I remember Painting By Numbers sets at Christmas.
There were always one or two perched on the arm of the sofa my prezzies were piled onto.
I wish I could recall some ultra-cool JR21 Thunderbirds painting sets but the subject matter I see when I think back is mostly wildlife like horses and birds in trees. I suppose they were trying to educate us as we painted.
The Paints were supplied in small plastic lidded pots that were neatly kept in place by holes in the back card box. There was naturally a brush too, together with a stack of unpainted paper sheet designs and the finished model pictures either in a colour leaflet or on the back. No idea who the manufacturers were anymore. Berwick?
All that was needed to paint by numbers really was a table, a glass of water and lots of childhood.
I don't get a happy feeling when I think of Painting by Numbers sets so imagine I wasn't keen on them. Like Board Games, I will have found them just too restrictive for my chaotic mind!
Even worse in my opinion were the Embroidery By Numbers sets my Mum got. Torture by a thousand stitches!
I do recall, however, loving a toy or painting set where the colour was revealed by wetting the paper with a brush dipped in water. Maybe I'm dreaming but it feels like something that I actually did as a kid! Can anyone help?
Did you like painting by numbers sets readers?