Painting Sets for Kids Comparison


Younger children would learn how to paint by painting directly with their fingers ("finger painting"). There is actually paint that you can get that is only used for finger painting. As they grow older, children learn how to use a paint brush. Kids painting games and painting sets are designed for children meaning that the paint is safe (non toxic) and washable. So you don't have to worry about your child swallowing small quantities of paint or about paint stains on his or her clothes.

There are many type of sets that you can get. There are simple sets that contain only a palette with discs with watercolors. And there are sets with a whole range of colors and all the equipment that painter would need. These sets are for beginners meaning that they are great for children but they wouldn't be used by a professional painter.

darice painting set

Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set

Recommended painting sets for kids

When using the painting set, you should encourage your kid to be creative. The more your child express him or herself, the better. Don't hesitate also to get an arts book. There are books that are designed for children and that can get your child interested in painting. For younger children (ages 4-11), we recommend the Young Artist Texture Painting Set. This is a simple set. It includes 5 colors of washable tempera paint, a painting brush, a palette and an illustrated instruction guide. The guide is useful as it contains a paint mixing chart (children learn to combine colors in order to create other colors) and useful painting techniques.

The Darice 80-Piece Deluxe Art Set (for ages 5 and above) is a more sophisticated set. This great set not only includes paint brushes and many various colors (oil pastels, watercolors), it also includes pencils, many painter's accessories and a portable case, ideal if you want to go paint somewhere outside. Overall, a great painting set for children and for beginners (adults that want to learn how to paint).

Young Artist Texture Set
easy to use
safe for children
mixing set
instruction guide provided
limited vs. other sets
Darice Art Set
many colors, brushes
beautiful case
great for beginners
no guide provided

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