Best drawing & painting supplies for kids according to redditors

We found 315 Reddit comments discussing the best drawing & painting supplies for kids. We ranked the 176 resulting products by number of redditors who mentioned them. Here are the top 20.

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Crayons for kids
Drawing pads & books for kids
Art paints for kids
Art paintbrushes for kids
Art paper products for kids
Coloring pens & markers for kids
Crayon sharpeners
Drawing chalks for kids
Drawing pencils for kids
Pencil erasers for kids
Colored pencils for kids
Drawing pastels for kids

Top Reddit comments about Kids' Drawing & Painting Supplies:

u/the101kid · 62 pointsr/assholedesign

Seriously tho I would return this crap. False advertising and they probably don’t last as long as crayola brand. Yes might spend an extra $ on it but I’ll get my money’s worth!


u/gaardyn · 60 pointsr/pics

Less than $5 is expensive?

u/bwalsh3002 · 39 pointsr/mildlyinteresting

I got you

Crayola Broad Line Markers Bulk, 256 Count Classpack

u/[deleted] · 31 pointsr/funny

Nope. This is even better.

u/Frostfox · 21 pointsr/daddit

For the first Mother's Day, I hand-made a picture with my 7 month old daughter's help.

Materials Needed: A few sheets of different colored size A3 paper. Crayola Washable Kid's Paint, a small paint brush, scissors, and some crayons. A picture frame is optional(Ikea Frame).

Directions: There are 2 steps in creating it. Step one is doing the whole left side by yourself and making sure it is dry in time. Then on Mother's Day present the unfinished artwork to the mother. Step 2 involves working with the mother to create the whole right side. Biggest hand goes first, and then smaller and smaller. Add some extra flair to it and win Father of the Year!

I hope this art inspires you Dads to make something great for Mother's Day.

u/PrettyDecentSort · 17 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

My childhood would like a word.

u/UnsinkableRubberDuck · 16 pointsr/nostalgia

Amazon Canada link

Amazon USA link

I had a pack a few years ago and they smelled every bit as awesome as when I was a kid. Don't remember what happened to them, probably gave them away.

u/SweetCarrieJ · 10 pointsr/wheredidthesodago

They still sell them on amazon!

Magic Pens by Wham-O

u/WhiteHeather · 8 pointsr/mylittlepony

Where does one procure a telescoping crayon tower?! I had the 96 crayon set back in the day, but I've never even seen anything larger than that.

Found it! though I've never seen it in an actual store.

u/Dissidence802 · 7 pointsr/nostalgia
u/TangiestIllicitness · 7 pointsr/muacirclejerk

[srs] They're not colors I would think of when someone says pastel. The swatches, however, look like pastel chalks used for art so there's that. :p

u/jsbabbles · 6 pointsr/dndnext
u/WeirdRead · 6 pointsr/toronto

Yep. These:

Also the prints of your child's name spelled out in animal shaped chracters has been an Ex staple since I was a kid. They still have a booth in the same old spot lol.

u/Hayes_for_days · 5 pointsr/Conservative


Here. You can buy her a soldier's favorite meal.

Before anyone freaks out, I'm an Air Force vet, and this is meant only as banter. His daughter probably would have roasted me too.

u/EldritchCarver · 5 pointsr/NoStupidQuestions

Try this:

It's non-toxic, since it's meant to be used by kids, so it should be safe for what you're planning.

u/sb11345 · 4 pointsr/Teachers

The huge pack of sharpies or felt tip pens or the big smelly markers! These are teacher tools that we use all day every day!

u/ttustudent · 4 pointsr/pics

Ooooh Now they have an 18 pack!

-Black is Licorice

-Brown is Cinnamon

-Dark Green is Apple

-Dark Blue is Blueberry

-Green is Mint

-Lavender is Cotton Candy

-Magenta is Raspberry

-Mint Green is Tropical Punch

-Orange is Orange

-Peach is Peach

-Petal Pink is Bubble Gum

-Pink is Watermelon

-Purple is Grape

-Red is Cherry

-Sky Blue is Blueberry Slushy

-Sunny Yellow is Banana Split

-Turquoise Blue is Mango

-Yellow is Lemon

u/justarandomcommenter · 3 pointsr/raisedbyborderlines

Just remind yourself that being angry is a totally valid and perfectly healthy way of handling something that upsets you - the line is drawn at acting on the anger.

For example: Don't get angry and daydream about killing your mom, then snap at your kids for being kids, or kick your dog, or tear your husband's head off for not putting the dishes away. But if you "embrace the angry" you're feeling, and enjoy "treating yourself" to some fantasy about her empty funeral and pigs disposing of her body - then laugh and play and enjoy your life like she never did, and hug your kids, and passionately embrace your husband/wife - that's perfectly healthy and acceptable, because you're not harming anyone by doing it.

You don't have to be perfectly in control of everything at every minute. You need to be aware of your surroundings, and not harm anyone if you choose to do something to handle your emotions in a certain way. For another example, I used to love oil pastels. I would beg mom constantly to buy them for me, she'd always lecture me about how ungrateful I was, and if I posted the issue then I'd end up beaten whenever I got home. That's a prime example of not handling your emotions properly, but more than that, it never taught me what to do when I'm upset about something because all I know is "don't be like her", so like you I'd try bottling it up and just not being angry. I exploded on someone one day because it was just too much and I still didn't have any "tools" to deal with anger, because as far as I was concerned it was a bad emotion and I needed to try harder to be a good person and just never feel it, ever. So last week, I explained to my therapist what's going on and what happened when I blew up last year and we were talking about how to handle it (I love this new therapist!), but he asked why I'd never bought myself a box of oil pastels. I didn't have an answer of course because it was essentially due to believing I didn't deserve them, which is totally bullshit, but I've been dealing with much bigger issues and the oil pastel thing was buried deep (I only had told the therapist by accident even).

So instead of snapping at people and trying to avoid being angry (which just isn't possible BTW, don't be hard on yourself for feeling angry) - but instead of dealing with any of that, I bought a box of Crayola oil pastels off Amazon, and a couple of first drawing pads (if you or anyone else reading this is an artist of any kind, do not look at those links in the context of "art supplies"). I got them yesterday (cause I've got no memory and forgot to order them for a week), and ripped them out of the box - which is also a phenomenal release (if you don't often o order from Amazon you'll see what I mean, it's like the Christmas you never had, sitting right at your front door!)... But the first thing I did was break the end off of the brown one because I scrawled out "Fuck You Mom!!!" in huge letters that took up the whole page.

It's not about being perfect, or acting your agree, or "keeping up appearances". Being angry is part of being human, and suppressing or avoiding that anger won't end well for anyone around you (trust me on that one, I still feel bad about my blow up and it was nearly 18mos ago! Thankfully everyone around me now is very good at forgiving and being kind and understanding, but I still feel guilty about having snapped in the first place).

Good luck, and please remember to be kind to yourself, be understanding and empathetic - to you as well as others. I'd like to offer huge, warm, sincere hugs if you'd like some.

Sorry again for babbling, I'm apparently incapable of not being verbose :)

I hope you get to do something unplanned and unexpected this weekend, that you want to do for once, and you surprise yourself with how much you enjoy it! (I "sucked up" my fatigue and pain from my MS a couple of weeks ago and went to the "dinosaur museum" with the kids and husband, it was so much fun - even though I spent thirty mins scrubbing their hands/arms/faces with Wet Ones cause I'm also paranoid everyone's walking Petri dishes...

Cheers :)

u/digisake · 3 pointsr/teachinginjapan

I teach at the elementary level, so for student souvenirs I ordered some scratch and sniff stickers and also scented markers to grade their worksheets. The novelty of smelly stickers and markers is something they really don't have much of or even know about here in Japan, so the kids are always mystified that these stickers smell like mint chocolate chip, cherry, nacho cheese, etc. It's kind of a culture point too since I tell the kids that I received these stickers all the time from my homeroom teachers growing up :)

u/this_guy_over_here · 3 pointsr/fffffffuuuuuuuuuuuu
u/ILikeYourHotdog · 3 pointsr/blogsnark

Is anyone willing to share their kids' absolute favorite toys/games/crafting supplies? (We have two girls ages 4 & 7.) I'm trying to be a lot more selective to avoid the toymaggedon that invariably happens every year when we end up with a lot of crap they don't care about or play with. And I refuse to get on the LOL doll/Pikmi Pops bandwagon because they are fun for the 3 minutes they spend opening them and then zero interest afterwards.

I'll share a few of our favorites in case anyone else is in the same boat:

7 y.o. loves: Uno (card game), Math Slam game,

4 y.o. loves: Melissa & Doug housekeeping set, M&D play kitchen

Both girls are obsessed with drawing/coloring with oil pastels

Family games we all love playing together: HeadBanz, Zingo, Monopoly Junior,

u/MydoglookslikeanEwok · 3 pointsr/christmas

If you can find an advent calendar with pockets which are about one inch wide and tall, these tiny eraser toys were a hit last year with my kids (the links take you to

tiny animals

tiny food

And here is an amazon link to advent calendars with pockets

I have used the same cloth advent calendar with velcro figures for at least ten years or more with my kids, and over the years I have put Legos in the pockets and various chocolates, but I think they liked the little erasers the best. They are EXCELLENT quality. You can take them apart and put them back together. If you search on "tiny toys" on amazon, you will probably find other ideas as well.

u/hyperbolasquared · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite birthday memory is from two years ago. My future boyfriend (we weren't "officially" dating... You know dudes) threw me a surprise birthday dinner at my favorite pizza place. I thought it was going to be just the two of us, but when we got to the restaurant my friends were there to celebrate. It was very sweet of him.

Happy Birthday! Here are some markers I need for my classroom!

u/AJPowers17123 · 2 pointsr/rarepuppers

Oh yeah! Here in the states we have as many chalk colors as we do crayon and pencil colors!

look here. 48 colors!

60 here. Advertised bright colors!

u/amazinggracee · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sonya, Your Momma wouldn't tell you this but remember to share to your classmates. Sharing is caring. Treat others how you would treat yourself.

u/lightzalot · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy girls are the prettiest girls. :)

Every 5 year old should have sidewalk chalk!

Sonya, Your Momma wouldn't tell you this but

u/call_me_cthulhu_ · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

my daughter has food allergies as well and I have a feeling that our children's easter baskets are going to be similar. I didn't even think about vegan chocolate so thanks for reminding me cause now im adding them to my list.

you could try:

-these bunnies

-these eggs

-you could get her this book or this one

-safety scissors

-we get our daughter these fruit snacks

-we've had good experiences with the brand earth balance

my stuff

u/acciocorinne · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  • The cheapest item I have isn't going to qualify :( It's $1.92! It used to be $1.18 though...darn amazon prices. It's on my wishlist because I love coloring, and Crayola is vastly superior to Roseart :)
  • I'd like a gift card if I win the $20 item--I'm saving up for this beautiful, incredibly expensive Kindle! I love reading, and the thought of taking TONS of books with me EVERYWHERE I GO just is amazing to me! I want the superdy-duper fancy one, because I might as well go all-out if I'm going to be saving up! It's going to take a long time to get enough for the Kindle, but it's worth it to me :) I've never had a fancy tech gadget before, and I can't imagine a better one than a giant fancy book to pop my techno-cherry :)
u/salvagestuff · 2 pointsr/Teachers

I would give a portion as just cash so that she can make decisions on what to get throughout the school year. Situations do change and require a corresponding expense.

Amazon has lots of classroom packs of stuff. A classroom box of markers perhaps.

I can tell you that teacher needs will always vary from person to person. Classroom setups are different, what the school provides will be different, the socioeconomic situations of the students will be different. Maybe a shopping spree type of thing where you agree to buy a certain amount of stuff but leave the selection up to her.

u/TeresaLyn · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Just Breathe I have coloring book no pencils this helps me relax

Thanks for contest

u/LollyLewd · 2 pointsr/funny

I have a 120 box right now but I'm lusting after the telescoping tower of glory

u/SolaceQuixotic · 2 pointsr/tipofmytongue


Hm that's not it, it was just one utensil that drew in multiple rainbow colors. Good guess tho!

u/tragopanic · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Washable fingerpaints! Let 'em be artsy! I recommend doing this in your kitchen or somewhere with tile, though, just to be on the safe side. Plus you can give their finished artwork to their parents, who will see that you entertained them without just plopping 'em in front of a TV.

u/frecklesandmimosas · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Cleaned it up all nice! I got rid of a notebook that I didn't need because I already had one- I just needed another color!

I separated my kids toys from mine. =]

Tagging /u/quitelike !

I would love [this] ( because I just got kid paintbrushes from /u/quitelike and now I need paints!

u/purebredginger · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I am so incredibly sorry for your loss. Losing a pet is probably the hardest thing someone can go through. Even though you were there, I know she thought of you and didn't blame you. Dogs are awesome like that =) Here are some of those smelly markers that are pretty much notorious for kids getting high off anything they can.

u/TrollznLolz · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon


My item from my add-ons list.

Thanks for the contest!

u/dave_takes_phots · 2 pointsr/photography

Ok, here goes.

First off, I use this:

It's like holi powder, except it doesn't clump as easily. It's supposed to be used for mixing with water and used as paint.

So, here's the final look:

I got it from good timing, good photoshop, and patience. Oh, and a happy model. One light to the side and one behind.

The tip to get it looking like this is to be in an area with ZERO wind. Wind breaks up the powder instantly and it'll end up like this: which isn't necessarily bad, but it's not what I wanted that's for sure.

u/apileofpenguins · 2 pointsr/AskReddit

I have this and a great multitude of coloured pencils (I'm not good with markers). I also have some excellent colouring books (mostly dinosaurs).

This is the best party ever.

u/AurThrowAway · 1 pointr/3Dprinting

I used soft pastel chalks

and hairspray so that the thing woudl actually adhere to the figure

I used makeup brushes too

u/Balogne · 1 pointr/cardsagainsthumanity

I'm going to need you to use each color in this box.
Crayola 120ct Original Crayons

u/broken_ship · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Pesky AddOns

Thank you!

u/LeftMySoulAtHome · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy birthday to your kiddo! Mine will be two during the first week of May. This is on his wishlist. Thanks, UPS!

u/aaf1984 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Sidewalk chalk for my girl

Fantastic summer item for my daughter
It will keep her fabously entertained
She can draw furry animals with it
Fast sidewalk drawings made by Ellie
They may be frail if left outside when a fierce storm hits
Family fun all packed into a case
Father ( and mother) approved!

u/djsanchez2 · 1 pointr/funny

Til this day is use those scents as a base of reference for random things I cant quite place!! Yellow Fruit Loops taste like the yellow marker smelled, etc.

edit they still sell them.

u/LiesALittle · 1 pointr/WTF

I can't stand getting date coupons made with highlighter. I'm a Mr. Sketch kind of guy.

u/homeallday · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I think, aside from gift cards, this is cheapest thing on my lists. School supplies! WOO!

u/Alasaell · 1 pointr/darksouls3
u/scy1192 · 1 pointr/pics

>I had soo many of them

bet you didn't have a motherfucking crayon tower

u/tha_snazzle · 1 pointr/pics

> I would have been more than willing to skip food for a couple of days if it meant we could spend the extra money on Crayola.

Roseart 64-pack: $3.99

Crayola 64-pack: $4.50

I hope for your sake that the price difference was much greater when you were a kid.

u/tangential_laminate · 1 pointr/TrollXChromosomes

Creepy. At least when I sneakily leave weird gifts for other people, I make sure I bought enough for everyone! Dispersed weirdness seems less weird... and who doesn't love a bit of non sequitur adorableness?

Your guy doesn't understand boundaries and doesn't understand what it is like to live in a world without the privilege he enjoys. Shut him down firmly.

Also, what did you get? A box full of hamsters?!

u/annastronaut · 1 pointr/BeautyDiagrams

I forgot to add that I love using [Chalk Pastels] ( for this. This is the same exact thing as hair chalk, only 100x cheaper.

u/SpiritDragon · 1 pointr/coolguides

And you haven't gotten it for her why...?

I'll help you out, why go for 64 when you can make up for lost time with THIS mega box of 152 + sharpener + holder:

u/PsycheTrance · 1 pointr/Gunpla

Used something like this:

I did one coat of Flat then applied the black soft pastel then sealed it with Flat topcoat again.

u/Christinacorn7 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon
  1. These crayons have ALL the colors!
  2. I drew these colorful chalk ballerinas and I want to dye my hair like this!
  3. My favorite color is various shades of red! Mostly dark burgundy reds!)

    Edit: fixed picture
u/40mphCouchPotato · 1 pointr/Teachers

Things I use teacher money for:
Post-It Easel Pads

Flip Chart Paper Also comes in 1-inch grid

Flip chart easels to use with the pads so you can use them anywhere in the room

Thin markers and thick ones

Construction paper

Colored printer paper (i.e. astrobrights)

write and wipe pockets

Organization - file folders, hanging folders, and mobile drawer units

Scissors, pens, rulers

A scanner
Flash drives

Classroom laminator and associated supplies

Paper trimmer

Misc project supplies or manipulatives

A large world map and a map of the US

I'm sure there's more but I'm pretty sure I already spent all of your money :)

u/diversionmary · 1 pointr/doodles

Haha, thanks! My daughter was scribbling in a page then I'd interpret the scribbles into a drawing.

She can actually draw things that look like things but I think some of these scribbles were from when she was younger and I just found them. From there, I'd have her fill this or that area with scribbles.

I used her Crayola twistable color pencils and they were surprisingly vibrant and smooth to color with. Less

u/iiiEllie · 1 pointr/weddingplanning

We're doing something like that but with powdered paint instead. Pictures are next week! I bought 6 of these

edit, 6 colors, not 6 sets of 12, haha. There's a pound of powder per jar, and it takes a small amount to make a big mess!

u/mostoriginalusername · 1 pointr/politics
u/RachInNH · 1 pointr/politics

Mr. Sketch!!!

Scent Markers

u/wine-inacan · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I haveeeeeeee a giraffe, a panda bear, a cow, a unicorn, a lion, a polar bear, a elephant, a kangaroo, a rhino and a piggy. they all have names. they are so cute haha you can see some of them here I'm obsessed. haha. and thanks for the luck :) <3

u/SereneWisdom · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

These Crayola Oil Pastel Sticks for me and the boys to be more artsy. It's summertime which means the boys have lots of free time and drawing is something they like. And I like to doodle as well from time to time.

Thank you for this contest.

u/what_a_cat_astrophe · 1 pointr/photography

I believe it is just this stuff. It can really mess up your camera, so if you work with it wrap it up in a camera rain sleeve or something similar.

u/gigiatl · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I don't wanna grow up. I need this to give my sister in law a heart attack when I show up to finger paint with her girls!

u/AffenMitWaffen · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

You can always have fun with an amusing coloring book and some crayons. Lots and lots of fun ideas for adult coloring books.

u/Emjean · 1 pointr/breakingmom
u/lkrudwig · 1 pointr/AskReddit

Oh, man... I would've loved to have the mega 120 Crayola Crayon box.

I would've instantly been the most popular kindergartner.

u/piggychuu · 1 pointr/CasualConversation

Oh man, THIS! You can get so much art supplies for cheap off Amazon....and I'm sure you can get kids arts stuff for even cheaper.

If you want to be a realllly awesome gifter, and if you're going this route, you definitely need to get the GIANT pack of crayons. Who didn't want one of those when they were smaller?

u/quick_quip_whip · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Anything colorful will work, and plushies tend to last a while this Alice and Wonderland set is a good example of long lasting plushies that will take some wear and tear.

Artwork for her room in bright colors would also be really cool.

Crayons, paints, art supplies. Crayola makes a lot of colorful art supplies for kids, like these washable paints. Then just get some giant paper to go with it and you've got some entertaining supplies!

u/SaraSmile416 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

When I was about 6, I loved to draw but I was always bummed to use the "kid supplies" to draw with like crayons and markers. My mom went out and got me "real" art supplies because she said I was a "real artist" and needed the "big people" supplies. It meant the world to me, not only because the stuff she bought me was good but that she also believed in me... so, I would recommend for Adela:

u/zaikenandzeppelin · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Congrats on being sober, that is awesome!
FUN???What could be more fun than CRAYONS

u/unicorn_factory · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hanging out all day at the park with my dog makes me happy.

this along with this would
make me really happy.

u/wildcatz311 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Umm... I think you should buy this cause I know you like doing crafty bits and bobs and also being a kid, so FINGERPAINTS :)

and this for your furbaby or babies :)

u/NotSuzyHomemaker · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

When my youngest was 2-5, her favorite activity in the universe was finger painting.

So you start with some art smocks, add a plastic tablecloth, and finally, washable finger paints.

This can be done inside or outside and really is fairly easy to clean up. I would swear kids love it because it's like being given permission to be dirty and messy.

u/SaraFist · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I loved these giant bricks so much at that age! Superfun for basic stacking as well as advance building.

Should probably wait a bit on this one, but Cootie is the best game ever for the preK & K crowd. Another classic game is Memory.

Have some construction paper, brown paper bags (I cut the bottoms off, then down one seam and use the backside as kraft paper), markers, and crayons. Even the 2 year old can rip paper up and stick it to contact paper to make fun collages! Bonus, no need for scissors!

And please don't forget books! Board might be best for the little girl, but if she's not an eater/tearer, then go ahead and get paper or hard backs. Rikki Tikki Tembo, a Seuss collection, Where's Spot, some Eric Carle, Carl, Richard Scarry, Jamberry, and some Little Golden Books ought to be a good start! Protip: Thrift shops have tons of books for kids in great condition.

u/nicnicnotten · 1 pointr/daddit

My kid goes through sidewalk chalk like lightning, even when we catch it before its gets left out in the rain. I've found that either this or this are the best prices.

u/derbylilsecret · 1 pointr/pics

it looks like shes's using colored pastel chalks in the imgur photo. They're incredibly easy to blend, like these.

u/Legasia · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Alright, so if I understood right than here we go!

$0-5: Panda Decal because everyone loves pandas!

$5-10: Colored pencils, for grown-ups who love to color (or those with kids)!

$10-20: Puppy chow

$20-50: Bad-Ass Grill

u/MillenniumIce · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Thank you for the contest!

add-ons are pesky

I could use either this for $3.99

Or this for $4.97

Happy Thursday to you too!

u/Hahahaharley · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Yo! Happy early gift day! How old are you going to be?

As for the contest, this is what I'd like. I'm in desperate need of some new colored pencils.