Supplies to have on hand for baby & toddler art activities

Hi friends. It has been awhile since I have popped up around here for a good old blog. I am not going to lie, it is super nostalgic look through all the old posts on here. Seeing pre-kids, NYC living, career building Renée and Jay leaves me feeling immensely grateful for where we have been and where we are now.

These days I spend most of my time on Instagram because I can interact with y’all a lot more intimately there. But you were asking for lists of art and activity supplies that I keep on hand so I decided a post with some direct links for a simple “add to cart” approach in the midst of how truly busy parenthood is.

I will break the lists into a few different posts based on the questions I have received. I will start with craft supplies I have on hand. Posts on activity and inquiry supplies, and social-emotional/behavior picturebooks to come!

I have used amazon links since both Canada and US readers have access to Amazon. But keep in mind that you can get a lot of these supplies at local stores (Timeless Toys in Victoria has great craft sections), Michaels, the Dollar Store or Walmart too. But Amazon’s ship directly to your front door is v v helpful.

First Art Supplies

Painting with your 1 year old is entirely possible (and won’t destroy your house). These are the first art supplies I got for Anderson to explore and experiment with:

More supplies in our stash

So everything listed above is still in use except for the palm grasp crayons because we have moved onto traditional crayons. But we have also added:


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