I still have my second grade art box. The neon pink plastic case has graduated from Crayolas to oils, crossed international borders, and never stopped inspiring me toward new artistic endeavors. My little girl now has one of her very own too.
Toddlers love getting messy, discovering colors, and creating hands-on art projects. Be an original this year. Let Great Aunt Doris take care of little Susie’s socks and hair bows.
Check out this toddler art gift guide and present the child in your life a set of art supplies. Be prepared to hold the “Most Rocking Aunt/Cousin/Grandma” title… at least until someone brings out the cookie jar.
Pick up a tackle box, Caboodle, or any other organizational box & stock it with art supplies. Here’s a list of my toddler’s current faves that are sure to be a hit!
- Butcher paper, thick drawing pad, watercolor pad, or canvas
- Contact paper
Messy Fun Stuff:
- Finger paint
- Oil pastels These work great for watercolor resist!
- Stamp pad
- Glue and glue sticks
- Sidewalk chalk
- Window crayons Even I love these!
- Face paint crayons
Which art supplies are the favorites in your house? Please share in the comments below.
If you’re more of the DIYer who loves creating art supplies from scratch, then I recommend you check out this book from your local library to stock your child’s art box with all kinds of fun homemade paints and art supplies!