If your child has mastered the art of painting on a blank piece of paper and wants to take their painting to the next level, paint-by-number kits are a great option. Paint-by-numbers can be very satisfying—even for adults who invest in a kit and make it a full-on art hour with their kids. You watch a blank canvas with borders, lines and numbers turn into a vibrant image. The paint-by-number kits also test your child’s ability to follow instructions and help with their fine motor skills. Your child will focus on getting inside the lines for these paintings, and the kits will allow their creativity to flourish.
We rounded up the best paint-by-numbers for kids. All of the picks use acrylic paint, so it’ll be an easy, fast-drying paint for kids to work with. The kits also come with three brushes of different sizes. Within our picks, there’s one for beginners. There’s a mama cat with her babies in a unique painting that any cat-loving children will love. Our other pick is for kids who can’t get enough color. The only thing these selections don’t come with are frames. If you want to display your child’s artwork, you’ll have to buy those separately.
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1. Colour Talk DIY Oil Painting Owl and Yellow Moon
If your little one wants to take their painting skills to the next level, they’ll love this paint-by-numbers set. It’s easy for younger kids to follow along. The set comes with a pre-printed textured art canvas, instructions, acrylic paints and three brushes of different sizes. Your child will be delighted to see that they’ve created a cute owl against a starry night sky with just some numbers and paint.
2. iFymei DIY Oil Painting Kit
Add a vibrant and psychedelic painting to your child’s room with this paint-by-number set. Create a multi-colored neon pup by following the easy instructions. Paint one section and then let it dry, while moving onto another area of the pup. The set comes with a 16 x 20 canvas, one set of acrylic paints and three brushes. After your child is done, you’re going to want to get a frame for this work of art.
3. iCoostor Paint by Numbers DIY Acrylic Painting Kit
This paint-by-numbers is a little different than your typical kit. It features some fluffy, otherworldly cats with some large eyes. These cats don’t have stiff borders like the other options on this list. The painting is in Impressionist and Modern styles, which might either be more easy or difficult depending on your child’s artistic skills. With this kit, you get acrylic paint, a 16 in. by 20 in. canvas and three brushes.