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Best Tempera Paint Sets for Kids

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Children love to paint, especially with vibrant paints that won’t fade. Tempera paint is a great choice since it’s usually available in ready-to-go liquid form that promises bold hues with consistent color payoff. Check out our top picks for the best kids’ tempera paint sets.

Children will love that they can choose between 40 colors with this kids’ tempera paint set, including metallic, neon, glitter and even glow-in-the-dark shades.

This kids’ tempera paint set offers blendable colors that are water-based and easy to wash away. Kids and teachers will like that the colors won’t chip, crack or fade over time.

This kids’ tempera paint set is perfect for painting on paper, canvas or even for papier-mâché projects. You’ll get 8 ounces of tempera paint in each bottle.

You’ll get 2 ounces of paint in each pot with this kids’ tempera paint set. The smaller size is perfect for smaller crafting projects. You’ll like that this pick is washable.

Children will love that this kids’ tempera paint set includes fluorescent, glitter, metallic and neon colors as well as get classic primary and secondary colors.

Expert Commentary

Kids can be messy painters, especially if they are working with slow-drying paint mediums as those are very easy to smudge. Tempera paints are a better pick for kids since they dry quickly. In addition to its fast-drying property, the tempera paint medium provides a rich color pigmentation that children find particularly rewarding during the painting activity. Tempera paint is also long-lasting and economical, as only a little amount of paint is required to complete each painting. Also, these paints are washable, ensuring a mess-free activity.

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