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How & Why to Encourage a Creative Exploration of Art Supplies for Kids (+Giveaway!)


Here are 7 simple ways to encourage creative exploration of art supplies for kids, and a few reasons why open-ended experimentation is important for creativity and development. This post about children’s art supplies and creativity is sponsored by Faber-Castell.

Creative Exploration of Art Supplies for Kids

I have long been a fan of Faber-Castell’s kids’ art supplies and have recommended many of their products for years in my books, my courses, and here on the blog.

This post contains affiliate links. The quality is consistently good and the prices are reasonable.

We already use and love their gel crayons, oil pastels, beeswax crayons, tempera paints, watercolor crayons, markers, colored pencils, kids’ pottery wheel, and more. I’ve been hoping to partner with them for a long time!

So a big thank you to Faber-Castell for sponsoring this blog post (as always, all opinions expressed are my own). Faber-Castell sent me an awesome box of art supplies to explore with the kids. Many of the supplies included were already favorites of ours; a couple were new to us:

And since we were tasked with exploring this box of art supplies, I thought I would write about just that: exploring art supplies with kids.

But before I do so, I also want to tell you that there is a fabulous GIVEAWAY at the end of this post, so you will have a chance to win your very own fun-filled box of Faber-Castell art supplies for kids!

Exploring Faber-Castel Art Supplies for Kids

Taking an open-ended approach to exploring art supplies for kids.

It can be great to have a particular art activity to do sometimes.

And if you’re looking for a fun one, I have an entire directory of kids’ art activities.

But it can be equally wonderful to simply explore an art material with no outcome in mind.

This is especially appropriate for young children. In fact, the younger the child, the more likely that’s what your art making time will turn into even if you have something else in mind. And that’s okay.

More than okay, in fact.

That’s how little kids learn about their world and how it works.

7 Ways to Encourage Open-Ended Exploration of Kids' Art Supplies

7 Ways to Encourage Open-Ended Exploration of Art Supplies for Kids

  1. Put out one art material at a time (for a little kid) or one new addition at a time (for a big kid)
  2. Use simple art invitations
  3. Have a dedicated art space
  4. Keep art materials accessible (as appropriate)
  5. Use words that encourage open-ended exploration, such as “what if…?” and “I wonder what would happen…?”
  6. Describe and be supportive of open-ended exploration when you see it happen (here are some tips for talking with children about their art)
  7. Demonstrate open-ended exploration of art materials when making art side-by-side with your children

Exploring art and art supplies looks different at different ages.

Toddlers, preschoolers, and school-age children will all approach art and art materials in different ways. I’ll share some of the differences below, so you know what to expect. Plus I’ll discuss how best to support your children’s creative development at different ages.

Exploring Art Supplies with Toddlers

Collage of Toddler Exploring Watercolor Set - Encouraging Open-Ended Exploration of Art Supplies for Kids

A toddler will explore a new art material mainly by using it AND by exploring it.

Not only will they try drawing with the gel crayon or painting with the new watercolors, they’ll also touch it, feel it, taste it, see if they can pull it apart and (maybe) put it back together, drop it, pick it up, carry it around, put the lid on and off, open it and close it, paint the paper, her hand, the table, etc.

The toddler is having a completely legitimate art session when she’s doing this! Which is why it is important to supervise closely, but also why it’s important to stay positive and supportive.

If any of this exploration is not what you want right then, remain positive as you divert attention away from the art materials and toward bath time, a walk, or the building blocks. Next time that your toddler encounters the same art material, she may explore the mechanics a little less and the actual drawing or painting a little more. 

Exploration with the senses is part of the creative process!

Exploring Art Supplies with Preschoolers

3 Year Old Using the Sand Painting Kit - Exploring Art Supplies for Kids

Preschoolers, who have already had multiple encounters with similar art materials (even if not the exact one you are offering), will still enjoy an open-ended exploration of the art material but will likely spend more time painting with the paint than with opening and closing the lid.

Preschooler Drawing and Writing with Markers - Exploring Art Supplies for Kids

For this age, an open-ended exploration looks more like trying different colors and combinations, experimenting with different ways of painting or drawing or collaging, making the shapes and pictures they like to make, writing the letters they know how to write, telling stories with their art, and yes, exploring the properties of the art materials.

Exploring Art Supplies with School Age Children

Painting and experimenting with the 3D Sand Painting Kit

With school age children, open ended exploration of art materials and art is just as important. They may know exactly how a set of watercolors works but that doesn’t mean they don’t benefit from free exploration of art materials, techniques, and ideas.

They continue to master many parts of their world—the tools, their bodies, techniques, ideas, concepts, etc.—and now they use them with more and more intentionality.

School age kids are familiar with the tools around themselves and how to use them, and they use them with purpose. Markers are used to draw and write pictures and stories and posters and signs. Paints are used to explore concepts and colors and designs. A variety of art materials are used to express their ideas, feelings, and stories.

By sprinkling new-to-them art materials in combination with those they already love, they will enjoy trying new tools and discovering a different way of making lines, shapes, pictures and colors.

Experimenting with 3D Sand Paint - Exploring Art Materials for Kids

Open-Ended Exploration Fosters Creativity

Again, even if you do specific art activities with your kids, remember to offer plenty of opportunities for open-ended exploration of art materials and techniques. That’s how we learn and develop as artists, creative beings, visual learners, and problem solvers.

This kind of no-pressure exploration gives us the space to be creative and to become more confident in our art abilities.

Faber-Castell Watercolor Set in a Tight Circle

10 Art Supplies for Kids That Are Great for Open-Ended Exploration

  1. Watercolors
  2. Tempera paints
  3. Oil pastels or gel crayons
  4. Watercolor crayons and watercolor pencils
  5. An open-ended art kit*
  6. Glue
  7. Scissors
  8. Tape of all kinds
  9. Playdough or modeling clay
  10. Toothpicks, pipe cleaners, and other construction materials

*Sometimes a kit is actually a good way to explore a new idea or technique. We have found that the Faber-Castell Do Art kits encourage open-ended exploration while also giving appropriate guidance. It’s a fine balance! We’ve used the Fizzy Paint kit in the past and this time we were given the 3D Sand Painting kit. Both lent themselves well to creative experimentation by everyone from toddlers and preschoolers to my kids (2nd grade and middle school), and to me, the so-called adult. It was a nice reminder to me that even kits can be explored in open-ended ways; we had so much fun with the sand painting kit!

A Simple Art Invitation with Watercolor Paints for Kids

Would you like to win your very own box of art supplies to use for some open-ended art exploration? Read on for Faber-Castell’s art supply giveaway…

GIVEAWAY! Win a Box of Faber-Castell Art Supplies for Kids

Now you have a chance to win the same box of Faber-Castell art supplies for kids that they sent us to explore! This box includes the following:

  • 12 Count Connector Paints
  • Do Art 3D Sand Painting Kit
  • 24 Count Duo Tip Markers
  • Metallic Colored Pencils
  • 4 Pack Soft Grip Brushes
  • Ladybug Sharpener

a Rafflecopter giveaway

For a chance to win this box of Faber-Castell art supplies for your family or school, leave a comment to this post telling us about your family’s favorite children’s art material by Faber-Castell. (Or, if you don’t have one yet, what would you most like to try?) This giveaway is valued at $58.94. After you leave your comment, make sure to click the Rafflecopter box saying that you want to be entered into the giveaway! The giveaway is open through Friday, May 18th 11:59 pm EST to readers in the United States. Good luck!

Thanks again to Faber-Castell for sponsoring this blog post and giveaway and for sending us some of their children’s art supplies to explore. All opinions expressed are my own.

You can learn more about Faber-Castell and their premium children’s art supplies on the Faber-Castell website. And you can follow them on Facebook , Instagram or Twitter.

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How & Why to Encourage a Creative Exploration of Art Supplies for Kids (+Giveaway!)


  • Reply
    May 11, 2018 at 7:20 am

    I’ve always loved their watercolors. Such vibrant colors

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    Lori Beth
    May 11, 2018 at 8:27 am

    I want to try the sand painting!

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    May 11, 2018 at 9:04 am

    Great article! I just rediscovered Faber-Castell art supplies for my grandchildren!

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    Bianca Munoz
    May 11, 2018 at 9:07 am

    The Color & Paint by Number look super fun!
    Fun for the whole family!
    Thank you!

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    Elicia P
    May 11, 2018 at 9:28 am

    WE do not have one yet but the sand painting looks like a lot of fun. My oldest loves glue. I know there are crafts to incorporate glue and paints. I am going to have to look further into this.

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    May 11, 2018 at 9:29 am

    I’ve never seen those watercolors that connect before. Great idea for presenting a color palate you want them to stick to.

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    May 11, 2018 at 9:39 am

    My kids are quite young (3 and under) and I haven’t paid much attention to which brands I’m buying at this point – so I’m not sure if I’ve ever used Faber-Castell. Those gel crayons sound interesting though.

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    May 11, 2018 at 9:49 am

    What a wonderful giveaway! We just refinished an old dining room table to create an art space for my 4 and 7 year old. They are at that table making art every day!!!

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    Sarah M
    May 11, 2018 at 10:11 am

    We’d love to try the sand printing!

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    May 11, 2018 at 10:26 am

    I want to try those watercolors!

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    May 11, 2018 at 10:30 am

    One of my girls has their gel crayons and thinks they’re just so fun!

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    May 11, 2018 at 10:38 am

    All of it! We’re just getting her started, we’re a family of artists so we’re looking forward to the process.

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    Maggie Carr
    May 11, 2018 at 10:49 am

    Love these tips! Thank you!

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    Liz J
    May 11, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Love those watercolors.

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    May 11, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Thanks for sharing this! Open ended art is so much fun! I think my kids would love to try the sand painting!

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    May 11, 2018 at 11:06 am

    Hi there! I love your blog! I don’t have any FC supplies yet as we just moved back to the states, but my daughter would LOVE those watercolors! I just know it and watercoloring is one of her favorite things to do. Thanks for the chance!

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    Amy Pack
    May 11, 2018 at 11:09 am

    What great ideas and toolsss on helping provide opportunities for experimentation. Thanks as always!

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    May 11, 2018 at 11:22 am

    I would love to try those watercolors. I love that you can reconfigure them.

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    May 11, 2018 at 11:51 am

    That watercolor set looks amazing—I bet my three-year-old would love that!

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      May 11, 2018 at 11:52 am

      Hm, didn’t see a rafflecopter buttom, and I don’t think I’m too late. Oh well!

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    May 11, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    My daughter loves puffy paint, so I think the sand paint is something I never heard of so we will have to check it out. l may even consider it to use in art classroom.

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    May 11, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    These are such fun! We’re currently into watercolors and love them!

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    May 11, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    My two (age 4 and 5) really enjoy making salt pictures (with PVA glue and salt) – they would LOVE to try the sand art paints.

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    May 11, 2018 at 1:09 pm

    I grew up with Faber Castell. Coloring pencils and tempera were always my favorite. Their quality was always great.
    I am rediscovering their products through you, now that I have twin boys ❤️
    We don’t currently own any of their products, but would love to try everything you have shown. They all look fun!

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    May 11, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    I’m looking forward to trying the sand paint, thanks for the new ideas!

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    April Miles
    May 11, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    My oldest loves to draw with their colored pencils, and we can’t wait to try more of their products! Thanks for the opportunity!

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    Donna Kristjan
    May 11, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Love Faber-Castell products. Have used their pencil crayons and markers in my own art work many times. The quality is excellent and they are wonderful to use with children. The pigments are bright and fresh and it’s success everytime you use them. Often it is suggested to use student quality but I believe if you use good products like Faber-Castell it is an all round win.

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    May 11, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    The sand painting looks like such fun!

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    T Morris
    May 11, 2018 at 3:10 pm

    Sand painting! Paint in a tube opens up new possibilities.

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    Diane M
    May 11, 2018 at 3:36 pm

    The 3d sand paint looks like fun

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    K. Cole
    May 11, 2018 at 3:57 pm

    We can’t wait to introduce our newborn twins to the awesome world of art. This would be a great beginning!

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    May 11, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    I think my 2 year old twins would love the sand painting!

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    May 11, 2018 at 4:25 pm

    In the recent months, my son has really started to enjoy art more. He likes to punch out different shapes out of colored paper and glue it to cards. I think he will enjoy the sand art a lot.

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    May 11, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Love the Faber-Castell stuff – such good quality :)

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    May 11, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    We have and enjoy a set of their crayons :)

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    Wendi Bushehry
    May 11, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I LOVE their water colors, they are think and creamy and very vibrant!

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    Ashley Thompson
    May 11, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    We absolutely love using Faber-Castell colored pencils—it’s hard to find a good colored pencil that doesn’t cost an exorbitant amount (although, certainly wonderful quality), but the Faber-Castell pencils are excellent quality at their price point and much better than other low cost pencils! Those are the ones I’ve been recommending to friends looking for good, but affordable, colored pencils for their kids!

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    Sheau Lee
    May 11, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Very cool watercolor. Like a puzzle and sand paint sounds very fun.

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    Sheau Lee
    May 11, 2018 at 5:02 pm

    I don’t have their product but I think I would love to try both the watercolor and sand paint. Great combination.

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      Sheau Lee
      May 11, 2018 at 5:09 pm

      I don’t see the raffle box to click on and I like to enter the raffle. Can you help?

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    Kirsten Daswani
    May 11, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    We’re intrigued by the gel crayons. Curious to know what intensity of colour they’ll produce as this is what most seems to fascinate my just-turned-three-year-old son right now.

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    May 11, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    I’d love to try the gel crayons, and just about everything else displayed in this post!

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    Kirsten Pfleger
    May 11, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    I love Faber-Castell products. These are wonderful suggestions for furthering our exploration of art. Thank you!

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      Kirsten Pfleger
      May 11, 2018 at 6:19 pm

      Oops, just realized I was supposed to list my favorite Faber-Castell product. Right now it would have to be their oil pastels.

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    May 11, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    The sand paint looks like it would be fun to try!

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    Angela Lewis
    May 11, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    I would love to try the markers and the Sand painting looks really fun!

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    Cheryl Geiger
    May 11, 2018 at 6:37 pm

    Faber-Castell colored pencils have been a mainstay in our art cabinet for years. I love the quality of Faber-Castell products. My granddaughters have learned that having a few quality art supplies outweigh a ton of junk and now they, too, request F/C when we look for new supplies to try. I know they would love the sand paint!

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    Trish White
    May 11, 2018 at 7:12 pm

    I love their oil pastels!

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    Angelina U.
    May 11, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    This opened up a whole new world of art supplies. I really want to try the gel crayons with my kiddos!

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    May 11, 2018 at 8:01 pm

    My son would enjoy the sand painting.

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    May 11, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    My preschooler loves the beeswax crayons and my kindergartner loves their oil pastels. I love that they come in delightful cases with handles for easy adventuring!

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    Karina Vuong
    May 11, 2018 at 8:49 pm

    I would love to try the 3D sand paint. Being a pre-service teacher in my final semester, I would love to try these art resources that I could use in my future classroom.

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    May 11, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    I have been following you since you first started blogging and always love the supply recommendations. Also recommend your blog to the many new moms I work with.

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    Alexander Parent
    May 11, 2018 at 9:26 pm

    What a fun set of art supplies!

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    May 11, 2018 at 10:18 pm

    We have the gel crayons and LOVE them! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Mona Cousino
    May 11, 2018 at 11:24 pm

    We love their watercolor crayons–would be excited to try out more of their art supplies!

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    Kryss Speegle
    May 12, 2018 at 12:44 am

    Great idea to put one type of material out at a time. My daughter becomes overwhelmed and disinterested it there are too many choices.

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    Hillary Shemes
    May 12, 2018 at 1:36 am

    We love our beeswax crayons so much we have two sets. They have such a great texture going on paper and are easy to hold. I love the storage case!!

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    Liz Schwab
    May 12, 2018 at 6:11 am

    Oh, those sand paints and watercolors would be fun to take on our summer travels! But you are right — Faber-Castell products are great. They are one of my go-to items for birthday gifts for kids’ parties!

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    Tracy G
    May 12, 2018 at 7:42 am

    My kids would love to try any of these items, but I can see them really excited about the sand painting!

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    May 12, 2018 at 8:13 am

    Love their supplies! Thanks for the post.

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    Suzanne Robinson
    May 12, 2018 at 11:40 am

    What a fantastic package for a child to explore their artsy tendencies. I know my Mom would have preferred that I had something like this instead of a newly painted white wall and a pot of oxblood shoe polish when my 5 year old self had “an artistic urge”.

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    May 12, 2018 at 12:56 pm

    I have never tried their products, but my 2-year old loves to paint with watercolors and the connecting set would be really fun for her, but the sand painting looks cool too! I’m sure she would love to try any of these art supplies!

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    May 12, 2018 at 1:47 pm

    I’d like to try the sand painting with my granddaughter

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    Alya P.
    May 12, 2018 at 1:55 pm

    Thanks for the chance to win! We’d be especially excited to try the sand art kit!

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    Anna Lombardo
    May 12, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    I have used Faber Castell colored pencils myself and for my own children. My students however. I have nnot seen them use them, only basic crayons(mostly from the dollar store). I would love to see the gel crayons as I have never seen them before. Teaching first graders, we do a lot of coloring and learning to color. I also enjoy letting them experience art supplie that they have never used before such as water colors, oil pastels, and chalk for art projects.

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    May 12, 2018 at 10:19 pm

    New art supplies for summer would be fabulous! Thanks for the chance to win!

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    May 12, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    Sand painting looks so fun!!

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    May 12, 2018 at 10:57 pm

    We don’t have any, but would love to try the 3d sand painting!

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    May 13, 2018 at 9:47 am

    I love their crayon and watercolor pan. The color is vibrant. I would love to try their sand paint and I can see that my kids would love them.

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    May 13, 2018 at 10:35 am

    Definitely the sand painting kit!

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    May 13, 2018 at 2:17 pm

    My daughter would love the paints!

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    May 13, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    We love the beeswax crayons – so vibrant! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    John Smith
    May 14, 2018 at 2:23 am

    “Leave a comment on this blog post telling us about your family’s favorite children’s art material by Faber-Castell. (Or, if you don’t have one yet, what would you most like to try?)” We think the colored pencils would be great to try–they look very cool!

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    May 14, 2018 at 9:24 am

    the 3d sand kint is a MOST for the kids haha they love it!!

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    Cecilia Pastore
    May 14, 2018 at 9:51 am

    I’d love the sand paint. I’ve already used the oil pastels with my kids.

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    Anne N
    May 14, 2018 at 10:18 am

    The water colors are great! I’d love to try the sand paint.

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    May 14, 2018 at 11:01 am

    My girls (9,8,4,1) love water colors!

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    May 14, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Great post. I’ve been trying to work on ways to do more open ended art exploration at the library I work at.

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    May 14, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    Love their markers and crayons! Alway in rotation.

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    May 14, 2018 at 1:14 pm

    We loved the watercolor pencils!

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    May 14, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    The metallic colored pencils look so fancy. (And we’re updating our art space using some tips you provided in another one of your posts – thank you!)

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    May 14, 2018 at 1:56 pm

    I would love to try their 3d paint

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    May 14, 2018 at 5:28 pm

    Our family loves the gel pens! Such vibrant colors and so easy to use from toddlers to parents! Would love to try the 3D sand.

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    May 14, 2018 at 5:30 pm


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    May 14, 2018 at 7:17 pm

    Beeswax crayons! They are great quality and come in a handy container.

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    Nikki Griffith
    May 14, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Always excited to see what new out there for a 5 year old budding artist. Love this blog.

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    May 14, 2018 at 10:58 pm

    the sand paint will be a hit at our house

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    Jennifer A. Laurence
    May 15, 2018 at 12:31 am

    I would love to try the soft grip brushes for my kids but especially my middle child who does OT. I think this would make painting more comfortable for him. The paints I would love to try and like that you can change the way they are presented. This looks like a fun set to win for my three boys.

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    Emily Watson
    May 15, 2018 at 9:36 am

    The connector paints look very interesting. What a cool and creative way to choose your own color palette! My kids and I have never tried sand paint before. Honestly, the whole set of art supplies would be fun for us to explore!

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    May 15, 2018 at 10:44 am

    We haven’t tried yet, but the sand painting looks really fun and my son said we have to get the connector paints when he saw the pic :)

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    Ali Curley
    May 15, 2018 at 12:12 pm

    Thank you, Jean, for all of your creativity! I love your blog and have tried out many of the activities with my kids and they are always fun!

    Would love to try the sand paints with them!

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    Dynal Roberson
    May 15, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    My daughter absolutely loves to paint. Give her any kind of canvas and she will happily while away the afternoon.

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    May 15, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    I’d love to try the sand painting!

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    Cari Robinson
    May 15, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    What a fun kit for kids (adults too!). I would love to get my hands on the sand paint.

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    Lauren Fields
    May 15, 2018 at 9:02 pm

    Even young children love open ended art opportunities! And good quality art supplies 😊

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    Gabriela Beltran
    May 15, 2018 at 9:33 pm

    I grew up using Faber castell materials but they’ve been change since then . The opportunity to have my kiddos exploring with sand paintings, coloring with metallic colors all their magic draws sounds incredible. Btw the grip brushes! Seriously the best

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    May 16, 2018 at 1:02 am

    I haven’t tried any of their products with the kid yet, but I used to love their pastels so much!

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    May 16, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    I love keeping lots of art supplies at the ready for my daughter, but her go-to favorites are colored pencils. We have (and love!) some Faber CAstell colored pencils, but there’s no such thing as too many art supplies.

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    May 16, 2018 at 8:53 pm

    Our favorite: metallic gel sticks!

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    May 17, 2018 at 2:45 am

    We would most like to try the Do Art 3D Sand Painting Kit. It looks like so much fun!

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    May 17, 2018 at 9:45 am

    Faber Castell beeswax crayons are a favorite for my 4-year-old and me both, but we’d sure love to try some of these other materials! That paint set looks so fun and so different from anything I’ve seen before!

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    Jessica Gipson
    May 17, 2018 at 10:35 am

    I would love to try it with my daughter, we love to create and craft.

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    Mary Karl
    May 18, 2018 at 12:03 pm


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    May 18, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    We love watercolors and oil pastels!

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    Melanie L.
    May 18, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    We love watercolors and oil pastels!

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    May 18, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    My little artist would LOVE all of it! Especially the paints!

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    Lizzie Thibault
    May 18, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    The sand painting looks sweet!

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    Danielle Velazquez
    May 18, 2018 at 12:10 pm

    I would love a new set of watercolors for my daughter and the sand art looks like so much fun!

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    Ana Jacobs
    May 18, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    We would love to try ALL of it! The sand painting looks amazing!

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    May 18, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    I remember when I was a kid, having a box of Faber Castell coloring pencils, we have a blast with them. I will love to try this new metallic and the watercolors too. My teen is starting to draw with pencils, so it would be a nice change.

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    May 18, 2018 at 12:17 pm

    Those sand paints look amazing. I love this post, and I always get so much from reading your blog. Thank you.

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    May 18, 2018 at 12:22 pm

    So many great ideas!!!

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    Melissa Sturwold
    May 18, 2018 at 12:23 pm

    I would love to try the 3D sand painting with my littles!

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    May 18, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    i think my kids would love to try the sand paint.

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    May 18, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    Unfortunately, we have never tried this brand. Thanks for opening my eyes to it!

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    May 18, 2018 at 1:54 pm

    That and paint looks amazing! When it dries, they’ll have tactile art. So cool!

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    Janel Messner
    May 18, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    I think my niece would most love to try the sand painting.

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    May 18, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Painting and kitchen science are my 5 year old’s favorite things to do. Broke a piece of me when we had to pull her from her preschool early this year when it turned out they weren’t doing all the awesome art activities they had the previous years (no wonder she was in tears every day).

    She’s never liked coloring books. She much prefers a blank piece of paper and a set of nice watercolors or paints.

    Have used others things by this company, but not their paints. Will have to give them a try!

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    Tracey Steagall
    May 18, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    I love to try sand painting with my girls!!

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    Carolina Martinez
    May 18, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    This is an amazing giveaway! My daughter absolutely loves watercolors and I know she would really enjoy the sand paint as well! We recently got a large roll of paper that we leave on our dining table so that we can add different things as inspiration strikes. It’s been really successful and I’ve gotten my daughter to not fear the paper and just go free!

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    Amy V
    May 18, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    i haven’t tried anything by this company yet but it all looks so amazing! i think my 6 year old daughter would LOVE the sand paint!

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    Anna Pry
    May 18, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    would love to try the 3d sand painting, i used to love sand art as a kid!!

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    Maggie clermont
    May 18, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Paint pencils etc
    Live to try sand painting

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    May 18, 2018 at 6:05 pm

    My kids love the oil pastels and watercolors!

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    May 18, 2018 at 6:18 pm

    The 3-D Sand Paint looks like so much fun.

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    May 18, 2018 at 6:19 pm

    We would love to try the watercolors. That’s the favorite and most used art material in our home

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    May 18, 2018 at 6:21 pm

    We would love to try the 3D sand paint. Something totally new!

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    Amanda Bain
    May 18, 2018 at 6:42 pm

    Sand painting would be really neat, my kids would love it!

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    Erin M
    May 18, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    We’d love to try the sand painting.

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    Ae Minx
    May 18, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    We’ve always used their pencils, but I’m liking that watercolor set

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    Kayla Klontz
    May 18, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    We would most like to try the sand painting!

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    stella methvin
    May 18, 2018 at 8:05 pm

    I am extremely creative, I love painting , drawing, coloring, gluing, mixed media art. Painting lightbulbs for ornaments and I love to have the kiddos express themselves through art.

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    Amber Hensley
    May 18, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    My Kiddos would love the gel crayons :)

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    May 18, 2018 at 8:12 pm

    We love love love love art

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    Alma London
    May 18, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    I would love to try the sand art. Thanks for the awesome giveaway

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    Vanessa Richard
    May 18, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    I never used their product before but I think the sand painting sounds fun.

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    Virginia H
    May 18, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    We have never tried any Faber-Castell products or even heard of them. The gel crayons sound awesome. Thanks for the info on these products.

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    Trisha Musgrave
    May 18, 2018 at 9:58 pm

    My girls love the gel crayons!

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    May 19, 2018 at 9:40 am

    I love the drawing and painting kits! It’s a great birthday or last minute gift to have on hand!

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    July 8, 2018 at 8:22 am

    I got the watercolor crayons for the class and they had a blast using them. Vibrant colors and amazing creations. These were four year old children, but I had a blast too

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    September 30, 2018 at 4:57 am

    Amazing ! Really helpful to inspire kids creative work. Art can increase kids mental growth and creativity. So it is essential to provide best art supply to inspire kids creative work. Thanks for such a nice blog.

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    December 21, 2018 at 4:30 am

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    Olivia Torres
    May 1, 2019 at 12:59 pm

    The 3D sand paint looks so fun! Allowing my kids to creatively express themselves is so important growing up. Thank you for the great article. By any chance can someone recommend me to keep my kids art supplies organized? it’s really hard keeping all the art supplies organized every time they paint.

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      May 23, 2019 at 4:16 pm

      Hi Olivia I was browsing and saw your comment. I struggled a lot as well to keep any art supply neat, no matter how I lined everything up, or try to keep everything organized.. it never does! As frustrated as I was my friend recommended me a brush holder. I personally use https://nuuuk.com these brush holders. For me it is the perfect tool when working, but there are also a lot of other options as well.

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