10 Great Art Supplies for Budding Picassos

by Bethany Braun-Silva

10 Great Art Supplies for Budding Picassos
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If the number of art projects that used to come home in your kids’ backpacks each week is any indication of how much they love art, then it’s definitely worth considering setting up an arts and crafts drawer at home with some of the best kids art supplies


Having a well-stocked drawer of art supplies for your kids can be just the ticket to hours of independent, creative fun. There’s nothing like a big box of fresh crayons or paint to get their imagination churning. Kids love to be creative, and being able to express themselves artistically is so important. You never know, you might have the next da Vinci or Picasso sitting in your living room right now!


We know you’re spending a lot of time indoors at the moment, and setting your kids up with time to be creative is a perfect way to spend a few hours of their day. Plus, art is a great way to reduce stress and combat anxiety, so maybe parents will feel like grabbing a paint brush once in a while, too. 


Whether your kids show a big interest in art or a mild one, giving them the right tools for an arts and crafts project is great for their development. We rounded up 10 art supplies for kids, including a portable art studio, paint palettes and brushes, clay and crayons. Plus we’ve also included smocks and storage to keep the mess at bay. Check them out below. 

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Crayola Fold 'N Go Art Studio


This easle is perfect for small spaces and easily stores when not in use. Kids can use it as an easel or table, and it comes with a storage shelf and stool. The complete package.

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Iris Usa 5-Drawer Storage & Organizer Chest


Crayons, markers and paint can accumulate quickly. Having a designated place for such supplies can stop messes and encourage independence in kids. This chest includes five separate drawers that can easily be labeled for organization.

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Crayola Washable Kids' Paint Palette


This palette comes with 12 paint colors, a mixing tray and a brush. Your kid will feel like a true artist when using these paints.

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Paint Brushes by Creatology


Finger painting is fun, but messy. These brushes are easy to clean and come in a pack of 18 different shapes and styles. There's no limit to what your kid will create.

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Darice Artyfacts Deluxe Art Set


Markers, colored pencils, crayons and paints are all neatly contained in this great set. It also includes scissors, glue, a ruler, and a pencil sharpener for crafts.

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Kids' Smock by Creatology


Lessen your laundry load with this smock that features long sleeves and full front coverage. It’s comfortable and easy for kids to put on and take off themselves.

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Kids Lap Tray by Creatology


This lap desk gives kids a flat surface to draw and paint while sitting. It also has three storage compartments so kids can easily access their crayons, markers and pencils.

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Crayola Mini Twist 'n Sketch Twistables


Crayola thinks of everything! These self-sharpening crayons require a simple twist for mechanical sharpening. Kids can also see how much crayon is left in the clear plastic clase.

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Kids Sketchbook by Creatology


All your kid’s masterpieces will be safe in one place with this spiral-bound sketchbook. It contains 30 sheets of paper that can be drawn on with pens, crayons or colored pencils.

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Crayola Model Magic


For little artists who prefer a different medium, this modelling clay dries in just a few hours and can be painted or drawn on with markers for fabulous finishing touches.