10 things for the mini artist

10 things for the mini artist

Jenna Templeton looks back on her much loved art set and shares her picks for little artists.

I still remember my first art kit, given to me by my parents when I was a child. It still goes down in my ‘little history’ as the best present ever. It was a bright purple art box kit with all different trays and compartments, filled with everything a little artist could need. Sets of crayons, coloured textas and pencils, rubber stamps, glitter glue and a blank art book to begin my masterpieces in…I was one very happy kid.

I’ll always be thankful for my parents supporting me in all my creative endeavours as a child and in my young adult years. Never one to be super great at the academic subjects at school, I always felt at home when creating. My art allowed me to express my ideas in so many different ways. It’s important to encourage children to get a little creative and to work with different art materials.

Here are 10 things for your mini artist:

10 things for the mini artistArt Smock Penny Scallan / Art Workshops for Children by Herve Tullet Art Gallery of NSW / Bobo Choses Art College Tote Bag My Messy Room / Made of Sundays Good Vibes Vinyl Wall Quote My Messy Room / Matisse’s Garden
By Samantha Friedman + Cristina Amodeo Australian Art Books / Bobo Choses Matisse Flared Skirt Leo & Bella / Edx Education Art Supplies No Spill Paint Pots Limetree Kids / HB Pencil Lamp Michael & George / Jasart Children’s Easel Eckersleys / Triangle Crayon Set The Woodsfolk

Looking for more inspirational ways to get your child creating?
Check out my snail mail loves for kids and some of my creative childhood careers.

Words + Still-Life Styling: Jenna Templeton / First Image: Lorena Siminovich