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With Tempera Paint, Art Time Gets More Imaginative

young child boy is having fun while playing with stamps and tempera paints on wooden work desk with a lot of dirty on his hands and fingers producting multicolor creations

We’re hard-pressed to find a child who doesn’t love to play with paint. But to really bring their creativity to life, you want vibrant hues that will keep them engaged and excited about arts and crafts. Tempera paint is a great option thanks to the thicker texture and bold colors that show up consistently on a variety of surfaces. Tempera is a staple art supply to have on hand for creative learning, both at home and at school, and a good set will encourage kids to let their imaginations run wild.

Children will love the bold hues this kid’s tempera paint creates and the consistent texture across whichever surface you use with it. The small size is perfect for use at home.

This kid’s tempera paint set comes with three paintbrushes, and that the bottles are the perfect size for children to handle with ease. You’ll get two fluid ounces in each bottle.

Choose from eight vibrant colors with this kid’s tempera paint option. Each bottle is eight ounces and is great for use with a variety of surfaces while also cleaning up easily with water.

This kid’s tempera paint set comes with a storage box that keeps the paint organized when you’re not using it. Kids create custom colors with the large color range.

You’ll get nine colors with this kid’s tempera paint set, all washable. They’re ready to pour and easy to clean up with just a bit of water.

Expert Commentary

Tempera paints can be used on different surfaces and are easy to use, making them ideal for beginners. These are kid-safe, fast drying and easy to clean. They’re also a great option if you’re teaching your kids how to mix and blend colors. And who says tempera paints are only for kids? Adults can have a good time with tempera, too.

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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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