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ALEX Toys Artist Studio 6 Dots and Dashes Sponge Tip Painters

4.1 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

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  • This set won the Oppenheim Special Needs Award
  • This set come with six different colors of Dots and Dashes paints
  • Dots and Dashes paints are also great for making posters
  • These art materials are entirely washable
  • Art activities encourage a child's imagination and learning development
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Product Description

Product Description

Six colors of washable paint in bottles shaped for little hands. The non-clogging sponge tip applicators create dots, dashes and designs.

From the Manufacturer

Alex Dots and Dashes Paint Set come with six colors of washable paint in bottles shaped for little hands. The non-clogging sponge tip applicators create dots, dashes and designs. The ergonomically design of the applicators makes them perfect for little hands to hold.

Product Information

Product Dimensions 6 x 4 x 4.2 inches
Item Weight 1.2 pounds
Shipping Weight 1.1 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
International Shipping This item is not eligible for international shipping. Learn More
ASIN B000099ZDL
Item model number 319
Manufacturer recommended age 36 months - 16 years
Best Sellers Rank #112,537 in Toys & Games (See Top 100 in Toys & Games)
#3,127 in Toys & Games > Preschool > Pre-Kindergarten Toys > Art & Creativity
#3,785 in Office Products > Educational Supplies > Arts & Crafts Supplies
#7,183 in Toys & Games > Arts & Crafts
Customer Reviews
4.1 out of 5 stars 66 customer reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars

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Alex Toys 319 Young Artist Studio Dots & Dashes Paint Set

The Alex Toys 319 Young Artist Studio Dots & Dashes Paint Set will introduce children to the creative world of art. Avoid the mess with these no-spill containers of washable painters. This product is recommended for children 3-years of age and up.

Dab, dot and dash with the 6 washable paint bottles

Sponge tip painters are designed to avoid messes

Turn Your Child Into an Artist

Using the Dots & Dashes Paint Set, your child can learn how to paint and express their creativity without the mess. They will learn all of the valuable skills to become more talented at arts and crafts as a whole. By using the included painters to draw whatever comes to their mind, they'll also form new hobbies and develop skills that they can bring to future projects.

Encourages Imagination and Learning Development

Art and creative work are beneficial for children because they enhance imagination and foster healthy learning habits. Let your child draw, paint or write whatever comes to their mind to foster imagination and increase creativity. The painters can be used upside down to dab and dash 6 vibrant colors of paint.

Award-Winning Paint Set

The Dots & Dashes Paint Set is the recipient of the Oppenheim Special Needs Award. This award-winning set comes with bottles designed especially for little hands and airtight caps that keep the sponge tip from drying out between uses.

What’s in the Box

The Alex Toys 319 Young Artist Studio Dots & Dashes Paint Set comes with 6 washable paint bottles: red, blue, green, orange, yellow, and purple.

About Alex Toys

Alex Toys has become the preeminent manufacturer of children's products and with over 1,000 unique items, Alex makes toys for every age group, from toddlers to teens and everything in-between. With toys in the baby, fashion, crafts, and miscellaneous categories, Alex makes toys that encourage a lifetime of learning. Alex Toys are currently sold worldwide in over 80 countries through specialty retail stores, catalogs, and websites.

  • Introduces children to the creative world of art
  • 6 washable paint bottles to dab, dot and dash in vibrant colors
  • Brushless paints with airtight caps avoid messes
  • Bottles designed for little hands
  • Recommended for children 3-years of age and up

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I purchased these paints for my 2.5 year old because they seemed perfect for a toddler. The paint bottles really are just right for little hands--they are "chubby" and fit my toddler's "fist grasp" just right. The paint is somewhat watery, but the colors are vibrant and the paint dries quickly. The disappointment comes from the fact that while these paints make great dot art, when you try to paint with them by dragging the sponge tip across the paper, the paint flow to the sponge tip stops, which causes the product to streak (when experiencing this for the first time, my dismayed toddler exclaimed, "It's broken!"). You have to stop and push down hard on the sponge tip to get the paint flowing again before you can continue. Additionally, I wouldn't say these paints are all that washable. The blue paint didn't come off of my daughter's hands (or my hands!) until several handwashings later. Despite these shortcomings, I think this is a great way for younger children to enjoy painting. If these paints did more than dots and were more washable, they would have received five stars.
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We got these Alex paints and the Do-A-Dot Rainbow Art Set (Set of 6) at the same time, and the Do-A-Dots definitely win. We actually ended up tossing these after a couple of months rather than finishing them. The tubes were too thick and too stiff for my 2-year-old son to be able to squeeze easily. And they leaked - not a lot, but enough to get paint spread all around the room, which is a pain to track down and clean up even with washable paint. I do love the concept, and my son and I really enjoy playing with the Do-A-Dot version.
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I bought this product for my classroom. My students were so excited to get the chance to try a new way of coloring. We took them out of the box, read the directions on the box which said to shake before use. I gave one to each student to have them help and they shook them vigorously for a good 5 mins. and they didn't work. There was no ink on the tip as it should have been. My teaching assistant and I shook them and still no ink. We had them sitting upside down in the box and then tried using them and no luck again. My kids are upset that they can't use them and I am upset at the waste of money spent on this product.
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I bought these for my girls, who are ages 2 and 4. Both girls love them. They're easy for the little one to hold and use, a good size for toddler hands. She mostly dots and scribbles, while her big sister is easily able to draw with them. We've been using them for several months and the foam tips have held up so far, and still plenty of paint left in the bottles.

So why only 3 stars? These are NOT washable as they claim to be. Kids are inevitably going to paint on surfaces other than paper. Skin. Clothes. Table. Walls. The dog. As a parent, you either resign yourself to watching your kids like a hawk, or you accept the liklihood of having to clean up messes from places you would never imagine messes could happen.

I prefer to let my kids have a little fun (within reason) and deal with the mess when the fun is done. Buying washable art supplies usually helps keep the messes to a minimum, but these Alex dot paints are far from what I consider to be washable. Brillo pads and bleach might work, but your average antibacterial hand soap and laundry detergent wont do the trick. Half a dozen hand washings still left my children with stained hands, which took several days of baths to finally wear off, and the paints didn't completely wash out of their clothes. I have designated 'paint' tshirts for my girls, but if your child comes in contact with these paints at school or daycare where they aren't wearing protective clothing, beware!

A fun product? Yes. Washable? No.
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These are great for toddlers! Easy to grip, easy to use. You need to get the paint started for them, but after that they are good to go! Less mess then finger paint, although my daughter painted herself a couple times, but what kid doesn't!
Very fun and seem to last a while. Mine have yet to dry out and we have been using them often for about a month.
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The bottle is such hard plastic and the paints dry out, it's really hard to get the sponge tips wet again, because you can't really squeeze them. I don't know if its because they are top heavy or what, but they tip over easily, and they are awkward to hold. After a year of wrestling with them, I'm throwing them out (still half full) and ordering the Do-a-dot Rainbow Art Set. I shout a loud DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY to any potential buyers!!
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I have never had a problem with these markers requiring more than a small amount of squeezing pressure. My 3 year old niece has been able to operate these for a year now, and tends to pick this brand out over others. I like the slightly slower flow because of the speed kids tend to use these. If the kid does a quick jab, they tend to hit the paper a little harder, thus producing more ink. If they have a slower approach, the combination of less pressure and longer paper time make it so that there is no bleed through- but there is enough ink on the paper to be satisfactory.

These markers don't tend to last quite as long as others, but it's not an extreme difference... it's maybe 2 uses less. I pick the quality of these over the 2 extra uses, every time.
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