Fun, colorful arts and crafts supplies that are perfect for the tween in your life. Quality supplies to take a love of art to the next level!
Art supplies make great gifts for kids, but as kids grow it can be harder to find new art supplies. You might have a child in your family or life who loves art but find they already have all the basics.
How can you support and foster a love of art? We think there are a few answers to this, but we’ll focus on supplies in this article. Art classes (pottery, woodwork, jewelry making), museum memberships, or our own kids art club might be other ideas to try!
But getting back to that list of our supplies… here’s a selection that we think make great gifts for kids.
Some are unique, off the beaten path while others are just a little higher quality than your average art supply. Others might explore a new direction for your child––think origami, photography or printmaking!
We hope these ideas inspire many more years of art making for your now big (ger) child.
Arts and Crafts Supplies for Drawing
These bring some serious nostaligia for parents. Your kids are sure to love these vibrant markers that smell good too! (note, also permanent, so plan accordingly.)
A great option for permanent ink for kids’ drawings. This might sound scary, but with some prelaid boundaries, these are quite fun and vibrant.
Combine the best worlds of painting and drawing, all in one!
Arts and Crafts Supplies for Painting
Paint pods are tempera paints that function like watercolors with the addition of watercolors, but often provide more coverage. This is an economical starter set in primary colors.
Take it on the road, on a nature walk or use it at home. This high quality set comes highly recommended by our team.
Provide kids with supplies that support diversity and representation in their art. These paint pods are great and long lasting.
More Arts and Crafts Supplies
11. Sculpey clay
If your child has already experimented with air dry clay and modeling clay, here’s a new one to try. Bake and keep your creations (maybe even turn them into magnets!
Enter the world of folding and create all sorts of creations with one sheet of paper!
A handy kit that makes a great introduction to the fun world of gelatin printing! Add ink and a brayer then find some leaves or other materials to press onto the printing plate.
And while we’re talking about stamps, did you know you can make your own with linocut printing? Carve into a rubber stamp, ink with a brayer and get to printing DIY art and stationary.
More Arts and Crafts Ideas for Tweens
- 18 Fun Arts and Crafts for Tweens
- 15 Amazing Clay Projects for Kids
- How to Draw Donuts for Kids
- 5 Slime Recipe Ideas for Kids
- 11 Fun Watercolor Ideas for Kids
- 10 Simple Arts and Crafts Activities for After School
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