With a son who has already stated that he wants to be an artist when he grows up and "paint masterpieces" it's important that we keep a well-stocked art table. We have pom-poms, colored pencils, crayons, glue, scraps of paper in different sizes, watercolors, markers and a ton of construction paper. We also have pinking shears and rubber stamps and pads.
Depending on what kind of creative mood he's in, we have to restock on our supplies quite frequently.
Our favorites (and his) include:
•Pom-Poms - Perfect for making new friends
•Sculpey - Bake it in the oven and it hardens
•Alex Jumbo Shapes Watercolors - We like the big cakes and bright colors
•Crayola Colored Pencils - Less likely to break in pencil sharpeners than other brands
•Ikea Mala Colored Paper - Vibrant Colors and a great price
•Mala Scissors - Great scissors for the intermediate cutter; cuts zigzag and straight lines
What items can your fledgling artist never be without? We'd love to hear your recommendations.