The best art supplies to use with kids: download a checklist and listen to how I use each product on Art Made Easy

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The best art supplies to use with kids: download a checklist and listen to how I use each product on Art Made Easy

Ready to order your first shipment of art supplies and don’t know what to order?

Curious why some art supplies are better than others?

Today’s episode of Art Made Easy helps identify why some paints, paper and brushes deserve a place on your art supply shelf.  Don’t forget to download an art supply ordering checklist and buying guide to help you get started on creating the best art projects.


– What my favorite supplies are

– Products to stay away from and why

– Why different mediums require different supplies

– Why more expensive supplies are not always better for your projects

– Examples of how to use different supplies for new ways of teaching lessons

– Alternative uses for supplies already in stock in your art room/class room

– Pros and Cons of certain brands of supplies

– A list of fun but non-essential supplies

– What types of effective supplies you can get for free

– Some tips to keep children engaged in art-making




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  • Kara Sabatella

    This was wonderful!!! We started teaching art around the same time (helping out at my son’s school) 15 years ago…. oh back in the day!! I had no earthly idea what I was doing. I have made some of the same discoveries and learned so much from your blog over the years. It’s interesting how we have so much knowledge through trial and error. I continue to learn and love listening to the podcasts.. thank you

  • Kasha Aleong

    I love your website and podcasts. I’ve downloaded numerous items from you however, every time I try to download this link to the supply list is doesn’t work. I’ve tried my home and work computer. ITs taking me to the thank you page without me receiving the download.

    • patty.palmer@deepspacesparkle.com

      The link is working so there must be some problem with you email setting or service provider not accepting the download from my PDF delivery.
      Use the contact page to request support and that way we can just send you the PDF directly. Thanks!

  • Jessica

    This podcast was so incredibly helpful! What are your recipes for creating different skin tones? Or do you buy skin tone paint? Thanks!

    • patty.palmer@deepspacesparkle.com

      Mixing skin tones with liquid tempera paint is really easy: buy flesh color which is a very light skin tone and add varying brown paint to achieve varying degrees of brown. I like to mix the colors in plastic tubs so I can keep them all year.

  • amymgavin@gmail.com

    Listening to your podcasts has brought such joy to my professional life. This fall I am returning to elementary art after 10 years away and your enthusiasm and passion are literally contagious. I look forward to hearing from you again at the end of the summer.

    • patty.palmer@deepspacesparkle.com

      Thank Amy! I really appreciate that….and what fun awaits you! The best job in the world.

  • Rosemary Bonnin

    Im new to teaching Art although an artist myself.I really like your approach to teaching .The enthusiasm is almost tangible and definitely inspires confidence .You are very creative but at the same time so sensibly practical.Loving it!!

    • Patty

      Thanks Rosemary!

  • umberlan

    Very good ideas.I have used alot of these ideas in the past love them…

  • Janet

    I love Deep Space Sparkle!! This is my first year teaching, at the age of 57! I worked with Pre-k aged children and graduated to the Art Teacher position. I teach kids from grades Pre-K to eight and need all the help I can get. Your website and tools have been a life saver. Thank you.

    • Patty

      So happy to hear this Janet!

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