Let them colour their little worlds with kids’ paints
by Art Materials on Jun 23, 2021
Watch a child immersed in a world of colour - be that crayons, chalk or paint - and you are witnessing the marvel of childhood’s self-expressive joy and innocent wonder. Little ones cannot help themselves; give them something to colour with and they will create. Art is not about teaching kids to colour in the lines, it is about giving them access to colour tools - such as kids’ paints - and simply letting their imaginations escape.
Just as there is no limit to artistic expression, there is also no limit to what a child will create if you give them access to various kid-friendly paints and a blank page.
And if that happens to be a blank wall in your home, there is no need to panic as the advantage of kids’ paints is that they are washable and non-toxic. And who knows - your child might simply be honing their future urban or street art skills.
Painting is such fun for kids and the benefits include:
- Developing hand-eye coordination
- Refining gross and fine motor skills
- Integrating left and right hemispheres of the brain
- Growing critical thinking and problem-solving skills
- Learning about colours, experimentation and cause and effect
- Exploring creativity and stimulating imagination
So make sure your home arts and crafts kit is fully stocked with a range of kids paints - just right for little hands and fingers - and let their creativity grow.
Messy play is important for young children’s spatial development and sensory learning. Finger painting is one of the simplest exploratory and creative kids’ paint mediums for little ones to learn basic concepts and have fun at the same time. We suggest you frame these little masterpieces from their early years as we are convinced that famous abstract artists - Wassily Kandinsky, Mark Rothko and Jackson Pollock - can all trace their artistic roots to childhood finger painting moments.
Another age-appropriate kids’ paint option is poster paint (aka tempera paint). It is ideal for little ones as it comes in a vivid array of colours, is quick-drying, long-lasting, water-soluble, easy to clean and non-toxic. Because of the creamy consistency of poster paint, it provides excellent coverage on various surfaces. Poster paint can be purchased in little individual coloured pots or as tempera disc sets. Depending on the age of your little ones, let them experiment with paint brushes or foam brushes.
Watercolour paint sets
The classic watercolour paint set has never gone out of fashion. The premixed palette of colours and hues is so easy to use, store and transport. All your little artist needs to begin is some water, a piece of paper and a paint brush. From a young age, inspire them with the watercolour works of Georgia O’Keeffe and Paul Klee.
One of the biggest advantages of watercolour paint sets is that they won’t dry out and they are extremely affordable - so don’t worry if the colours get mixed and grimy because of the impatience of young kids not cleaning their brushes in between using colours. It is also an impromptu educational lesson in colour mixing and cause and effect.
The Art Materials Company
An online visit to The Art Materials Company is all you need to unleash your budding little artist’s creativity and imagination. Our quality range of kids’ paint products will keep them busy and having fun.