Parents like to encourage children in creative art activities, but sometimes painting projects can be a little overwhelming. (The bottles, the brushes, the inevitable spills, etc.) This handy-dandy art set provides six paint colors in sponge-tip bottles that serve as the paint applicators. Best of all, these paints are spill-proof, with no mess at all. Each 5-inch bottle contains 2.5 ounces of paint. The sponge tip creates a neat dot of paint about .5 inches wide, and the paint dries quickly so colors can be layered. There's a wide range of creative possibilities here, including creating borders for school projects and using the paint markers for patterning activities that reinforce math concepts An art idea sheet is also included with the set.