Whether your child appears to have a creative streak in him or not, you, as a parent, can help spark some creativity. Kids have active imaginations and sometimes all they need are some art supplies readily available to get them going.
Truthfully, some of my most favorite art is art done by kids. It’s so refreshingly innocent and naïve. So, what kind of supplies should you keep on hand? Things like crayons and paper are inexpensive and should be easily accessed by any child. Creativity can hit at any moment, you know/
Art Supplies for Kids:
- White Paper
- Construction Paper
- Watercolor Paints
- Modeling clay
- Pipe Cleaners
- Tape & Glue
Most of these items can be found in the dollar store, so there is no need to pay a lot of money for kids art supplies. As your child gets older, and if the interest in art is strong, then you can buy some better quality art supplies from a craft store such as Michaels.
Some kids will ask to do art or to make something, others will not. As a parent you have the opportunity to announce that it is “Craft time” or “Art time” and let kids get excited about the activity. Of course, kids often like to have an accomplice in such endeavors, so get your creativity going too!
By Sharon Pierce McCullough