12 Awesome Art Kits for Creative Kids
Painting, drawing, and other art projects can help kids develop fine motor skills, decision-making skills, and of course, inventive ingenuity. An art kit can be a wonderful outlet for a child who shows a propensity for creativity – they’ll love experimenting with different media, and you’ll love that everything’s in one handy case. We’ve rounded up a collection of nifty starter sets to inspire young artists:
Alex Toys Artist Studio Colossal Art Set
The kid who wants to dabble in all sorts of creative projects will revel in this kit, which provides more than 300 pieces. The portable storage case contains crayons, pastels, markers, watercolors, multiple types of colored pencils, erasers, paintbrushes, palettes, paper, and more, so they can easily explore their artistic side. Recommended for kids age 4 and up.
Creatology Kids’ Art Set
This 100-piece art set offers variety at a highly affordable price point. With colored pencils, markers, watercolor cakes, crayons, and more, in a plastic storage case, they can draw, paint, and color for hours. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
Derwent Inktense Pencils
Not any ordinary colored pencils, Inktense pencils are vibrant pencils that actually contain water-soluble ink. Once they draw their masterpiece, they can go over the pencil with a bit of water using a spray bottle, a moistened paintbrush or another method. The colors will become deep, intense, and permanent. Suitable for all ages.
Faber-Castell Young Artist Texture Painting Set
If your littles love painting, this art kit will encourage even more creativity. Along with a set of washable tempera paints, the kit includes a variety of textured tools to use besides ordinary old paintbrushes. In addition, the paint-mixing bowl helps them discover color mixing. Because of small parts, it is recommended for ages 5 and up, but would be ideal for the preschool set with focused parental supervision.
Faber-Castell Young Artists’ Essentials Gift Set
This elegant wooden box, which is ideal for gift-giving, contains a 64-piece assortment of art supplies, ranging from colored pencils, watercolor pencils, and graphite pencils for drawing, oil pastels for paint projects, and even duo-tip markers, as well as brushes, a pencil sharpener, and paper. Recommended for ages 6 and up.
First Impressions Complete Art Studio Sets for Kids
First Impressions offers two types of kids’ art sets. The first is a 78-piece kit for a child’s home studio, including watercolors, pencils, pastels, and tools. The second is an art-to-go box with 89 pieces in a padded storage case that kids can take to art class, Grandma’s, or to the park for a en plein air painting session. Recommended for kids ages 7 and up.
Jon Gnagy “Learn to Draw” Set
No time or budget for professional art lessons? This drawing set may be exactly what you need. It provides everything your child needs to learn or improve sketching skills, including pencils, charcoal sticks, a shading stump and eraser, a drawing board, paper, and a 64-page book with detailed instructions from a renowned art instructor of the 20th century. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Xonex Just Art Set
This basic art kit includes colored pencils, pastels, watercolors, and tools. What makes it especially fun is the carrying case, which is covered in brown paper on which kids can doodle, draw, and paint anything they like to make it uniquely their own. Recommended for ages 3 and up.
Master Kitz Kidzaw Sets
There are several noteworthy art sets available under the Master Kitz brand name. For instance, the Master Kitz Kidzaw Water Lilies set is an art box filled with stencils, pastels, a shammy, and other materials that, along with the simple instructions included, teach children about the Impressionism movement, and help them create their own Monet-inspired artwork. Other kits available include Sunflowers, Starry Night, and The Tree of Life. Suitable for all ages.
Reeves Drawing and Sketching Set
This comprehensive set includes everything a beginner needs to start drawing, from colored pencils, sketching pencils, a graphite pencil, blending stumps in two sizes, a sandpaper block, an eraser, a sharpener, and an instruction book. Recommended for ages 8 and up.
Royal and Langnickel Sketching and Drawing Artist Set for Beginners
An even more inclusive drawing kit, this set is ideal for the child who spends hours sketching and doodling. Along with eight types of pencils, three kinds of sketching sticks and a wide array of tools, this set also includes an easel, pads, and a wooden artist mannequin to help the child learn how to draw the human figure.
Wyland Reef Series Canvas Kits
For kids who need a bit of encouragement and guidance, this art set is just right. Each kit includes a stretched canvas printed with a faint, basic outline of a reef scene along with cutouts of creatures, such as dolphins, sharks, or turtles. Kids paint the scenery and the marine life, attaching the sea creatures when they are done for a unique, three-dimensional painting.
When selecting a starter kit for your young artist, consider what appeals to your child and factor in their skill level. Choose a set that will not overwhelm or intimidate, but rather challenge and inspire creativity.
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