72 Pc. Marvelous Suncatcher Paint Pen Mega Kit
Easy to Use, But a bit messy
We used these at my son's birthday party. Take out the plastic piece under the paint tip prior to trying to use!! Some paint pens leaked and some of the kids had a hard time not putting too much paint on their suncatchers!
September 26, 2010
this worked very well for a whole group of cub scouts. not as messy as useing brushes. great
November 30, 2012
Worth the effort!
We used this as a craft for Easter at church; 20+ kids. Each paint pen comes shrink wrapped and with a stopper. Allow time to remove wrapping, unscrew top to remove plug and screw top back on. Asst of pens can be held standing up in a cup. Paint does have a slight odor; allow for some ventilation. Tape back of sun catcher to a paper plate. This serves as a work station and kids aren't moving catcher around directly. Use toothpicks to pop any bubbles on project. Once complete, staple another paper plate over the top, allowing for protection while it dries. (Just in case it falls to the floor while transporting.) We also bought suction cups to use to hang in a window once dry.
Paint pens are less messy than paint brushes. I had good luck with all are paint being usable.
April 1, 2012
Sun Catcher Paint
I really thought that this would be a good idea to use for older people. Thinking that it would not make a mess, and easy to clean up. Well that was not the case. Some of the paint would not come out, and when it did it was all over the place. Does not wash off your hands or tables easy. Some of the paint was all dried up, and we could not use it at all.
I would never use this again.
March 11, 2012
Argh - not as good as I had hoped - great idea though..
Where to start- A repeat of some comments others made. 1- items come indidually wrapped in TIGHT celophane (sp?) - which was a pain to remove. 2- To get them functional you need to remove the cap, remove the nozzle, remove the "plug", attach the nozzle and then install the cap until ready to use. I found a good 10% where the threaded connections on the tubes were of very poor quality, so the nozzle did not fully seat. When the nozzle does not fully seat - the paint just blobs all over the end of the pen. In some cases the nozzle would get plugged from what- I'm not sure (since they were new). Again this makes a mess. The idea is a great one - but poor quality.
BTW - Paint does not come off easily with soap and water - be carefull!
December 12, 2011
great color, some logistics for use
The paints dried to a really nice color on our suncatchers. I was glad I read previous reviews about removing the stoppers because there are no instructions included. Note that you have to remove the cap AND remove the screwed on tip to find the stopper. At first I didn't think I had any stoppers. You need to remove 2 things before getting to the stoppers, which have a small stem to pull them out. Also, be careful of air bubbles that form as the pens are used because when one forms, a small burst/gush of paint comes out with it. The bottles of paint are probably a better buy as far as price because there isn't a lot of paint in these pens, but the pens are much easier for small kids to use, even my 3-year old was able to use them fairly well.
April 26, 2011
Good for the price. Enough for 2~3 classes (15 kids per class). Quality is slightly cheaper in compare with the other set "Sun Catcher Paint Tube Assortment" $7.99 Per Dozen.
September 10, 2010
The choice of colors is perfect, the glitter pens really dry nicely. These pens will stain clothing though so be aware!
July 28, 2010
Simple and Quick Results
I purchased the Flip Flop and Race Car Sun Catchers along with this 72 Pc paint pen kit for our annual company picnic (aout 24 kids ages 6 months to 16 yrs). I always do up a sample or two for the kids and this was so easy, and quick - all the kids (and their parents) will enjoy making these.
Note: A little paint goes a long way (dries more transluscent) but does take a couple hours to dry, and recommend replacing the stopper in each pen after each use.
July 21, 2010
Could be better
These are less messy for a story hour craft than using brushes and paint. One serious handicap -- if you twist them too hard, the pointed tube breaks off and the pen is useless.
If the paint dries hard, be sure to use a paper clip to punch it free.
Best I've found -- but could be better.
July 6, 2010