The Art Pantry is an online shop for children's art supplies, co-founded by Megan Schiller, mom and early childhood educator, and Stacey Silver, mom and museum professional.
Megan started out teaching art to toddlers and blogging at the Littlest Birds Studio (which I had on my blogroll way back when I used to have one). I remember her blog well and was always impressed both by how real her kids' art classes were—the activities were age-appropriate, process-oriented, messy, and fun.
What I didn't know until she contacted me was that it was my toddler art group that inspired her to start her own children's art classes!
As you can guess, Megan and Stacey know how to pick out art supplies for kids.
The Art Pantry is full of products they have tested with their own kids and in children's art classes. Whether you want to fill stockings with little art supplies or give a box of art supplies as a holiday gift, you'll easily find plenty of ideas here. Plus they are offering free shipping for the holidays!
A Few Kids' Art Gift Ideas ::
(I had way too much fun putting these together!!)
Kids' Art Gift Idea # 1 :: A portable art box for the young artist
Fill a wooden art caddy with markers, colored pencils, a fish pencil sharpener, fancy zig-zag scissors, glue, and pair with a packet of paper then wrap!
Kids' Art Gift Idea #2 :: To encourage inventions & sculptures
Bundle together colored popsicle sticks with a hot glue gun, a packet of replacement glue sticks, some twisteez wire or pipe cleaners, and foil papers and see what they create!
Kids' Art Gift Idea #3 :: For the sketcher and doodler
Wrap a colorful sketchbook (such as this robot sketchbook or this bird sketchbook) together with a set of power markers.
You could also just purchase one of the kits The Art Pantry has already put together ::
- Watercolor resist supply kit with oil pastels
- Fingerpainting supply kit
- Create with clay supply kit
Art Pantry GIVEAWAY
The Art Pantry, one of my blog sponsors, is offering a $100 gift certificate to one lucky reader!
To enter the giveaway, please browse The Art Pantry, then come back here and leave a comment naming one or more of the products you'd choose if you won. What art materials or creative gifts would you like to present to the young people in your life? The winner will be chosen randomly from all comments left on this post by Thursday, December 5th at 11:59 pm EST. Winner will be announced here on Friday, and, as always, I will also e-mail the winner.
This giveaway is now closed.
The random number generator gave me #152, so Kristin wins the gift certificate. Congrats, Kristin! I'll e-mail you…
I know my girls would just love the Make Your Own Indie Bangles kit. I would definitely have a hard time deciding, it's all so fabulous!