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Cultivate an Artist with These Diamond Painting Kits

If you like the idea of paint by numbers but not the potential paint mess that can come with it, diamond painting is a great alternative. Available in a wide array of sizes, diamond painting lets kids use vibrant stones on easy-to-follow patterns to create their masterpieces. Once complete, kids will have a fun piece of art they can showcase in the classroom or at home — and most are even easy to roll up and transport. Check out these cute diamond painting kits for kids.

Top Pick

This 12-by-16-inch canvas kids’ diamond painting kit is ideal for older children with better fine motor skills, but it’s still suitable for beginner diamond painters. Kids can follow along by matching the symbols with the corresponding stones, and the kit comes with plenty of extras, so it’s OK if kids lose a few.

This diamond painting kit lets kids create their own adorable animal stickers. Best of all, these are real stickers that can be applied to lunch boxes, phone cases and anything else kids want to decorate. This kit is designed for kids age 6 and older.

Perfect for kids who love cats, this kids’ diamond painting kit comes with a quick drill pen, drill tray and sticky silicone pad. Children can easily follow along by using the symbols on the canvas to match the gems.

This kit comes with rounded, matte diamonds, creating a different look — which might be easier for beginners to follow as they create their animal stickers. This kids’ diamond painting kit comes with 24 animal pattern stickers, one diamond tray, one diamond brush, one glue clay, and numbered stickers.

This cute underwater scene with a turtle is perfect for boys or girls. This kit comes with a frame, so when they’re finished, kids can place their work of art on a dresser or hang it on a wall.

Expert Commentary

Diamond painting kits are a fun way for kids to develop dexterity and instruction-following skills, while also creating something unique. The potential for less mess than with traditional paint sets is a big win for diamond painting kits, and we really enjoy doing them as a homeschool activity!

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


About The Author

Dorian Smith-Garcia

Dorian Smith-Garcia is a bridal and beauty expert/influencer and the creative director behind The Anti Bridezilla. She is a diverse writer across beauty, fashion, travel, consumer goods, and tech. When Dorian’s not writing she’s collecting stamps in her passport, learning new languages, or spending time with her husband and daughter.


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