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
My kids loved the pens much more than the paintbrushes. The pens with solid color lids were more runny and translucent in the window. The colors with the white tip lids were very thick and if applied to heavy, you couldn't see through the sun catcher. Make sure you have a good ventilated area. The fumes are very strong.
December 9, 2014
The pens were messy for children under 10. It seemed like the paint was coming out too fast. I thought it was going to be more like a magic marker.
I was surprised at how much ink came out of the hole of the pen. It became messy, especially when painting in very small crevices. Older youth/teens did better than those who were let's say 10 and under. Each pen is individually wrapped and you also have to take a cap off before use. This took lots of time, especially doing the whole kit to prepare ahead of time and there were times that I squeezed the pen and got the paint on me. The paint is not easy to wash off. Took a little scrubbing with hot soapy water.
June 16, 2014
I have purchased these pens in the past and they were just fine. This time, the paint was totally gummy -- we couldn't use them at all -- it didn't come out of the tubes. We had over 100 children at an event at our Nature Center -- and the suncatchers and paints were nearly a fiasco. Luckily, I had some pens left over from last year and we eked the paint out. Terribly disappointed.
February 26, 2014
horrible! DO not buy
I purchased for my daughters art party with suncatchers and other items. There was no paint in the containers! Only white liquid, the paint had turned to glue! ;( Not happy with my purchase at all. And the sun catcher/windchimes broke apart. The chimes didn't even stay connected. I wish I would have known before the party started.
February 3, 2014
DO NOT BUY!!
Okay, I read the reviews which said a few tubes were unusable. I figured I was getting 72 so if 3-4 ended up in the trash no biggie. After painfully unwrapping and uncorking 72 hermetically sealed packages only 38 were usable! To Oriental Trading's credit they took them back and said I could get a refund, but what a waste of time and money. And then I was left scrambling 3 days before my kid's birthday party for other suncatcher paint.
January 13, 2014
Fun to use!
Along with suncatchers these pens were easy to use and safe for my grand babies. We painted quite a few pieces with very little mess. The only thing, we ran out is reds and greens very quickly. Should have extra main colors. But, great for kids to handle.
December 27, 2013
Many markers did not work
I am a fifth grade teacher and I bought these for a Christmas craft. More than half of these markers were dried out or leaking. Many kids could not find any markers to use for their projects :(
December 19, 2013
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