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The Best Washable Tempera Paint

Washable Tempera and rounded paint brushes. Yogurt cups reused as paint containers

Painting is fun — until parents realize that their child used paints that aren’t washable. Many an outfit has been ruined by a rogue drop of paint or a paintbrush that slipped out of a child’s hand. Washable tempera paints can be a welcome relief for parents tired of resigning ruined clothes to the trash bin. Check out our top picks for the best washable tempera paint for kids.

Parents and kids will like that this set of washable tempera paint comes with an array of finishes including neon, metallic, glow-in-the-dark and even glitter shades.

This washable tempera paint set is ideal for use with paper or canvas. Each bottle contains 8 ounces of washable paint. Kids will love the vibrant colors from each bottle.

Kids will love that this washable tempera paint includes glitter, fluorescent, metallic and neon colors as well as classic primary and secondary colors.

In total, there are 11 colors with this washable tempera paint pick. Each bottle contains 16 fluid ounces of paint. The paint won’t fade or crack over time.

We like that this washable tempera paint stick set doesn’t require water. Simply twist the stick to expose the paint and begin to draw. Plus the colors dry quickly, making it a parent-approved pick.

Expert Commentary

These washable tempera paints are brilliant as they allow your kids to have a mess-free painting activity. Tempera paints are easier for kids to work with as they dry quickly, have a very fluid application and have a rich color pigmentation that results in beautiful-looking artworks. Also, tempera paint is long-lasting, making it an economical choice for both parents and educators.

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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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