Brilliant Bingo Bottles
These are perfect for painting with the color of the day or just making dots. The kids love them and they are the right size for little hands.
June 22, 2010
I was afraid that these would not be sturdy enough but they are great. Plenty of them and for a good price. What I love most of all is that now I am not limited to the colors that come in a kit, I can mix and match my own colors and make ANY color dauber that I want and for a fraction of the cost.
December 18, 2011
I bought this hesitant about the quality. So far so good, I will say I haven't had a problem with the tops popping off easily- i actually had a few get stuck on and it took a while to wiggle them back off. Do not put the caps on before you fill them or you will have a little extra work. I used whatever craft paint I had around and it worked well. I used it for a 4 year old practicing her letters. Thought her using the dots to fill in the shape of the letter was a little better than just coloring it.
March 30, 2011
Alternate Use for bottle
I'm using these bottles for the spray glitter colors I own so I can dab these colors on instead of spraying. One bottle is used for Gamsol with my colored pencils. They come with lids so you can store the sprays in them.
October 27, 2010
These were a blast - at least until the kids learned how to squeeze them. Even then, they weren't TOO messy. I used them with 2 and 3 year olds and they loved them.
April 5, 2010
Tops pop off
I was not impressed with these. The tops come off easily, so don't let your child squeeze the bottle! The dabber worked ok, really, you need to squeeze the bottle to get the dabber wet with paint... of course, if you squeeze too hard, off comes the lid and you end up with a HUGE mess.
September 25, 2009
bingo bottle tops coming off
Yes, the tops pop off some of these bottles. But you can tell which ones and discard them before you give them to the kids. If it makes a definite snap when put on, and doesn't pull back off with your fingers, then it will not pop off when in use. If it goes on without a snap and/or pulls back off with just your fingers, then discard it. I have to discard about 30% of them. But it's still worth it to me. I can't find anything else like this and I hope they don't discontinue it.
I love that the tip have a valve in it so it doesn't drip even if held upside down. Squeezing doesn't make the paint come out. It has to be pressed against a surface to open the valve hidden in the sponge top.
August 20, 2009
Not as expected
I have used this product twice so far with ages 3-10 in a day care setting.
The first time one of the 3 year olds squeezed it and shot paint all over his clothes.
The second time a 9 year old accidently popped the top off and squirted paint all over his paper and the table. Then, a 7 year old was holding it when the top popped off and shot paint in her face and into her eyes.
I do not think this is a good product to use with children. The tops come off too easily!
July 22, 2009
Great tool for kindergarteners
These bottles are clean, not messy at all, and fun to use for painting. My K5 students love when I pull out the "dot bottles".
April 10, 2009
I received these in the mail yesterday and opened them up right away. I bought them for the intended us of letting my children use them to create bingo bottle art with liquid watercolor. My 3 year-old managed the sqirt out watercolor everywhere. Even after directing him NOT to squeeze the bottle, liquid came out easiy, sponge tips are cheap, and bottles are thin cheap plastic. I would NEVER buy these again. They will end up in the trash!
January 13, 2009