With Chunkies Paint Sticks, the paint is encased inside a plastic barrel. Just twist up the paint stick and start painting! The Chunkies Paint Sticks Variety Pack has 24 colored paints. There's 12 classic paint colors, 6 metallic paint colors and 6 neon paint colors in one set. This is a great paint set for kids because the barrels are thick and are just the right size for little hands. Also the paint is quick drying and dries instantly when you lay it on paper so there's no mess at all. Suitable for ages 3 and up.