Paths to Literacy

for students who are blind or visually impaired

Free Tactile Art Kit!

A girl holds up her tactile art

The American Action Fund for Blind Children and Adults is offering free of charge, a tactile art kit to children in the United States from ages two through eight years old. This kit will provide the tools necessary for young children to create tactile experiences in many different formats. Along with the kit, there will be a series of videos on their webpage to help parents and children create art projects from the items contained within. The kit will include:

  • Substrate materials: sandpaper, rubbing plates, embossed grid paper, plastic canvas, and a Sensational Blackboard
  • Drawing materials: ink pen, jumbo crayons, tracing wheel, chopsticks, and a slate and stylus
  • Tools: print/Braille ruler, rounded scissors, basic shapes templates, French curve templates, and a glue stick
  • Papers: Braille paper, parchment paper, copy paper, tracing paper, thermoform paper, tactile drawing film, and tactile pictures
  • Sculpture material: Model Magic
To enroll in this exciting program, please complete the online application at, or fill out and mail the downloadable version to:
American Action Fund Tactile Art Program  
1800 Johnson Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21230

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