Ravensburger have a range of painting sets which make it easy for anyone to have a go at watercolour painting. This set is suitable for ages 8-13 but I guess even older if you are a complete beginner. I love anything to do with art and craft so would have happily given this a go had my daughter not wanted to but there is no chance of that, she loves being creative.
Whats in the box?
3 watercolour paper canvasses with unique paint resistant outlines
5 Liquid watercolour paints in easy squeeze bottles so you can mix a wide variety of colours
1 double sided paintbrush with 2 brush sizes
1 water pipette
1 colour mixing palette
Big M really enjoyed this and she like the water resistant outlines as it made it easier, although looking at it now, the colours have bled a bit, but she may have used too much water as I think she might have been in a hurry to get it finished before dinner. All good learning though as it will mean the next one will be even better.
Big M did ask to use a bigger brush so maybe the size of the double ended brush could be a bit more varied, as I have lots of brushes it wasn't a problem. I think the colour palette is great as it has lots of sections so you can get plenty of different shades if you have a lot of the same colour to paint.
Overall I think this is a great little painting set, you can find it on Amazon for £9.60
The Aquarelle collection has three sizes to choose from; Mini, Midi and Maxi.
Mini Aquarelle is the perfect starter pack which includes one canvas and three base colours to mix a whole rainbow of colours to paint with. Two new designs are available, including Butterfly and Parrot, and the pretty Kitten is also still available. The Midi range includes three canvasses complete with five base colours and a double-sided paintbrush. Two new designs have been added to the existing Dolphins, including Horses and Fairies. Completing the range is the new Maxi Beach Paradise, which includes three different tropical scenes to paint. The Maxi range design is perfect for those who enjoy a challenge and detail, and it also includes World Cities, which depicts scenes from New York, London and Paris.
We were sent this product free of charge, all thoughts and opinions are my own.