Naters is 47 months old! I bought washable tempera paints, the paint cups & the paint cups holder at Lakeshore Learning last year. Been waiting for a day to let Naters paint outside. She really enjoyed this, she painted on three blank pieces of paper and two preprinted coloring sheets before she said she was done! Just instructed her her to keep the colored brushes with the matching paint cup and showed her how to get excess paint off her brush and away she went!