Children love using their hands to express themselves. When it comes to encouraging your son’s creativity and self-expression, there’s nothing better than arts and crafts! Art allows kids to use fun tools to make things based on what they see, feel, or experience around them. By providing your boy with art supplies, he will be able to unleash a new side of himself.
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Even though you know how beneficial arts and crafts can be – especially on a rainy day – it can be difficult to find the best supplies for your little one. After all, many art products aren’t well suited for 2-year-olds! When you’re searching for craft supplies for boys this young, it’s important to be safe.
Below are 16 of the best arts & craft supplies that are perfect for any 2-year-old boy. Scroll through our favorites below to find the best ones for your child! Who knows – you just might have a future artist on your hands!
The Finger Paint Paper Pad by Melissa & Doug is the perfect way to get your child used to working with their hands. With 50 sheets of glossed non-absorbent paper, your boy is sure to be entertained for hours. Simply give your child some pretty colored non-toxic paint and let their minds to the talking. The best part is that this book is bound at the top which makes for easy sheet removal when it’s time to frame! Not only will your 2-year-old be occupied with the fun painting they’ll be doing, but you’ll be left with memories to cherish forever.
Some paints are healthier for children than others. That’s because paints often have chemicals in them that are harmful if ingested. For a safe alternative, these Crayola Washable Finger Paints are non-toxic. That means you won’t have to worry about your boy dunking his hands in the paint! These paint tubes are made with flip top caps that make for easy dispersal into a bowl or palette. Even if your boy does make a mess, the paint is washable which makes clean-up sweet and simple. Your young child will love playing with this paint, so make sure to have tons of finger-painting paper ready!
One of the most classic children’s arts & craft supplies is Play-Doh Modeling Compound. This clay has been around since the 1930’s, and since then it’s become a household craft staple. Play-Doh lets your young child make simple clay masterpieces from a variety of color choices. With easy-to-open lids, your 2-year-old will have no trouble getting to the color that they love! It’s important to note that this clay is non-toxic, so you don’t have to worry about harmful chemicals on your kid’s skin. Play-Doh Modeling Compound is also re-usable. Once your child is done with their model, squish it back into the container for next play time!
Get your boy writing from a young age with this KOKODI LCD Writing Tablet. This tablet uses a unique LCD pressure sensitive technology and can be erased with the push of a button, so it’s reusable! No more wasting scrap paper to let your 2-year-old doodle. Now, with this writing tablet, they can become familiar with holding pens and pencils properly. This is great educational experience for the future while giving your boy something fun to do! It won’t even feel like a lesson. Your child will love drawing plenty of pictures on their writing tablet!
If your child likes participating in hands-on arts & crafts, this Wooden Kid’s Art Easel could be a great addition to their playroom. The double-sided easel has everything any young beginner artist needs to have fun. One side is a chalkboard and the other is a white board, so your boy can practice art with different medium! Also, for a save-able form of art, simply pull down a sheet of the refillable paper roll and it’s instantly transformed into a paint studio! The base has 3 built-in paint pots for simple paint storage. However old your child gets, this adjustable easel will grow with them!
Does your 2-year-old love art and magic? This Free to Fly Aqua Drawing Mat combines the two together! Included is a mat, water brushes, and a variety of stencils to aid drawing. Simply fill the water brushes with water and let your child draw on the mat! Instantly you’ll see what’s so magical – the mat is water activated and only writes in water. This means the provided brushes won’t draw on any other surface! Your boy will love drawing unique masterpieces on this floor mat and watching the magic happen. The best part is this is reusable. When the water evaporates every three to ten minutes, your child will have a new, clean slate!
Are you tired of constantly giving your boy single pieces of scrap paper to draw on? Instead of buying expensive reams of copy paper, this Tabletop Paper Roll Dispenser will save your recycling from excess paper waste. Whenever your child wants to draw or has a burst of artistic energy, this paper roll dispenser will be ready to assist! Simply pull the sheet out as long as you want. After your child is done drawing, you can cut the used part off or keep it attached for a continuous piece of art. This roll is the perfect way to keep a child entertained, especially on days stuck inside.
For a more unique arts & craft tool than markers, paint, or crayons, Do A Dot Art is perfect! These tubes of washable and non-toxic paint markers have sponge tips that work by dabbing or dragging the tube onto paper. They are designed with young children in mind. The bottles are wide and have a studded grip on the side. The only thing between your child and their masterpiece is a twist-off cap! With five bright colors, the art opportunities are endless. Layer, blend, and mix colors effortlessly. Your 2-year-old will love all of the unique creations that are possible with Do A Dot Art!
Paper isn’t your child’s only canvas. Teach your boy that the world is their canvas with Chalk City Sidewalk Chalk. These jumbo washable chalk sticks are perfect for decorating the sidewalk or driveway. Each piece of chalk is made to fit a child’s hand and is safe, non-toxic, and minimizes chalk dust! Chalk art is fun for everyone, so this gives you the perfect activity to share with your child. Draw, or play hopscotch and tic-tac-toe for an afternoon of games! Once you’re done drawing, simply store the chalk back in the plastic bucket for convenient transport.
Sometimes, using smaller writing and drawing utensils can be difficult for a younger 2-year-old’s dexterity level. Help them drawing easier and teach them how to hold writing utensils properly with a set of Jumbo Crayons! This set has 16 different colors to use, so the opportunities for patterns are endless. These crayons are also non-toxic and made from a natural type of wax. This way, you won’t have to worry about your child getting sick from added chemicals. Be sure to have lots of paper ready so your boy can draw whenever he wants.
Is your child a tactile learner? Does he like using his bare hands for arts and crafts? If so, Kinetic Sand is a great supply for him to use. Kinetic Sand has always been dubbed as magic sand because it feels just like sand but molds like clay. When your child picks up the sand, it will flow through his hand. But, when he pats it down and molds it into something, its shape will stick. Unlike regular sand, Kinetic Sand sticks to itself This means that clean-up is a breeze. Simply use a clump of sand to pick other small stray pieces up. Your boy will love the magic feel of Kinetic Sand!
If your boy loves on-the-go art but want to avoid messy clean-up, this Water Wow! Bundle by Melissa & Doug is the perfect gift. These are activity pads that are activated with water. With color-with-water technology, all that’s required is a water brush. Fill the easy-to-grip brush with water and your 2-year-old will have a mess-free art’s & craft to work on. These books are all re-usable after the water dries. This way, the opportunities for creations are endless. The best part is these books are perfect for travel. You’ll have no paint or marker mess to clean off your car seats after a long trip!
Instead of opting for a boring arts and craft activity, give your child this Button Art Activity Set by Alex Toys. Your boy will learn to match colors and snap the buttons that match into place. This way, your child’s mind will be active. This toy encourages the development of creative thinking, hand-eye coordination, and fine motor skills. Be sure to keep an eye on your child while playing with this toy due to risk of ingestion of the buttons. There are 10 activity boards to choose from, and each creates a different object or scene. The Button Art Activity Set is perfect for the parent looking to expand their child’s mind.
For an educational coloring activity suitable for 2-year-old boys, this coloring book is perfect. It is specifically created for younger children between the ages of 2 and 6. Every page has a new lesson on it. From learning their colors to counting numbers, this coloring book combines learning with recreation. Your child won’t even know they’re learning – they’ll just think they’re coloring in a coloring book! It’s simple, easy to understand, and, most importantly, it’s fun! Be sure to prepare your child for school with this educational coloring book.
Plain paint brushes can become boring. Give your 2-year-old something new to play with by introducing these EVNEED Paint Sponges. These brushes don’t use synthetic hair-like fibers that traditional paint brushes do. Instead, each is a different shaped sponge. This way, your child can create new art pieces with unique tools. This set includes 12 differently shaped sponge prints, 4 sponge rollers, 4 flower tools, 4 texture tools, 4 more traditional children’s paint brushes, and one smock. The options are endless for beautiful masterpiece creations by your 2-year-old boy with this paint set.
Is your child just getting started with arts and crafts? The My First Scribble Book by Alex Toys can help him learn vital hand-eye coordination skills! This provides an entertaining and easy way for your child to express themselves. Each page has a different activity, and there are 50 different pages. Your boy will love scribbling in and coloring the pre-drawn shapes on each page. Finish the masterpiece off with stickers. The book comes with a set of 69 stickers for beautiful artistic embellishment. Help your child with their dexterity with this My First Scribble Book!