I originally purchased the boxed set of the tempera cakes. I just put the
lids back on them, stack them and put them away. I haven't had any problem
with drying and crumbling tho - I use Prang, but don't know if this makes a
difference. Of course there could be a difference in our humidity/climate -
seems that could make a big difference when we talk about storage and
drying. And yes, I am the queen of conserving - I don't replace that little
cake of paint until even I wouldn't bother with the little chunk in the
> << My elementary paint cost consists
> yearly of 1-2 boxes of replacement colors and 2 boxes of liquid tempera
> (this covers 2 schools). >>
> Wow you know how to stretch a dollar. My problem with them has been that
> they do not dry quickly and seem to crumble. How do you avoid this
> I bought 20 school boxes to keep the assorted squares in and keep them
> till they feel dry. I also like them for watercolor and opaque painting.
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