I love seeing my kids get lost in an art project. While that means the occasional mess in the same area I prepare their food or staining my rug, it’s worth it. Art does wonders for a child’s imagination and self-esteem. Scary Mommy has made it super easy to satisfy the art lover in your family this holiday season with our favorite finds.
1. L.O.L. Surprise Fizz Factory
What do you get when you combine science project with trendy art project? A Surprise Fizz Factory! The name alone sounds fun. Keeping your kids occupied for hours while they make their own fizz balls will make you the real winner here.
2. Washable Fingerpaints
I get these for my kids all the time, and I can assure you, they are washable and so fun. This set from Jet.com comes with six different colors in extra-large bottles that make pouring and mixing easy.
3. Traveling Art Studio
A portable art studio is the perfect item for your child to pack up and take on road trips. This storage chest from Jet.com converts into a sturdy easel and is sure to make your little cherub feel like a professional artist.
4. Sno-Art Kit
If you live in a cold climate and get snow, this will give you hours of alone time since your kids will fall in love with splattering paints all over the snow. There are no limits — the ground is their canvas. This kit from Jet.com includes safe, nontoxic paints. All you have to do is add some warm water and let them at it.
5. Glowing Slime Kit
For your older artist, this Glowing Slime Kit from Jet.com has a little bit of science mixed in too. You can make glow-in-the-dark slime and eco-foam fizzle while learning the chemistry behind the substances.
6. Crayola Creativity Tub
This awesome creativity tub from Walmart.com is every kid’s dream, as well as every parent’s. It contains everything your child could imagine when they want to get creative, and it’s sure to make you the best mom, aunt, or godmother.
7. Crayola Mess-Free Coloring Book Set
It’s nice to let the kids have their way with paints without you having to worry about the cleanup. This mess-free Thomas the Train Coloring Book Set from Walmart.com comes with everything they need to have a blast without leaving a mess behind for you to scrub.
8. Little Tikes Tracing Art Desk
This art desk from Walmart.com has a table that lights up so your child can enjoy lots of tracing and drawing time. It has lots of side compartments to store all of their pencils, crayons, and markers and even comes with a tree so they can display their favorite works of art.
9. Break Your Own Geodes
Smashing open a rock to find a crystal inside is like finding a diamond in the rough. Well, almost. Smashing open the rock helps kids release some of that pent-up energy, and they wind up with a pretty crystal as a reward for all their efforts.
10. Step2 Jumbo Art Easel
This huge easel/whiteboard/chalkboard set from Walmart.com will be so magical sitting under the tree this year. With so many options for creating, your kids can make art together.