My 4/5 combo classes are working on Japanese Kimono Design. I decided to try the liquid watercolors a lot of you have been touting. I mixed them 1-1 with water and I have to say, the Blick colors were superior to the Discount school supply colors. The kids, on the other hand, were very critical of the liquid colors. They complained that it stained their hands(boo-hoo!) and since I only had enough snap lid containers for eight colors per table, they complained about that too! I can't win with these kids.........I think they are doing a fine job on their painting's though. What do you think?