Art Start Supplies

Meaningful art experiences don’t have to cost a fortune. In fact, it’s often the simplest of materials and prompts that can provoke the most creativity. When children are encouraged to be resourceful, they are challenged to come up with creative solutions to problems. Furthering this belief, we will work with texture scraps on Day 3 of the challenge in the Texture Collage activity.

In short, my intention is to help you keep the creativity high and the cost low!

As a convenience, you can download the printable shopping list as standard letter size or A4.

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letter sizeClick here or on the image to the left to download your customized Art Start Challenge supply list:: 8.5″ x 11″ (standard letter size)






A4 sizeClick here or on the image to the left to download your customized Art Start Challenge supply list:: 21 cm x 29.7 cm (A4 size)






Art Supplies

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  • Brush or Pipette (medicine dropper)
  • Chalk Pastels
  • Dark Paper
  • Texture scraps such as wrapping paper, foil, doilies, tissue paper, chopped junk mail, cotton balls
  • White School Glue
  • Fat Paintbrush
  • Poster Paint (a.k.a. Tempera Paint), washable is recommended
  • Printer Paper or white construction paper
  • Liquid Watercolors: can substitute with food coloring or watercolor paint pans
  • Heavy Paper or Cardboard

Household Supplies

  • Absorbent Paper such as coffee filters, doilies, or paper towels
  • Tray: Lunchroom style
  • Water bowl
  • Glue bowl
  • Spoons
  • Butter Knife
  • Fork
  • Newspaper or other absorbent paper
  • Metal tray with deep walls (like a lasagna tray) or a Large Box Lid
  • Marbles or small balls. Pebbles will also work.
  • Rag
  • Foaming Shaving Cream (we use Barbasol)