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A paint cup that WORKS (comparison to Chenille Kraft)
on September 2, 2010
I purchased this set of four paint cups after being dissatisfied with a set of 10 paint cups made by Chenille Kraft. While the Melissa and Doug paint cups are more expensive (1.88 vs. 1.12 each)they are also much higher quality.
- screw on lid will not pop off
- cap makes airtight seal that keeps paint from drying out!
- slightly larger volume
- more expensive than competitors
I was very unsatisfied with the design and construction of the Chenille Kraft paint cups. The snap on lids didn't all fit right and the caps didn't make an airtight seal which lead to the paint drying out. They are cheap, but you will only want to use them if you are going to clean them out after each use.
The Melissa and Doug paint cups have a solid design and construction. This means that I can store paint in the cups until it is used up. You don't have to worry about the lids popping off when they are dropped or squeezed. Great product.
See my video for a hands on comparison.
With these paint cups I use Crayola Artista II Washable Tempera Paint and the Chenille Kraft Preschool Paint Brush Assortment (I have reviewed those products too). They are a great combination. I buy the paint in the 16oz bottles here on Amazon; you get a lot of paint for the money. My kids love the assortment of 24 brushes from Chenille Kraft and you can have a big and a small brush for each color of paint so you don't have to worry about washing them out until the end. It is hours of fun!
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