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Our Favorite Kids Art and Craft Supplies
Shop the supply list we use and recommend for all sorts of creative kids’ art projects and play activities
Kids Art and Craft Supply List
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Basic Kids Craft Supplies
These are a few of our tried-and-true, basic supply favorites for kids’ arts and crafts. We’ve tried out a number of brands over the years (you’ll see some of them in our tutorial photos!) but keep coming back to these materials because they just work the best.
Paper and At-Home Printing Materials
These paper packs and printing supplies give your the most bang for your buck, and are the exact products we use for our kids art projects and printables.
Paints and Painting Supplies
Reliable, vibrant paints and painting tools are essential for satisfying kids art-making and crafting experiences. This collection features favorites that are high quality while being cost-effective.
All of our top mark-making picks for kids! Please note that these supplies are recommended for various ages and experience levels, and some of the supplies (like pens and ink!) make permanent marks.
Kids Printmaking Supplies
Printmaking is a fun art process for kids to experiment with. Although there are quite a few ways to make prints with household supplies, the tools below are a wonderful way to take printmaking with children to the next level.
Dough and clay supplies
These beginner clays, doughs, and tools work well for budding sculptors and sensory explorers alike.
Kids Textile Art and Craft Materials
We’ve looked all over to find textile supplies and fabric options that are economical without skimping on great texture and bold colors. From painted fabric pieces and woven art to simple sewing, these materials all passed the test for use in creative kids projects.
Construction Supplies and wood Materials
Help your little ones tinker and build confidently with our favorite construction and woodworking supplies for young beginners.
From time to time it’s fun to make things with nature supplies that can’t be found in our own backyards. Here are a few of of our favorite natural materials to incorporate in kids projects that can sometimes be hard to find at home,