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Get Painting with These Kids Watercolor Paint Tubes

Girl with a brush and paint tube in her hands working in her home studio

It seems like children can’t get enough of painting, which is why you need to make sure you have enough supplies on hand. Whether you’re stocking up your arts and crafts corner at home or need to keep your art class prepared at school, watercolor paint is a must-have item. Check out our top picks for watercolor paint tubes.

Each of these watercolor paint tubes is filled with 12 milliliters of non-toxic paint. You’ll love how easily your child can mix colors and create rich works of art with these paints.

Each tube is filled with 12 milliliters of non-toxic paint. The paints offer a smooth consistency that can be easily dissolved with water and are perfect for mixing.

We like that this set comes in a travel-friendly box which makes it perfect for children who like to take their favorite toys or diversions with them.

We think this is a great set for class because it offers such a wide array of colors — reducing the chance of kids fighting over the same color.

We like that this set features vibrant non-toxic paint colors that are easy to blend or mix. You’ll like that these colors won’t fade, either.

Expert Commentary

Paint tubes are a fun departure from the conventional pan layout that watercolors for kids usually come in. Squeezing paint from a tube adds to a child’s experience in painting by making them more involved in the process. Tubes are also a great way for parents to teach their kids about control and are a welcome alternative to screen time.

Our Expert Consultant

Melissa Spurling

Melissa holds a doctorate in pharmacy and is a home educator, co-teaching a high school chemistry class and a primary school class. Having taught two of her own children to read, write and traverse Singapore Math, Melissa has spent hundreds, if not thousands of hours researching and testing curriculum.


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