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Non-Spill Paint Pots
Member Name: MLancaster
Non-Spill Paint Pots
Date: 20/04/02, updated on 20/04/02 (183 review reads)
Advantages: Cheap,, Brush stays upright in pot,, Don't spill if knocked over or dropped, you can store paint in them until the next time you want to use it
Disadvantages: Lids need a wipe once you've finished
My two year old has just received a pack of ELC Non Spill Paint Pots for her birthday. She's mad on painting but so far I've managed to divert her attention towards other toys because I can't face the mess! However, since we've tried the new non-spill paint pots I worry no longer. They're just perfect for little ones (and big ones!) to use.
They have a number of advantages:
They're only £4 for a box of six pots - excellent value.
They're designed so that the brush can stay upright in the pot while you're using it. There's also a groove in the top so you can rest the brush on the lid.
Because of the specially designed lid, if the paint pot tips over (which is inevitable in the hands of an enthusiastic two-year old I'm afraid!) the paint won't leak and make a mess. My daughter dropped one on our solid wood floor the other day and there was no mess whatsoever. I dread to think what it would have been like if we didn't have these special pots!
The pots have ingenious twisty tops so that when you've finished painting you just twist them closed and they keep the paint from drying up so that it's ready to use next time. (which saves money of course)
They're big enough to contain enough paint for any little budding Picasso, yet small enough for tiny hands to hold.
The pots are clear, with different coloured lids (red, yellow, blue, green, black and white) which means you can either fill them with paint the same colour as the lid (for easy recognition) or if you put a different colour in, you can easily see the colour through the side. This works quite well as my daughter has purple and orange paint, as well as the basic primary colours.
The hole for the brush is quite large (although not large enough to spill paint!) so you can use nice thick brushes. It also means that you can refill the paint pots without taking the lids off (useful i
f your little artist runs out of paint half way through their masterpiece). We have the ELC ready mixed paint in sqirty bottles so they're perfect for this.
The only disadvantage we have experienced through using them is that the lids can get quite messy during painting so I usually have to give them a wipe off once they're closed before I put them away.
A tip - get at least six paint brushes, one for each pot - or the colours will get contaminated and you'll just end up with six pots of purpley brown paint!!
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