I originally bought this for my grandson to play with, but reconsidered when I realized that his mother was not really into crafts at her house. So I invited them to MY house to play with it, and we all had fun, making spin art on paper and other things (wood, plastic, etc.). We had no spattering on our clothes, even though this spins pretty fast, because the spatter guard is sufficient to hold the spatters. After trying the tempera paint that it comes with, we tried acrylics that I use for fluid acrylic pouring, watered down just a little. Those worked well also, even brighter than the tempera of course, and a bigger selection than the 3 it came with. This was an awesome "toy" that turned into an art machine, and we all had fun, even my daughter-in-law.