To help you find the best supplies, I created a list centered around my favorite art tools and toys for preschool and kindergarten. You will find some fun materials your little learners can use to paint, draw, and create.
I love using art as a teaching tool. That is why you will find it sprinkled throughout the different themes I teach to my little learners. The best part about it is watching the students make their very own creations. Art creates a sense of accomplishment as well as an outlet for children.
Let’s get started and see how you can revamp your art center with amazing tools and toys!
This post contains affiliate links.
Favorite Art Tools and Toys for Preschool & Kindergarten
Painting is easy with these dot markers. With very little mess, students can use these to paint as they would a marker.
Use these scissors to make the edges of paper a little fancier than most. Each pair of scissors has a different pattern from sunflower, imperial, to majestic.
Help little hands learn how to cut paper with these bounce back scissors. Sometimes it takes a little extra practice to get the hang of how scissors work, encourage your students and they will catch on in no time.
This set of clay comes with 24 cans. Surely enough for every student to use. I love the colors in this set!
These tools let little learners take playing with clay to the next level. Cut, trim, and shape dough with the help of these tools that are safe for young kiddos to use.
These art trays are a great way to keep the art mess in control. You can use them as a space to create art or to keep art supplies organized.
You can use this liquid watercolor on different mediums including paper, canvas, and even wood. Easy to use thanks to the convenient bottles.
You can use these for different art projects and even science experiments. I like to use them instead of a paintbrush to let students paint with droppers. The paint listed above works perfectly for this art project.
This is another fantastic art tool that is perfect for your little learners. It is a solid tempura paint that is inside of a pen. It acts like a marker, but it’s actually painted! It is great for thoes friends who don’t like ot paint beacuse of sensory issues…let them paint too but with paint sticks!
We can’t forget about good old washable paint! Keep this in your classroom to help paint art projects, posters, and more.
The perfect way to keep paint messes under control. Use these cups with the paint above and you won’t have to worry about students spilling paint.
Make lines and scribbles in the paint with these scraper tools. You could also try writing numbers and letters for a little art practice.
These are not your normal paint brushes. They are made with different material that creates texture and patterns with paint.
Paper Punches with Fun Designs
Use these paper punches to make shapes! From trains, shamrocks, music notes, and even a snowflake… you can create some usable shapes with the push of a button. These are great to build those fine motor muscles too!
This bag of feathers can add some flair to any art project! You can never have enough feathers.
Add some animation to those art projects with googly eyes. This set comes with 500 pieces, plus they already have adhesive on the back which makes them easy to peel and stick.
You can make so many art projects with pipe cleaners. Students will be able to make animals, objects, and even food with some simple twists and bends.
This set of pony beads has a variety of colors that can be used on so many different art (and math) projects.
Use these colorful pompoms to add some texture to art projects.
Tissue paper can be used in both art projects, making props for pretend, and all around the classroom. It has come in handy so many times for me.
Keep a set of the original on hand for art (STEM too) ….. and don’t forget about the Colored Jumbo Craft Sticks!
These art supplies can lead to some serious projects. When it comes to creating art, the sky is the limit. But when you have the right art supplies on hand, there is no limit! Let’s give these little learners an opportunity to create with anything their heart’s desire.
Love these art tools? Pin this image!
You will also want to head on over to my post on How to Set Up Your Art Center where I give some great tips on how to keep all these art supplies organized. And there’s a FREE art easel routine chart too!
Oh, and don’t forget to let me know about your favorite art tools and toys are in the comments!
Want more to check out more of my favorite things for little learners? Check out my Favorite Things Blog Series with over 15 different favorite things lists (and growing)! If there are any favorite things for a theme you need, just let us know so we can create it for you.