<I have a practical problem that I'm sure someone out there can help me
<with. I need to find a better way to dispense tempera paints.
<I've been using egg cartons. For most standard painting projects, two
< students team up and share one carton, four brushes, and a one pint yogurt
< container of water. When serving a limited pallette I even use egg cartons
< right, egg cartons seem to be getting rare. I'm having a hard time keeping
<the supply up with the demand. I also find them messy for mixing, and
< wasteful at clean up time.
< I do art on the cart, so the dispensing method must be compact, and able to
<fit in a kit-like box. Class sizes average 16, but I have one grades 1,2
<class with 34 students. The students work at small classroom desks in
<every conceivable arrangement, so again, small is best. There is virtually
<no storage available in the individual classrooms.
<We also have short periods for the most part, so I would like to avoid
<spending extra time setting up and cleaning out individual little cups. I
<prefer to refill as needed rather than put a lot of paint out in the
<Of course, I'm also on a limited budget. Those fancy cups in the catalogs
<that come with a brush hole and cover would be great, but too expensive for
<Falls Village right now. Any inexpensive and easy options out there in
<professional problem solving land? I look forward to hearing from you!
Lee H. Kellogg School