DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT EVER squeeze a dot painter! LOL Paint was not coming out so I squeezed it on a paper towel in attempt to get it going, and purple paint hit all three kids so I had to wash their faces, hair, 2 walls, the floor, the table, the booster chair, the kids chairs, the rugs, the stove, my clothes, the counter. We all were in shock, like someone got shot and we were splattered. What a mess! But it was so funny!