What a neat idea!
I volunteer at kids club through my church, and always seem to be making crafts. Last week, I needed to make a mural for one of the classes, so I stopped by the dollar store in search of some cheep poster paints. That's when I discovered this amazing product--Elmer's Squeeze 'n Brush Paints--paint and paintbrush in one!
These "brushes" are made of pliable plastic that is easy to squeeze, and have a screw-on cap with a brush on the end. To apply paint, you simply have to sweeze the tube, then push the paint around with the brush. No open trays of paint or water cups required! And the best part is: they're refillable! To refill these tubes, all you need to do is unscrew the brush cap, fill up with poster paint, and put the cap back on. Cleaning the brushes is also a cinch. Just take off the brush, rinse it out, then replace.
The only drawback that I can think of is that the brush is one size. So if you need to get into small areas, you may have to employ a regular paint brush. But for the large poster I was doing, these brushes were just fine.
I'm thoroughly sold on this product. It was easy to use, prevented messes, and is a great value because you can refill and use them over and over again. It really simplified the whole process, making it quick and easy. I definitely recommend these for parents and teachers who want to minimize messes while their children paint, and for any crafter who wants to make their job slick and easy.