19 Fantastic Drawing Gifts for Kids (That Are Great for Homeschool Too!)

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Do you have an aspiring artist? These awesome drawing gifts for kids could be the perfect Christmas or birthday gift!

Having a creative or artistic child is awesome! But sometimes you may find that they’re always needing new materials to create with – new pencils, more paper, and new methods!

According to an article on PsychCentral, some of the best ways we can support our child’s creativity are to:

  • Avoid managing our child’s creativity. We can simply give them the materials they need and get out of the way!
  • Help kids pursue their passions. For artistic kids, this could mean giving them plenty of art supplies, buying or borrowing books about art and famous artists, taking trips to a local art museum.

With that being said, let’s take a look at our list of great drawing gifts for kids! Remember that any of these items can help your child nurture or grow their creative tendencies!

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We’ve divided this list into three groups, based on ages and grades.

  • Best Drawing Gifts for Kids ages 5-8
  • Best Drawing Gifts for Kids ages 9-12
  • Great Drawing Gifts for Teens

Keep reading to check them out!

Best Drawing Gifts for Kids Ages 5-8

Kids in this age group are often in lower elementary school grades. They can often be prolific artists, constantly producing new drawings, sketches, pictures, and paintings!

At Reluctant Homeschool Mama, we’ve searched particularly for the best drawing gifts for kids that are high quality but are still affordable!

Melissa & Doug Sketch Pads

These awesome sketch pads come in a pack of three and are a staple to keep around the house if you have creative or artistic kids!

The Drawing Book for Kids: 365 Daily Things to Draw Step-by-Step

This book is full of tons of simple drawing tutorials – from animals and vehicles to holidays and sports!

It’s perfect for motivated young artists who want to draw every day!

Crayola Ultimate Light Board Drawing Tablet

We love this cool light board for several reasons! First, it’s not consumable, which means no mess! Second, it’s ideal for long car trips or other types of travel. Third, it comes with six washable gel markers, too.

Rainbow Scratch Paper Kit

This cool rainbow scratch paper kit includes 50 scratch pages, 5 wooden stylus, and four cool sets of stencils.

Kids seem to love rainbow scratch paper because their drawing will always be colored in a unique and surprising way!


Lulu Jr. Illustory Book-Making Kit

The winner of the 2017 Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medal, this book-making kit is amazing for your young artists!

After your kids create their own 20-page book (including an adorable About the Author page!), you can send their book via the pre-paid envelope to Illustory and receive a professionally printed, hardcover copy of their book in 2-3 weeks’ time!

There’s also a new comic book-making kit too!

Related article:15 Awesome Educational Toys to Keep Younger Kids Occupied

Crayola Inspiration Art Case

This art case is a staple in our home and homeschool!

It contains 64 crayons, 40 washable markers, 20 colored pencils, and drawing paper too!

If your kids want to feel grown-up or thrive with organization, this art kit is the way to go!

Melissa & Doug Deluxe Standing Art Easel

Another perennial favorite, this art easel is ideal for any kid who loves to create!

This easel features a whiteboard on one side and a chalkboard on the other. There’s also an option to pull the included paper roll over the whiteboard side for drawing or painting on paper as well.

We purchased ours in 2011 when our kids were young and all five of them have loved it.

Free Homeschool Resource Library

While you’re here, make sure you join the Reluctant Homeschool Mama’s Free Resource Library!

Staying organized and on top of all things homeschool is tough, but inside the library, you’ll find over 40 resources like printable book reports, field trip reports, parent-child interviews, unit study planners, daily schedules, holiday printables, and more!

Click right here or on the image below to get access!

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Best Drawing Gifts for Kids Ages 9-11

These drawing gifts for kids are best for grades 4-6.

Amazon Basics Sketch and Drawing Art Pencil Kit

Kids ages 9-11 often want to be more grown up, and this official-looking sketch pencil set will be something that can do just the trick!

This 17-piece set contains six pencils of varying hardness, three charcoal pencils, four compressed sketch sticks, two different erasers, a sharpener, and more. At a super affordable price point, it would a perfect stocking stuffer or inexpensive birthday gift!

Big Sketch Pad for Kids

Pair this fun 200-page sketch pad with a new set of the Amazon Basics Sketch and Drawing Art Pencil Kit about and you’ll have a fantastic gift for your drawing-obsessed kiddo!

Blank Comic Book for Kids

If your kids enjoy graphic novels and comic books, this blank comic book will be a big hit!

With over 100 blank pages, this awesome book could inspire lots of awesome artwork and writing from your child.

How to Draw: Easy Techniques and Step-by-Step Drawings for Kids

This fantastic How to Draw book is fantastic for kids who like to draw anything at all!

With step-by-step tutorials for animals, cartoon projects, hand lettering, and more – chances are there will be something for your budding artist in this book.

Flip Book Kit 

Of all the fun drawing gifts for kids on this list, this awesome Flip Book Kit is one our very favorites!

Featuring an LED lightpad and Beginner’s Animation Guide, this kit can teach your child everything they need to know to start animating and bring their artwork to life!

Included are enough supplies and paper to make at least four different flip books.

Portrait Drawing for Kids: A Step-by-Step Guide to Drawing Faces

Drawing faces can be one of the trickiest things for young artists to master.

With is great Portrait Drawing for Kids book, kids will learn common face structure, and more advanced concepts such as shading, highlighting, and seven self-portraiture.

Best Drawing Gifts for Middle School and High School Kids (Ages 12 and up)

Many of these art gifts for olders kids are also fantastic for young adults and college-aged students.

Bachmore Sketch Pad

This beautiful sketch-pad has the binding at the top, making it equally easy to use for both right and left-handed young artists.

Adjustable Drawing & Sketching Board

This lovely, adjustable tabletop drawing board will help your child know that you take their love for creating seriously!

The Master Guide to Drawing Anime

If your child is interested in drawing anime or manga, this is THE book to help them learn how!

The author, Christopher Hart, has more than seven million art-instruction books in print!

Related article: 11 Best History Board Games for Middle and High Schoolers

50-Piece Professional Art Drawing and Sketching Set

This drawing and sketching kit has everything your budding artist could ever hope for when it comes to creating art wherever they go!

The quick zip case means they can take their supplies with them easily, as well as the two included mini-sketchbooks.

The Easy Drawing Book for Teens

This great book has 20 specific drawing step-by-step drawing projects for teens, including still lifes, portraits, and more.

Lessons focus on teaching proportion, shading, and fine details.

Arteza Real Brush Pens

These beautiful watercolor brush pens come very highly rated and cost much less than some of the more well-known brands!

With 48 unique colors, your teen won’t be disappointed by this great set.

Final thoughts about drawing gifts for kids

We hope that your kids will enjoy these great art gifts and be inspired to keep creating!

Let us know in the comments below which one is your favorite or if you have any recommendations to add to our list!

Related articles about homeschool gift ideas:

35 Amazing Books Your Middle Schooler Needs to Read

23 Fun Science Board Games to Incorporate Into Your Homeschool

25 Fantastic Read-Aloud Books for Kindergarten

15 Amazing Christmas Gifts for Homeschool Moms

Which of these drawing gifts for kids do you like the best? 

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