{Review} Kwik Stix

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When most mom’s hear the question, “Mom, can I paint?” they cringe at the thought of the paint and the mess that comes along with it.  The water that gets spilled.  The paint that gets all over not just the kids but random places around the house.  Then either grudgingly they say yes and pray that the paint stays in one place or they say no, not at this time and have disappointed kids.  Let me introduce you to Kwik Stix from The Pencil Grip, Inc.  Kwik Stix, the paint that you will not hesitate to say yes to!

My family was first introduced to Kwik Stix earlier this year when we had the opportunity to review the product as a part of the Homeschool Review Crew.  The Pencil Grip, Inc. contacted me recently to see if we would be interested in reviewing their Neon & Metalix sets.  We said yes!  My kids love them and so do I!

I was once that mom that I mentioned above.  I cringed at the thought of painting, especially with 5 young children and Kwik Stix changed that!  I find myself now saying yes nearly every time they ask to paint and the two youngest (4 & 3) love to paint with Kwik Stix.

Kwik Stix are solid tempera paint in stick form about the size of a standard glue stick and are perfect for little hands.  You uncap, twist, & paint.  No water is needed so no mess when the cup is accidentally tipped over.  You don’t have to worry about the colors mixing because they do not bleed!  The best thing about Kwik Stix is that the paint dries in 90 seconds!  Yes, 90 seconds!  Kwik Stix are also great for classrooms and co-ops (96 ct & 144 ct sets are available!).  Clean up is a breeze!  Other than putting things away and making sure the caps are on tight so the Kwik Stix don’t dry out, clean up is minimal.

The colors in the Neon set are nice and bright & I love the glittery shimmer of the colors in the Metalix set.  Both sets are a great addition to the classic set we reviewed earlier in the year.

With Christmas quickly approaching Kwik Stix by The Pencil Grip makes an awesome stocking stuffer or gift.  They also make excellent gifts throughout the entire year!  You can find them in variety of colors and sets.  They can be found on Amazon (Metalix – Set of 6
Neon – 6 Pack, Classic – 6 Pack, Classic – 12 Pack, 24 ct Classic, Neon, and Metalix Combo set, 96 Pack, and 144 ct Classic – 12 of Each Classic Color) & at Target (online & in stores).

My older girls recently painted pictures of the characters from the movie ‘Inside Out’ (Joy, Sadness, Fear, Disgust, and Anger).

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This is a picture that Little Man (4) made for me.

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Lil’ Bit made a crown.  Since the paint is dry in 90 seconds she was able to wear the crown almost instantly!!

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Disclosure: I received one or more of the items mentioned above for free in exchange for my honest review.  I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way.  All opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations.

{Review} The Pencil Grip, Inc.

Kwik Stix The Pencil Grip, Inc. Review
The Pencil Grip, Inc. sent my family a 12 pack of Kwik Stix (in classic) to review.  Also, included in the box was a sample dark blue Classic Kwik Stix and a pencil grip.

Kwik Stix The Pencil Grip, Inc. Review

Kwik Stix are great fun for toddlers to adults!  They are a big hit in my house!  The kids love them because they get to paint more.  I love them because there is little to no mess, no water to be dumped, no paint everywhere, and they dry quickly!

One of the first things you probably do when you hear those dreaded words “Can I paint?” is cringe.  I know I do, even if I don’t show it!  With Kwik Stix I found myself saying yes to the question nearly every time they asked.  The girls were happy cause they were getting to paint more.  I was happy because I do not have to worry about them getting paint everywhere since it doesn’t.  Recently, the kids painted with regular paint, they got paint on my brand new pair of shoes.  I don’t even know how that happened because my shoes were no where near them and the paint.  If you do get Kwix Stix paint on the table (like painting by the edges of the paper) it is easily cleaned up.  I had the kids keep a sheet a paper behind what they are working on to help minimize that and it worked out well.  It is even safe to let a toddler paint!  My two year old was excited to use them.

IMG_0748This is Lil’ Bit and Daddy working together on a picture with Kwik Stix.

Kwik Stix are about the size of a glue stick and kids of any age can easily use them.  They have caps like glue sticks do and you can reveal as much or as a little of the paint as you want with the twist bottom.  Even better is they do not need water!  No more worrying about a glass of water being knocked over.  Another thing that I liked is that when a color is colored over another color that is still wet the paint doesn’t transfer to each other.  For example you could paint with the yellow stick over the black on your paper and your yellow is still yellow!

IMG_0988The 2 year old painting with Kwik Stix.

Another awesome thing is that when creations are created they are dry within 90 seconds!  Yes, 90 seconds!   The majority of the time I found that it didn’t even take the full 90 seconds to dry.  A very happy momma here!  Kwik Stix will make a great addition to any household, classroom, and/or co-op because you can paint items and no more hanging artwork and waiting for them to dry or worrying about getting paint somewhere in the car because it wasn’t quite dry when you take home the artwork.

 

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Lil’ Bit & Sweet Pea

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Peanut and her crocodile.

Besides the Classic set, Kwik Stix is available in Neon and Metalix colors.  In addition to the 12 count Classic Kwik Stix, Classic is also available in 6 or 96 counts.  The 96 count Classic is a class pack and you get 8 pieces of each color.

 

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