Nature's Art Club
Supply List

Below are the list of supplies that you’ll use every month.  We intentionally use the same set of supplies so it’s easy for you to keep everything organized and simple when it comes to painting.  There are also some other great no-mess options for younger artists or for days when you don’t want to paint.

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Watercolor Project
Supplies You'll Need

Canson Watercolor Paper Pad Size 9x12

Canson Watercolor Paper Pad Size 9x12

  • Sold as 1 Each.
  • Ideal for watercolor, gouache, and acrylic painting, as well as pencil drawing. Unit: pad of 30.
  • Resistant to repeated washes, suitable for all wet media applications.
  • Fold Over Bound Pad-140 lb./300 gsm.
  • Size: 9 in. x 12 in..
Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Sketcher's Pocket Box

Winsor & Newton Cotman Watercolor Sketcher's Pocket Box

  • Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colours are a range of water colours that are made to our high quality standards but costs are kept to an economical level by replacing some of the more costly pigments with less expensive alternatives
  • Cotman Water Colours possess good transparency, excellent tinting strength and good working properties
  • This popular pocket-sized plastic box features an integral mixing palette in the lid
  • This water colour set contains a pocket brush and 12 Cotman Water Colour half pans: Lemon Yellow Hue, Cadmium Yellow Hue, Cadmium Red Pale Hue, Alizarin Crimson Hue, Ultramarine, Intense Blue (Phthalo Blue), Viridian Hue, Sap Green, Yellow Ochre, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Chinese White
  • 12 colors (plus 1 brush and tray)
Watercolor Round Brush Set (Includes sizes we will use)

Watercolor Round Brush Set (Includes sizes we will use)

  • Transon round watercolor paint brushes are also suitable for acrylics, inks and gouache. Round are great for detail, wash, fills, and thin to thick lines. Check seller name before purchase.
  • Professional round brushes - Made from GOAT HAIRS and HIGH-GRADE IMPORTED NYLON. NATURAL GOAT HAIRS have great liquid holding ability, SOFT and SMOOTH blending with high-grade nylon gives you perfect sable-like spring back and be able to hold its shape, more AFFORDABLE than genuine kolinsky and sable hair. These brushes do not compromise their quality.
  • Sturdy and Durable - Nickel plated copper ferrules, more DURABLE and double-crimped to the handle, NO WOBBLING.
  • Ergonomic - Well balanced wooden handle finished with champagne-colored metallic finish. Smooth touch, comfy control, it brings you great joy while painting.
  • Brushes come in 8 popular sizes:#1, #4, #5, #8, #10 #12, #14, #16 . Meet all your basic needs for round brushes.
Pencil for tracing (I also like to use blue erasable pencils for sketches, but it's not necessary)

Pencil for tracing (I also like to use blue erasable pencils for sketches, but it's not necessary)

  • For works in progress that may need some reworking along the way, these leads erase with ease.
  • Strong, medium coloring points deliver vibrant colors.
  • Offers a safe way to let your child color his/her art works.
  • Perfect for illustrating, animating and all your other unfinished business.
Kneaded Eraser to help lighten tracing lines

Kneaded Eraser to help lighten tracing lines

  • Kneaded Rubber Art Eraser
  • Also for shading and blending
  • Perfect for pencil, charcoal and chalk
  • Kneaded rubber molds into any shape
SAN1742659 - Sharpie Fine Point Pen

SAN1742659 - Sharpie Fine Point Pen

  • The Sharpie pen delivers the same bold, smooth, high-quality writing experience of the Sharpie marker with the performance of a pen that doesn't bleed through paper
  • Durable fine point tip size ensures crisp, precise and consistent line-width, making it ideal for thank-you notes, birthday cards and note-taking at home, work and school
  • Quick-drying ink is waterproof, smear proof and fade-resistant
  • Set of 2 Black Ink Pens Acid free Pens The Sharpie pen delivers the same bold, smooth, high-quality writing experience of the Sharpie marker with the performance of a pen Durable fine point tip size ensures crisp, precise and consistent line-width
White gel pen (used on some projects)

White gel pen (used on some projects)

  • Silky smooth ink that doesn’t skip or fade out when it dries
  • Acid-free. 1.0mm bold point.
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Watercolor Project
Tracing Options

If you are looking for options to trace on watercolor paper, click here to read my article that gives you 4 different options.

Pencil for tracing (I also like to use blue erasable pencils for sketches, but it's not necessary)

Pencil for tracing (I also like to use blue erasable pencils for sketches, but it's not necessary)

  • For works in progress that may need some reworking along the way, these leads erase with ease.
  • Strong, medium coloring points deliver vibrant colors.
  • Offers a safe way to let your child color his/her art works.
  • Perfect for illustrating, animating and all your other unfinished business.
Graphite Paper (if you aren't using a window or lightbox to trace)

Graphite Paper (if you aren't using a window or lightbox to trace)

  • Carbon transfer paper: come with 30 sheets tracing paper, enough for your spare or replacement; Its size is 8.5 by 11 inch; Can transfer dark, clear and visible lines
  • Transfer designs onto surfaces such as paper, wood, canvas, ceramic, etc.
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Watercolor Project
Kid Friendly Options

Cardstock paper (to use instead of watercolor paper to make it easy to print the coloring page or watercolor outline)

Cardstock paper (to use instead of watercolor paper to make it easy to print the coloring page or watercolor outline)

  • Darice Great White Cardstock is crafted on smooth 65-pound paper. The 8.5” x 11” sheets can be easily cut, folded and run through a printer.
  • Acid-free, lignin-free, exceptional quality
  • Always have quality crafting paper on hand with this 50-sheet value pack.
Washable Watercolor Paint Set (perfect for little artists who want to paint)

Washable Watercolor Paint Set (perfect for little artists who want to paint)

  • 16 vibrant colors with one solid wood, natural hair brush.
  • Brilliant, semi-moist colors rehydrate immediately, blend well and dry fully transparent.
  • Quality paints for the younger artist wash from most clothing and skin with soap and water.
Water Brush Pens (perfect alternative to standard watercolor brushes)

Water Brush Pens (perfect alternative to standard watercolor brushes)

  • Set of 3 point tip brush pens are suitable for art students, amateur and professional artists
  • High quality nylon hair brush tips that stay intact and does not spray, spread, or smear while in use
  • Simply to squeeze barrel to easily control the ink or water flow. To use, blend with water, add ink to barrel and enjoy
  • Great for kids
Crayons with a variety of colors (to use in place of paints)

Crayons with a variety of colors (to use in place of paints)

  • Color variety to match your child's vibrant imagination!
  • These crayons have extra support for long-lasting durability.
  • Keep crayons in great shape with the built-in sharpener.
  • Perfect for kids
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Drawing Projects
Recommended Supplies

Canson Mixed Media Paper Pad Size 7x10

Canson Mixed Media Paper Pad Size 7x10

  • Use for: Sketching, drawing, light washes of ink and watercolor, collage, journaling, and more
  • 60 sheets of 98 pound/160 gram
  • Acid free 7 x 10 inch paper
Faber-Castell Graphite Sketch Pencil Set (8B to 2H set of 12)

Faber-Castell Graphite Sketch Pencil Set (8B to 2H set of 12)

  • Ideal for drawing students - artists and designers
  • Superior leads made of finely ground graphite and clay
  • Ideal for sketching, drawing and writing
Faber-Castell Kneaded Eraser with Case

Faber-Castell Kneaded Eraser with Case

  • Perfect kneaded eraser for artists when correcting and lightening charcoal, graphite and pastel drawings. 
  • Kneaded erasers for artists leave no residue behind when correcting and touching up artwork.
Optional: All in one sketching pencil kit with eraser

Optional: All in one sketching pencil kit with eraser

  • All-in-one 17-piece drawing and sketch supply kit for artists of all skill levels
  • Includes 6 pencils (2H, HB, H, B, 2B, 3B), 3 charcoal pencils (soft, medium, hard), and 4 compressed sketch sticks (2 charcoal, 2 conté)
  • Also includes 1 standard eraser, 1 kneaded eraser, 1 blender/smudge stick, and 1 dual-barrel sharpener
  • Great for kids
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Colored Pencil Drawing
Recommended Supplies

Prisma Premier Cool Grey 70% colored pencil

Prisma Premier Cool Grey 70% colored pencil

  • This product is made best for art and craft use
  • Prismacolor colored pencil great for shading
Strathmore Sketch Paper

Strathmore Sketch Paper

  • The 300 Series contains better quality papers designed for quick studies & for the practice of techniques with any media, as well as final artwork by beginning or student artists.
  • Practice your technique with a lightweight sketch paper featuring a fine tooth surface suitable for pencil, charcoal, graphite & pastel
  • Easily remove sheets, true-to-size
  • Multiple Sizes — Available in 3.5x5", 5.5x8.5", 9x12", 11x14", 14x17", 18x24"; Wire & glue bound options
Prismacolor Colored Pencils

Prismacolor Colored Pencils

  • Includes 36 premium colored pencils (24-count pack would work as well)
  • Quality colored pencils that are kid-friendly
  • Perfect for shading
Handheld Pencil Sharpener

Handheld Pencil Sharpener

  • Premium quality sharpener ensures you never have a "dull" moment in the office, at school, or around the house!
  • Metal sharpener with secure screw-on lid prevents accidental opening
  • Each sharpener is compact and portable; perfect for a pencil case and work-station
Pencil for tracing (I also like to use blue erasable pencils for sketches, but it's not necessary)

Pencil for tracing (I also like to use blue erasable pencils for sketches, but it's not necessary)

  • For works in progress that may need some reworking along the way, these leads erase with ease.
  • Strong, medium coloring points deliver vibrant colors.
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Nature Journaling 101
Recommended Supplies

Lily & Thistle Nature Journal (Free PDF Printable in Bonus Section of Course)

Lily & Thistle Nature Journal (Free PDF Printable in Bonus Section of Course)

  • Includes animal guides for areas all around the world
  • Daily journal entries for you to record the date, time, and weather along with your nature observations
  • Great for kids and adults
Binoculars for Kids with strap

Binoculars for Kids with strap

  • Easy focus by simply turning the center dial! Due to the 8x magnification, the most beautiful landscapes and different animals shine in breathtaking size right in front of your eye! All this means that your child can easily see a crystal clear view of faraway birds and even watch a momma bird building a nest.
  • Ergonomic design ensures a full grip that is easy to hold to fit children's hands to give children a better experience. Wide neck strap with a quick release buckle will not only offer a more comfortably and safely experience, but prevent harm to the child. Adjustable and folding design to match the eye distance gap for each child. All these achieve the friendliest design for your child.
  • Due to its compact size, the binoculars fits perfectly in every pocket and is perfect when traveling. Perfect for 3-12 years Boys & Girls (3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 years old boy & girl) to explore the world. Binoculars has 7 colors (Blue, Black, Green, Yellow, Red, Pink, Purple) Choose a color and start your adventure!
Optional: Sit Spot Rug

Optional: Sit Spot Rug

  • Average size is 20x31.5" and made of 100% cotton, to clean shake briskly or spot clean
  • Due to the manufacturing process, each rug is completely unique - you will see slight variations in color and size.
  • Perfect for observing nature
Optional: Cushion Seat

Optional: Cushion Seat

  • Adjustable padded seat with water resistant back and bottom
  • Easily converts into a 2-person bench pad
  • 15.5 in. wide and easily rolls up for compact storage
  • Great for observing nature
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Nature Activities
Recommended Supplies

If you are looking for more Nature Journaling resources and supplies, check out this article of our favorites

Binoculars for Kids with strap

Binoculars for Kids with strap

  • Easy focus by simply turning the center dial! Due to the 8x magnification, the most beautiful landscapes and different animals shine in breathtaking size right in front of your eye! All this means that your child can easily see a crystal clear view of faraway birds and even watch a momma bird building a nest.
  • Ergonomic design ensures a full grip that is easy to hold to fit children's hands to give children a better experience. Wide neck strap with a quick release buckle will not only offer a more comfortably and safely experience, but prevent harm to the child. Adjustable and folding design to match the eye distance gap for each child. All these achieve the friendliest design for your child.
  • Due to its compact size, the binoculars fits perfectly in every pocket and is perfect when traveling. Perfect for 3-12 years Boys & Girls (3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 years old boy & girl) to explore the world. Binoculars has 7 colors (Blue, Black, Green, Yellow, Red, Pink, Purple) Choose a color and start your adventure!
Optional: Sit Spot Rug

Optional: Sit Spot Rug

  • Average size is 20x31.5" and made of 100% cotton, to clean shake briskly or spot clean
  • Due to the manufacturing process, each rug is completely unique - you will see slight variations in color and size.
  • Perfect for observing nature
Optional: Cushion Seat

Optional: Cushion Seat

  • Adjustable padded seat with water resistant back and bottom
  • Easily converts into a 2-person bench pad
  • 15.5 in. wide and easily rolls up for compact storage
  • Great for observing nature
Casting Plaster

Casting Plaster

  • Use these wonderful embellishments alone or on your layouts and projects to add that extra bit of charm
  • A fun addition to all your paper crafting projects
  • Made in the US
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