It is much better to buy a few quality materials, than a huge set of inferior ones!
Give your budding artists the best chance to succeed at drawing and painting.
- A couple of 2B pencils; a nice soft lead that should erase cleanly if you don’t press too hard…see WHISPER LINE.
- A nice easy-to-use pencil sharpener (hand-held or electric)
- A white eraser (or any kind that will erase cleanly without tearing up your paper).
For color use one or more of the following:
- Markers or Crayons: most brand names are vibrant enough for little fingers to get strong color from.
- 8 pack of watercolor pencils with a #6 watercolor brush.
- an 8 pan watercolor paint set with a #6 watercolor brush
- 8 pack of colored pencils (Prismacolor are my favorite)
- Acrylics in 2 oz. craft bottles (inexpensive and easy to work with) BUT…get a separate brush for this& make sure that it is kept clean (the acrylics could dry on the bristles). Acrylics come off of most things…but not cloth…so, use an apron!
Just remember in the beginning you do not need a lot of equipment…just a few quality tools & materials.
see more in the DRAW Book.