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LP and Little Man love painting – they love anything creative – but it come sometimes be a bit much sorting out the paints, finding them something to physically paint and then cleaning up afterwards. So when Magic Fairy Wings sent us their Melissa and Doug Paint with Water Art Pads I knew it would make us paint more often.
The Paint with Water Art Pads are an amazing idea. They have 20 pages to paint, much like a colouring book, but each page has a built in paint palette and comes with a brush – all you need is a cup of water and you have everything you need to paint – all contained in one nice size art pad.
I was impressed with how well the paints worked – you just use a wet brush on the paints and away you go. The children are still learning how to use these kinds of paints – rather than wet poster paints – and si getting the balance of water right was a learning curve for them. But they really enjoyed painting with the art pads and it was such a simple activity for them to do at home.
The Paint with Water Art Pads make painting pretty mess free. The children wore coveralls out of habit but they weren’t really needed. The paper is nice and thick, making the finished pictures ones that you could put on the wall or stick to the fridge.
The paintbrush that comes with the set is quite a basic paint brush with plastic bristles and one with softer hairs would work better but the children didn’t seem to mind at all – and we always have a supply of paint brushes at home. The Paint with Water Art Pads are great value and would make a lovely gift or stocking filler type present for any child. They’d also be perfect to take away on holiday or for a weekend away and store so easily too. I really think that the Paint with Water Art Pads will make us much more creative in the future.
The Melissa and Doug Paint with Water Art Pads have an RRP of £4.99 and come in two different styles.