Updated September 29, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Art Sets For Kids

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This wiki has been updated 6 times since it was first published in March of 2018. Encourage your kids' creativity with one of these art sets. Npte that most are for ages 4 and older, because they include small objects that could be choking hazards for children younger than 3, but they’re all designed to keep little hands drawing and painting for hours. They also make fine gifts, whether you believe the recipient is a prodigy or you're just hoping to spark a lifelong interest. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki. Skip to the best art set for kids on Amazon.

10. Crayola Ultimate

9. Faber Castell Learn to Paint

8. U.S. Art Supply Mega

7. Alex Painter's Tool Box

6. Art 101 Trifold

5. Alex Giant Busy Box

4. Creative Elf Drawing Stencils

3. Mont Marte Mixed Media Set

2. Lucky Crown 58

1. Crayola Rainbow Inspiration

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Smart Art Subscription Box If you’re looking for art projects that you and your offspring can do together, you might consider the Smart Art Subscription Box. Each month, you’ll receive a new project to try, but some of them can be quite difficult, so you’ll want to consider this option for older kids with the appropriate attention span and motor skills. smartartbox.com

Editor's Notes

September 14, 2019:

At this time, we have kept the Crayola Inspiration as the pick that’s hard to top. It’s worth noting that the case can’t handle a lot of abuse, although to be fair, this is a common issue with art sets for the younger crowd. Nevertheless, it’s tough to beat the number of supplies you’ll receive for the price, and these embody the quality that creative spirits, young and old, expect from Crayola products, from markers to crayons. We also still like the Lucky Crown 58, even though it doesn’t offer as wide a range of colors as many others. It does come with an artist’s mannequin, however, a nice bonus for those youngsters who have more than just a casual interest in drawing.

We also decided to keep one craft kit, the Alex Giant Busy Box, for kids who aren’t interested in just plain drawing. The directions that come with it are not very thorough, so you might want to look over them by yourself before you sit the kids down to start creating.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on September 29, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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