Saturday, April 18, 2015

Crayola Watercolor Paints, Drip or No-Drip - Review

The girls and I had the paints back out today, to brighten up a gloomy Saturday afternoon (spring rain turned back into snow). Sigh.

Still we had the Bee Movie to watch (again), and new paints to try - Crayola's No-Drip Watercolors.  The girls (ages 8 and 10) had liked the No-Mess Paint Brush Pens so well, I thought we'd give another "mess free" product a try.

The package promised no drips, and no spills, which the paints delivered.  You don't even need a cup of water.  But, they also turned out to be less than fun - at least according to my two.

The brushes were hard, like marker tips, and didn't allow the paint to wash over the paper the way the girls wanted.  And, while it was easy to get the paint onto the brush, it was really hard to get back off.  Typical of Crayola though, the colors were bright and clear, just like the regular Crayola watercolors the girls love.

And luckily, we had some of those, too.


Ticia said...

Awww, that's a shame.

MaryAnne said...

We have used the regular ones, and they are great! I buy the washable ones, so it's not a big deal if we get a few drips. I some beautiful watercolor pictures here!