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The Perfect Sketchbooks to Spark Creativity in Kids

Portrait of concentrated child holding crayons and sketchbook while painting on sofa. Her mother is sitting next to her smiling and hugging her

Some kids just love to doodle while others create artistic masterpieces. Whichever category your child falls into, a sketchbook is a great way to encourage creativity while also minimizing screen time. Sketchbooks are also great for practicing letters, numbers, spelling words and penmanship. Check out our recommendations for the best kids’ sketchbooks.

Even though the pages are unlined, we like that this kids’ sketchbook can also double as a journal. The cover has a matte finish while the interior pages are made from high-quality stock paper.

The pages on this kids’ sketchbook measure 9 by 9 inches. The durable and thick coloring paper is perfect for colored pencils, pens, crayons, markers and even paint.

You’ll like that this kids’ sketchbook comes with 119 pages that are thick and durable enough to be used with a wide array of creative instruments including markers.

You’ll like that this kids’ sketchbook features pages that measure 8.5 by 11 inches. The cover is a matte finish while the interior pages are made with high-quality stock paper.

This kids’ sketchbook comes with 110 blank pages that measure 8.5 by 11 inches. They’ll love the high-gloss cover and the fact that this is durable enough to take with them.

Expert Commentary

Providing your child with a sketchbook is a great way to encourage doodling, sketching, drawing and painting. By indulging in such creative artforms, your child develops superb concentration that also enables them to cope with academics, and there is evidence that sketching helps improve hand-eye coordination as well. But perhaps the biggest reason to get a sketchbook for your child is that it gives them a blank canvas to draw freely, making for an extremely enjoyable 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.


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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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