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Creative Gifts for the Little Artist

Little hands like to create colorful creations! They also tend to make BIG messes! Even so, as parents we are always seeking to encourage and support our children in their endeavors. For this reason I have created a list of a handful of the BEST Creative Gifts for the Little Artist in your life!

Creative Gifts for the Little Artist from Starts At Eight includes mess free and little hand friendly item suggestions. Paint, marker, crayon and more!

I remember when my first one was young (under the age of 2) and one of the many questions at one of our well visits was about the use of crayons. I remember acting shocked! I mean was she kidding? Giving my kid a crayon at such a young age would make a HUGE mess!

Now though, there are so many young kid friendly options as Creative Gifts for the Little Artist!

Creative Gifts for the Little Artist

Kwik Stix Thin Stix Solid Tempera Paint – Uncap, Twist, & Paint! No Water Needed! These are a mess free variation of tempera paints that dry in 90 seconds!

{Disclaimer: I was given a set of 12 Kwik Stix Thin Stix Solid Tempera Paint for review and was compensated for my time in creating this post. All my opinions are my own and I was not required to post a positive review. Please see my full Disclosure for more details.}

I can’t believe how easily these glide across the page! They are like really smooth crayons! Plus they dry so quickly we could almost instantaneously wipe our hands across the page. The colors layer easily too! My 11 year old noted that these are not great for “small details” as they are fairly chunky. She found that by using the edge of them she could manage the small stuff a little better though. What they are good for is larger scale drawings, and filling spaces in with color!

I highly recommend using these with your kids for an easy mess free creative experience!

You can also pick up a 24 pack of Thin Stix at your local BJ’s for a limited time!  Just $19.99 (normally sold for $24.99)!

Crayola Color Wonder Mess Free Markers & Paper – The markers only show up on the special Color Wonder paper! You can get blank pages, coloring pages, and even stickers!

Magic Stix Washable Markers – Want to know what is SO great about these? “They won’t dry out for 7 days with the cap off! Guaranteed!”

Twistable Scented Crayons

  • Includes cherry, orange, lemon, Apple, beach, Blueberry, grape, tropical punch, cotton candy, Licorice, coconut, root beer
  • Rich, vibrant colors to match scents
  • Never needs sharpening – just twist for more crayon color

Jumbo Crayons – These crayons are bigger and thicker than regular crayons. “Easy to Hold, Hard to Break!”

My First Jumbo Coloring Book

  • More than 100 thick lined Pages
  • Easy to Color with Thick Lines
  • Perfect Coloring Book for Both Boys and Girls
  • Pictures are Printed on Single Sided Pages to Avoid Bleed Through

Color Wonder Fingerpaints

  • Clear, mess-free gel formula dries quickly
  • Smooth texture offers real finger-paint feel
  • Includes sponge for finger cleaning or switching colors
  • Color Wonder paints appear only on Color Wonder paper; not on skin, furniture or fabric

Mixed Media Art Pad – Thick, no bleed paper with a spiral binding so kids can easily use it. Also has easy removal pages.

Aqua Doodle Drawing Mat

  • Draw, trace, never make a mess.
  • This mat is easy to fold and pack.
  • A lightweight perfect travel toy or indoor toy.
  • Simple to use: Just fill the magic pen with water and draw on the magic aqua doodle mat.
  • The aqua doodle mat can be used again and again! Have fun water painting, scribbling and doodling away then watch the drawing fade away automatically!

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