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The Top Art Products For Kids and Adults

Updated on June 9, 2016

Art Supplies for Kids Make Wonderful Gifts

I have been a teacher for over 30 years and Crayola products have always been the standard for quality. The colors from the pencils, markers, crayons, and paint always come out beautiful. I have watched throughout the school year while children struggle with inferior quality art supplies. They never have the true vivid colors of the other children. I see them borrowing their supplies from classmates and friends. I believe every child should have the opportunity for quality learning and this is true with art education.

My suggestion to parents is to look for these quality product and give your child the competitive edge. A good part of being successful in the classroom is knowing you produce quality work. Self-esteem is difficult to develop in children when they are given inferior tools for learning.

Arts and crafts have come a long way in recent years. There are innovations with computer aided learning for developing creativity. In a time when creative ability give an individual the competitive edge why not give children all the opportunity available. There are so many products available.

What are some fun ways you spend time when the weather outside is rainy? There are all kinds of creative ways to spend time with the kids. Coloring and arts and craft are some wonderful way to bond with them. Whether you use crayons, markers, paint, or clay creating art is a wonderful activity.

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Crayola has such a diverse selection of product it is almost impossible to go through life without ever having used one. Crayola crayons are the most popular product and are used in all schools around the country.

Other popular products include marker, color pencils, and water color. New kits have come out for kids though out the years. Adult coloring page have become a popular activity and most people like to use color pencils for their coloring.

High quality art mediums are easy for children to use as the color flows freely. While many brands are available most people prefer a favorite brand. If is good to consider the washability of the product. Should a child color on the wall, it is good to have a product that is easily washable and does not stain. You will find that some of the least expensive brands will stay on the wall and repainting may be in order to cover the mess.

Markers, color pencils and crayons are also available in different diameter to accommodate the size of a child hand and their coordination level. It is important to choose the product that are appropriate for the child according to their age.

Coloring for Relaxation

Coloring for relaxation has recently become a popular pastime. Children as well as adult enjoy coloring pre-printed picture. However, adult coloring book are usually more details and many are designed to promote relaxation in adults.

The books range from the old favorite of dragons, princesses and flower. Newer version include Mandala and other soothing coloring activities. The books make a great gift and with the new surge in the market they can be found in most any subject matter.

I have recently discovered adult coloring and can't seem to get enough. The picture are very detailed and require a lot of thought when it comes to choosing colors. They can be very relaxing and the medium I enjoy is color pencils. The pencils are easy to manipulate and come in a wide variety of colors.

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Have fun spending time with kids on rainy days or any day you can. Some things to do together are arts and crafts, not only does it promote learning, it is quality time together. Making art can create moments for talking and is enjoyable for both kids and parents.

Arts and crafts materials are readily available most anywhere. They can be purchased at the store or even online. Adult enjoy the new fad of coloring books design especially for them. A variety of subject matter is available. When a stressful day has interfered with your mood, why not try adult coloring pages.

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      4 years ago

      I wouild

      Like the crayon maker

    • asereht1970 profile image


      4 years ago

      Anything by Crayola. They make coloring so enjoyable.

    • DeborahDian profile image

      Deborah Carr 

      4 years ago from Orange County, California

      Crayola makes their products in the U.S., too. Yay for Made in America!

    • kimberlyschimmel profile image

      Kimberly Schimmel, MLS 

      4 years ago from Greensboro, NC

      New products are great, but nothing beats the scent of a brand new box of Crayola crayons!

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      4 years ago

      Crayola make some great products, I love the crayon maker, hadn't seen that before. My granddaughter is two years old and has just started using crayons under supervision. She loves to draw and color so I'll be buying her some of these Crayola sets!

    • VioletteRose LM profile image

      VioletteRose LM 

      4 years ago

      Crayola crayons are great, nice lens!

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      4 years ago

      This is a great overview of Crayola items! Thanks for sharing.

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      4 years ago

      I used Crayola crayons and so did my children. They are a favorite in my house.

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      Erin Mellor 

      4 years ago from Europe

      I didn't know you could make your own crayons - how exciting.


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