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Monday, May 22, 2017

Homeschool Crew Review: Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors

The Pencil Grip, Inc
Back in 2015, I was approached by The Pencil Grip, Inc. to do a review of Kwik Stix, solid tempera paint sticks.  We loved painting with Kwik Stix to create mess free art projects. I was so impressed with them I even bought some to give as gifts.  I was very excited to have an opportunity to review the brand new Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors.

Thin Stix by KwikStix
Thin Stix are solid tempera paint sticks that allow children to be creative with little mess involved. Thin Stix look and feel like paint.  They can be used on paper, poster board, wood, and more.  You do not need to any water to use these paint sticks.  All you have to do is uncap, twist, and paint.  The paint dries very quickly, in around 90 seconds. The Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors includes yellow, red, green, blue, brown, and black.

My girls (6 and 8) love to draw and paint, but they are not very good at cleaning up after themselves. When they paint with regular paints, they often leave their cup of water on the table and the cat knocks it over and makes a big mess.  The girls and I were excited to see the Thin Stix arrive in the mail.  They ripped the package open and went to grab a stack of paper so they could start making beautiful pictures! 

The colors of the Thin Stix are very bright. They go on the paper very smooth.  They really do dry very quickly which is fantastic if you are doing art work with children that has to be transported some place.  I would never have my Sunday School class or 4 H Club paint with regular paint because of worry about mess and also because the paint would not have time to dry.  But with Thin Stix neither of these things are a problem. 

My 4 H Club is working on a community service project this week.  They are making cards to send to children that are in the hospital.  Here is one of the sample cards we made using the Thin Stix to paint the picture.

Children can paint all the way to the edge of the page and you do not have to worry about them making a huge mess.  If they do happen to paint off of the paper all you need is a wet rag and it comes right off.  Soap and water takes the paint off of skin easily.

In case you are wondering about the difference between the Kwik Stix and the Thin Stix, here is a side by side photo of the two.

When we reviewed Kwik Stix, we commented about how much we loved them but that they were not easy to use for finer detail. With the Thin Stix, you are able to do thinner lines and paint in smaller spaces. 

You can paint on many types of surfaces.  Thin Stix works on different types of paper, poster board, canvas and wood.  We discovered that they also work great on rocks.  I thought she was going to paint a design on a rock but she wanted it to be completely covered.

We have had a lot of fun using our Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors! The Pencil Grip, Inc. also carries several different products including pencil grips and therapeutic toys. 

To see what my Crew Mates had to say about Thin Stix, stop by the Crew Blog!

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