Paint and colour resources


  • Oil crayons
  • Oil pastels
  • Coloured pencils
  • Chalk
  • Markers
  • Dyes
  • Inks
  • Coloured paper, including tissue paper

The other essential pieces:Painting tools

  • Hands and fingers (pre-school)
  • Sticks
  • Rags
  • Card
  • Plastic spatulas
  • Palette knives
  • Sponges
  • Brushes: they come in a range of sizes and are made from bristle, mohair, soft hair or nylon. Each child should be able to use at least one large and one small brush in one piece of work. Buy the best quality possible.


  • Newsprint
  • Sugar paper
  • Computer paper
  • Cartridge paper
  • Recycled paper