Artistic activities like painting, drawing and coloring are wonderful activities for children and teens. Art positively affects children’s brains by encouraging neural connections. Artistic expression promotes creativity and problem-solving skills and helps children understand and process the world around them. In addition, scribbling serves as a pre-cursor to writing for younger children. Art sets are a fantastic way to encourage young artists and keep all of their supplies organized and in one place.
When choosing an art set, consider your child’s age and what’s appropriate. Younger children may only need a few tools while older children and teens may want to explore different mediums like pastels and watercolors. Many art sets are designed to be portable and each of the sets on this list offers a unique selection of art tools.
The Crayola Inspiration Art Case is not just an art set, it’s a portable art studio. Crayola is a premier manufacturer of art supplies for kids; we all remember drawing and coloring with Crayola crayons. But, this set includes much more than crayons. It contains 64 crayons, 20 short colored pencils, 40 washable markers and 15 sheets of paper. It has everything a child needs to draw, color and create whenever the inspiration strikes. Snap fit trays make organizing every piece simple and convenient. Also, the portable carry case is sturdy and has a convenient handle.
The Art 101 Kids 179-Piece Double Sided Trifold Easel Art Set is an extremely well-appointed kit. It contains everything from crayons and markers to watercolors and oil pastels. In addition, there is drawing paper, accessories like a ruler, eraser, palette and a color wheel. Finally, it has a two-sided easel so that more than one little artist can enjoy the set. There’s also and Art 101 Drawing and Painting Guide to help beginning artists with painting and drawing basics. The guide includes information about each of the kit’s components and its use. A trifold organizer case stores each piece neatly and conveniently.
The Melissa & Doug Deluxe Combo Scratch Art Set is unique art experience. Unlike other art sets comprised of crayons, markers and other drawing utensils, this set uses only special scratch paper and a stylus. Instead of drawing, young artists scratch away the top layer of coating to reveal the paper underneath. However, the paper underneath isn’t simply plain paper; one of four different backgrounds is revealed: black with a rainbow background, white over a rainbow background, black over silver holographic glitter and black over a translucent rainbow background. Scratch away the top layer and create images on the fun backgrounds. Young artists want to display their artwork and this kit also comes with three cardboard easel frames and two adhesive hanging strips.
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