Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Top Five Art Materials Every Child Should Have at Home...according to MaryAnn F. Kohl and {GIVEAWAY}

If you've been following my blog you know who MaryAnn F. Kohl is, right?  If not, she in a  phenomenal author of many Children's Art books.  You can check out the list of all her books on Amazon.com here. I've posted MaryAnn F. Kohl's Top 10 Favorite Art Materials  and her Top 5 Process Art Ideas which were both received very well.  The next question I asked MaryAnn was:  What Five Art Materials do you think all children should have access to at home? 





MaryAnn: "Kids Should Have Free Access to the Basics at All Times. These are the materials that are always on a shelf or in a box that kids don't have to ask to use. This may seem like a simple list, but maybe it is a good reminder of how easy art exploration for kids can be."

1. Crayons

2. Glue

3. Scissors

4. Stapler

5. Paper


What supply should we add to the list?


*GIVEAWAY*


I'm also having a GIVEAWAY of all these items mentioned above which are graciously being supplied by Discount School Supply Company.  MaryAnn Kohl LOVES Discount School Supply and highly recommends them for a resource for your Art Supplies.

For An Entry to this GIVEAWAY:

Take a look at Discount School Supplies website here and tell me what supply you would love to have and mention it in the comment section below!


You can "Like" Discount School Supply on Facebook here to receive great inspiration for ideas and for great deals on art supplies.


Follow them on Twitter here.

Giveaway winner will be selected at random.
Deadline to make a comment for an entry: April  11, 2012, 9 pm EST.


***Please leave your e-mail if you cannot be reached my "clicking" on your name.

Good Luck!

49 comments:

  1. I like lots of stuff there, but maybe either Origami paper or Specialty Printed Paper Pack - 240 Sheets, thank you for such a wonderful giveaway.

    ReplyDelete
  2. And for the list I would add regular pencils.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Paint and paint supplies! This is a wonderful idea. And i love the craft projects you have for marble painting the egg art! My kids go to a "play center" not a learning center so i try to teach them as much as i can and do lots of crafts and sensory things with them.
    burnrebecca@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  4. I would love the biocolor paint kit. Discount school supply has wonderful art supplies.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Email jrgivens@hotmailDOTcom

      Delete
  5. Oh, the choices! The mobile classroom drying rack would be wonderful. Thank you for hosting the giveaway. cdoucettrn@netcommander.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. I've been eyeing the Easy Grip Uppercase Letter Stamps and stamp pads. I think they would be another art supply that you can have accessible for kids to use anytime. We used them at a children's museum and they were great.

    ReplyDelete
  7. I just set up two huge sets of 3 drawers on our kitchen table. I don't even pretend I'm going to put my 4 year old's art stuff away now. :) She can grab coloring sheets, crayons, markers, scissors stamps whenever she wants to. I hadn't thought of a stapler, but that would be a good skill for her to learn.

    Washable stamp pads would be awesome! We're getting into stamping to help with reading and spelling and my craft ones aren't all washable. :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. I love Discount School Supply Company & have ever since I first discovered Play at Home Mom, a blog that recommends several of DSS's products. I most covet the tabletop light table, and several of the accessories for the light table, like the letters for example. My email address is sweet.chocolate.h.shizzle@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. I have been wanting to try DSS's biocolor paints for a loooong time time now!

    ReplyDelete
  10. I have liked DSS on facebook.

    ReplyDelete
  11. I would love to have the Colorations Simply Washable Tempera Paints, set of 11 classic colors. My daughter loves to paint and she would love all the colors!!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I really like the idea of having certain art supplies available for our little dude whenever he wants to play with them. I like DSS on Facebook and visited their website - would love a large safety mirror. I'm not on twitter.

    happy crafting!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I would add tape and/ or paint. Essentials for any ECE program!

    ReplyDelete
  14. love the paint supplies and teacher's fav has some gr8 products too, thanx for hosting this giveaway

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love DSS! Their colored tape is a favorite for both my students and myself :) Thanks for the giveaway!
    ksworwood@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. What great stuff! I'd go for the florescent paint!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I have been eyeing bleeding tissue paper. ssosler(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  18. Liquid watercolors they are amazing! debra92691@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love Mary Ann Kohl and DSS too - their shipping is very fast. I want to try their biocolor paints. And maybe the craft sand too! I would love one of everything from the arts and crafts section, lol. To add to your list, I'd probably say tape. My 4 year old loves tape. mnkle17(at)gmail(dot)com

    ReplyDelete
  20. I would want a really big bottle of glue or a big box of glue sticks. That's the supply we need to replenish the most. My email is thegoldengleam at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  21. Two words... Gallon glue scooterdog@ymail.com

    ReplyDelete
  22. really want some liquid watercolors! thanks for the giveaway! :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. I would love to try 9" x 12" Colorations® Heavyweight Construction Paper. The colors seem to be so much brighter than the regular construction paper. Also the size of it is a big plus.

    ReplyDelete
  24. I Like Discount School Supply on Facebook as Tanya Rubezhov.

    ReplyDelete
  25. I would love to have the biocolor paint, Gold and Silver.

    ReplyDelete
  26. boxes, small and big. Shoe boxes, tissue boxes, packing boxes, diaper boxes, they come up with the craziest things and if they get ruined, they can be recycled (like you would do anyways if you didn't think to let your kids play with them!) susykins@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. ok, I misread the question, but whatever goodies I'd order from discount school supplies, I'd still keep the box it came in to let the little guy play with it!

      Delete
  27. blocks, of any sort, although if I could afford it, I'd buy the magna tiles. Those things look awesome! susykins@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  28. I liked them on facebook susykins@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  29. I am following on tweeter. susykins@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I would choose the tracing paper or Scratch Design Boards. those look like a lot of fun! Thanks! letters4laura at gmail dot com

    ReplyDelete
  31. I almost had a conniption when you said list "five" art materials. I could go on and on!! Thank goodness everyone else did. Next time ask me for my twenty-five most important art materials. I think that was the hardest question I've ever been asked.

    ReplyDelete
  32. glittery gold watercolor paint! Tho, as someone said above,the magnatiles are pretty cool too.

    ReplyDelete
  33. A little surprised by a stapler. I would add markers to the list. I would love to try paint scrapers for different painting textures.

    ReplyDelete
  34. Love to have some paint
    Eve2570@msn.com

    ReplyDelete
  35. would like to try liquid water colors
    shelbyrob2000@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  36. I would love to have 25 lbs of moist red clay. :D

    ReplyDelete
  37. I would love liquid watercolors :-) Just saw the movie on DSS, wow! Didn't know about them before you posted the shaving cream rainbows! And when I saw what else you can do with them... Yes, they are on top of my wanting list.
    What I would add to the list above are...colored pencils and a good pencil sharpener.
    Thanks for the chance.

    kathleenpeirsman@gmail.com

    ReplyDelete
  38. I would love to try out the Con-Tact chalkboard roll! You could use that for so many different activities!
    gkimmel3@yahoo.com

    ReplyDelete
  39. I have been longing to get the Jumbo Washable Stamp pads! They would be great to make handprints!

    ReplyDelete