Art Supply List


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As an art teacher I’ve taught in a few brilliant schools with very well stocked art rooms. When a new school was opened in our division I was responsible for buying and stocking our art department with supplies. However, to gather such a larder of equipment is expensive and takes time and knowledge. 

Parents all know the importance of creativity for our kids and what art can do for them, but not everyone has the knowledge of what they may need to thrive. 

The list below is the basics. You may have lots more in your cupboard, or your favourite tools already. (I've linked these products to my Amazon affiliate account. Please read more below about my participation in the affiliate program.) 




  • Tempera paint: Start with standard primary and secondary colors, plus white. I also love the fluorescents, and they look great when mixed with white. Choose a brand that is washable and for kids. I use Scola- which aren’t fully washable paints, but are a good quality. Crayola make a good washable paint.  

  • Watercolor palette: This one is great, and Ikea make a good one too.

  • Food colouring: Handy to have to make homemade liquid watercolors. I also use this brand to color my play dough.

  • Brushes: Here's a mixed pack. We love the Ikea ones, don’t go too cheap if you can, they will easily fall apart. 



  • Markers: Choose washable ones, I like the fat Crayola ones. 

  • Pencil crayons.

  • Crayons: Classic Crayola are perfect.

  • Bath Crayons: Extend drawing into bathtime! These have lasted us for years.

  • Chalk: Used both inside and outside. Chunky is best for little hands, but thin chalk is nice to have on hand too.  





  • Silicone cups: I love these as their base is a suction cup. Great for sensory play too! The ones I use are from Fat Brain Toys, but I can't find them on Amazon anymore. These cups may do a similar job.

  • Eyedroppers. Eyedroppers are lots of fun for sensory play and process art. 

  • Ramekins or jars for paint: Use old glass jars or yogurt containers with lids that seal. 



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