Neon Suncatcher Paint Pens
Remove the PLUGS 1st!!!
There were no instructions on how to use these so after having 3 of them explode all over my dining room, I finally figured out that there is a very tiny cap underneath the "pen-tip" that you need to remove 1st. Then the paint flows nicely out. If you don't remove those and they get squeezed too hard, they shoot paint ALL OVER. Instructions would have been nice. Also, having to unwrap each one individually from the shrink wrap was very time consuming and a pain in the behind, especially when trying to keep the kids at bay while they waited for them. I did have 2 of the paints break open along the bottom and spill out as well while using them. I purchased them b/c I thought they would be much neater than using paints with brushes, but I was sadly mistaken. If instructions had been included, I imagine a lot of my frustration would not have happened.
April 21, 2014
Great concept/poor reliability
About 40% of the pens were dried out or paint was too thick to use. Ones that worked were great.
March 17, 2014
Paint too thick
I spent 10 hours paint 12 wreaths because the paint was so thick, it was like toothpaste coming out. Nothing on the paint info said what to thin it with. Definitely NOT water. I used a little alcohol to thin but results were far from favorable. Very disappointed in this paint.
October 11, 2013
Haven't used with kids yet, but pens worked great. Good for detail work, for larger areas, i used a paintbrush to spread it around because it come out thick. Individually packaged kind of a pain, and you had to take the stopper out to use, but can put stopper back in for longer storage.
June 15, 2013
Great to use to paint the suncatchers.
The children enjoyed decorating the suncatchers using the paint pens.
July 7, 2012
Messy, but okay product.
Didn't realize they had these little "tip" caps on them so we were trying like heck to squeeze the paint out and it wasn't coming out. When we finally figured it out the paint gooped out of the tip and became messy. the kids also just squeezed the paint out over the sun catchers resulting in albeit or paint wearing. The paint tubes were also made of a flimsy type of plastic.
April 28, 2012
Glue has bubbles... and you have to squeeze VERY gently
June 10, 2010
Purchased along with sun catchers for craft at my daughters birthday party. But quickly realized paint comes out very fast and children can easily over-do-it with the paint. Takes a long time to dry if they use a lot of paint.
May 26, 2009
It was ok
I think it was ok, I wouldn't recommend it for younger kids. It squeezes out very quickly and takes a long time to dry.
May 18, 2009
Kids liked the neon colors
I bought these for my sunday school kids to use with several sun catcher projects I also bought from OTC. Neon pink was the favorite for the girls. Be careful - the paint flows fast compared to other brands of sun catcher paint pens.
May 15, 2009