Moms Art Night Materials

Moms Art Night Materials

Moms Art Night Resources

Can I just say, how excited I am to grow our Moms Art Night?!?! Beyond thrilled! It’s been on my heart and mind for a very long time and we’re off to a great start. To that end, I am sharing some great starter watercolor/art materials for my mom friends who want to go beyond plundering their kids art supplies. Here are some basic materials I’ve compiled:

Great Starter Paint set: Watercolor set with brushes included (haven’t used this one yet, but have heard great things about it.)

Higher end Paint set: Watercolor Pan Professional (I use this brand and I really enjoy it. The price point is a little higher but if you want to treat yourself, these go a long way.)

Brush Set: Princeton Brush Set

Watercolor Pad OR Watercolor Sketchbook: A good watercolor or mixed media paper is critical since the paper needs to be able to stand up to all the moisture. Sketchbook or Pad is up to your preference. 🙂

Additional materials you can plunder from your kids art supplies or the pantry: crayons, glue, salt, rubbing alcohol, pencils

So excited to create with fellow moms regularly!!! ♥️

Our “Go To” Kids Art Materials…

Our “Go To” Kids Art Materials…

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It’s easy to become overwhelmed with all of the art supplies to sort through to build your at home studio for your little artists. So, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite “go-to” kids art supplies for you from a variety of suppliers. We use these materials for our virtual art labs and keep these in stock at home at all times.

If you are just starting to introduce art materials at home, you can also purchase Curated Essem Art Starter Boxes for toddlers (18+ months) and little artists (3+) in our shop. Our curated boxes have a wide selection of starter materials for you to explore with your artists at home.

Tempera Paint Stickslove the buttery rich texture of paint sticks for layering and cardboard crafts.

Watercolorsthe fluid and free blending nature of watercolors can be so much fun.

Tempera Paints – basic tempera paints for

Color Pencilsthese pencils are water soluble and they are dynamic to use as dry/wet medium.

Oil Pastelsthese are water soluble pastels which also make them dynamic as a wet/dry medium while being super rich in texture.

CrayonsThe twist crayons are great for avoiding broken crayons and come in some super fun colors. 

Toddler CrayonsEgg shaped crayons are perfect for little hands to explore mark making.

Paint BrushesThis set of brushes is a great starter set for little artists. 

Scissorsthese are blunt tipped kids scissors great for small hands. 

Toddler ScissorsThese toddler scissors are great as starters, super safe

Glue Sticks 

Tacky Glue


Mixed Media Paper – this sturdy paper holds up so well for various projects including water based projects and also layered craft projects

Construction Paper – love the colors of this construction paper… this paper stands out against the typical bland construction paper

Origami Paper – this colorful variety of paper and paterns is dynamic for adding colors and textures with any and all projects.


Some of our favorite crafting materials are: Foam Stickers, Boogly Eyes, Buttons, Rhinestones, Pom Poms (large and small).