After similar problems, I put masking tape on the ends with each kid's initials on it. After washing, they go upright in a coffee can. Now when there is a problem, I know who's having it. My how things have improved!
> I really do need help with what kind of brushes to buy!! The paint peels off
> of them, the brush part falls out. Maybe what I need is some ideas on how to
> keep them from being ruined. My kids just don't seem to get it . They put
> them in upside down, leave paint on them. Now I should say many kids do take
> care of them, but there are always the other kids in a hurry.