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Posted: Oct 29 2007 at 5:39pm | IP Logged Quote JSchaaf

We are still using Tempera paints (washable) and chunky brushes around here. However, my 8yo is beginning to want to paint with more accuracy and detail. What is the next step? What paints and brushes do you recommend? Should I look for an actual palette so she can mix colors?
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Posted: Oct 30 2007 at 12:43am | IP Logged Quote Chari

I only have a moment.......but I give my kids REAL paint brushes when they are about three, in all sizes. They just use watercolors from the little tin row (what are those called?) and then around 7 or 8yrs........some earlier, I let them use the tubes of watercolor paint by Grumbacher. I order them from NASCO Arts & Crafts Catalog. I usually give thme the colors form the tubes till they can controll the msall amounts.......which go far. The good quality paint is so pretty. I think Marie's watercolors come in a kit. we have used those, too.

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Posted: Nov 03 2007 at 8:04pm | IP Logged Quote Mackfam

This set has been on my list for a month or so now. I love the Stockmar products because of the great quality. It is a pricey set, but my 11 yo is ready for something more. The set comes with some nice brushes, and you can get a mixing palette at Michaels.

I'm betting it will be a Christmas gift for her (me )

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