The Artful Parent
Creativity helps kids & families thrive
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The Artful Parent gives you ideas, tools, and inspiration so it’s simple to share art with the kids in your life.
Art Makes Parenting Easier
My FREE Artful Parent Starter Kit will help you rock kids’ art invitations, find pockets of time for art, and plan for fun creative activities.
Artful Parent Resources
Products and services we offer to help you in sparking your kids’ creativity.
What Art Materials Should I Give My Children?
Get my top recommendations as FREE printable guides to learn more or purchase the materials.
The best art materials for our youngest artists, ages 1-3, who are exploring their world.
The best art materials for children ages 3-5 who are enthusiastic artists & learners.
The best art materials for kids ages 6 and up who are mastering tools and techniques.
About Jean Van’t Hul & The Artful Parent
Hi! Thanks so much for stopping by. My name is Jean Van’t Hul and I live with my family in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina. I am passionate about children’s art and creativity and want to share that passion with you.
On The Artful Parent, I share ideas, information, and inspiration to encourage you to enjoy and share art with the kids in your life. You’ll find lots of kids’ art, seasonal crafts, and family fun here.