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3 art products to get your preschooler off to a colorful start

Updated on July 14, 2014

Art matters!

Children love to draw and paint. It is important to let them enjoy expressing themselves in this way early. Preschoolers may not have the motor skills for fine detail work, but they love color and they can learn to appreciate texture and shapes and become familiar with the names of all the colors. They can practice fine-motor skills and improve their hand-eye coordination. Most of all, they can fun fun and learn the pride of creating things themselves!

Here are 3 great products for your preschooler to take to school!

Photo below courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.


Of course every child needs crayons! At this age, washable crayons that are easily to grasp are best.

Crayola Washable Crayons, Large, 8 Colors/Box (52-3280)
Crayola Washable Crayons, Large, 8 Colors/Box (52-3280)

Crayola has been the go-to name for quality crayons for years, and these big crayons are perfect for little hands and I can quarantee they are washable from experience with my 2 and 3 year old grandchildren!


Water Colors

Water colors are a perfect first painting medium for little ones. They make beautiful pictures right away and they are very easy to clean up!

Crayola 24 Ct Washable Watercolors
Crayola 24 Ct Washable Watercolors

Once again, I recommend Crayola and a washable product. Lots of creativity for a small price!


Construction paper

Oh the joys of construction paper! Children can pick from many colors to draw on, glues photos on, rib and paste together to make collages, write on, make things out of..the possibilities are endless!

One more thing

Don't forget to encourage your child to draw, color, paint and create at home as well as at school and make sure you praise and display his or her creations! One way to do this is to have a revolving art exhibit. Hang a selection of your child's latest works from a string attached to the wall with clothespins! That way you don't have to use tape or tacks to stick the art up!

Here's to a colorful school year!

What does your child like to do? Color, draw, paint, crafts? I want to know!

Tell me about your preschooler's favorite art activities!

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      Susan Deppner 3 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I miss those color-draw-paint days of having preschoolers around!