Students are always asking me where they can buy the materials we use in school for creating art work at home. I purchase most of the materials we use from an art supply catalogue, but most, if not all, can be found in local art/craft stores or online at amazon.com. Here is a list of the most popular materials we use in K-6 Art.
One of my main goals as an art teacher is not only to teach the curriculum but knowledge of materials and how to use them. When introducing a new medium, I always teach the students about how it is made, how to use it creatively and, most importantly, how to use it properly. Ask your child to teach you how to use these materials the right way, they can be excellent teachers :)