Some days, no amount of creativity forgives the mess that painting can make in our house. It just wears me out. We were very excited to get a chance to review Thin Stix 6 Pk of Classic Colors - Kwik Stix from The Pencil Grip, Inc.
Kwik Stix are a Solid Tempera Paint stick. They take the mess out of painting. The special formula allows them to dry in roughly 90 seconds. You can use Kwik Stix on any type of paper or canvas.
The Pencil Grip, Inc. came out with a Thin Stix 6 Pk of Classic Colors ($8.49) version of the Kwik Stix. They are a thinner version of the larger Kwik Stix. The formula is the same, but they allow kiddos make more line type drawings.
Caty loves art and loves to paint. But I hate the amount of paint brushes we lose and the abuse that my table usually takes from the creative juices flowing. One day during her online art class, I handed Caty her Thin Stix instead of the normal paint brushes and paint. Her art teacher saw what she was using and was shocked. Caty was creating away, and she was able to get further than the other students that day because she wasn't waiting for paint to dry.
The Thin Stix were very easy to open. Caty sometimes struggles opening markers, so I was wondering if the Thin Stix would be a problem. But she was off and designing quicker than I could snap photos of her.
I love how the Thin Stix formulas paint brightly, and it dries brightly also. The paint you are painting with is the true color.
These were two of her masterpieces. The Thin Stix paint very smooth, and she chose to leave white she said because it's a cloudy day.
I asked Caty what she thought of the new Thin Stix 6 Pk of Classic Colors versus the Kwik Stix that we already have been using. Caty thought that the new Thin Stix painted the same. She could control thin and thick lines easier. Her only suggestion to The Pencil Grip, Inc. She wants them to create an even thinner Kwik Stix, so that she can add more details to drawings. She also can't wait to see more colors!
She said she loves that she can now layer the paint. She can use the larger Kwik Stix to make her main drawing, and easily layer on details with the Thin Stix.
Thin Stix 6 Pk of Classic Colors are now added as one of our favorite paint markers, right along with our Kwik Stix. They are great for travel. No mess in our van and no mess in a hotel room. They go on smooth and we have not had any streaking as of yet. Caty hates using traditional tempra paint because of the smell. Fortunately, that smell doesn't seem to carry over into Thin Stix. Because she can leave them laying open where she is working and doesn't say a thing.
I pull Kwik Stix out when we have littles visiting also. They are great for all ages, especially littles since they do dry so quickly and the clean up is easy!
Several members of the Homeschool Review Crew were given the opportunity to try out Thin Stix 6 pk of Classic Colors from The Pencil Grip, Inc. Take a few moments to see how they used this product in their homes and how it worked for them. You can click on the link below.