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The Best Sketch Journals

Vintage expedition journal with a metal cup of hot tea on a rustic wood table - handwriting and drawing in pencil from a kayak trip in Poland in summer of 1974.

If you’re trying to encourage your child’s creative side, then something like a sketch journal can be the best way to spark their imaginations. Whether they’re practicing letters and numbers, doodling, writing comics or creating gorgeous sketches, this classic pastime will help them learn how to express themselves and stay occupied without relying on the Internet, their phones or television.

This kids’ sketch journal can be used for crayons, watercolor paints, colored pencils and even light fine-tip markers. Kids will love the vivid abstract art on the cover of the journal.

Each page in this kids’ sketch journal measures 8.5 by 11 inches and has boxes for kids to draw their comics into, including speech bubbles. The 60-pound grade paper can be used with markers, crayons or colored pencils.

The whimsical cover on this kids’ sketch journal features unicorns, happy clouds and rainbows. The 100-plus pages measure 7.5 by 9.75 inches each.

This kids’ sketch journal comes with 119 pages and is made from quality stock paper that’s compatible with markers, pencils, pens and even crayons.

The pages are perforated, so kids can easily remove them and you can hang them on the fridge or in a frame. The acid-free paper works with pens, pencils, markers and charcoals.

Expert Commentary

Sketch journals are a good way to spark your child’s imagination and let their creativity overflow. Every blank page is a canvas for a new idea, doodle or anything that your child thinks of. Their imagination is their only limit. These sketch journals come with quality paper and are child-friendly.

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