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Art Supply List – A Comprehensive Guide

Art Supply List – A Comprehensive Guide

Art Supply List – A Comprehensive Checklist 

Whether you are just beginning to collect your arts and crafts supplies, or your current stock needs a refresher, this art supply list is a comprehensive guide! With over 50 items listed, I’ve included child-safe supplies that kids can use independently, as well as items for grown ups creating DIY projects.

Keep in mind that this art supply list is very detailed with over 50 items listed. Stocking up your arts and crafts kit, doesn’t have to happen overnight. And don’t forget about the oh so wonderful role of recycled materials that can be used in addition to and as alternatives to store bought arts and crafts products! Think: toilet paper roles, pouch tops, egg cartons, milk jugs, you name it!

This art supply list is also a free printable guide that you can come back to time and time again!

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Acrylic Paint

Acrylic paint provides rich pigments for creating beautiful keepsakes. This set includes 66 vibrant colors, including standard, glitter, and pearl colors.

Buttons

This set of approximately 1500 buttons comes in a variation of sizes and colors. Great for crafting and DIY color sorting activities too!

Colored Pencils

This beautiful set comes with 172 vibrant colors! They are made from premium woods and have rich pigments with soft core leads.

Adhesive Paper

Adhesive paper, aka sticky paper, was designed for use as book covers and shelf liners, but is now also used in so many fun ways for arts and crafts!

Chalk

One of the all time best items on this art supply list for enjoying outdoors! This chalk is washable and square shape prevents them from rolling away!

Construction Paper

You can never have enough construction paper! This set of heavy weight construction paper includes 500 sheets in 10 different colors.

Cotton Balls & Swabs

Cotton balls are a great household supply that also can be enjoyed as an  crafts supply! Think: cotton ball snowmen, or our easy cotton ball sheep craft!

Craft Sticks

This set comes with 400 craft sticks. In addition to the standard wood craft stick, it includes two different sizes and 6 vibrant colors.

Craft Knife

This tool for grown ups is essential for crafters cuttiing through tough materials like cardboard and felt! The trick is to always have a sharp blade!

Crayons

These chunky crayons can grow with your child. Younger children will have an easier time gripping this crayon. Plus it comes with a great case!

Dot Markers

These markers are easy to grip for little hands! A fun tool to mix colors, blend, layer, and create masterpieces! These markers dry quickly and are washable.

Double Sided Tape

This is my go-to double sided tape when I need to stick something heavy up onto the wall for a vertical set up! It provides an incredibly powerful bond!

Dot Stickers

This colorful pack includes 7 vibrant colors! The circles are 1 inch in diameter and are a great craft item for all kinds of playful learning activities and diy resources!

Dry Erase Markers

This set of non toxic dry erase markers comes with 12 rich colors. They can be easily erased on white-boards, glass, and plastics! 

Felt

Felt is such a fun material to craft and make art with! This set comes with 40 sheets, perfect for making flowers, etching, beading projects, and more!

Glue Gun & Sticks

For adults, this is a great glue gun option. Plus, if your child is ready to start practicing hot gluing too. I highly recommend this low-temp glue tool for kids!

Glue

No art supply list is complete with glue! This non-toxic glue set includes both the liquid school glue and glue sticks! Perfect for even the youngest to explore!

Googly Eyes

This fun set has 700 self-adhesive pieces of jiggly eyes. Love that it comes with multicolors and 7 different sizes! Plus, it comes with a storage container!

Hole Punch

This simple tool easily creates cutouts in a circle shape for craft projects. This hole punch creates circles that are 1/8″ in diameter.

Laminator

An essential item for making lasting DIY learning resources, using printables that can be reused, as well as providing a protective layer to beautiful artwork!

Markers

This marker set amazingly will not dry out for up to 90 days with the cap off! They are washable and have a resistant blocked top to prevent it from pushing in!

Label Maker

This is my go-to organizational tool for arts and crafts supplies. Labels combined with plastic bins for storage make things organized and easy to find!

Liquid Watercolors

This set comes with 10 non-toxic vibrant colors. Plus, they are washable! It is a concentrated liquid that can have water added for even more color to explore!

Paint Brushes

This is a great set of paint brushes for kids with 25 tools for exploring paint. It includes nylon, bristle, sponge, and camel brushes in a variety of handles.

Paint Pens

These oil based paints are a non-toxic permanent color inside a pen! This set comes with 12 vibrant colors, they are even vibrant on cardboard!

Painters Tape

We love this tape set for craft supplies, as well as a damage-free way to hang up vertical activities on the wall as well as artwork!

Paper Rolls

Whether you are using a white paper roll in an easel, or a craft paper roll on the wall, large paper rolls can provide such large scale arts and crafts fun!

Paint Sticks

Hands down one of our top favorite art supplies! These sticks are vibrant like acrlyic paint, but go on like crayons and dry in seconds! 

Paper Plates

This household product is not just great for food, but super fun for arts and crafts creations! They can be crafted into animals, rainbows, masks, you name it!

Pegs or Clothes Pins

Pegs are such a great fine motor skills tool that can be used in DIY learning resources and crafts. I love this colorful set for strengtheing color recognition skills!

Pencils

 This pencil set includes 12 pencils, 1 sharpner, and 1 eraser. These are essential back to school and office supplies!

Pipe Cleaners

This open-ended craft supply is bendable, flexible, curve-able, twistable, and colorful! This set comes with over 300 pieces in 27 colors!

Ribbon

Ribbon is not only great for gift wrap! There are so many fun ways to integrate vibrant ribbon into arts and crafts projects!

Permanent Markers

This set of 30 permanent colors works on plastic, wood, stone, metal, and glass. They are non-toxic with a thin tip for detail!

Pom Poms

This set of pom poms comes in an assortment of 5 different sizes. It comes with every color of the rainbow and there are 1400 pieces in total. 

Rubber Bands

An essential supply for school and the office! You can also use rubber bands for a DIY geoboard or color matching activities!

Ruler and Paper Cutter

Measure and cut clean straight lines with this paper cutter. This is light and portable and only works when you press the blade making it safe for kids!

Stapler

This fun set of staplers is safe for kids. Plus the animal theme is simply adorable! It has a built-in staple remover too.

Straws

Integrate colorful straws into arts and crafts! They make the perfect border for a frame, stem for flowers, or handle for a flying rocket! 

Scissors

Pictured, is a scissor set that is great for preschoolers. For toddlers, try this training-scissor. And for adults, I suggest this heavy duty set.

Storage Box

Once you have your art supplies, you’ll need a place to store them! Use simple boxes, or a multi layered kit like this. For more storage, try this a drawer set.

Tempera Paint

The must-have paint for kids! It is washable and non-toxic. Can be used even for the youngest for finger painting too!

Tissue Paper

This tissue paper is perfect ofr artists! It is a verssatile color bleeding tissue and can be used on a variety of surfaces – canvas, wood, clay, and more.

Washi Tape

This set comes with 30 rolls, including solid colors as well as fun patterns. Washi tape is easy to rip and a great addition to decorating arts and crafts!

Watercolors

This beautiful beautiful set includes 36 premium paints and 6 brushes. The colors are vibrant and the perfect kit for your little picasso!

Twine

Perfect for craft projects as well as gift wrap. This twin is made of natural jute, is light weight, yet the perfect thickness! Great addition to your art supply list!

Water Resistant Sealer

This is a multipurpose, all in one sealant, glue, and finish. It is quick drying and a great way to put a finishing touch on your keepsakes!

Watercolor Paper

This thick paper is perfect for watercolor artwork! It comes with 50 pages of 140lb paper and works well with wet and mixed media techniques.

Wooden Beads & String

Creating jewelry with wooden beads, or using them as an open-ended arts and crafts object is lots of fun too! We prefer wooden beads over plastic!

Yarn

This is a great starter set, great for kids who are interested in knitting and crocheting, but also great as a loose arts and craft supply!

FREE Printable of this Art Supply List

If you are looking for a handy checklist of all these items, be sure to check out our free printable of this art supply list!

Check off the items you have, and take note of the ones you would like!

As I said before, these are simply suggestions. You certainly don’t need all of these supplies, and I urge you to raid your recycling bin to keep your arts and crafts sessions budget friendly!

For more free printables, including an assortment of activities for gaining valuable early childhood education skills, head to our Printable Shop!

FREE Printable of this Art Supply List

If you are looking for a handy checklist of all these items, be sure to check out our free printable of this art supply list!

Check off the items you have, and take note of the ones you would like!

As I said before, these are simply suggestions. You certainly don’t need all of these supplies, and I urge you to raid your recycling bin to keep your arts and crafts sessions budget friendly!

For more free printables, including an assortment of activities for gaining valuable early childhood education skills, head to our Printable Shop!

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