My students always loved art time! I tried to sneak it in as many of my lessons as I could. Sometimes I used some of these art materials that I thought you might find useful. SO I created this list of the best art teaching tools for little learners!
These are materials are perfect for lower elementary aged students. Add them to your art centers for a little extra creativity in your classroom. Here are the best art teaching tools for your little learners. To see all of our favorite BEST TEACHING TOOLS post, click here.
With supplies for 16 different projects, this Giant Busy Box is great to have on hand for rainy days with your children or for times that they just need a little bit of creative fun!
A classic toy that kids of all ages will love, the Play-Doh Fun Factory Deluxe comes with a pile of accessories to spark creativity and learning.
Give them a Crayola Creativity Tub this year to inspire hours of creativity! This self-contained art box includes paper, markers, crayons, chalk, pencils, and modeling clay.
Perler beads are not only an excellent creative project, they also help to teach color recognition, fine motor skills, and hand eye coordination! This large Bucket of Perler Beads includes beads, shape boards, and ironing paper – everything you need!
This sturdy Easel from Melissa and Doug offers a nice change from the typical sitting at the table type art. Kids will feel like real artists using this easel!
The art possibilities are endless when you have a Large Roll of Paper around. Rip off small pieces for everyday drawings, or giant strips for body tracing or murals!
An award winning toy, Alex Toys Artist Studio comes with a projector, 124 slides, 6 markers, 10 sheets of paper and a flip book. Kids can practice drawing and tracing and will love to see the improvements in their drawings.
ALEX Toys Artist Studio Fantastic Spinner makes spin art easy and fun! Drip paint onto the spinning paper for amazing artistic results, and learn about centrifugal force in the process.
For a beginners pottery wheel, the Pottery Cool Studio does a great job of introducing kids to pottery and clay work. Includes materials for six projects too.
The art possibilities are endless with this 500 Count Construction Paper pack. Cut, glue, draw, fold, and paint with it to create almost anything you want!
Do A Dot Art! Markers Are the original dot markers. Preschool aged children LOVE these! They are easy to hold, easy to clean up, and fun to use.
An award winning toy, this Large Drawing Stencils Art Set for Kids is great for kids still learning to draw figures. The stencils give them a head start and help them master drawing on their own.
Your child will love having their own Step2 Deluxe Art Master Desk! Features a large work area and lots of storage for art supplies.
Great for travel and waiting rooms, the Aqua Doodle Mat allows children to draw and color with just water! No mess, and drawings erase when they dry.
Keep a couple of these Waterproof Children’s Art Smocks on hand and be ready whenever inspiration strikes! These have long sleeves, so no need to worry about clothes getting messy.
Paint by number is a great activity for young artists, especially those who are learning to recognize numbers! Try this Paint By Number Fairy Garden Art Kit for your mini artists.
This toy has been around for many years, and for good reason! The Spirograph Design Tin Set is just like the original, and will allow your kids to have hours of fun creating spirographs of their own.
Grab some rocks out of the yard, and use this 4M Natural Rock Art Kit to paint them! Then put them into the included rock “home” so that you can play with them!
A basic learn to paint set, the Faber-Castell – Young Artist Learn to Paint Set will be a huge hit with your young one. Their own paints, brushes, and pallet are included!
Art Lab for Little Kids is a fantastic book! A guide to multiple types of art that has been adapted to better fit preschool aged children will be a never ending source of artistic inspiration.
I hope that you enjoyed these art teaching tools and can find something for you to add to your classroom or home. Do you have any favorite art teaching tools that are not on this list? If so, please share. I am always adding new gadgets to the list.