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Art Tool Kit

How many instances have you wanted to do an art project only to find you or your children are spending way too much time trying to locate all the items you need?  That is so frustrating.  By the time you have collected everything, the excitement for the project has waned.  There is a way to make things much easier and that is to assemble an art tool kit.

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In several of my art product reviews, I have talked about art tool kits.  Well, today I am going to show you all the art supplies we have in our art kit.  I’ll also give you a list of supplies (and a freebie) to help you assemble your own kit.



Art Tool Kit Supplies - H.O.P.E. Home School Consulting


My daughter walked into the kitchen after I set out all our art supplies on the table.  Her comment was, “Wow!”  She did not realize all the art supplies we have collected over time.  Yes, we do have a lot of supplies.  But, my daughter loves art and I want to support her creativity by having the supplies she needs when an inspirational idea comes to her.



Art Tool Kit - pencils, pens, erasers, and such - H.O.P.E. Home School Consulting


We have an array of pencils, pens, erasers, and such.  There are:

  • #2 pencils
  • Drawing pencils
  • Colored pencils
  • Florescent colored pencils
  • Charcoal sticks
  • Artist’s markers
  • Sharpie marker
  • Fine-tip marker
  • Ink drawing pens
  • Crayons
  • Kneaded eraser (this is an excellent eraser and fun to play with too)
  • White eraser


Art Tool Kit - Paper - H.O.P.E. Home School Consulting


It is amazing the different types of paper available for art.  Each type has its purpose though.  The kind we use the most is regular copy paper.  We also have:


  • Bristol paper
  • 2 sizes of sketch pads (these are also good to use for nature journaling)
  • Acrylic paper
  • Tracing paper
  • Pastel paper
  • Poster board
  • Watercolor Paper

We also have construction paper and scrapbooking paper.




Art Tool Kit Paint


Then there are paints and paint brushes.

  • Watercolors – for some reason we 2 different kinds
  • Acrylic paints
  • Set of Oils
  • Set of Gouache paint
  • Canvas boards
  • Variety of brushes and brush sizes


I noticed after I put everything away there are watercolor pencils in the above picture.  The watercolors pencils should have been in a different photo.  Oh well.




My daughter recently received a new set of chalk pastels.  She also has a set of oil pastels I purchased for her years ago.



Art Tool Kit - Misc. Supplies



There are miscellaneous supplies we keep handy.

  • Waxed paper plates
  • Paper towels
  • Cardboard
  • Fixative – for pastel and charcoal drawings
  • School glue
  • Q-tips
  • Paint brush cleaning disc


Art Tool Kit Brush Container - H.O.P.E. Home School Consulting


We keep the majority of the supplies in a banker’s box (cardboard box with cut out holes for handles.)  The brushes and pencils are kept in a flower pot.


Assemble Your Own Art Tool Kit


Don’t feel you have to have all the supplies like we have.  What I suggest is to purchase the items you will need for your homeschool art class.  If you are using See the Light’s Art Class series and Art Project series, you will want certain supplies handy.


Free Shopping List - Art Tool Kit




To make it easy for you, I have created a shopping list.  Just download the list here and take it with you when you are ready to purchase your supplies.  The other option is to order the supplies online.  One place is from Dick Blick.

A couple of fun items to have are the Crayola EXTREME colored pencils and Black Light.  Those are available on the See the Light website.


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Leave a comment letting me know what else you will add to your art tool kit.


Angie McFarren, Homeschool Consultant


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Angie McFarren

Angie McFarren is a homeschool mom of 1 high school student and graduated another who is now attending college. She has homeschooled them since they were in K and Pre-K. Angie is passionate about homeschooling and enjoys Helping Other Parents Educate. She is a Homeschool Consultant and the author of Educate the Home Educator Crash Course. Angie is also on the See the Light Art Curriculum team.


  1. Thanks for all of the great suggestions! I want my kids to have good art supplies but I’m often confused when I see all the choices.

  2. You are welcome, Judith.

    Selecting art supplies can be overwhelming. The article on the Art Tool Kit post has a free shopping list you may find helpful. http://hopehomeschoolconsulting.com/blog/art-tool-kit/


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