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Inspire Creativity With These Kids’ Paint Sets

Learning through art. Selective focus on a pensive boy holding a painting brush and sweeping along art canvas with a cheerful girl smiling in the background.

Painting is such a fun way to encourage a child’s creativity while exposing them to the arts. Paint sets that are designed to be kid-friendly can make painting enjoyable and create a lifelong love for the hobby. You may even find that you have a budding artist on your hands. Check out these top picks for the best kids’ paint sets.

You’ll love that this kids’ paint set includes an easel and a waterproof smock to keep paint where it belongs — on the canvas and off of clothes. You’ll also get 12 tubes of acrylic paint.

This kids’ paint set comes with 48 solid watercolors, eight sheets of paper, a watercolor palette and all the accessories your child needs to get their creative juices going.

Children will love that this kids’ paint set comes with a perfectly-sized easel and a smock so they can feel like real artists. You also get 24 acrylic paint colors and the tools to start painting right away.

You’ll love that this kids’ paint set comes with five paint brushes, six canvases, 12 acrylic colors, a palette and five color-coded paint brushes in a variety of widths. If you’re using this in the classroom, there will be paintbrushes to suit a variety of little hands.

We like that this kids’ paint set comes with a palette and 10 sheets of paper to get children started with painting. Plus, everything can be stored in the travel-friendly plastic carrying case.

Expert Commentary

Paint sets can be a surprisingly economical purchase, as they often come equipped with all the essential components your child needs to start painting right away. These paint sets are a great way to encourage both beginners and more experienced learners to explore the different tools they can use to create art.

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.


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