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    26 Art Supplies That'll Inspire You To Get Creative

    "Wow, I am the next Bob Ross." —me to my stick figure masterpiece.

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    1. Ultra-smooth colored pencils that are No.1 (for anyone who's ever thought "huh, why are regular pencils called No. 2?").,

    "Fill in the bubbles yourself!" —colored pencils to regular ones.

    Get a pack of 48 from Amazon for $24.48.

    2. Gel pens your elementary school self would trade any rare Pokémon card for. No questions asked.

    "Sure, you can use one!" —me appearing to be selfless, but literally dying on the inside when a classmate asked to borrow a gel pen.

    Get a pack of 80 from Amazon for $16.99.

    3. An adult coloring book that (once and for all) proves recreational coloring is not just for children, OKAY?,

    Now pass the blue crayon, dammit.

    Get it from Amazon for $5.49.

    4. White canvases for art that is not currently on display at the MoMa, but needs to Gogh there immediately.,

    Get a pack of five from Amazon for $22.90.

    5. A step-by-step cartoon book guaranteed to get you a job at Cartoon Network.*

    *Results may vary.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.40.

    6. Water brushes that will make even the crappiest of stick figures look like watercolored works of art.

    "This is inspired by the Cubism movement." —me, justifying my stick figures.

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $10.99.

    7. A calligraphy pen and ink palette for anyone who's always romanticized hand-written letters.,

    Grab a postage stamp, write a gorgeous letter, and mail it to yourself.

    Get them from Amazon for $8.99 (left) and $16.02 (right).

    8. A DIY oil painting kit known to be kind of annoying. It's constantly screaming things like, "PAINT NIGHT!"

    A bottle of wine + a couple of these kits = best stay-at-home paint night ever.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    9. Dual brush pens with both a fine tip and a brush tip, meaning you'll be able to draw with precision. Hooray!

    Get a pack of 24 from Amazon for $12.99.

    10. A paint brush assortment designed by da Vinci himself, before he focused his attention on the "flying machine" thing.

    Fun fact: he came up with the idea of creating fine tip paint brushes after having some difficulty drawing a pair of eyebrows.*

    Get it from Michaels for $4.99.

    *This is a lie.

    11. A FlipBookKit that lets you create your own film. You should probably start looking for something to wear to the Oscars.

    The original kit comes with cards of the Edweard Muybridge galloping horse. HOWEVER! Blank DIY cards will allow you to create your very own animated sequence.

    Get it from MoMa Design Store for $40 (plus, the blank DIY cards for $14).

    12. A sketch book you'll want to flip open and run your hands through. There is nothing better than smooth, blank pages.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.54.

    13. A watercolor pan set that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. In other words, it's not that much Monet.

    Get it from Michaels for $5.

    14. Modeling clay designed to "stretch your imagination." Can we all agree this is better to play with than slime?


    My eight-year-old sister would feel so betrayed to read that.

    Get a 24-color sampler from Michaels for $28.99.

    15. An all-in-one kit that includes 101 pieces of everything you need to become an artiste.

    This includes pencils, oil pastels, an easel, brushes, acrylic paints, and more!

    Get it from Michaels for $48.99.

    16. Kinetic sand designed for anyone who loves playing with beach sand... but how the hell does it get EVERYWHERE?

    This stuff won't stick to your hands! Or get in your bikini bottoms! Can I get an AMEN?

    (If you actually said "amen," please know that you're a good person. A true friend.)

    Get it from Target for $10.39.

    17. Chalkboard paint for everyone who would like to go graffiti crazy on their walls.

    *writes 'AnaMaria was here' on every empty inch of wall*

    Get it from Amazon for $10.32.

    18. And of course, liquid chalk markers in vibrant colors. Plus, these come with chalkboard labels.

    It's okay. Unleash your inner nerd. It's acceptable to get excited about liquid chalk.

    Get a pack of 10 markers and 40 chalkboard labels from Amazon for $12.95.

    19. Metallic markers that are basically already in your shopping card. Address in. Credit card entered. Done.

    If my soul was a marker, it would be a metallic one.

    Get a pack of 10 from Amazon for $12.90.

    20. A coloring book for anyone who was rejected from Hogwarts. You may be a muggle, but you're a damn talented one.

    "I AM AN ARTIST!" —me as I finish coloring in an illustration of Dobby.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.66.

    21. A monthly subscription box that lets you create your own art, while teaching you about art history.

    This box includes up to ten art materials, storage cases for those materials, two instructional videos, and one or two cards with prominent pieces of art for inspiration.

    Get it from Crate Joy for $29+.

    22. Glitter paint with a writing nozzle that would have made those oak tag projects SO much better.

    Get it from Michaels for $1.49 (available in three colors).

    23. A basic kit that'll have you knitting and crocheting like a pro. Excuse me as I go make myself a pair of socks.

    Is there anything better than knitted socks? No. There is not.

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99.

    24. A drawing book designed to honor the most beautiful beings on earth: animals.,

    This is not an opinion, but a fact.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.63.

    25. Oil pastels that bring me back to elementary school art class. Remember how AMAZING it felt to blend these on paper?!

    I can't be the only one.

    Get a pack of 28 from Amazon for $4.09.

    26. And finally, the ultimate Crayola Box. Legend has it that heaven is a room on earth filled with perfectly sharpened crayons... every single color under the sun.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.19.

    Me, a baby adult, with all my fabulous crayons.

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