I think my favorite part of this set is the water cups. You just put a little water in the bottom and because of the cone shaped inverted lid, if it gets knocked over you may spill a little but it won't be as bad without the lid. The lid also comes with a plug. It doesn't seem like the plug makes a seal but it most certainly does. the foam brushes make cute little designs and the paint pallets aree perfect for added just a little bit of paint to. This set was designed to be less messy for sure.