Here's a good way to start your kid artistically. A Crayola Dry Erase Activity Center. Teaching your kids to define colors and making them more creative and imaginative. I haven't bought anything like this for Maki yet but I already got some lots of colors and painting materials that Maki is somewhat using it right now. Plus added those pens, pencils, and ballpens he already depleted.
If you want to buy your kids with this stuff go check out Toy Kingdom Outlets in most of SM Department Store. Hey I'm paid of advertising their products and name but I really like their stuff.