Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thin Stix Paint Sticks (A REVIEW)

The Pencil Grip, Inc
We've used these tempera paint sticks before, but this time we had the opportunity to try a thinner version of Kwik Stix, the Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors from The Pencil Grip, Inc. When we've used the regular ones in the past, I had wondered what it would be like to have a bit smaller of a tip, so I was excited to give these a try.
Thin Stix by KwikStix
We received a nice box containing 6 Thin Stix in the mail. I love the packaging for these, so inviting and fun, and sturdy. The colors we received in this pack were yellow, red, green, blue, brown, and black. Very basic colors which was a little hard because we wanted more colors to choose from, but they are very bright and bold.
Thin Stix by KwikStix

We tried a few different projects with our thin stix. First, Alex had these wooden letters laying around waiting for us to do something with them. I took them out so he could paint them with our new thin stix. He was excited to try the thin ones out. These fit in his hands well, and he was able to control them better. No action pictures, but here is the end result:

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He also had fun drawing some pictures with his brother. They liked drawing with these a lot because they dry fast, and they make thinner lines for great stick figures, and names. There were several other pictures, too many to picture.

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We love the mess free painting that can be done with Kwik Stix. They are the best art supply, and we use our regular ones a lot too. Both are great products, and I'm excited to have the thinner ones to add to our collection.

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I really wanted to do a project with the kids to see if these would be good to use on drawings that are smaller, and more detailed. I was going to have the kids do a drawing tutorial online, and then paint it with the Thin Stix, but they decided to make up their own! They just got these fidget spinners, so they really wanted to paint some paper ones. They just traced around their spinner, and painted it in with the Thin Stix.

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Then I had the idea to put a wire brad into it, to see if we could make it into a homemade spinner. It worked pretty good. By the way, we painted on cardstock paper.

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This was a quick, kid created, project because the paint dried quickly, and we were able to cut them out and add a wire brad.

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I've said this before, and I want to say it again. These Stix are so fun that even the big kids (teens, Moms) enjoy them. My daughter made this pineapple picture. She did cheat a little and used some of our regular Kwik Stix because she really wanted to have some silver for the glasses, but for the most part she used the Thin Stix.

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I could go on and on about Thin Stix. They are just a great and fun way to paint. And, with our busy schedule we don't get around to regular painting often, but these are great to just pull out anytime of day. The paint always comes up off the table when I wipe it down, so super easy clean up. If you'd like to see what others had to say about these fun things you can click on the banner below.



No Mess Art with Thin Stix Classic Colors {The Pencil Grip, Inc. Reviews}
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