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Pictures by numbers for Children

Paint by number pictures for kids are an interesting way to introduce children to creativity. Through them, you can reveal your child’s potential or provide him with exceptional entertainment during his free time. The variety of paint by number picture models is wide and we at EM ART have taken care of your new hobby.

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Paint by Numbers Kit, 40x50 cm - Colorful Squirrel MS9835

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Paint by Numbers for Kids


Learning to paint by numbers is a process that requires time, concentration, patience, and effort. Although you don’t need any prior art experience to paint by numbers, this activity has its basic principles you have to master. Our paint by numbers kits contain everything you need to get started, but you will still need some motivation and perseverance.


What is Paint by Numbers?

Paint by numbers is an art form in which the picture is divided into areas, each marked with a number that corresponds to a specific color. Once you paint each of the marked areas, you will reveal the finished piece.

The paint by numbers technique is often criticized for being too simplistic and lacking imagination. Though, the whole idea of paint by numbers is that the picture is made up of different shapes marked with a color. This by itself is pretty imaginative!

Not to mention - paint by numbers is a good choice for children and art beginners because it is super easy. Paint by numbers can also help anyone develop their creativity, improve their focus, and boost their confidence.

History of Paint by Numbers

Paint by numbers originated in 1923, and the first patent was issued the same year.

The company that first created paint by numbers pictures in their well-known version today is Palmer Show Card Paint Company. Dan Robbins, an employee of the company, approached the owner with the concept for the project. After numerous modifications to the product, the business launched the Craft Master brand in 1951, which managed to sell more than 12 million sets worldwide over the next decade.

As a result of the positive public response, several companies began to produce their own versions of paint by numbers kits.

Double Numbers (or Mixed Colors)

This section applies only to some paint by numbers kits that come with fewer colors. This means you will need to combine two different colors to make a third one. Using equal parts of each color is a good way to get the perfect result. It is important to mix them in a special palette, and not in the paint containers to avoid contamination of the colors.

Mix a small amount of the two colors on a non-porous surface (like an old plate or palette), then paint the area in the desired color.

Keep Your Paints Clean

Make sure to carefully clean the brush before using it to apply another color on it. You don’t want to contaminate the colors with one another. Even a small amount of dark paint will quickly turn the light shade into a complete disaster.

If you do this accidentally, don’t stir it; instead, use the corner of a clean cloth or piece of paper towel to try to remove as much as possible.

One of the biggest challenges a paint by numbers beginner faces is determining where to start. There are several different approaches you can take.

  • The easiest one is to start from the largest number to the smallest. There are a couple of reasons why. The first is that it will help you get familiar you with paint by numbers without great risk of making a mistake, and the second is that it will present a larger part of the picture completed, which will help you more easily envision the big picture.
  • Another option is to start first with the darkest colors. This will help you feel how the light and dark colors interact.
  • Be careful not to smudge or go outside the outlines. It is best to start from the top of the picture and work your way down. It may feel a bit unnatural at first, but the final result is going to be worth it! Be careful not to accidentally ruined the freshly painted area by smudging them with your hand.
  • After finishing painting, carefully clean your brushes so they are ready to use for the next time. Always make sure that the paint lids are tightly closed, otherwise you risk them drying out and becoming unusable.
  • The paint by numbers kits also comes with instructions. But if you feel confident or want to experiment, you can break the rules. Don’t be afraid to use a different color or brush. You learn best by trying. You might be surprised to find that your creative input actually makes the picture much better! Give it a personal touch and make your very own masterpiece!
  • It is very important to learn how much paint to put on your brush. This can be a bit tricky for beginners, but you will get used to it quickly in the process of working. Place a small amount of paint on the tip of the brush. You will be surprised to find out how much area can be painted with just a splash of paint.
  • Once you finish your painting, it is time to enjoy your artwork. Wait a little while for the picture to dry, which will take about 24 hours. Then, choose a suitable frame and a suitable place to put your finished piece at so you and your family can enjoy it.

What Do We Offer

Our collection of paint by numbers kits is divided into several categories, we have something for everyone’s taste.

Price Range

Discover a rich variety of paint by numbers kits for children at affordable prices on EM ART’s website.





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