind that they are *permenant*, so be sure your kids protect nearby surfaces and their clothing. I also love this Rock Art! : Painting and Crafting with the Humble Pebble book. It is fun book for beginner rock painters.
Your kids will love letting their art shine bright with the Crayola Ultimate Light Board. Using this all-new light board for drawing, they can create amazing art and display it in a big, bold way. Just draw any masterpiece directly on to the drawing tablet and turn it on. They can watch their designs shine! The bright LEDs built into the frame make the inks from the included Gel FX Markers really glow! The removable back panel also converts this coloring board into an easy tracing pad. And when you’re ready, just wipe the screen clean for unlimited creativity. Kids will love receiving this light up toy for birthday or holiday celebrations!
Both younger and older kids love doing Perler Beads and they will keep your kids busy for hours! The Perler Bead ‘n Carry Fused bead Kit is a convenient activity center that your kids can take on-the-go, even with a project they have already started. The lids snap closed over pegboard and eight bead compartments. Everything your kids need to complete 2 projects is included and they can also use this activity center existing patterns and beads. This set includes the case, aclear square pegboard, 1200 beads in 8 colors, double-sided pattern sheet, ironing paper and instructions.
With 12 pages of edgy animal artwork hidden in polygon color-by-number shapes, this affordable Art With Edge by Crayola coloring set is a great way for your kids to ignite their imagination and create amazing art to display or give as gifts. With unique, proprietary color-by-numbers technology, the included Vanishing Markers are perfect for taking your creativity to the next level. Crayola Vanish markers cause the numbers on each sheet to disappear when colored, for eye-catching artwork that’s satisfying to create. Your kids will love it when the mystery animal starts to appear as they color.
I love retro toys and your kids will love creating art with light! The Lite-Brite inspires creativity with colorful pegs and art templates for you to copy or freestyle and create your own designs. Press the button to light up your artwork in 4 different light shows from pulsing to blinking. This set comes with it’s own case to conveniently store the pegs. This new inspired retro version includes a white unit, 156 all round pegs, 2 templates and a transparent storage case. Turn off the lights for the ultimate effect. The included art guide provides more great ideas.
Your kids will love these super cool, color-changing white color gel crayons that reveal their true colors on black paper only. These Mystery Metallics Gel Crayons are smooth to draw with, leave a metallic sheen and quite frankly are amazing. They are made with a waxy gel that appears white, but once you lay the gel crayon on black paper they leave a metallic sheen in 6 incredible colors including purple, red, gold, white, green and blue. Don’t forget the black paper sketch book!
Ultimate Dot-to-Dot will captivate your older kids, motivate, and scintillate you for hours on end. You’ll find hundreds of intricate dots to connect and projects to complete that are devilishly difficult…and wickedly fun. Put pen or pencil to paper and you’ll soon free amazing animals, discover stunning objects, find intricate scenes, and so much more. Watch everything from lions to lizards, owls to peacocks magically appear as you complete these complex, varied, and challenging puzzles that dare you to keep making connections and having a great time while you do it. When you’ve completed each one, you’ll also have an original and compelling work of art that you can pull out (the pages are perforated), frame, keep, or share.
10. Makit and Bakit
I used to make these adorable Makit and Bakit, stained glass-type artwork pieces as a kid. These sets are cute and affordable fun for kids. Making suncatchers with the look and feel of real stained glass has never been more fun! Kits contain baking crystals, metal frame and suction cup hook. Your kids can display them in a window and watch the sun catch the Colors! Each kit makes one suncatcher.
Emojis are so popular with kids and they will love this Drawing Emojis guide. This book will teach your child how to draw emojis with the easiest approach possible…by using alphabet letters, numbers, and other simple geometric shapes. This book will show your child how to draw emoji faces, emoji hands, the poop emoji (yuck), the monkey emojis, the dancing girl emojis, the alien emoji, and the ghost emoji. With this no-tears strategy, learning how to draw is fun for young children, but also works for adults and teens. Drawing and Cartooning is fun for kids, but even more fun when it comes easy to them. This book does just that…makes drawing fun and easy for kids. This book is both an affordable and fun Easter basket idea for kids.
See your child’s creativity come to life with this classic tabletop wooden easel that features Premium Quality Faber-Castell art supplies stored inside. This complete kit comes with all of the art supplies you need – 30+ pieces! Kit includes wooden easel, art paper, 3 gel crayons, paint palette with 12 watercolor paints, paint brush, foam brush, magnets, 6 soft pastels, 6 oil pastels, 2 chalk sticks, chalk eraser and illustrated instructions. Multiple children can create at once as this easel is double sided and allows for both sides to be used at the same time. When it is not in use, the Tabletop Art Studio stores all of the art supplies neatly inside. This children’s easel features non-toxic art products and is great for kids over the age of 6.
13. DIY Slime Kit
What kid doesn’t like glow-in-the-dark slime? This incredible DIY Slime Making Kit comes complete with everything you need to make 4 different types of slime! This kit contains two 4 ounce bottles of Elmer’s School Glue, 4 air-tight containers, 4 colors of fluorescent neon paint, 3 types of glitter, Glow in the Dark Pigment Powder, styrofoam craft beads, 4 stir sticks, and 4 spoons. It also includes two different types of slime activator to experiment with. Simply use the baking soda w/ saline solution activator or the Tide Free and Gentle laundry detergent activator. Each option provides kid and eco-friendly alternatives to Borax Powder or Liquid Starch. Our collection of supplies were compiled by parents and teachers, with the help and guidance of many children. Now your kids can make their own gooey Glow in the Dark Slime, similar to Nickelodeon Slime and Ghostbuster Slime. Create stretchy foam slime, comparable to Floam or Playfoam as well as glittery galaxy mud or putty. Finally, put your scientific skills to work to invent your own kind of slime. Don’t forget the extra Elmer’s Glue so the fun can continue!
Your kids will love using windows or mirrors to create works of art. These International Arrivals Rainy Dayz Gel Crayon draw vibrant and bold colors on glass surfaces… and paper too. And for an extra special touch use a wet paintbrush to add amazing watercolor effects too. Comes in 12 bright colors and cleans off easily.
15. Sequin Art
Kids 8 and up will love Creating exciting Sequin Art pictures by simply placing the velvet design on the polystyrene base and pinning on the sequins to complete this vibrant product. This set provides hours of fun creating a sparkling picture. The sequins shimmer and sparkle and the pinheads also reflect the light. Each project typically takes around 5 to 6 hours to complete, then you can display your beautiful project for friends and family to see. Sequin Art is great for summer time craft projects, holiday gifts, and perfect for that crafty loved one! Each kit contains: a framed polystyrene base, a velvet flocked design, packets of colored sequins, pins and a full color instruction book. There are tons of designs to choose from – elephants, puppies, ice cream sundaes, butterflies, owls and so many more.
Younger kids will love creating individual works of art and design with the magic of magnets as they reveal their masterpiece with the unique magnetized stylus. The Magnatab will provide hours of creativity and fun. They can create their own unique free form designs and make them magically appear with the magnetic pen as it pulls the beads to the surface with an audible click. The beads are completely self contained so they never fall out. When finished simply erase the board by pushing the beads down with your finger or the side of the pen and start over.
Your kids will love to “Untangle” their creativity with this fun and inspiring Zentangle for Kids book! The Zentangle method helps aspiring artists create beautiful pictures and scenes through drawing abstract, structured patterns. In addition to step-by-step instructions by an accredited teacher, special project pages show how to turn tangle artworks into decorations, cards, and gifts.
Your kids will love to mix up their artwork and make it colorful and bright with these Super Mix Oil Pastels. You’ll find nothing but smooth drawing with these wonderfully silky oil pastels. Comes in 24 colors (12 standard, 6 neon and 6 metallic) for truly masterful coloring. You can mix these oil pastels right on paper for amazing new color blends. Writes on black paper too. Comes in a reusable plastic case for coloring on the go.
Sk8 Deck Wall Art Street Sk8ter is the most fun you can have with a skateboard without leaving the house. The real, mini-skateboard deck measures 17.25 inch long x 5.25 inch wide and is made of wood which is finished with a colorable surface on one side and unfinished on the other. The Street Sk8ter features graffiti themed artwork which is a combination of very cute and very cool. 6 brightly colored markers are included as well as a bracket to display your artwork standing on a shelf or hanging from a wall. Kids who love art will love creating this cool wall display.
Creating with Play-Doh has never been so much fun. Your kids can let the creative possibilities grow along with their imagination with this Melissa & Doug Cut, Sculpt, and Roll Clay Play Set. This set features 8 exciting tools and 4 vibrant colors of modeling dough. It invites children to cut different shapes with zigzag and straight scissors, sculpt circles and triangles with pattern wheels, and mold adorable figures by turning over the covered tubs and pressing. Encourage creativity as well as color and pattern recognition with Cut, Sculpt & Roll!
Kids of all ages will enjoy creating exceptional masterpieces with these affordable Faber-Castell Paint by Number kits. They are kits for boys, girls and there are even gorgeous museum series kits for older kids and tweens. These guided art activities with whimsical graphics and premium quality components create an exceptional experience.
Electrify your words and learn to draw beautiful, fun, vibrant letters in NEON with this Neon Chalk Lettering Kit! With more than 25 letter-drawing activities in this book including mini quote posters and customizable flip signs for your bedroom door, teach how to draw letters that have your own personal style. With 2 colored pencils, a ruler, and 4 neon chalk markers you’re a few strokes away from taking your lettering game to a whole new level. Older kids will love creating their own signs, greeting cards and projects using these fun lettering techniques.
The ALEX Toys Tots Finger Paints is a big box of finger painting fun for your little one! Just add your own apron to keep their clothes clean! The Alex Finger Painting tray and paper makes will keep their mess on the tray. No more painting off the edges of the paper, onto your table or counter. ALEX Toys takes the mission of providing children with quality creative products that foster personal expression and build self-esteem to heart!
Kids that love art will enjoy creating amazing stencil art with this Klutz Stencil Art Book Kit. I love Klutz books because everything you need to complete your project is included. This book provides tips, tricks and inspiration for creating unlimited art. Dabbing da Vincis squish the foam tip on the ink pad and then dab-dab-dab vibrant color on their paper. Super simple. To give the color form, we’ve included plastic stencil sheets that can be used to make a bunch of kid-friendly designs (everything from ladybugs to aliens). Also included is a special sheet of abstract stencils that go together to make any shape.
An entire pottery studio experience in one package! The Faber-Castell Pottery Studio introduces children to the art and history of hand sculpted pottery. Foot Pedal operation means no on/off switch to worry about, so the batteries last longer. The wheel surface is grooved, this helps hold the clay firmly and keeps it centered. Your kids will love making their own beautiful clay creations and parents appreciate the thoughtful extras like our plastic drop cloth and apron. Need more clay? A 2 pound refill is available!
This nice set of International Arrivals Washable Brilliant Brush Markers have tips like a brush and are like painting with a pen. You can use the tip to color in small areas or use the sides for a gorgeous broad stroke. These are perfect for kids as they are washable and come with their own convenient storage case.
My daughter has a similar face painting kit at home and she has spent hours painting with friends and with her brothers. You wouldn’t believe how much fun it is for kids to paint each other. You can do whole faces or tattoos. This highly-reviewed Klutz Glitter Face Painting kit is affordable and would be a perfect activity to keep your kids busy and a great gift idea. Klutz knows Face Painting, and now there’s more! Brush up on your face painting skills and create shimmering masterpieces in minutes. This kit comes with 6 shimmery paint colors, more than 45 gems, and cosmetic-grade glitter. With 47 designs to choose from, you’ll choose to sparkle wherever you go.
28. Sting Art Kits
Your kids will love creating their own these 3D art pieces with these Sting Art Kits. These kits have you push pins into foam canvases and use pretty threads to create these neat pieces.
As far as art tables go, this KidKraft Art Table would be a great choice for kids who love art. It comes with a handy drying Rack and storage area and gives budding artists everything they need to create their next masterpiece. The paper roll stored under the tabletop is moved by twisting the knob, and the two cups with lids keep paint handy and mess free. With storage space on both sides, there is ample room for all their paints, brushes, and other supplies. The best part is that when they are all done painted, the drying rack will ensure their art work will be perfectly dry to hang up on the fridge!
3D printing became very popular over the last year or so and what a cool way for your tween to explore art. The 3Doodler Create 3D Pen allows you to build 3D objects from the ground up; build any and everything you can imagine with ultimate ease and precision. You can create 3 dimensional shapes, create your own logos, TV figures, superheroes and more! You will have full control over your designs. With temperature adjustment buttons and speed controller, your tween can create with ease.
These highly-reviewed Scratch and Sketch Books are a fun artistic activity for kids. This book is shrink-wrapped with a wooden stylus, which is used to draw on the black coated paper to reveal the colors.
Kids will love the doodle world map pillowcase, featuring a beautiful illustration packed full of fun facts, wild animals and exotic sea creatures. They can color-in using the enclosed pack of wash-out fabric pens (the ink all washes out on a warm machine wash) as they learn through imaginative and creative play. If your kids love art, they will love coloring on this pillowcase over and over!
My daughter has Color Appeel Crayon Sticks and she loves them. They are bigger than your average crayon-more the size of a pencil. They are durable and don’t need to be sharpened as you peel to reveal more of the crayon. These are great for kids that take their art and coloring seriously. Metallic Appeel Peelable Crayons are also available if you want add metallics to your artwork.
The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Easel is one of the most popular easels for kids on the market. This easel is a dry erase board, chalkboard and painting station all in one. This set doesn’t come with the paints, paper roll or chalk, but you can purchase it all in a kit to fit this easel. The Melissa & Doug Easel Accessory Set is a great value if you have the easel.
I remember playing with the Spirograph as a kid and I just love this classic art set and it was created way before my time. The Spirograph Deluxe Design Set comes with a total of 45 pieces to create elegant and artistic designs. This cool kit is a great gift idea for kids who love art.
If you have an artistic tween or teen, this DIY Nail Art book gets excellent reviews. It is great beginners, plus there are some more challenging designs. Your older kids can learn how to create their own nail designs without visiting a salon. This book plus some nail polishes would be a very unique girl gift.
Ed Emberley is famous for his kids drawing books. He uses simple shapes and fingerprints to show kids how to make cute illustrations. Ed Emberley’s Drawing Books highly-reviewed books are affordable and will keep your artists busy for hours.
These Faber Castell Gel Sticks are a really neat medium for little artists. They have a creamy application and then you add water and use them with a brush like watercolors. The Metallic Gel Sticks look ultra cool on black paper. These would also make great kids stocking stuffer ideas!
39. SunPrint Paper Kit and Nature Print Paper
I remember making these sun prints as a kid at school and my Mom bought some for me to do at home. Your kids can make beautiful sun and nature art with the SunPrint Paper Kit or Nature Print Paper. They will have so much fun using rocks, leaves or other items they find in the backyard to make pretty prints. You can purchase a kit or just the SunPrint Paper! What a cool gift for kids.
40. Doodle Books
My daughter has a few doodle books and I just love how they start your drawing for you and your kids get to finish them. I have given lots of these neat books as gifts. There are so many doodle books both for boys and girls.
41. Kiwi Crate
I love this subscription box for tweens and teens. It includes super-fun DIY projects that makers will love to design and create. From yarn to washi tape, it includes everything you need to create amazing DIYs. My daughters received this for a Christmas a few years ago and loved it.
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