Gift Guide for Creative Kids. For birthday or holidays, you can never go wrong with the gift of creativity!
Gift Guide for Creative Kids
I wrote this Gift Guide for Creative Kids because whether it’s for birthday or holidays, you can never go wrong with the gift of creativity! While you don’t want to spend a fortune on kid’s art supplies, it’s well worth investing in some quality supplies for kids who really love to create.
P.S. You can find my Creative Gift Guide for Adults here.
- Tombow Drawing Pencil Set – A quality pencil set with six graphite pencils in varying degrees of hardness 2H, HB, B, 2B, 4B, 6B, plus a Mono Zero Eraser.
- Strathmore Mixed Media Sketch Pad – This is my go to pad for all kinds of media and is thick enough to stand up to markers!
- Ruler Set – This geometric set is perfect for kids. I use mine all the time for drawing basic shapes and turning them into wreaths, frames and more.
- Tombow Recycled Colored Pencils – High quality pencils with fabulous colors at an affordable price!
- Journal with Black Paper – I love these journals! I used the white paper version as my art journal.
- Sakura Gelly Roll Pens – These pens come in a wide range of colors and show up so well on dark paper!
- Words to Live By Book – Words to Live By is a unique combination of inspirational quotes, hand-lettering tips and techniques, and fun coloring pages. With easy step-by-step lessons, young artists can learn to create beautiful works of art. Also included are 24 inspirational perforated coloring pages that can be personalized and displayed, framed, or given as gifts.
- Adventures in Lettering – My latest book for kids, Adventures in Lettering, is a hand-lettering workbook featuring hand-lettering lessons for beginners, from playing with style and brush calligraphy basics to illustrated hand-lettered designs and lettering styles.
- Tombow Dual Tips in Bright – These are my go to brush calligraphy marker because of the color selection, quality and flexible brush tip. There is a section in Adventures in Lettering for practicing with these markers (with worksheets to trace)!
- Rhodia Dot Pad – The dots on this pad are perfect for beginner and seasoned letterers alike. The subtle dot grid keeps your lines straight without taking away from your artwork. Plus, the paper is super smooth which is ideal for keeping your brush tip markers in great shape!
- Watercolor Set – A great color selection and extremely affordable, this set is a favorite among bloggers and professional letterers alike. It’s also the set I get for each of my kids!
- Pentel Aquash – The simple fact that you fill these with water makes them perfect for kids (read: less mess, yes please!)
- Canson Watercolor Pad – My go-to pad for watercolor fun. The heavy paper withstands all that water beautifully.
- Micron Set – If you want to letter or doodle in marker and then paint over it with watercolors, waterproof makers are an absolute must and this is my favourite set.
- Liquitex 12 Color Set – A little goes a really long way with acrylic paints. I have the 48 colors set, but a pack of 12 is perfect for kids starting out!
- Paintbrushes – All the basic brushes you need for acryclic and watercolor painting.
- Palette Paper – This paper is waxy so it won’t bleed through and makes clean up a breeze.
- Canvases – This is the set I use for myself and my kids when we want to create some abstract masterpieces.
- Paint Lab for Kids – This well-reviewed book is a great way for kids to learn the basics of painting!
Finally, the gift of online or in person art classes is always a great idea as well!
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Gift Guide for Creative Kids. Is there anything you’d add to my list?