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Fun Paint-by-Numbers Sets for Kids

Painting on canvas by numbers. A child is holding a brush and drawing it. Creative hobby. Painting for beginners

Painting is a fun way for anyone to get involved in the arts, even from a young age. With paint-by-numbers sets, children not only tap into their creative side, but learn to follow directions. Also, by placing specific paint colors in predetermined locations, your little ones can easily create amazing works of art while boosting their cognitive functioning skills, building patience and reducing stress. If you have a child who’s interested in painting, get them started with these fun, kid-friendly paint-by-numbers sets.

This children’s paint-by-numbers kit measures 16 by 20 inches. It also features everything you need — including highly-pigmented paint, easy-to-clean paintbrushes and hanging hardware for your finished canvas.

This children’s paint-by-numbers kit includes more than 20 acrylic paint colors, three paintbrushes and hardware to hang your canvas creation when you’re done. It is suitable for beginners but also offers great attention to detail.

This unframed kit comes with the pre-printed art canvas, bright and quick-drying paints, multiple brushes and hooks for hanging. Everything is clearly marked for your convenience, though you may want to make sure you have sufficient light and a magnifying glass for small areas.

Each acrylic paint pot in this children’s paint-by-numbers set is labeled with a number that makes it easy to follow along. You’ll also get three paintbrushes and a good-quality canvas that can be hung anywhere.

This is a complete children’s paint by numbers kit. It comes with three brushes and pre-labeled paint that corresponds with the number outlined on the pre-printed canvas. The final image measures 16 by 20 inches and will give your child something to be proud of.

Expert Commentary

Painting by numbers is an excellent way to help build a child’s confidence in painting. Although you might be available to offer help, letting your child figure out the correct paint to use in the appropriate space is a great way to build problem-solving skills in your child. Also, painting by numbers makes for a thoroughly fun activity, keeping kids fully immersed for hours.

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