Well balanced for younger children. Comfortable even for an adult in the hand, but nicely manageable for younger children. It is often very hard for children to keep a long handle properly balanced in their small hands. With this in mind, Mercurius offers this special brush, that is more short-handled than others, in their range for kindergarten and lower elementary grade children.
Perfect wet-on-wet and watercolour painting.
The brushes are soft, flexible, resistant to damage and the absorption and release capacity is amazingly high.
We normally recommend the brush with 18 mm width at the base of the bristles, which is ~3/4 inch. It is one most commonly used in Waldorf kindergartens and most recommended by programs such as Oak Meadow, and others for Waldorf homeschooling. 20 mm and 22 mm wide bristles are also recommended in some curricula.
The kindergartener's paintbrush is not only for kindergarteners, but in fact used in lower elementary grades in Waldorf schools as well. Pointed tip paintbrushes are not typically introduced until upper elementary or high school in most Waldorf schools.
Mercurius has also made a new model of this paintbrush with vegan bristles. The brush has soft bristles made of synthetic cow hair and a rust proof, closed ferrule and is finished with a white wax coating. This brush is not only equal to the natural bristle brushes (polecat, cow and boar brushes) but exceeds their capabilities in softness and flexibility. While the bristles are not biodegradable, the fact that the synthetic hair contributes to the sparing of animal hair makes us glad to offer them in our range.
22 cm long.
Made in the European Union.