Aquarellum Painting Kits
? 2004: Véronique Debroise
Aquarellum is a simplified wax-resist painting concept for children – a sort of freeform watercolour paint-by-numbers where the child gets to choose the colours. Each Aquarellum set contains a set of primary colour liquid watercolour paints, a sturdy mixing tray and chart, a quality brush and four resist-printed cards. Each of these components is of surprisingly high quality. The process is challenging enough for a 12 year old, yet even a (well-supervised) three-year-old will achieve a very exciting result.
My three-year-old is addicted to these kits. She loves the process, has become a whiz with a paintbrush, and is always proud of the finished product. So, what’s the problem? Naturally, it’s the price. Made in France, these sets cost $24.95 and a younger child can go through each of the four cards in fifteen minutes. Makes a great Grandparent gift but, if you’re paying for it, save it for a special day when making something beautiful would really lift your child’s spirits. – David
Aquerellum Junior: $24.95
Aquerellum Classic: $29.95
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