If your child loves arts and crafts, an art station or children's art table/art desk might be worth investing in.


Most kids and toddler art stations are portable so you can use them inside on wet and rainy days or take them in the garden for outdoor fun if it's sunny.

Most come with a range of art accessories and equipment, including crayons, paints and coloured paper, though a few we've chosen here will need you to spend out on some arts equipment separately if you don't already have it.

Take a look at 10 of the best kids art stations...

1. Crayola Tadoodles Scribble and Sing Art Station, £24.99


Age: Advertised as 18 months +, though quite a few reviewers said you might want to wait a while longer than this.

What it is: An art station for younger children that includes markers and a giant colouring sheet as well as some really fun musical entertainment.

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Why we love it: This station offers 2-in-1 fun as your child can enjoy using the cute character crayons while listening to music.

Available from: Amazon

2. Grafix Aeroplane Art Station Puzzle, £7.49


Age: We can't find a specific age but we reckon 6 years + to make the plane - and they may need some assistance

What it is: An aeroplane station which includes 6 crayons, 6 coloured pencils, 4 marker pens, sharpener, eraser, ruler and pencil.

Why we love it: Your child gets to build the cool plane holder before they use the craft bits which, if they like a bit of puzzling and modelling work, they'll hopefully really enjoy doing.

Available from: Amazon

3. Crayola Musical Rub Art Station, £27


Age: From 24 months

What it is: Another offering from Crayola for the younger artists out there, which includes a rubbing plate with cute designs - put paper over, colour and watch the characters appear. Also comes with washable crayons.

Why we love it: The music element while your toddler creates is a really nice element (unless it starts to get on your nerves!) Remember to get 3 AAA batteries though as they're not included.

Available from: Amazon

4. Jonti-Craft 2 Station Art Centre, £395


Age: 4 years +

What it is: A super-sturdy art station with 2-sided easel and ample storage for all your child's arts and crafts equipment.

Why we love it: This is a piece of investment craft kit you'll hopefully be holding onto for a good few years to come. If your child is a serious art buff and you have the room, we reckon this would do you a pretty good turn.

Available from: Amazon

5. Thomas And Friends 2-In-1 Doodle And Spin Art Desk, £6.95


Age: 5 years +

What it is: This cute set comes with a swirling paint station, 8 crayons, 12 sheets of character faces, 1 paper roll, 3 colour paint bottles and an art desk.

Why we love it: This is great for free painting and drawing and if your child's a Thomas fan, the design will hopefully give them that extra incentive get creative.

Available from: eBay

6. Step 2 Great Creations Art Centre, £119.99


Age: 3 years +

What it is: This cool looking art staton comes with loads of space for all your art supplies, and has a white board and blackboard as well as a desk.

Why we love it: We have to say it's a bit of shame that none of the art supplies pictured come with this station (a starter kit would have been helpful) but the space it gives, with the 2 boards and the desk plus plenty of room for equipment means we do think it's a good buy if you're wiling to splash out a bit extra for paints, crayons, paper and other crafty bits.

Of course, you might have more than enough in the house already... and are just after a space to store it all ?

Available from: Activity Toys Direct

7. Paint-Sation Anti-Gravity Easel, £29.99


Age: 3 years +

What it is: This non-slip easel includes 3 different coloured paint pods which also come with 2 paint brushes and 20 sheets of paper.

Why we love it: We think this is a great starter kit , given that it comes with 3 pots of paint, and a nice grippy and portable easel.

Available from: Argos

8. Bubblegum Multi-Purpose Art Station, £599.99


Age: N/A

What it is: A super-deluxe storage cupboard for a family that's serious about arts and crafts. It's made from Japanese Ash and is delivered fully built.

Why we love it: It's a serious bit of art kit - some great storage design for arts and crafts stuff and adaptable for later - if you choose to use it to store clothes, shoes etc.

Available from: Cost Cutters

9. Step 2 Deluxe Art Activity Desk, £102.99


Age: 3 years +

What it is: A desk with plenty of space to draw and store arts and crafts bits and bobs - plus it has a light in case your little Picasso wants to draw into the wee small hours - or just to brighten their doodles on duller days.

Why we love it: This is such a colourful station with lots of places to stash art products and a nice desk space. The cute chair comes with it, too, and the whole lot wipes clean easily.

Available from: Flubit

10. Paw Patrol Colouring Table, £12.49


Age: 3 years +

What it is: A gorgeous Paw Patrol themed art desk in a lovely bright blue complete with jumbo paper roll and 8 Paw Patrol crayons.

Why we love it: If you have a Paw Patrol fan in the house then we're pretty sure this desk will be a hit: it's easy to assemble, too, and doesn't take up too much room.

Available from: Very

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Tara BreathnachContent Editor and Social Media Producer

Tara is mum to 1 daughter, Bodhi Rae, and has worked as Content Editor and Social Media Producer at MadeForMums since 2015