Here are some of our favorite small, affordable art accessories that would make fantastic stocking stuffers for an artistic child (or grown up!) in your life:
Pentel Water Brush — we love using this water brush with watercolor pencils (we own phenomenal watercolor pencil sets by Derwent and Caran D’Ache). No need to worry about your little one spilling a glass of water or having to change the water frequently when it turns murky; this refillable brush holds the water inside and you just lightly press or paint with it to wet your paper and turn your pencil-markings into paint!
Royal Langnickel soft grip brushes — easy to hold, our daughter always asks for these brushes when we do painting projects. They come in a host of fun colors. Find them at your local art store in the kids section.
Metallic gel pens — great for drawing on dark paper or simply adding a bit of a sparkle to a handwritten note, we own dozens of these metallic pens in every color of the rainbow!
Carnival Glitter Glue — there may be many types of glitter glue out there, but these brand new glitter pens from eeBoo are particularly pretty, making them perfect for a holiday stocking or to adorn the top of a gift. I’m partial to the colorful swirl. (While they are available online, we found them at our local Whole Foods Market.)
Speedball Linoleum Cutter Set — We love carving our own stamps using this lino cutter and Speedball Speedy-Cut Carving Blocks. With a number of tips, this cutter makes it easy to carve, and the carving blocks are thick enough to hold and stamp with afterwards. Pair the lino cutter with some colorful stamp pads and you’re all set to create beautiful stamps from the get go!