I put the paint in our new double-dip divided paint cups that just came in the mail from Discount School Supply. Not sure if other companies make these or not. I haven't seen them around.
I ordered them to use at the easel because Maia kept asking for more than just the four colors that fit in her other paint cups. She now often has very specific ideas of what she wants to paint and what colors she wants to use. And she knows how to keep the colors, and their brushes, separate (although she doesn't always choose to do so).
These divided paint cups are great because they allow you to use twice as many colors of paint! The only problem is that the plastic on one of them was cracked. Hopefully this was a one-time issue and they are not prone to cracking. Luckily they came as a set of 5.
Maia painted off and on throughout the day and we hung her paintings to dry on the chain link fence with clothespins.
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