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Bring out your child's artistic forte, whether it be painting, drawing, clay modeling, woodworking or textile arts. Art kits have numerous pieces to get your child's artistic juices flowing and discover what they gravitate to. Start with something enjoyable to encourage artistic expression.
Classroom Art Pencils
Younger artists from ages 3 to 6 may enjoy something simple and easy, such as drawing with crayons, markers or colored pencils. With coloring books abound, more advanced children can use color-by-number sheets to follow patterns.
Add textured details to the art project. Generic art supplies, such as wood clothespins, wacky eyes, pipe cleaners and craft sticks can help bring your child's two-dimensional creations to life.
Arts & Crafts
Purchase project supplies that come in one package. These supplies commonly have step-by-step instructions, photographs and tools to help Picasso junior complete an entire art project. Simple kits take a few hours, while other kits may take a few days to finish.
All That Glitters
Glitter adds fun to any art project. Apply glue to wood, paper, felt or fabric, and then sprinkle glitter on top. Shake off the excess onto a paper plate for use later, and let the glue dry. Glitter glue is another option which combines the best of both worlds and minimizes the extra mess.
Watercolor paints clean up easily with warm, soapy water in case your young one gets overly excited and accidents happen. You don't have to discourage your child's love of painting for fear of a mess. Simply stick with watercolors, and you should do just fine.
As a proud parent, your child's artwork should get the display it deserves. Simple frames made of plastic serve as a way to protect the masterpiece for years to come. Hang it on a wall or put it on a dresser in your child's bedroom to showcase that special piece.