We are so excited to share with you about a recent product that we were given the opportunity to review. Kwik Stix 12 pk ($11.99) from The Pencil Grip, Inc. is an innovative art supply that encourages children's creativity without all the mess.
Kwik Stix are a Solid Tempera Paint stick. They taking the mess out of painting. Your child can simply take the cap off the Kwik Stix, twist up as needed and paint away. They are made with a special formula that allows them to dry in roughly 90 seconds. They can be used on canvas, paper, wood and we even used them on aluminum foil for a project.
We have been using Kwik Stix 12 pk for several months now. Caty loves art and loves to paint. The trouble is, when we travel I do not want to have open paint containers in a hotel room. Kwik Stix has been the answer to our problem. We don't have wet pictures laying around and I am not panicking over the possibility of spilled paint.
We have used Kwik Stix on coloring pages and even poster boards. Caty and Lydia used mini-poster boards to make their grandmother get-well cards while she was in the hospital.
Joey was even able to use them on his water shed model, which is aluminum foil.
They spread on quickly and then dried easily. I was worried about that, and to be very honest would have never even thought to use tempera paint on this project.
We have been very impressed with the Kwik Stix 12 pk not only do they dry quickly, but they are easy to use and they do not smell horrible! I truly hate the smell of normal liquid stuff tempra paint. I think it stinks. I dreaded using it. When I first used Kwik Stix, this was a worry for me. But there is no awful smell.
Another thing I like about Kwik Stix 12 pk is that the paint doesn't crack when it dries. This is a major thing. I don't like it when tempra paint projects look awful after so long. We have actually avoided using tempra paint for a couple years now because of this. It means that we have been using acrylic paint, which stains easily. This is a 3rd reason for loving Kwik Stix 12 pk, I love the easy cleanup. Soap and water for clean up on most surfaces. We have not had any stains on clothes as of yet. It has been regular wash there. The colors also stay bright and do not fade.
I cannot fully express how much we LOVE Kwik Stix 12 pk from The Pencil Grip, Inc. The kids love them because they are using paint and it looks like paint, yet they feel like they are using markers. Even the kids art teacher was impressed when she seen Caty using them with her projects during class. She had never seen them before, and of course I was happy to share all the benefits we have been seeing.
I can't recommend Kwik Stix enough. They are wonderful for "kids" of all ages....and yes, I enjoy using them too. They make coloring even more fun and bright & colorful!
We also had the opportunity to try out one of the Pencil grips, that The Pencil Grip, Inc. has available for students. We had the opportunity to try The Pencil Grip ($1.79) - The Single Grip.
Caty has trouble holding her pencil/pen on most days. So I was excited to have her try this out. This grip attached to almost all her writing utensils very easily. She mostly used this on her pencil and it worked out for her. The grip is soft, so it felt a little squishy to her. With most grips, it feels hard and she doesn't like to use them. But she seemed to do very well with this, and even didn't whine as much as she was working on her copywork each day. The Pencil Grip is a product that we will be ordering more of, since I want to have a few extra on hand in case she loses it. And when we travel, there's always some sort of casualty left behind.
Several members of the Schoolhouse Review Crew were given the opportunity to try out Kwik Stix 12 pk from The Pencil Grip, Inc. Take some time to visit their blogs and see how they enjoyed using this product in their homes.
Due to the Generosity of The Pencil Grip, Inc. We are giving away a set of Kwik Stix 12 pk. You too can join in all the fun that we have been having with the Kwik Stix Tempera sticks. You simply need to enter using the Link below.