10 Best Art Sets for Kids in 2018

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Little children love to draw numbers, letters, stick figures, and sometimes just doodle. As those children get older they either lose interest in art or they get better at art and draw more complex things. Some people say that whatever can be conceived, can be achieved. Drawing is a way of expressing whatever we are conceiving. Those children that can draw great images have a better chance of achieving greatness in their life! For this reason, we have complied a list of great art sets for children. Get them started early, lead them to greatness!

1. Inspiration Art Case by Crayola 

Inspiration Art Case

The Inspiration Art Case by Crayola is a good set of art tools for many children and this kit is made by one of the biggest names in art: Crayola. The Inspiration Art set comes with 18 pieces of colored pencils for fine line drawing and sometimes for shading. The Inspiration Art set includes twenty-five pieces of drawing paper in order that a child can use the gift right out of the box. It also includes a pair of safety scissors for cutting shapes from the paper. Also, 64 crayons from Crayola, 20 large tip washable markers, and 20 small tip washable markers. With all this is one kit, you can't go wrong!

What we like: We really like that so many different drawing tools are all in this one kit. Our son loves his set and uses it for all his school projects.


2. 142-Piece Wood Art Set by Art 101

142-Piece Wood Art Set

The 142-Piece Wood Art Set by Art 101 is not about wood-art, but it does come in a beautiful, deluxe wood case with removal drawer to conveniently store art supplies. Included are: 60 Crayons, 24 Oil Pastels, 24 Watercolors, 24 Color Pencils, 3 Mixing Palettes, 2 Sketch Pencils, 2 Paint Brushes, 1 Pencil Sharpener, 1 Eraser, 1 Wooden Set with Drawers. This set is for coloring and some painting, like finger painting, which all children love to do. This set it big enough for any child, stores beautifully, and will make any child proud to own it!

What we like: We like the deluxe wooden case and it's removable storage draw. Our daughter just loves this set!


3. Deluxe Art Set by Darice

Deluxe Art Set

The Deluxe Art Set by Darice is a versatile gift choice, in that, it comes in four different sizes: a 68-piece set, an 80-piece set, a 120-piece set, and a 131-piece set. No matter which size that you choose, the set will include markers, crayons, oil pastels, watercolor cakes, palettes, paint brushes, and color pencils. That is a good long list of art supplies, and it also comes with sharpener, ruler, scissors, eraser, and sponge. To make life easier, all of that comes in a convenient carrying case small enough that the child can carry it to school or elsewhere. This set is a good deal!

What we like: We like the long list of art supplies and the easy to carry case. We bought this for our son last Christmas and we have had no regrets. He loves it!


4. Artist Studio Colossal Art Set by ALEX Toys

Artist Studio Colossal Art Set

The Artist Studio Colossal Art Set by ALEX Toys is geared towards those children that already have a good grasp of drawing and coloring. The Artist Studio Colossal Art Set comes with 315 pieces of art supplies! A partial list of those art supplies is: 40 large sheets of heavyweight paper, 36 watercolor cakes, 36 jumbo markers, 48 fine tip markers, 40 crayons, 20 oil pastels, 12 colored pencils, 12 watercolor pencils, and many accessories. This is a great set for children to improve their artwork.

What we like: We like that this set comes with such a wide variety of art supplies, especially all the colored pencils. Our two boys use this for their school projects and get it out every rainy day.


5. Stamp-a-Scene Stamp Pad: Fairy Garden by Melissa & Doug

Stamp-a-Scene Stamp Pad: Fairy Garden

The Stamp-a-Scene Stamp Pad: Fairy Garden by Melissa & Doug is really an accessory to the other drawing and coloring sets, in that, once a child has drawn something, the child can add special flavor with their choice of twenty different fairy garden stamps. You know that children love stickers? Well, this is better than stickers because they use the ink pad so they don't run out of stamps. Includes 2-color pad plus 5 colored pencils. This set is a winner!

What we like: We like that our daughter can stamp all sorts of things, whereas, with stickers she runs of of them. With this gift she just keeps stamping and stamping.


6. Large Drawing Stencils Art Set for Kids by Creativ’ Craft

Large Drawing Stencils Art Set for Kids

The Large Drawing Stencils Art Set for Kids by Creativ’ Craf is an awesome collection of stencils that will get any child producing great drawings on their first day! Using a stencil is not 'cheating', it's more like training wheels on a bicycle. Once their hand and fingers trace a flower a few times, they will have that muscle-memory and be better able to draw a flower free hand. This kit comes with stencils for two hundred shapes, including, jungle animals, farm animals or livestock, and cars and boats. Give the gift of 'training wheels' for an artist!

What we like: We like that these set of stencils comes with so many shapes. Our son has been using his set for a month or so and he is getting better with his free hand drawing.


7. Ultimate Art Case with Easel by Crayola

Ultimate Art Case with Easel

The Ultimate Art Case with Easel by Crayola will be a nice starter art set for younger children. The Ultimate Art Case with Easel comes with crayons, markers, colored pencils, some washable watercolors, a paint brush, 30 pieces of colored paper, a pair of safety scissors, and some washable glue. All of these items are stored in a carrying case so that the child can take this to school, on a long drive, or even over to grandma's house for an overnight.

What we like: We like that this set is not overwhelming for our little boy and he loves to take it on overnight trips.


8. Spirograph Design Tin Set by Kahootz

Spirograph Design Tin Set

The Spirograph Design Tin Set by Kahootz is a unique art set, in that, it is completely based on drawing spirals and it is truly amazing what drawing spirals can produce. Any child will have fun drawing things like flowers, gears, tornadoes, and hurricanes. The kit comes with nineteen different gears that children mix and match to create wonderful patterns. This drawing kit will open the child's eyes to great art possibilities. Top rated!

What we like: We like that this art set is so different from the rest. We bought this in addition to another from the collection on this page so our kids can add spirals to their other drawings.


9. 100 Mega Count Washable Marker Set by US Art Supply

100 Mega Count Washable Marker Set

The 100 Mega Count Washable Marker Set by US Art Supply contains one hundred washable markers. Markers are the next step up from crayons. Little children love crayons, but as the child grows, they want something more. This set comes with so many different colored markers that a child will be happy for a long time. And best of all for, the parent, these are completely child-safe and 100% washable. This gift is a winner!

What we like: We like that this kit contains so many markers. When our girl saw that she has one hundred markers she was jumping up and down!!


10. Artist Studio Portable Art Set by ALEX Toys 

Artist Studio Portable Art Set

The Artist Studio Portable Art Set by ALEX Toys is a complete set of art tools for any child. The quantity of items contained in this kit is kept to a manageable size in order that this set can be portable; easily taken on a long drive in the car, to a friend's house, to school, or to grandma's house without losing any pieces. Still, this kit contains all the items that a young child will need: watercolor cakes, large tip markers, fine tip markers, crayons, etc. etc.

Give the art gift that can go anywhere!

What we like: We like that this art kit is complete, but small enough to take on trips in the car.

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