If you have kids that love to doodle or sketch then here’s our list of the best drawing gifts for them. From the essential equipment to sets that will bring it all together these gifts for drawing-loving kids vary from little stocking fillers to boost up their existing supplies to everything they need to take it to the next level. So here you go our gift guide for kids that love to draw.
Gifts for Boys and Girls that Love Drawing
Although my kids have loved to get crafty over the years making things with an end purpose in sight. Over the last few years, they have also got into drawing and sketching as well as other arts.
As they grow in confidence and ability we have gone from a simple pencil to more specialised equipment adding extras to their birthday and Christmas lists and out art supplies.
I’ve always believed that providing the best quality materials will help develop my kids interest in arts. There’s nothing more frustrating than grabbing a pencil to draw and yet again the lead breaking or the pen to finish off the piece of artwork running out after a few goes. Even worse the paper being of such a quality that it tears as you draw or the pen that you use goes through it and onto the page below.
To avoid the frustration and to inspire you with what to get when you just get the request I want some drawing supplies we’ve put together this gift guide of some of the best drawing supplies the kids and I use.
What to Get Kids that Love to Draw
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If your kids love to draw then these ideas are perfect for them to encourage it further. From small stocking fillers to bigger supplies that they will cherrish.
1 Sketch Books
- Premium Paper Quality – Feel the difference, enjoy spiral bound sketch pads for drawing that offers 200 bright white sketch paper with perfect texture for drawing, sketching and illustrating. All at the affordable price.
- Perfect for all artists – Whether you are the veteran or novice artist you are sure to find the right sketchbook for your needs. This set of sketchbooks works excellently with all dry media including pen, pencil, charcoal, pastels, crayons, and sketching sticks.
- Each sheet measures 9×12 inches Acid-Free (pH Neutral) paper – 68lb./100gsm. Appreciate how color, absorbency, texture, weight and size contribute to help you create different artistic effects.
- Spiral-bound makes it smoothly and easily to turn to pages. Plus, every page is micro-perforated, it allows you to easily remove single pages as and when required.
- 100% Guaranteed: If your product does not perform to your expectations, just let us know & we will send you a free replacement or refund you!
If there is one thing that kids that love art will need it’s something to produce the art one. My eldest loves to draw and we’ve found that rather than having hundreds of pieces of paper around it’s a much better idea to buy sketch books. Sketch books also have the advantage of producing better quality sketches. If you buy in packs then they will likely last a few weeks instead of finishing in days.
2. Sketch Pencils
- PROFESSIONAL SKETCHING PENCIL SET:Includes 12 pcs sharpened professional quality graphite pencils is an essential addition to your collection of art supplies. A wide variety of hardness for all your artwork needs.Include 14B,12B,10B,8B,6B,4B,2B,B,HB,H,2H,4H.
- EXCELLENT COLOR MIXING ABILITY:Drawing pencils enable creating lines of any thickness and color saturation, Suitable for crafting fine, detailed illustrations & textured shading. A smooth writing feeling, top-quality drawing supplies for writing.
- PREMIUM QUALITY:A smooth writing feeling,Top-quality graphite pencil for writing,guarantee your using experience.The ergonomic pen holder design keeps you from getting tired even if you use it for a long time.Also the hexagonal shape that prevents rolling off the table.
- BEGINNER & PROFESSIONAL:This professional art pencil set comes with 12 total pieces, a truly versatile art set for kids and adults alike, this organized art kit is great for students working on craft or construction paper, detailed sketching and high-level artistic skills, and even for hobbyists who love scrapbooking.
- GREAT ART SUPPLY : This 12-piece art supplies set with drawing art pencils makes a wonderful Christmas, birthday or New Year’s gift for those who love being creative in the art world. The sketching pencil set is a perfect gift for artist,beginner,student who has an interest in the art of painting.Come and enjoy the fun of drawing!
Once your kids start drawing and if they are like mine following YouTube tutorials to get it right they’ll be hunting for 4B and 2H pencils. So a set of sketch pencils is ideal this set covers from 4H to 14B so a perfect set for getting into shading as well as sketching.
- Three premium erasers to help you tackle any erasing task: a kneaded rubber, an ArtGum and latex-free-plastic eraser
- Kneaded rubber eraser molds easily into the size and space of what you’re erasing A set of erasers for all your drawing and sketching needs. One 1.75 x 1 in. kneaded rubber eraser
- ArtGum eraser is designed to clean up dry media and absorb graphite One 1 x 1 in. artgum eraser One 2.5 x 0.75 in. white plastic eraser.
- Plastic eraser is latex-free and erases with less mess The perfect eraser assortment for every type of artist
- This unique formula eraser is totally nonabrasive and useful on cloth, paper and boards Gentile pressure produces deep cleaning on most surfaces.
Once they start drawing and sketching your kids will quickly discover that those novelty erasers just don’t work that well for the job. Instead, they need different erasers for different jobs and a set that combines the 3 main types, kneadable, gum, and plastic is ideal. It will let them get different effects from erasing errors to getting the white to come through on an eye or light areas on a sketch.
4. Coloured Pencils
- 48 COLORS IN REUSABLE TIN – This Goldfaber Color Pencil tin features 48 vibrant colors in a metal tin.
- PREMIUM QUALITY COLORED PENCILS – Goldfaber Color Pencils are a new high-quality product range ideal for the student and hobby artist. Goldfaber leads adapt to the individual drawing techniques and ability levels.
- VIBRANT COLORS – Goldfaber wood cased color pencils feature a highly pigmented 3. 3 mm lead that is smudge-proof and water-resistant. These colored pencils feature a soft, vibrant color laydown that also has excellent lightfastness.
- BREAK RESISTANT LEADS – Faber-Castell Colored Pencils are SV-bonded the entire length of the barrel resulting in easy sharpening and longer lasting art materials.
- FABER-CASTELL QUALITY ART MATERIALS – Premium quality, made in Germany. See your artwork come to life with the absolute best quality art materials. Faber-Castell has produced premium quality art materials since 1761.
Although they may love to sketch it may be that they want to colour. I know from my own kids a lot of the illustrators and graphic novel artists they follow on YouTube use coloured pencils. This set shown above is what my son got recently after a LOT of research to find an affordable by good set.
5. Drawing Tutorial Books
- Temple, Kathryn (Author)
- English (Publication Language)
- 112 Pages – 04/01/2014 (Publication Date) – Union Square Kids (Publisher)
If they’ve got the bug for drawing and want to develop it further. They can of course follow even more YouTube videos and online tutorials and classes. BUT, a good book that they can follow, keep open and do without a screen is just as good. This book is a great introduction and will help them develop their drawing and sketching skills.
If they are beyond this phase then these 2 books How to Draw Cool Stuff A Drawing Guide and How to Draw Cool Stuff Shading, Texture, Pattern and Optical Illusions are both really good with some fun stuff to draw and practice.
Looking for what to draw then check out the FREE Printable Summer Drawing Prompts for kids!
6. Artist Posable Model
- Figure comes on a stand.Flexible joint allow for posing.
- Material:constructed of durable hard wood to ensure durability and longevity;
- Suitable for Artists model, Photography Prop, Animation, Ornament, Desk toy etc
- Help beginners or advanced artists to capture all the correct scale.
- Perfect as gift or for house decoration.
If your kids are interested in progressing their drawing skills further then I know every art student I ever met had a posable model to help with anatomy sketches. It’s a really fun gift and one that they probably wouldn’t buy themselves unless it’s for a specific project or course. You can also get posable hands which can be even more specialised and great to buy as well.
- Art Supply Box: The ArtBin 2 tray supply box is designed to store all of your arts and crafts supplies such as paint brushes, markers, paints, stamps, glues and more all in one place.
- Versatile Design: The quick access in-lid storage can be used to store smaller items, while the large open area in the bottom of the box allows for storage of bulkier supplies such as paint bottles, large stamp pads, scissors, glues, vinyl rolls and more.
- Durability: This ArtBin supply box is made from a hard plastic that is durable and resistant to wear and tear. The tip guard trays prevent spillage of liquid-based art and craft supplies.
- Smart Closure: The 2-Tray Art Supply Box has a lockable latch that keeps the contents secure. It also features sturdy plastic handle for convenient transport, and a wide-opening lid for easy access to all of your supplies.
- Product Details: The 2 Tray Art Supply Box measures 8 x 14 x 7.5 in. It has a 2 top trays with removable dividers.
Kids love to draw wherever they are and that can often mean a mess, but an ArtBin is ideal. We actually have 4 in our house, the kids have one each and I have 2, one for drawing supplies and one for painting supplies. I have had my two since I was a teen and they are still going strong and used regularly.
8. Pencil Sharpener
- Prismacolor – Premier Dual (2 opening) Pencil Sharpener Manual, Black Color (1 Pcs.)
- Prismacolor premier pencil sharpener are specifically designed to sharpen prism color pencils to a perfect point BR, choose either a wide or narrow angle. The translucent cover keeps shavings inside until ready to empty and the blades are made of high-quality steel. This package contains one 3-inch tall 1-3/4-inch diameter pencil sharpener.
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A fabulous little stocking stuffer is a pencil sharpener. If the kid you are buying for is anything like mine then these will always be going missing. The calls of “where is a pencil sharpener?” are frequent especially if they are adding the finishing touches to their artwork and drawings.
9. Mechanical Pencils
- Mechanical pencil set includes 5 quality pencils in 5 sizes: 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 0.9 and 2.0 mm; set of 5 HB lead refills and 10 eraser refills.
- Excellent drafting pencil set for general and technical writing needs
- Minimalist all metal design gives it a professional look and comfortable grip while writing
- Set of 5 different sizes is ideal for everyday use as well as for art, and technical drawing using rulers and templates
- Mr. Pen mechanical pencil set with its 5 pencil tip sizes is perfect for all, from architects, artists and professionals to students, teachers and engineers
We have sketching pencils, we have a pencil sharpener but on this years list my eldest requested mechanical pencils. He’s been looking at Manga and Anime drawing and apparently, an extra sharp pencil is essential and mechanical pencils are the way to go with this. This set is ideal it comes with different sizes of lead and even erasers and isn’t too expensive for those starting out but will last a while before they need upgrading.
10. Finishing Pens
- DEEPEST INK COLOR – The Pitt Artist Essentials set includes 4 pens with the blackest, deepest ink color.
- VARIETY OF NIBS – This essential set includes 4 different nib types. Set includes: Brush (works like a paint brush for brush lettering), Medium (0.8mm nib for bold lines), Superfine (0.4 mm nib for detail and handwriting) and Extra Superfine (0.1 mm nib for tiny details).
- HIGH QUALITY INK – Features 4 vibrant India Ink pens that are archival, waterproof, permanent, acid-free, lightfast and odorless. India Ink allows images in most colors to last in excess of 25 years!
- WORKS ON A VARIETY OF SURFACES – Premium India Ink will not bleed through your pages and the colors can be layered on paper, canvas, books, bibles, or journals.
- FABER-CASTELL QUALITY ART MATERIALS – See your artwork come to life with the absolute best quality art materials. Faber-Castell been a creator of quality art materials since 1761.
Some drawings need to be finished with a pen I have discovered especially if they are sketching graphic or comic book style and a set of Faber Castell Art Pens is ideal. The different thickness of the nibs is perfect for different effects. Both my kids and I use these and find them an essential part of our art supplies.
Cerys is a marine biologist, environmental educator, teacher, mum, and home educator from the UK. She loves getting creative, whether it is with simple and easy crafts and ideas, activities to make learning fun, or delicious recipes that you and your kids can cook together you'll find them all shared here on Rainy Day Mum.