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The Perfect Watercolor Brushes for Kids

LGBTQ concept of colors made with the help of watercolor paints and brushes of azalea flowers on a sheet of paper for watercolor painting

Painting is a fun way to spend a rainy day or to immerse children in the arts at a young age. But to do it, you need brushes, and not all brushes are created equal. If you’re giving kids watercolor paint, you need brushes designed to perfectly pick up and apply that paint. But they should also be easy for children to hold and manage.

These kids watercolor brushes feature wooden handles that are easy to hold and have a good weight to them. The brush heads ensure precision with every stroke.

These kids watercolor brushes are made from premium nylon with a plastic barrel. You still get a variety of brush heads to create a range of stroke widths, and a convenient pouch.

The brushes in this set are color-coded, making it easy for children to distinguish between the widths. The ergonomic design also helps to reduce hand fatigue while painting.

While all of the brushes are the same width, these kids watercolor brushes are perfect for beginners and have a shorter handle that’s compatible with smaller hands.

Children will love that these kids watercolor brushes are easy to use and create consistent strokes every time. Parents and teachers will like how easy they are to clean between uses.

Expert Commentary

Watercolors are easy to work with and are often easy to clean up, but they can be tricky to navigate without the proper brushes to allow children to better express their creative vision. A good brush set should have different tips and should also be easy to grip for little hands. Grab a set today and jumpstart your child’s creative journey.

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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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