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Encourage Academic Success With Perfect Gifts For Kids Who Love To Draw
And that fine arts activities also help develop motor skills, inventiveness and language development?
Which makes your Christmas shopping kind of a no-brainer for kids who love to draw.
My daughter, my son and my nephew all love to draw. So I’ve spent time rounding up some gift ideas that will exercise their artistic muscles.
Ten Inspiring Gifts For Kids Who Love To Draw
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Ed Emberley’s books are the gold standard for building confidence in young artists, and absolutely anyone can follow his step-by-step instructions. And you will love hanging the results on your fridge.
These books use similar step-by-step instructions to teach kids how to draw, while they guide budding artists through a story book that they illustrate as they go. These are super affordable and there are a few different titles, so grab a few to make a great gift.
I ordered this one because a girlfriend had an online sales party, and I didn’t regret it. The book comes with a set of attached finger paint stamp pads, and provides visual prompts so kids can create images with their fingerprints. It’s so much fun you’ll want to join in.
Nothing against your childhood standby, but these colored pencils put all others to shame. They have a soft core, which makes blending colors and controlling color intensity possible. So grab one set for yourself too. Because they are that awesome.
This easel is my favorite gift for any child, and will entertain your kids from the preschool years well into adolescence. Its dark finish blends in and complements any decor, and the chalkboard and whiteboard allow plenty of room to draw and write. Bins for supplies are easy to access, and a roll of paper sits out of the way at the top of the easel.
These frames open to display your budding artist’s work to make any wall a gallery, and it snaps right open. So it’s simple to trade pictures in and out as often as your artist desires. Grandma, Grandpa and proud aunts and uncles love these too!
Do you remember the fun you had as a child with those coloring books that came with tracing paper? This light box allows your artist to turn any paper into tracing paper and recreate images wherever she finds them. But your artist will also love to put everything else she can think of to the translucency test, with this artsy gift that doubles as a STEM toy.
If you’re in the car and your pint-sized passenger is bored, even a run to the grocery store can feel like a cross-country road trip. This lap desk is a game changer, and it folds for easy storage. It’s the perfect flat surface for creating works of art on the go, and doubles as a desk for the couch or bed for sick days and snow days. But the best part is the storage area for paper, crayons and other supplies.
Do you remember that set of Tupperware stencils that we all had as kids? I grabbed a set at a church rummage sale for my daughter for a dollar before she could speak, and boy was that the best buck I’ve spent. Even kids with natural drawing skills love to place perfectly stenciled dinosaurs and flowers into their pictures. And this set, with over 300 different images, gives tiny artists plenty to choose from.
You will love the versatility of these hanging displays. They make it easy for kids who love to draw to hang and display their own creations, but they also double as photo displays. So proud parents can mix and match artwork with photos of their pint-sized artists.
The Perfect Gift for The Child Who Loves To Draw Does So Much More
If you choose a gift that builds upon an interest that a child already has, you can’t go wrong. And for a child who loves to draw, all of the gifts on this list do just that.
When the wrapping paper flies to the floor, your little artist’s smile will be all the thanks you need, but you’ll also rest easy knowing that you’re supporting your sweetheart’s motor skills, academic achievements and inventiveness.
So what will you wrap up first?