We have the basic art supplies (crayons, markers, construction paper, etc) and some supplies that are beyond the basics. But I’d like to get Caden to enjoy arts and crafts more. This preschool at home wish list includes some higher quality art supplies and some new supplies that we haven’t tried before.
1. Easel Paper– I’d like to get some of this paper for our easel and other projects. What we have now is just cheap newspaper paper which rips and tears and doesn’t hold up to heavy scribbles or thick paint. This paper is much stronger.
2. Tissue paper– There are many fun projects that can be done with tissue paper, such as pinatas or “stained glass windows”.
3. Tempra paint– a basic washable paint, but we don’t have any. So far we’ve only tried washable finger paints which is great for paper, but not for other materials & acrylic paints which are not washable and not a very safe paint for young kids to use.
4. Brilliant Do a dot markers– We have the classic colors set, and Caden enjoys being creative with them. I’d like to get some other colors for our collection.
5. Liquid water colors– We have a dry water color palate, but young preschoolers do not understand that you have to wash your brush in between colors, so the art ends up a brown mess. Liquid colors would be easier to use & we could also do projects other than painting with them.
6. Large Circle Punch– I’ve seen some really create art using large circle punches! I really want Caden and I to make one of these canvases for our living room wall.
7. Eye droppers– Are a fun way to create with paint! And I think Caden would really enjoy this method and keeping his hands clean!
8. Scissors– We have these scissors and they are great! Our occupational therapist even recommends them! They allow young preschoolers to be able to cut before they have the hand strength and coordination to use regular scissors.
9. Oil pastels– I’ve seen some great art projects on Pinterest using oil pastels. I am really eager to try them out with Caden.
10. Stamps– Stamps are a quick and easy way to get creative! I’d like to get these alphabet stamps to help Caden learn his letters!
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