Creativity is the most freeing form of self-expression, especially for little ones in their development stages. Expressing feelings and thoughts when you’re little can be tricky. Having a medium to direct their experiences towards, can significantly enhance their emotional health, on top of the development of their creativity.
Children need a multitude of opportunities to express their creativity and freedom, whether it's painting a portrait or doing a bit of gardening.
What kid doesn’t love getting a bit messy too? Mess is great and should be encouraged sometimes, especially when it comes to creativity. Having an art station dedicated to their interests and learning is a great way to encourage your kids’ self-expression.
A decked-out art station with everything you need is the best place to start for any little artist looking to let their imagination run wild. Below we’ve highlighted seven of our top picks, to get your little one started on their artistic journey.
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Round up of the best kids’ art stations:
How Mother&Baby selected the best kids’ art stations:
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Battop Deluxe Wooden Art Easel Kids
This all-in-one art easel, makes the perfect station for kids to go crazy with their creativity. With two large work areas, this multi-functional art station is the perfect educational toy for artistic development and just pure fun. Keep the little ones entertained for hours, with paints, chalk and markers – there’s no limit to what they can create.
Features: height adjustable legs, paper roller, dust box, whiteboard side, chalkboard side, storage tray, painting apron, paint pots, chalk, whiteboard eraser, eraser, whiteboard pens and magnets.
Kid's Double-Sided Art Easel
Adjustable height and 360-degree rotation, this is the perfect easel for growing children. This art station would make the best gift for any little artists, looking to stimulate their imagination. Art with no mess? Yes please, this easel is clean in just a swipe.
Features: whiteboard side, chalkboard side, dust-free chalks, blackboard eraser, four foot pads, three magnetic buckles, one ruler, six cartoon stickers, chalk cover and magnetic letters, symbols and numbers.
Kid Made Modern - Studio in a box set
Any budding artists perfect on-the-go set-up, this studio in a box, is bound to spark creativity in any little one. All packed into one easy travel case, your children can take their art into the world, and find inspiration anywhere.
Features: 16 coloured pencils, three drawing pencils, 10 washable markers, 10 acrylic paints, 12 watercolour paints, three crayon discs, one wooden pencil sharpener, one eraser, one small round brush, one medium round brush, one large round brush, one flat brush, one fan brush, four canvas boards, one watercolour paper pad, one mixed paper pad, one carrying case with handle.
Kids 3-in-1 Activity Easel
Inspire your little ones’ creativity, with this brilliant multi-purpose easel. Featuring a magnetic board, white board and chalkboard, your child is free to explore their creative side and start their journey into the world of art.
Features: adjustable height, magnetic board, whiteboard, chalkboard, board rubber, chalks and paint pots.
Children's Wooden Double-Sided Easel with Clock
Great for learning and educational play at home, this art station comes equipped with a play clock and magnetic letters. Perfect for setting up in a playroom, kids can get creative and learn about the time, numbers, and alphabet at the same time.
Features: blackboard side, magnetic whiteboard side, shelf for storage, play clock, painted numbers and alphabet, 104-piece set of magnetic letters, numbers and symbols, coloured chalk and crayons and cloth for erasing.
Heart Children's 3 Piece Arts and Crafts Table and Chair Set
This children’s arts and crafts table and chair set, is the ideal place for homework, games, or arts and crafts. Handy storage bins are accessible from either side of the table and removable for carrying or cleaning. A great table and chair set for younger tots to let their creativity run wild.
Features: two chairs, one table with two removable storage bins.
Micador jR. - Easy Carry Portable Art Studio
Another on-the-go studio set-up, this portable art studio is a great compact set, with all the essentials to start your little one on their creative journey. The carry case easily converts into a desk easel, so your kids’ can spark their creativity wherever they may be.
Features: watercolour discs in 10 colours, one water container, paint brushes included - one flat and one round, blackboard with 10 chalks, whiteboard with eight markers, sponge eraser and 10 sheets of white a4 paper.