Product Type: ELC Art / Craft
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ELC Chubby Paintbrush
Member Name: cornishchic
ELC Chubby Paintbrush
Advantages: Great value, easy to hold
For my daughters second birthday last November her uncle bought her a load of crafty items from Early Learning Centre since he knows how much she loves anything arty. One of things he purchased was this chubby paint brush.
The paint brush is available to purchase from either Early Learning Centre or Mothercare in store or online or alternatively can be bought from Amazon. The brush costs just £1.50 and there are usually codes kicking around for 20% off too.
The brush to look at looks like any other paint brush pretty much, it has long bristles that are connected to the handle of the brush by a metal material. There are a few different coloured handles available to buy, we have it in blue.
The bristles of the brush are quite long and thick and there are a lot of them. As the whole brush in general is quite chubby, there are a large number of bristles so you don't have a fat handle with next to no bristles. As there are a lot of bristles, with cheaper paint brushes you know that these bristles will end up falling out but that isn't the case with this brush from ELC. The bristles are secured in place really well and I don't think I've encountered any falling out when my daughter is using it.
The chunky handle makes it easy for younger children to hold the brush without any problems. Although it's recommended age is three years plus, my daughter hasn't had any problems using it from her second birthday. The whole chubby appearance of the brush means that she can make her mark on paper with no problems as the large amount of bristles cover the paper well. This might be a little bit of a problem for older children that are painting something specific as the thickness means that the lines are thick too.
We've had the brush for almost a year now and it's still in a great condition. I wash this is warm water and leave it to dry on the washing up rack and it cleans it well. The paint doesn't totally come off the bristles so it doesn't look brand new for long, they normally stain from the paint but that doesn't affect the ability to reuse the brush over and over again.
I'd definitely recommend this paint brush from Early Learning Centre. The price is a little expensive compared to others but the quality is fantastic and it really is a long lasting paint brush.
Summary: A nice toddler paint brush