Our “Go To” Kids Art Materials…

Our “Go To” Kids Art Materials…

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 Paintsย – 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.ย 

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.ย 

Scissorsthese are blunt tipped kids scissors great for small hands.ย 

Toddler ScissorsThese toddler scissors are great as starters, super safe

Glue Sticksย 

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,ย Boogly Eyes, Buttons, Rhinestones, Pom Poms (large and small).



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