Terrific Tempera Paint Set
I bought these for my daughter's 3rd birthday party. I had a difficult time getting the silver seals off of the bottles, but I am glad they are sealed so well-- I wouldn't have wanted the paint to be everywhere in my package! The colors were great! I did get my finger tips stained with paint from opening the bottles, but the kids didn't get their hands and fingers too badly stained. I've used this paint since and it didn't come out of my daughters shirt, (I didn't even notice she had it on her back-- so I didn't wash it immediately- not a big deal either because in addition to an apron, I have her wear "paint clothes")
April 18, 2012
I love these paints! You get a lot of paint for the price, the colors are brilliant, and I found them to be quite washable.
March 19, 2009
Good product depending on use.
I bought these for my daughter and I to paint on canvases, but I should've looked into the type of paint before purchasing. These paints aren't meant for canvas type painting, the colors don't blend and are very transparent so there isn't any way to paint actual paintings. Next time I will definitely buy the acrylic set. However; for the price you get a ton of paint and my daughter has had a lot of fun finger painting and creating her own masterpieces and since I didn't spend much money on it I can let her go to town while painting and use as much as she wants.
October 10, 2013
i bought these paints for my daughter's birthday party. The kids loved painting, it washed out of the aprons I had them use too!
The kids loved painting, it washed out of the aprons I had them use too! I had 12 kids painting, there was enough paint for each of them and to refill some at times. I would definetly buy these again. Great product, a lot of it for a great price!
September 3, 2013
You get what you pay for ...
I agree with the other reviews about it being very thin paint, it does stain your hands QUICK. I had the same experience as another person when opening the bottles- very difficult to open and stained my fingers. It did clean up well off surfaces- I got it off a leather couch, the laminate floor, the wall, the wood table and chairs my kids used- I had a nicer (more well-known famous brand) but it was pricey, so I thought I'd save some money... You get what you pay for. This is good to put your kids in junky clothes/smocks and let them paint "throw away projects" just to keep them busy, but don't count on any masterpieces worth saving to come from these paints. I'll splurge on the better paints next time because when I do the crafts with them, I like to photograph them for blogs.
June 28, 2013
Not really terrific
I ordered this set for our home school for elementary projects. This is the first time I've ordered these tempera paints, expecting them to be of similar quality as other tempera paints. These are smooth and somewhat glossy, but rather thin and transparent. Tempera should be more opaque. Also, it stained our hands even though it did wash off after washing with soap a few times. We don't know if it stains clothing. I think I'll stick with the brand I used to order.
October 18, 2012
About What I Would Expect from Tempura Paint
I purchased this paint for my daughter's 6th birthday. The theme was "Paint Party". I bought tempura paint because it is extremely easy to clean and washes off most surfaces. This paint was no exception. We did not leave a spot of it anywhere. It even washed out of most clothing. There were a few stubborn spots that did leave stains.
There are two reasons I do not give this product a better rating:
1. The paint seems thinner than other tempura paints I have used with my preschool class.
2. The green paint is very chunky, and no amount of shaking will get it to smooth out. The kids still painted with it - it just was not as smooth as the other colors and looked really gross in the paint pots.
October 9, 2012
I purchased these to paint plywood for a face cut-out photo board (not sure what you'd call these). Anyway, the paint was far too transparent. I was expecting it to be thick enough to hide pencil written on white primed plywood. Probably, that's not what these were intended to do, so my fault for wrong application. Have yet to use these on paper.
August 20, 2012
Terrific Tempera Paints are Just That!!
Ordered these paints for a variety of projects for our VBS this year and they are fantastic! Great price, ample product and washed off of skin easily. There was slight staining on some of the kids hands after being coated, but it was minimal and came off after baths! Great product and hope there is more in stock for next year because we are going to need it :-)
June 8, 2012
Would Not Recommend
I bought these for daughter's art birthday party. I am really surprised at all the positive reviews because I would definitely not recommend them. They say "easily washable" on the front- HA!- they stained my hands for well over a day. I can't even imagine what they would do to clothing... thank goodness I didn't have to find out. They were very hard to open-- the silver seal underneath the cap had no pull tab and had to be cut open. The bottle was VERY full and so the paint came out while I was opening it and got all over my fingers. It stained immediately. I washed my hands within 10 seconds of opening the first bottle and it didn't come off for a whole day. By the time I got done with opening all the bottles (which took forever) my hands looked like a Jackson Pollock. This is why I decided not to use these for the birthday party... didn't want a bunch moms mad at me for skin stains. I bought some acrylic paints at a craft store instead-- acrylic is not supposed to be washable, but they did not stain my hands. I will say that these tempera colors are very bright. However, don't plan on using these on canvas. They don't mix well-- tempera paints turn brown when mixed together.
February 16, 2012