fundraising art projects for schools

Now taking bookings for the school Christmas card project 2024.

Free to take part, register here. Get crafty and raise funds now.

For Personal Art Cards please see the Home Project page.

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OUR RECOMMENDED ART SUPPLIES for primary school pupils

to appreciate art and develop a solid creative sense, children should start by using only good quality art material

In all cases, it is a complete misconception to buy cheap counterparts so that they can be treated carelessly, as their quality is generally non-existent, and often results in poor finishes that lead to discouragement, which ultimately represents nothing but wasted effort and false economy,

A much more sensible, worthwhile choice is to encourage children to take care & respect their property, then invest in sound materials from reputable manufacturers, even if they are from an entry level range. While they may initially cost more, however, if treated well, can represent much greater value for your money and serve you well for a long time to come. Their quality will undoubtedly offer incomparable superiority in usage & deliver highly improved results, thus giving children a far more rewarding and enjoyable creative experience.

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Take a look at our recommendations & see the difference . . . .

all carefully selected to enhance creative development for primary school age children

Cartridge Paper

A solid all round, acid-free art paper with superb erasability, suitable for various mediums including charcoal, ink, crayons, pastels, watercolours

Daler-Rowney Heavyweight 220gsm
Daler-Rowney Fine Grain 160gsm / 200gsm
Fabriano Accadamia-Artist Paper Pack 160gsm / 200gsm

Cold Pressed Watercolour Papers

An acid free, highly absorbent watercolour paper with added textures to enhance finish work with distinctive characters

The following papers must be professionally guillotined to A4 size for our projects

This can be easily done at most print shops for a nominal amount, it may be well worth the added effort

Daler-Rowney Aquafine Watercolour Jumbo Pad 300gsm 22x30cm 50 sheets
Fabriano Watercolour Studio Pad 300gsm 27x35cm 75 sheets

Paint Brushes

Using good quality, suitable brushes can have drastic effects on the finish art

Daler-Rowney Simply Brushes - an economical range available in many shapes & sizes for use with various mediums
Daler-Rowney Aquafine Watercolour Brushes - a student quality range available in many shapes & sizes
Daler-Rowney System 3 Brushes - technically designed for use with acrylic; however these durable and affordable brushes can be used with other mediums (road tested by our team ), making them an ideal art & craft painting tool for beginners and enthusiasts alike.


Due to the higher pigments, these watercolours are much more user-friendly than the cheap purposeful large sets designed for children. You may choose to buy a smaller set, as this can effectively encourage children to mix their colours to create more colours.

Daler-Rowney Simply Watercolour - affordable, basic colours; perfect for the amateur artists
Daler-Rowney Aquafine Watercolour - high performance product at an economical & uniform price across all 37 colours


They are fun to use due to their creamy texture and their superior vibrancy

Daler-Rowney Oil Pastels - artist quality & yet affordable; smooth & easy to use; available in a wide range of beautiful colours

Permanent Markers

Good quality pens contain strong pigments, durable and superior to use compare to the commonly large sets made for children

Sharpie Permanent Markers - available in various tip sizes and a huge choice of colours

Wax Crayons

This everyday medium needs no introduction, but our featured product may be an interesting knowledge to note

Stockmar Block Crayons - made with natural bees wax and available in the shape of a flat block, which means they sit well in the hand, and are especially suited for very young children ( see photo on top of this page ). These outstanding drawing blocks with their virtually unbreakable character & precise colour pigments, will promise years of pure drawing pleasure. Children can easily use any edge to create various interesting effects ( ie. dragging the long edge of the block in a wave-like fashion across the paper ), while large areas can be quickly covered. It is a relatively expensive investment but well worth considering.

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