Unique Gift Ideas for the Teen (or Tween) who Loves Art

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A creative art tool or new brand new drawing medium can inspire hours of artistic creativity for your teen who loves art. These tools and mediums are some of the surprises we have used over the years as art gifts for teens.

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Drawing Tools for Your Teen

1. Electric Eraser – This handy drawing tool is perfect for shading and getting rid of mistakes.

2. Kneaded Erasers

3. Blending Stumps

4. Jointed Mannequin – for drawing the human figure

5. Battery Powered Pencil Sharpener – This one can go with your artist wherever they feel inspired to create.

6. Pencil Case – to carry their favorite drawing tools

7. Tracing Light Box

8. Artist Sketchboard – larger than a standard size clipboard and perfect for drawing on the go

9. Graphite Sketch Set

10. Charcoal Drawing Pencils

11. Charcoal Sticks

12. Double Ended-Art Markers

Tools for Your Teen Digital Artist

13. Drawing Tablet and Stylus – My future animator had this one on his list.

14. Digital Pen for Tablets and Phones – The artist in our neighborhood recommended this stylus over the apple pen because it could work with any tablet or phone.

15. Drawing Tablet Glove – You can’t have skin touch the tablet as you are leaning on it and drawing.

Creative Mediums for Your Teen Artist

16. Gelatos – creamy, smooth color sticks

17. Watercolor Pencils – experiment with these pencils wet or dry

18. Gouache Paint Set – It’s not watercolor and it’s not acrylic. It’s something different and your teen will have a blast experimenting.

19. Chalk Pastels – one of our favorite mediums for many years

20. Oil Pastels

21. India Ink

Watercolor Supplies for Your Artistic Teen

22. Watercolor Paper – we keep several packs of this around the house.

23. Round Brushes

24. Watercolor Mixing Tray with Lid – My daughter loves this particular one with the lid

Mixed Media Supplies for Your Artistic Teen

26. Mixed Media Stencils

27. Mod Podge

28. Mixed Media Journal – durable pages for wet and dry pages

29. Acrylic Paint Set

So many of these supplies have made my teen artist happy at birthdays and holidays over the years. I hope they bring a smile to the face of your teen artist as well.

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