I was never an artist, so I’m basically running with the fact that my son loves paining every hour of the day.
For a good long time (ok, well a year or so) Bennett would not sit down and play with Playdoh, paint, color, anything. It could be that he spent a ton of time doing it at school, so doing the same thing at home just wasn’t what he had in mind. However, in the last couple months he’s fallen in love with all things art–and our house has turned into an art museum and I’m okay with that.
One small problem with this whole artist thing, is I don’t have many art supplies since he never really touched them before. I decided this Christmas we Santa will be bringing all things art to this boy. I’ve done all the research and I’m here to share it with you. These are wonderful gifts to get for any holiday that requires just a little something. In fact, one of my favorite gifts was a giant Playdoh box that a friend got Bennett for his birthday last year. You can never go wrong with art supplies as a gift!
1. Melissa and Doug Paint Brushes– There are a ton of different paintbrushes out there. I love these for the large handle, which makes it easier for little hands to hold.
2. Crayola 24 Ct Washable Watercolors– I’ve tried a few different brands, and I love these washable watercolors for kids. They are so vibrant even with a lot of water (which kids love to use).
3. Crayola Washable Fingerpaint– We use this not only as finger paint, but with the paint brushes as well. However, it always ends up on his hands.
4. Paper Edging Scissors– We use daily scissors, and these add to the excitement of learning to use scissors.
5. Crayola 152 Ct. Crayons– I am always buying crayons, but I absolutely love the large sets of crayons. I mean every color of the rainbow and more? I’ll take it.
6. Alex Tabletop Easel– I actually got this for Bennett last Christmas, but we haven’t opened it yet because I was saving it for the new house. Hey, maybe I’ll rewrap it?
7. Art Smocks– These are a must! We use long sleeve button up tees turned out as well! They work amazing!
8. Playdoh Mega Pack– Just like the crayons, we need all the colors! You can find some playdoh tools here.
9. Do A Dot– These are not only great for crafting, but for our homeschool work that we do during the week. I try to always incorporate them into our activities.
10. Pacon Construction Paper– I’m always buying construction paper, but I love when it’s already sorted by color and comes in a bulk package.
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