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Paint-Sation Easel

Product Reviews Approval Seal

Best for Budding artists ages 3 years and up
Top benefits Non-spill paint pots, easy cleanup, stores easily
Considerations Limited colour choices, kids need to collect more paint on the brush often
Bottom line Ideal for creative kiddos, the Paint-Station Easel is simple for kids to use and makes clean-up easier thanks to its spill-free paint and splatter-preventing brush.
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kidtoy.ca CAD $34.99 amazon.com USD $19.99

Features

  • Comes with 3 non-spill paint pods, with additional pods sold separately
  • Splatter-preventing brush minimizes mess
  • Easily folds flat for storage

Review

Calling all preschoolers who love to paint—and the grownups who don’t want to clean up after them! Here is a no-mess paint set sure to unleash your kid’s inner artist. Goliath Games’ Paint-Sation Easel includes washable paints that won’t spill, drip or splatter. A unique tabletop easel, paint brushes, and three paint pods in bright, primary colours come with the set, which nourishes kids’ artistic and fine-motor skills. Parents will need to assemble the easel for preschoolers (tip: the packaging provides a better visual guide than the included instructions), but then little ones should be able to set it up themselves each time inspiration strikes. The paint’s thick texture means Paint-Sation is true to its no-spill promises, but it also means the paint doesn’t go quite as far as thinner paints. If your kid does get some on their clothes or a table, the water-based paint can be washed off with warm water and soap. We also like that the easel folds flat and stores easily, with the paint pods fitting into slots on the easel or stacked neatly away.

The easy painting and clean-up makes it a winner.” —Jennifer, mom of two

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