Some teachers come in to me and ask"Where did you get those paints?"
They are the very colors that we all use , just mixed in a different way.
The artists favorite thing to do is mix paint (after watercoloring).
Their task is to rinse brushes in between painting. This of course is
hard to do. So we create many interesting colors.
Then there is still the curiosity of what the pencil sharpener is and how it works. I had
it opened one day as someone had tried to sharpen I don't know what. Someone
said "Oh that's how it works" . They are incredibly curious about mechanics.
I still say a great gift would be a tape dispenser and an old fashioned pencil sharpener.