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Japanese Brush Painting Activity & Giveaway

Japanese Brush Painting for Children We had the opportunity to try out a Japanese brush painting activity yesterday. A rather magical one, in fact, with "disappearing ink." Maia kept asking if it was magic, anyway, even though she knew it was just water she was painting with. I could understand her awe, though, as the effect of the water painted on the special paper-covered sumi-e board was just like that of black ink until it disappeared and left us with a blank slate to start all over again (and again).

This was so much fun to play with! Maia drew and doodled; oohed and ahhed. We drew Valentine's for each other, back and forth. Maia experimented with thick and thin lines, dots, and even painting the entire board blackā€”all to see if it would really disappear the next time. Of course, it did.

Here are some photos from the afternoon…

Japanese Brush Painting for Children

Japanese Brush Painting for Children

Japanese Brush Painting for Children

Japanese Brush Painting for Children

This Japanese Brush Painting set (item #A352) includes the framed "canvas" that you paint on, a brush, and a stand. It was sent to us by For Small Hands, a company that sells Montessori tools, products, and games for families. If you are a teacher, you probably know their sister company, Montessori Services, which caters to schools and teachers.

Disclosure: The brush painting set was sent to me to try out for free; all opinions expressed are my own.

Would you like your own Japanese Brush Painting set?

For Small Hands is offering one as a giveaway to one lucky winner. To enter, simply leave a comment to this post by Friday, February 3rd at 11:49pm EST. Winner will be chosen by random number generator and announced here on Saturday morning. This giveaway is open to readers who live in the United States, US provinces, and Canada. I will e-mail the winner directly as well, so if you use the facebook sign-in option then please put your e-mail address in the body of the comment. Good luck!

This giveaway is now closed.

The random number generator gave me #92, so Kari wins the Japanese Brush Painting set. Congrats!

Kari said…

A lovely art tool that my 6-year-old son and toddler daughter could BOTH enjoy. And me too, for that matter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Joy
    January 31, 2012 at 6:30 am

    I played with one of these at a store and it was so much fun.

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    Val
    January 31, 2012 at 6:41 am

    My kids would love to try the set!

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    Robin (noteverstill)
    January 31, 2012 at 6:45 am

    My kids would love painting on that!

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    Stacey J
    January 31, 2012 at 6:58 am

    My son would LOVE this!

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    Angeles
    January 31, 2012 at 7:05 am

    It looks really cool!!!! We’d love to try it!

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    Natalie
    January 31, 2012 at 7:08 am

    Wow! This looks like a lot of fun. My daughter loves to paint.

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    Janice M
    January 31, 2012 at 7:49 am

    Cool! And extremely low mess…

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    Robin
    January 31, 2012 at 7:58 am

    This would be an amazing tool to add to our homeschool supplies!

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    Mejia Vazquez
    January 31, 2012 at 7:59 am

    this looks sooo cool!!!

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    A Facebook User
    January 31, 2012 at 7:59 am

    this is so cool! my kids would love this.

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    Marla
    January 31, 2012 at 8:00 am

    that looks so fun!

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    Kristin
    January 31, 2012 at 8:00 am

    That looks like a great deal of fun!
    [email protected]

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    molly
    January 31, 2012 at 8:01 am

    I’ve seen those at a local toy store and they do look pretty cool. I’m glad Maia enjoyed the experience!

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    Julie Liddle
    January 31, 2012 at 8:02 am

    What a coincidence! A friend/student was just telling me about this wonderful art tool the other day!

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    jacki melendez
    January 31, 2012 at 8:05 am

    sign me up buttercup! water is fun!

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    Sara
    January 31, 2012 at 8:09 am

    Very Cool!

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    kim
    January 31, 2012 at 8:13 am

    I have never seen this before, neat!

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    Sarah
    January 31, 2012 at 8:14 am

    Wow these look like fun!

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    carrie
    January 31, 2012 at 8:16 am

    I gave one of these to a friends daughter about 9 years ago. Now I have a child and would love to share the experience with him. I was told this is to teach all of us not everything is permanent and to enjoy what you have in the moment.

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    Chelsea Wybrow
    January 31, 2012 at 8:16 am

    Divine…

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    leah
    January 31, 2012 at 8:16 am

    My little will LOVE this! Secretly so will I!

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    Laura
    January 31, 2012 at 8:21 am

    I love this, and I know my daughter will too! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Maggie
    January 31, 2012 at 8:23 am

    I love the simplicity of this, it’s been on my wish list on Amazon for a while now. Such great giveaways!

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    Leigh Strauss
    January 31, 2012 at 8:33 am

    looks like a fun activity!

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    Jamie
    January 31, 2012 at 8:34 am

    Is is so cool! I’ve never even hear of these.

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    Melissa
    January 31, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Very cool!! Looks like fun!!

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    Jennifer
    January 31, 2012 at 8:37 am

    I’ve seen these before and always wanted to try it. I think the kids would love it!

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    Renee Brown
    January 31, 2012 at 8:42 am

    My daughter would love this!

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    Cathryn
    January 31, 2012 at 8:53 am

    I would love this for my son as he loves to draw & color. This would be magical for him!

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    Lyla
    January 31, 2012 at 8:57 am

    Oh I would totally love to win this for my little toddler.

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    Crystal
    January 31, 2012 at 9:00 am

    How cool is that?? Would be perfect to add to our limited painting supplies!

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    Carra
    January 31, 2012 at 9:01 am

    That’s so fun! My kids would love it (and maybe I’d finally get brave enough to try real Japanese brush painting!)

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    Alison
    January 31, 2012 at 9:01 am

    I think my daughter and I would love this equally! I’m reading a book now on Chinese painting and the process that children go through in learning how to paint in China. Very interesting! So we would be very inspired to paint if Penny and I won this :)

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    Teresa
    January 31, 2012 at 9:02 am

    That looks amazing. My son would love it – his favourite colour is black and wants to only use it.

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    Nichole
    January 31, 2012 at 9:03 am

    That’s so neat! I’d love to try it.

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    Discovering Montessori
    January 31, 2012 at 9:07 am

    Nice! Thank you for the opportunity.

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    Aerial
    January 31, 2012 at 9:20 am

    This looks awesome!

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    Sharian P
    January 31, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Beatiful brush my son will love it. [email protected]

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    Ann
    January 31, 2012 at 9:27 am

    Saw a post on this before and looked into getting one. I was just thinking the other day how our family would love this art activity. Maybe I will win….

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    Barbara
    January 31, 2012 at 9:36 am

    This is amazing. My children would love this!!

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    Alli
    January 31, 2012 at 9:36 am

    My 10-year old is very “into” Japanese art right now – he would LOVE this!!!

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    Melissa
    January 31, 2012 at 9:42 am

    My local children’s museum had a Japaneses exhibit with these sets. my daughter loved it !

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    Sara
    January 31, 2012 at 9:44 am

    Just like a buddha board…we have been wanting one of these…beautiful!

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    The Orchard
    January 31, 2012 at 9:48 am

    That is so cool!

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    Phyllis Bergenholtz
    January 31, 2012 at 9:50 am

    I have always wanted one…

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    Alena
    January 31, 2012 at 9:50 am

    This looks amazing. My daughter and I would love to try this out!

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    Gabriela Klimes
    January 31, 2012 at 9:58 am

    So interesting. I’ve been enjoying some Japanese brush art by a great Winnipeg artist named Kal Barteski lately, so this would be so neat to try!

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    keira
    January 31, 2012 at 10:02 am

    Our daughter had one of these in her art studio at school. All of the students seemed to gravitate to this during free time. Great product!

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    Kelly H
    January 31, 2012 at 10:05 am

    That looks like a lot of fun. We would love one of those.

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    Lenka
    January 31, 2012 at 10:08 am

    My girl loves these! If we don’t win, I will have to get one for our home. Beautiful!

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    Sarah
    January 31, 2012 at 10:10 am

    How neat!

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    Catherine Opladen
    January 31, 2012 at 10:13 am

    Always looking for fun activities to do! Thank you for sharing!

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    Jen Miller
    January 31, 2012 at 10:22 am

    This would be a lovely addition to our homeschooling days!

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    Jane
    January 31, 2012 at 10:25 am

    We would love to have one of these! Always been fascinated by the organic forms and temporary beauty of these painting boards… Thanks for bringing it to the forefront!

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    Amy F
    January 31, 2012 at 10:31 am

    I have been thinking about getting one of these for my (almost) 4 year old. I think she would love it.
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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    lyndsay
    January 31, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Oh, this is a fabulous activity for children! My two year old would get so much use from it. Thanks for the chance to win!

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    Jennifer
    January 31, 2012 at 10:33 am

    This looks fun! Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Pam
    January 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

    I was thinking of getting one of these for our homeschool room. They look neat.

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    Jonnie (JB)
    January 31, 2012 at 10:42 am

    This looks so neat! My kids would love it.

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    Shereen
    January 31, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Very cool! I love it!

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    Aly Kantor
    January 31, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Ooh, this looks like something wonderful to pop in the writing center! Novelty always draws a crowd! Thanks again for another interesting giveaway!

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    Angela
    January 31, 2012 at 10:54 am

    Wow, how amazing! I would love to win this for my niece.

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    Chelsey
    January 31, 2012 at 10:56 am

    I love this! My kids would adore it!

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    Mary D
    January 31, 2012 at 11:15 am

    Fun for my daughter and no clean up for me….I love it.

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    Elecia
    January 31, 2012 at 11:17 am

    My kids would LOVE that!! Okay okay, as a calligrapher, I would too….. :)

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    Holly Schwartz
    January 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Would love to win!
    Holly in Kentucky

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    Rose
    January 31, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Very cool idea!

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    Pam
    January 31, 2012 at 11:25 am

    this is cool, my daughter would love this!

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    Holly
    January 31, 2012 at 11:27 am

    That looks like a lot of fun!

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    Faye E. Hunt
    January 31, 2012 at 11:28 am

    This is such a beautiful concept and one that my son would just love exploring. Thank you for this marvelous giveaway!

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    Cathryn
    January 31, 2012 at 11:28 am

    My boys would love this activity!

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    Michelle
    January 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Wow that looks like so much fun. The girls love painting on construction paper with water and watching it get darker and then fade away, this makes it look even more exciting!

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    Sherry
    January 31, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Amazing! Thanks for another great giveaway.

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    Adriana
    January 31, 2012 at 11:33 am

    We would love to try!!!

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    Gizala
    January 31, 2012 at 11:35 am

    I’ve not heard of this product before. It is such an awesome idea. We’d love to play with it.
    [email protected]

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    alana
    January 31, 2012 at 11:37 am

    my girls would love to try this!

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    Tiffany
    January 31, 2012 at 11:38 am

    Me! Me! Me!

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    Heidi S
    January 31, 2012 at 11:42 am

    How beautiful– thanks for the chance to win it!

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    Carla
    January 31, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Super cool. I will love one for my daugther. She loves to paint.

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    Jacqueline
    January 31, 2012 at 11:49 am

    I’ve been wanting to get one of these for my daughter for awhile now.

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    Stephanie
    January 31, 2012 at 11:52 am

    Each stroke will provide artistic bliss for my 2 boys. Thank you.

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    cherise
    January 31, 2012 at 11:53 am

    This would be sooooo fun for all 6 of my kids!!!

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    ania
    January 31, 2012 at 11:56 am

    My kid would love it!

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    daniela
    January 31, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    wonderful, this would be warmly welcomed by my kids, and of course me too.

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    Besquirrely
    January 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I’m not really commenting because of the giveaway, but to say that we have one of these and absolutely love it. We call it “water painting,” and it’s so wonderful because you can easily get it out and put it away and enjoy the PROCESS of painting. All with water!
    But if I do happen to win, I will give it to a good friend. They would love it too!

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    Jennifer Knopf
    January 31, 2012 at 12:10 pm

    I would love to have this in my first grade classroom! I think my students would love it!

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    Kerstin
    January 31, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    My girls would love this! What a fun giveaway!

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    Kari
    January 31, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    A lovely art tool that my 6-year-old son and toddler daughter could BOTH enjoy. And me too, for that matter. Thanks for the giveaway!

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    Andrea D.
    January 31, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    That is sooo cool. Thanks for the chance to enter.

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    Monica
    January 31, 2012 at 12:29 pm

    This is super cool! I do believe that I’d have to put a time limit on it so that the whole family could share – everyone would love this!

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    Barb
    January 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    Love the idea….a “green” way to draw!

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    Carly
    January 31, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    This looks like so much fun!

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    Michele
    January 31, 2012 at 12:34 pm

    Fantastic product.

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    maha
    January 31, 2012 at 12:37 pm

    I had seen this and it looked really neat. Would love to try it out

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    Tasha
    January 31, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    This looks great!

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    CarinaRdz
    January 31, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    A great toy for exploring and wonder! :)
    Thank you!

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    Lara
    January 31, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    We had the opportunity to play/paint with these at our local art museum (Cincinnati Art Museum)and we all loved them. Unending creativity, fun, imagination, patterns, designs… One of these is on our wish list for this year. :)

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    Monica
    January 31, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    That looks wonderful! I’m sure my kids would be fascinated by it!

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    Nolan
    January 31, 2012 at 7:58 am

    My sister gave us one of these at Christmas but we haven’t tried it yet. I have 2.5 year old twins, so sharing one hasn’t been something I’ve looked forward to. An extra might be nice ;)

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    Holly
    January 31, 2012 at 12:59 pm

    We have a different version of this…we love this!!! Ours is called a Buddha Board. These are great!

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    Indrani
    January 31, 2012 at 1:00 pm

    Very Cool!

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    Janell
    January 31, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I just opened a small pre-school, Newcastle Montessori Children’s House and I have one of these on my Wish List! They are so great to teach patience, care as well as the pencil control.

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    Anne Murphy-Kline
    January 31, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Santa failed us…but maybe Artful Parent will come through!

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    Rebecca
    January 31, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    This looks so cool! We would love to win!! Thanks!

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    Epiphius
    January 31, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Anything “magical” makes it more fun!

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    louise
    January 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    I’ve always wanted one of these!! I know my son would love it as well!

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    [email protected]
    January 31, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Reminds me of the Buddha board you have!

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    Michelle
    January 31, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    My seven year old would just LOVE this.

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    judean
    January 31, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    What fun! Like a very elegant Aquadoodle :)

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    Spring
    January 31, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    This looks like ton of fun! Thank you for the opportunity to win!

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    Celeste
    January 31, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    My littles would love this!

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    Theryn
    January 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    What fun! Thanks for the giveaway.

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    melissa k.
    January 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    how wonderful!

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    Sharon
    January 31, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    How cool is that! I kind of want one for myself too.

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    Georgine
    January 31, 2012 at 8:49 am

    We’ve order from the Small Hands catalog. My girls woul love this set. Thanks for hosting the giveaway!

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    Kate
    January 31, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Of all your giveaways, I think this one is my favorite — no mess, no fuss, LOTS of fun!!! :-) THANKS for all of the fun giveaways!!!

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    Nanette
    January 31, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    The wonder pets have an episode about sumi-e and ever since we watched it, my son has wanted to try it. I never thought to look for a set. This would be wonderful.

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    Catherine
    January 31, 2012 at 8:59 am

    These are so much fun! I would love to get one for my daughter.

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    Kimberly
    January 31, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    We have wanted one for a long time!

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    Dena
    January 31, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I have had this on an amazon wish list for so long. I think Naomi would love it…….thanks!

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    Kathie
    January 31, 2012 at 2:11 pm

    This was on our christmas wish list and sadly not gotten. Would love the chance to win it.

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    Kelly
    January 31, 2012 at 2:16 pm

    I’d love one! Actually, have wanted one for a while, but forgot. Might have to go purchase if I don’t win. Fingers crossed!

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    Jenny
    January 31, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    I’ve never seen this before! It looks really cool.

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    Viva
    January 31, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    This looks wonderful, I’ve never seen this. Thanks for the chance!

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    Jane
    January 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    so beautiful!

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    Christy
    January 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    I have been wanting one of these for my daughter, this is a great product.

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    catherine c
    January 31, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    another fun giveaway-thanks!!!

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    Bridgett
    January 31, 2012 at 2:30 pm

    Love it! looks like so much fun

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    christine
    January 31, 2012 at 2:45 pm

    i’m getting all zen just by reading this! this would have amazing calming effects, i think! thanks so much!

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    Lori N
    January 31, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    That looks like so much fun … and no messy clean up!

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    candice
    January 31, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    My daughter would LOVe this!!

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    dianne
    January 31, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    These are so fun! I’d love to have one for my son.

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    Sarah M
    January 31, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    I’ve never seen one of these before–would love to try it out!
    Sarah M

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    kristin
    January 31, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    This looks like a wonderful activity. We would love it!

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    Heather
    January 31, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    My daughter would love this. Thanks for having give-a-ways!

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    Nicole
    January 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Neat-o! Thanks for all of these great giveaway opportunities!

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    Michelle
    January 31, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Been drooling over this over at For Small Hands for a long time now. I think it looks like so much fun :)

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    Bobbi
    January 31, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Love it! Hope I win!!

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    freshlyplanted
    January 31, 2012 at 3:27 pm

    We’ve always wanted one of these! Thank you for the chance to win one :)

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    Veronika
    January 31, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    We’ve had something similar for years, called a Buddha Board. My daughter loves it – it’s so much fun.

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    Katherine
    January 31, 2012 at 3:37 pm

    This would be alot of fun.

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    Sara
    January 31, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    Looks magical… Thanks!

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    Amy
    January 31, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    Thanks for the giveaway. I saw these a year ago or so and think it looks like fun!

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    Barbara Zaborowski
    January 31, 2012 at 3:49 pm

    We used to have a sumi-e board like this at preschool. When it died (after years of use) we bought some of the special paper at an art supply house. You need to be careful not to soak the paper (as preschoolers will tend to do.) Oddly enough, I was just thinking about getting some more paper for school. Must be some kind of psychic web between us, Jean.

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    sarah
    January 31, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    This is awesome!

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    Nicole
    January 31, 2012 at 4:03 pm

    Oooo…looks like so much fun!

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    jennifer
    January 31, 2012 at 4:04 pm

    gorgeous! we ordered from them a while back and every product we bought our daughter uses a lot – a pitcher, broom, mop, high quality rolling pin, etc.

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    Robin
    January 31, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    How fun! My boys would love this!

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    Nancy
    January 31, 2012 at 4:43 pm

    we’ve had one of those on our wish list for years. great giveaway!

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    Sheau
    January 31, 2012 at 11:50 am

    Have been thinking to get one for my little one. This would be wonderful for kids and adults alike. Thanks for the chance.

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    Erin
    January 31, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    We’ve played with one of these before–great fun! We would love to have one of our own! Thank you for the chance to win!

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    megwrites
    January 31, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I would love to win!

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    Jennifer
    January 31, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Would love to have this painting option available any time of day. I would imagine my almost 3 year old would incorporate it into her play in unexpected ways!

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    kt
    January 31, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    A wayyyyy cooler aqua doodle. I’ve seen them used for handwriting practice in classrooms. I’d love it! Thanks for the fun giveaways.

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    Lorina
    January 31, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    We had a commercial product like this…aquadoodle, I think…..kids loved it….but it wore out…this would be so fun!

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    laura
    January 31, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    This looks like fun!!

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    lili
    January 31, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    WOW!!! would love this for my kids!

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    V
    January 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm

    whoa, magical and fantastic! thanks to you both!
    [email protected]

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    gwynn
    January 31, 2012 at 6:36 pm

    Oh! this would be lovely to have!!!!

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    katie
    January 31, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    oooooo… my birthday is coming up and this would be perfect for my kids… my 2 year old said she wants to throw me a sushi party (she remembered last years surprise 30th my family threw for me at an amazing sushi buffet restaurant)!!! thanks for all the opportunities this month for freebies!!! heres to continued success on your blog!!!

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    Wyly
    January 31, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Hypnotizing! I would love to share this with my kids. Thanks for letting us know about it.
    -Wyly Astley
    [email protected]

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    Melissa B
    January 31, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    My kids would love this! I might have to get one if I don’t win;)

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    Jennifer G. Stevens
    January 31, 2012 at 7:25 pm

    Like an ultra-refined Aquadoodle! Love it. And so would my son.

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    Lucy
    January 31, 2012 at 7:47 pm

    Would love to have this in our Montessori preschool classroom!

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    Amanda O
    January 31, 2012 at 8:04 pm

    What a treasure!

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    Karina
    January 31, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    This looks like such a fun product!

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    Gina E
    January 31, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Great giveaway! My daughter has been painting since she was 18 months and loves it. She is 6 now. Thanks for all the neat stuff!

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    Dongdong
    January 31, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    we have been eying this for so long.

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    Amy Fields
    January 31, 2012 at 8:29 pm

    This is a really neat give away! Would love to win.

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    Mary
    January 31, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    So fun, calm, and elegant.

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    Jennifer Crandall
    January 31, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I just saw one for the first time the other day, called a Buddha Board. I think it’s an awesome tool for teaching the Buddhist principle of impermanence – and of course, fun for art :)

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    michelle
    January 31, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    delightful. yea water!

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    Heather
    January 31, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    This looks like so much fun!

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    Terrill
    January 31, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    how fun!

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    Angela
    January 31, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    This looks so fun; wonderful giveaway!

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    A Facebook User
    January 31, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    I love it!!

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    Courtney
    January 31, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    Please please auto-generator number picker…let us win!

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    Sarah
    January 31, 2012 at 10:11 pm

    What a cool product! My son would love it.

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    Stephanie
    January 31, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Wow! This looks like a ton of fun!

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    kris
    January 31, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    Fantastic! I’ve played with a small pink one of these but the large format and black ink look is way nicer. This would be a fabulous tool for practicing letter formation. very cool!

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    Nancy
    January 31, 2012 at 10:34 pm

    Fascinating idea!

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    Maureen
    January 31, 2012 at 10:35 pm

    Awesome! MY little artist would love it!

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    kara campbell
    January 31, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    What an awesome product!

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    [email protected]
    January 31, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    It looks so professional. I would mount it on a low nail so that it is interactive art on display.

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    Jessamyn
    January 31, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    Those are so cool. An exercise in letting go.

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    Jana
    January 31, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    So neat! I can see my kids creating for hours on one of those.

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    [email protected]
    January 31, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    My boys would be in awe too! we homeschool and are on our Japanese tour next month!! This would be a blessing to a limited budget!! Thanks for doing the give away!!

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    katherine
    January 31, 2012 at 11:21 pm

    would love to win!

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    susan
    January 31, 2012 at 11:28 pm

    What a wonderful way to introduce beautiful products!

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    Nicky
    January 31, 2012 at 11:43 pm

    We have been wanting to try one of these for ages, and now we REALLY want to try one!

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    Meg J
    February 1, 2012 at 12:08 am

    Great oppotunity to introduce to our preschoolers in Japanese school in canada where I work. I am also learned caligraphy in my childhood.this is a such a nice tool without a mess to start out!

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    Carrie R
    February 1, 2012 at 12:08 am

    We would love to win this. It looks so fun.

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    Elise
    February 1, 2012 at 12:16 am

    So cool…..

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    Tania
    February 1, 2012 at 1:00 am

    This sounds fun! I always love Montessori products.

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    CJ
    February 1, 2012 at 1:40 am

    That looks like so much fun.

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    Katherine Svrcek
    February 1, 2012 at 2:07 am

    Magical! And low mess! Love it.

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    Tanya M
    February 1, 2012 at 3:13 am

    I would LOVE to win it for my kids.
    Thank you for the wonderful giveaway!

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    Stacie D
    February 1, 2012 at 3:27 am

    What fun! I know everyone in my family would love to give it a try.

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    Sarah
    February 1, 2012 at 1:40 am

    I’ve always wanted one of those!

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    Holly
    February 1, 2012 at 7:50 am

    So cool! I’ve never seen anything quite like that. I think I’d be as mesmerized as Maia! (oh yeah, and my kids too).

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    Kelly A
    February 1, 2012 at 8:39 am

    That is awesome!

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    Jessa
    February 1, 2012 at 9:05 am

    how neat is that!

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    Julikay2u
    February 1, 2012 at 9:24 am

    I saw this on Pink and Green Mama’s blog just last week and thought it was terribly cool. How nice to find that not even a week after reading her entry, here you are giving one away. Fabulous!

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    Autumn
    February 1, 2012 at 11:18 am

    What a neat kit.

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    Shelley
    February 1, 2012 at 11:30 am

    Wonderful giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    Jennifer
    February 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I would love one of these for my three boys. I also think your site is great inspiration!!

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    Melanei
    February 1, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    I love how this is like a grown-up version of the aquadoodle. It is gorgeous!

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    Brook Elmer
    February 1, 2012 at 1:29 pm

    I like the idea. It is very multiple age oriented and it would be loved by the 5 kids here. Thanks for hosting the giveaway.

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    A Facebook User
    February 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    This looks like fun. I like the product a lot. It would be loved by all 5 children here should I be the lucky one.

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    A Facebook User
    February 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I love this! [email protected]

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    [email protected]
    February 1, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Cool! Thanks for the opportunity to win.

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    Stacy
    February 1, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    What a cool set! I….ahem, I mean my daughter, would love playing with it.

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    jane
    February 1, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Ooo this would be perfect when we are short on time and need a no mess project.

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    patricia
    February 1, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    My kiddos would love practicing their letters and drawing on that!!

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    Kara Polyner
    February 1, 2012 at 3:02 pm

    Very neat idea, and my daughters birthday is only 12 days away.

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    jae jun
    February 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm

    I want try it myself!

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    Cindy
    February 1, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    I’ve never seen this before. It looks like fun!

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    Tiffany
    February 1, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    Yes, please.

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    Agnes
    February 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    I would love to try this activity with my kids!

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    Lindsay Lichty
    February 1, 2012 at 8:39 pm

    This is so beautiful! What an elegant way to play with water!

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    Tracy
    February 1, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    We’ve always wanted one of these, what a great way to paint!

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    Kim
    February 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    These really are pretty spectacular and mesmerizing! My daughter and I have played with one, similar to your experience… back and forth, turn taking, laughing, and talking!

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    Gabrielle Fischer
    February 1, 2012 at 9:35 pm

    Thank you for sharing! This is a great activity and product…our family would love to have one!

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    willow
    February 1, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Magical indeed…my daughter would just love this!! Thanks for the opportunity.

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    Tara @ Feels Like Home
    February 1, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I love it, Jean! What a wonderful way to let kids play with water painting.

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    Kristina
    February 2, 2012 at 1:41 am

    How fun! My kids would love this!

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    Aristea
    February 2, 2012 at 2:02 am

    I have a small version of this, but I love that this one looks like a frame!

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    kate
    February 2, 2012 at 8:34 am

    We would love to win this. Thanks!

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    Gina
    February 2, 2012 at 8:50 am

    We would love to have this activity in our home!

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    Terri
    February 2, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Looks like a lot of fun…

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    Talia's Travel Blog
    February 2, 2012 at 10:00 am

    This looks really neat!

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    TanyaJS
    February 2, 2012 at 11:37 am

    I love the spur-of-the-moment (ness) about this set.

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    Kelsie D
    February 2, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    That looks fun, my son would probably love it!

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    christine
    February 2, 2012 at 1:03 pm

    love this

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    Barbara
    February 2, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    This looks like a great activity for my 2 year old to do “by myself” as she often utters…. Thanks for the info & giveaway.

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    Shayna
    February 2, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    I saw one of these at the Japanese gardens here in Portland, OR, and thought it was so amazing!

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    Gabriel Miles
    February 2, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    This looks great! We’d love to give it a try.

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    Ellen
    February 2, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    I love these- we call them Buddha Boards!

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    T. Beard
    February 2, 2012 at 7:57 pm

    I think my son would really enjoy using this product.

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    WHA
    February 2, 2012 at 8:05 pm

    That looks like a lot of fun. I’m sure my four-year-old would love it!

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    Alexandra Beyer
    February 2, 2012 at 9:02 pm

    Fun, fun fun! We would enjoy it :)

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    Anissa
    February 2, 2012 at 9:15 pm

    What fun to be able to “test” out products.
    It would be fun to have a chance to play too.

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    Allison Beach
    February 3, 2012 at 12:00 am

    My son would LOVE to try this! Thank you so much for the opportunity!

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    Kathleen
    February 3, 2012 at 8:36 am

    Ooohhh Pick me Pick ME! :) My son would LOVE this.

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    Melissa
    February 3, 2012 at 9:31 am

    Love this an very much want it!:)

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    [email protected]
    February 3, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Looks like so much fun! My boys would love this!

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    Erin
    February 3, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    So amazing – I’d love to have my 5 year old try this!!

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    Ashlee
    February 3, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I’ve played with one at a store before, so much fun!!!

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    Nancy Reece
    February 3, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    so cool!

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    Mary Beth Galloway
    February 3, 2012 at 4:31 pm

    I love this activity! Children at the Montessori school I used to work at thought this work was great. I would love to have one at home for my boys. I love it is all about process of drawing not the product. Also, wonderful of course to introduce cultural activities and character drawing.
    P.S. I love For Small Hands! They carry great products!

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    Maria Calleja
    February 3, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    This looks great! Thanks for sharing.

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    Melissa Norstrom
    February 3, 2012 at 4:41 pm

    My daughter would love to win this. Plus could get my son to try to art. Thank you for the chance

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    Kate
    February 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    We like!!

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    Bodhileaf
    February 3, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    INcredible. A wonderful thing.

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    Jamie
    February 3, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    My little girls and I would love to win this!

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    MamaGames
    February 3, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Would love to win this for my kids!

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    Angie
    February 3, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    We’d love to try it too.

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    beth
    February 3, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Love it!

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    Bethany
    February 3, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I think my children would love this!

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    Melanie
    February 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    This is so cool!

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    Marcus
    February 3, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    What a cool idea!

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    Gwyn
    February 3, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Amazing! My niece would love this.

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    Young Artwork
    February 3, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    My daughter would love this! TY!

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    Danielle
    February 3, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    These are wonderful!!
    Hooray for Montesori Services – one of my favorite sources for things for home and school (I’m a Montessori teacher!) !

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    Marlen O.
    February 3, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    we would love to try it out!!!!

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    Danielle
    February 3, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    oh, this would be so much fun! i know my daughter would be at this for hours.

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    romi
    February 3, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    I wish…

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    Mary Adamik
    February 3, 2012 at 7:23 pm

    I would love to have this in my classroom

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    Heidi
    February 3, 2012 at 7:24 pm

    Ooh! I love it!

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    tracy
    February 3, 2012 at 7:37 pm

    I have always wanted to try one of these…um, I mean let my daughter try one of these!

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    Tracy Bante Yarbrough
    February 3, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    I have always wanted to try one of these….um, I mean let my daughter try on of these (hehehe)!

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    Jen @ Peaceful Parenting
    February 3, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Neat! My son would LOVE this and *I* would love how much less paper we’d go through. Thanks for the opportunity to win!! :)

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    Nan
    February 3, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    I just went to LACMA (Los Anglese Contemporary Museum of Art) and had three hours of Japanese brush painting session with my kid. She loves it!!
    Thanks for your post!

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    Maegan
    February 3, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    This looks wonderful! My daughter would love it!

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    Elizabeth
    February 3, 2012 at 10:33 pm

    This looks so lovely!

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    Eileen
    February 3, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    What fun! My girls would love to try this!

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    Kelly @ The Homeschool Co-op
    February 3, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    That sounds amazing. We love brush painting – but we usually use water.

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    Carmela Pringle
    February 3, 2012 at 11:09 pm

    This looks awesomely fun!

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    debi
    February 4, 2012 at 1:18 am

    Wow that is so cool if we dont win the drawing where can u find this thanks my kids in my class would love this and then we dont have to worry about much clean up :)

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