Three years old is typically a great time to introduce new elements of art and crafts to kids. They may be starting to perfect their grip with crayons and paintbrushes. They may be more cautious of mess, and their attention spans may be developing more. The best tools will further help develop these skills. These are some of our favorite art and craft supplies for 3 year olds.
Some of the benefits your 3 year old child will experience as they engage in arts and crafts:
- increases concentration
- help develop fine motor skills
- expand on vocabulary
- encorages individuality
- adds to self-worth and self-accomplishment
Best Art and Craft Supplies For 3 Year Olds
Let’s take a look at art and craft supplies your three year old boys and girls would enjoy experimenting with!
1. Melissa & Doug Reusable Sticker Pad
Sticker pads come in many different themes and you will surely find the theme your three year old child will enjoy. We had few of these pads over years and kids enjoyed playing with them. They are wonderful for fine motor practice as well as a good choice for independent playtime.
2. Crayola Ultimate Art Case With Easel
This portable art case set comes with everything a budding 3 year old artist would need: crayons, markers, watercolors and more. The easy carrying case makes it simple to for the child to create anywhere and it can turn into an art easel on the go! We like creating outside when the weather permits and this set would be perfect for that!
3. PlayDoh Preschool FUNdamentals Box
Playdough is a wonderful media for sensory experience and it also helps young children to strengthen their hands and their grasp. We love how this set includes a variety of tools to ensure a child will have many ways to play.
4. Jumbo Sidewalk Chalk Set for Kids
Take art outside! It’s desirable to try make art on different surfaces. For three year olds, it can be as simple as drawing with these fun washable jumbo chalks on your sidewalk!
5. Finger Paints
This water-based finger paint set with 30 vibrant colors is perfect for any DIY art project or craft. Kids will enjoy dipping their fingers in these vivid colors although they can also use brushes! Make sure to stock yourself with paper pads for little artists!
6. Paint Sponges for Kids
We love how you get an art apron along with 29 differently shaped brushes in this set. Sponge brushes are super easy to clean with water and can be used for a long time. Just imagine all the different art combinations to be made with this set!
7. LCD Drawing Doodle Board
If you are looking a completely mess-free art option for your child, you will love LCD Drawing Doodle Board! They come in several different cartoonish designs and look pretty cute! Each board comes with 2 pens and kids can take their board when you are travelling or on the go.
8. Children’s No Spill Paint Cups
This is genius for anyone who has little ones that paint. Can you imagine how much less mess you’d have in the classroom with these No Spill paint cups? I want a set for my house too!
9. Washable Dot Markers
Vibrant colors on fun to use dot markers will keep kids entertained for a long time. This set comes with activity sheets for early learning which makes it ready-to-go art kit for your little artist. Bonus is that they get to work on hand-eye coordination as they attempt to leave dots in precisely market circles.
10. Art Cart
We decided to put this awesome 3-tier rolling art cart as number 10 on our list because you will surely need something to hold all those crafting supplies you collected over time. With this art cart, it will be all neatly put in one, easy to access place.
How fun are those? Not only are they fun for the kids but a lot of them help parents and teachers too. It’s much easier for us if the activity is low prep and low mess which is why I chose these certain tools. When the activity is less stress for parents and teachers, you can watch how your child’s creativity is growing!
FEW ART AND CRAFT PROJECT FOR YOUR 3 YEAR OLDS TO TRY
We have done quiet a number of art and craft projects with our toddlers in the past. Here are few ideas you can try: