Recently one of our favorite go to bloggers MaryLea from Pink and Green Mama did a great three part series on her favorite art supplies. What makes them a must read is that she's broken it up into age ranges. In each she shares several, and we mean A LOT of interesting and unique ideas to use each one. You will definitely want to stop over and read each post in full by this former elementary art teacher!
She provides level headed encouragement in My Favorite Art Supplies for Toddlers and reminds us that,"I focus on materials and the sensory experience of creating and exploring with that medium," and that it's not about what you end up with. You'll want to check out all the interesting sensory boxes she shares in this one along with ideas for playdoh and food coloring among other art supplies.In My Favorite Art Supplies for Preschoolers we really appreciated all the tips, like why you need to buy quality watercolor paper. Her ideas for things to work on with your 3-5 year old are also right on. In My Favorite Art Supplies for School Aged Children she shares tips on how to use a common supply most of us have, like Sharpies! We also liked how she used paint to make backyard gazing balls and several of her mod podge with kids projects.
This is only a very small sample of the ideas and tips she shares, thank you MaryLea for putting together such a great resource! Check it out!