This set comes with everything to get you started! It has paints, no spill paint cups , paint brushes, chalk, dry erase marker and eraser and a roll of paper. The paint cups are great because you fill them with the paint and the matching paint brushes and when they are done painting just put the lid on for next time. I don't mind it now when my son wants to paint because he just has to take the lid off and on to do it. It also comes with four matching paint brushes, one for each color paint so no need for a water cup to rinse after each color! Would recommend you get this to go with the easel!