Creative Toys - Etch A Sketch, Spirograph and Spin Art

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Remember the joy of playing with these creative toys ?

You can share and relive those warm feelings because they still make Etch A Sketch, Spirograph and Spin Art !

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Etch A Sketch

Top 15 Crayola Christmas Gifts for Kids

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Why buy Crayola ?

Because creatively-alive kids blossom and grow to be inspired, original adults who, in turn, have the ability to inspire the world.

Crayola products give colorful wings to the invisible things that grow in the hearts and minds of children. They offer colors that inspire and tools that transform original thoughts into visible form. 

Experience - First crayons, first paints and art supplies for the youngest future artists.

Encourage - Give them the tools to focus and encourage their creative talents.

Engage - Innovative projects designed to engage creative young minds.


  • Everything your little one needs to create with paint in one convenient solution kit
  • Easy-to-grip triangular paint brush lets little hands create broad strokes of color
  • Reusable smock keeps clothes clean
  • Washable paint in 3 vibrant colors
  • Washable Little Artist Paint Kit

  • Promotes proper writing grip
  • Toddler Grip helps develop gross and fine motor skills
  • 30 washable triangular crayons in reusable storage container
  • Anti -roll
  • Bold colors

  • Great for at home or on the go!
  • Interchangeable templates that slide under a clear dry erase surface.
  • More than 25 games and learning activities.

  • All in one portable art sudio and easel!
  • Includes 8 Markers, 24 Crayons, 12 Short Colored Pencils, 8 Washable Watercolors, Paint Brush, Safety Scissors, Washable Glue and 30 Colored Paper Sheets
  • Easy storage & portability!
  • Create art anywhere!

  • Produce cool airbrush effects on paper, clothes and windows
  • Turn markers into spray art
  • Kid Powered No Batteries needed
  • Includes washable markers, fabric markers, stencils and paper
  • Works also with standard broadline Crayola markers

  • Create your own masterpieces with Crayola tools
  • Compose tunes using musical colors/colours
  • Build logic skills as you solve puzzles while navigating the gallery
  • Teaches colors/colours, shapes, art, drawing, logic and reasoning; Appropriate for children ages 3 to 7 years (grades pre-K to 1)
  • Works with all LeapPad learning tablets, LeapsterGS and Leapster Explorer (sold separately); Internet connection may be required for cartridge

  • Create up to 16 customized markers
  • All the tools needed to create customized colored markers
  • Create your own colors use the mixing guide or make your very own color
  • Dip the marker core to absorb your custom ink
  • Compact design with built in storage


 

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  • Helps kids develop gross motor skills
  • It is washable
  • E-Z Squeeze tubes help to control paint flow
  • Flip top cap
  • Made in America

  • This multi-purpose poster paint is perfect for: Posters, Banners, Arts and Craft Projects
  • Non toxic paint colors
  • Packed with bright and mixable colors
  • Set includes six different colors of washable kid's paint in 2 oz. plastic bottles
  • Made in America
  • Complete Art Activity provides endless creative time
  • Over 50 different items for creative play
  • Clear durable container provides storage and easy clean up

  • Unleash your child's creativity with 150 Crayolas, the largest collection ever assembled
  • Unique case with telescoping design, expands into tower of crayons
  • Built-in sharpener ensures a fresh crayon tip is only a twist away
  • Set contains 118 regular crayons, 16 Metallic FX crayons, and 16 glitter crayons
  • For ages 5+ years

 

  • Kids can display their creations for all to see
  • Simply draw a picture with special markers
  • Activate to magnify and project
  • Draw on the acetate surfaces to create layered looks
  • Up to 20X the original size 

  • Contains Digital Crayon; Digital Airbrush; Digital 3D Stylus; Digital Stamper; 3D Glasses; Free Application and Custom Carrying Case
  • Digital 3-D Stylus and 3-D Glasses give eye-popping designs
  • Digital Crayon makes dazzling drawings
  • Digital Stamper for instant; animated images
  • Kids get pages of background scenes and starter designs so they can express without the mess
  • Create mini color-swirl crayons
  • Unique dual-ended crayon holder
  • Clear hood allows kids to watch while crayons melt
  • Melting and molding is fun for kids
  • Create fun color combinations by melting worn crayons into new color swirl mini crayons

  • Drawings magically light up on a 3 dimensional surface
  • Drawings are created from light
  • Create with colorful lights
  • Amazing effects
  • No mess and no clean-up

Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Artist Kids

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Real art supplies for kids selected by artists to encourage their artistic growth


$11.97

1.  Crayola Ultimate Art Case with Easel

Art to go case with 85 items,

paints, markers, pencils, scissors, glue and paper

Ages: 4 -10


$16.19

2. Young Artist Travel Paint Set by Faber Castell

 

Small scale art set for the beginner includes paint, palette, brush set, paper and instructions

Ages: 6-15


$3.99

3.  Crayola 24 washable Watercolors 

 

Colorful set of safe and washable watercolors with brush.

 High quality at very low price.

Ages: 3-15


$10.99

4.  Crayola Art Studio with Digital Tools

Learn art and computer skills

while having fun with crayon, paint , pencil and much more!

Ages: 4 -10


$12.00

5. IlluStory - Write and Illustrate your own real Book

Your child illustrates and writes a story that’s professionally printed and bound into a book

Ages: 6-12


 

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10 Ideas for Artist Halloween Costumes

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Looking for a cool Artist or Art themed Halloween costume?

Here are 10 ideas with tips and supplies to inspire you to create something amazing this year.

1. Famous Paintings Costume

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From Sparksummit

Famously frame yourself as fine art, become The Girl With The Pearl Earring or The Mona Lisa. Artistic fabric draping and lightweight frames is all it takes to recreate these well-loved portraits.

So which one of these famous muses is more ‘you’?

TIP: Take photos of your costume as you work on it to help you to be objective.


2. Picasso Couples Costume

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From Be Lured

A unique two person costume of Picasso’s Head Of A Woman.

The dark and mysterious eyes of Jacqueline Roque, Picasso’s muse for nearly 20 years, makes for an outrageously creative costume.

Simple materials and some painting skills is all you need

TIP: use an art projector to help transfer lines for painting on faces and ‘canvas’.


3. Frida Kahlo Costume

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From Oh Happy Day

Beautiful mini Frida Kahlo is ready for her next colorful self-portrait. Beautiful folkloric patterns express a vibrant spirit. Mix contrasting colors like lime green, pink and orange.

“I don't paint dreams or nightmares, I paint my own reality.” ― Frida Kahlo

TIP: Layer the skirts for festive fullness


4. Living Art Gallery Costume

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From Evil Mad Scientist

Why just be the art when you can be your own exhibition with this group idea! You and your friends are a living gallery. Use your own paintings or recreate famous works of art.

This idea would be great for art educators and special events.

TIP: This idea is a great attention getter to use for promoting special events.


5. Andy Warhol Costume

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From Oh Happy Day

Little Andy Warhol’s cool costume could be made in 15 minutes. Cans of Campbell's tomato soup is the only accessory you need. This easy to make costume works for every age group and gender.

TIP: Style the wig with several coats of super-hold hairspray


6. The Scream Halloween Costume

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From Kids Out and About

Make them all scream for Halloween with a costume of Edvard Munch’s The Scream. A fun idea for you and a friend. Since this painting has been a target of many art thieves, maybe a third friend can dress as an international art thief. Scary!

TIP: Use lightweight foam-core board to mount poster of The Scream


7. Cubist Halloween Costume

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Picasso yourself! Release your inner Cubist with this great last-minute costume idea. Be the art! A great low cost / high impact group costume idea. Don't forget an extra bag for all that candy.

TIP: Mark the eye, ear and mouth holes before painting[/note]


8. Leonardo Da Vinci and Mona Lisa Costumes

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From Coolest Homemade Costumes

Leo and Mona make a cute couple in this artist and muse costume concept. Gold spray paint on cardboard for the frame and a palette cut out of cardboard and you're ready to draw a Halloween crowd.

TIP: recycle graduation gowns to make flowing smocks.


9. Living Masterpiece Costume

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From SFMOMA on the go

Become a masterpiece ! If this 7th Grader can make this clever costume, so can you. Frame your face with Picasso's Girl Before A Mirror. Carefully cut out the opening to make it comfortable for your face

TIP: Recycle an old frame from a second-hand store[/note]


10. Baby Artist Costume

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From Crazy Costumes

What’s as cute as puppies and kittens? Cute Baby Artists of course!

Make your tiny artist irresistible with an artistic mustache pacifier.

Create a french style striped artist shirt by drawing on white baby shirt with black fabric marker. Draw a red neck scarf with a red fabric marker.

TIP: Paint cute exaggerated paint splashes with acrylics or fabric paints on stained baby clothes for costume