★★★★ 181 real customer reviews average rating: 4.4 stars
3 Stars By Hope3652 on 2015-11-24
Ok - but was hoping to be able to reuse them.
These are OK.
They're really only good for a one time use. I was hoping to be able to use them a few times, but washing them is more effort than it's worth. The foam is just pressed into the "handle". If the sponge gets too wet it pushes into the white area and I was unable to get it out without tearing the sponge/foam. Ergonomically - they're great and did a wonderful job on the ONE project. But as far as longevity and eco-friendly - not so much. A lot of wasted material for a one time use.
5 Stars By Mrs. J on 2013-01-03
Worked for my need
These foam pouncers worked for what I needed them for. The foam comes out of the handles for easy clean up, however that also makes it easy for them to get lost or torn.
5 Stars By WebCortex junkie on 2013-06-05
Nice for crafts
I ordered these because I could not find them in the local Hobby Lobby. I was painting a canvas and circles were part of the design. These made even circles. I used acrylic paint and they washed up nicely to use again.
4 Stars By Vanessa Walker on 2015-02-05
Just what I had in mind!
Great for stippling paint onto a surface or even creating small circular shapes. Also, it is fantastic when in use with fabric medium and your choice of acrylic paints. When applying to the fabric, it makes sure the color doesn't bleed through the material. This is exactly what I was looking for! For more coverage I use regular paint brushes from Michaels or foam brushes with a longer handle for better control. I didn't give it 5 stars just because it is a little hard for me to store because of the assorted sizes. Overall, I liked the product.
5 Stars By Jenna on 2017-02-09
I use them for my other crafting projects that I do and I like that you can take them out and rinse them
When I ordered these I couldn't remember why I had bought them. But it worked out, I use them for my other crafting projects that I do and I like that you can take them out and rinse them. For being a weird sponge, they are rather durable.
5 Stars By Stephanie on 2017-08-25
Love these!!! So much better than the pounders on a stick! Denser, higher quality foam, and the foam slides out of the plastic handle for washing so you can actually use both ends. Very happy with this purchase.
4 Stars By NinerFan on 1969-12-31
Didn't Get The Smooth Effect I Wanted
I got these foam pouncers to apply paint on a glass milk bottle. I used a multi-surface acrylic paint. While the foam applied the paint adequately, the end effect was not smooth when the paint dried. I was looking for the smoothness like fondant on a wedding cake. I applied two coats of paint to get at least some smoothness. The end result was good but did not meet my expectations. You can see a little bumpiness here and there. Maybe I'm going to have to dip a whole bottle in a vat of paint. The different sizes of the pouncers helped with smaller areas and the clean up was so easy! The foam is removable for cleaning. I think I'll try these pouncers for other surfaces like tin or wood and see how it goes.
5 Stars By WebCortex Customer on 2017-03-28
Use these with acrylic paint stenciling on wood. Just right for this and they rinse clean and dry quickly.
3 Stars By My Two Cents on 2016-03-21
Great for kids' arts & craft projects.
Snagged these for a kid's craft stenciling project since the price was so nice. They seemed to perform well. It also seemed easier to grab a hold of and pounce compared to pouncers that are attached to wooden handles. My only concern is how they'll hold up over time. When I was rinsing them out, noticed some foam bits chipping away on a couple of them. (They were washed immediately after use while the paint was still wet.) They were easy to clean - gentle tugging will coax out the foam insert.
2 Stars By Amaly on 2017-09-03
It falls apart after a few uses. Found pieces of it all over my work.