Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Kwik Stix 12 pk by The Pencil Grip, Inc. ~ A Schoolhouse Crew Review

My kids love anything to do with art or art supplies. They love markers, crayons, and colored pencils, but I have to say their favorite thing is probably paint. We have recently been using the neatest product for art the last few weeks. It's almost a combination of all of the art supplies they love so much. The Kwik Stix 12 pk by The Pencil Grip, Inc. has already proven to be one of my kid's favorite things to work with for art. To say these were a hit is an understatement!

What we received:

We were totally excited to find out that we were receiving the Kwik Stix 12 pk, which includes 12 different colors of their mess free solid tempera paint. You can buy Kwik Stix in a variety of sizes that include 6 colors, 12 colors, or a classroom set! You can check them out here on Amazon.com!

We also received one of their key products, The Pencil Grip - Single Grip to try out. I was really impressed with this product also. It is for adults and children, and it doesn't matter whether you are left or right handed because it's made for either. It is the #1 Grip recommended by therapists to help kids with their writing, and also recommended by the Arthritis Foundation as easy and comfortable. It fits most writing instruments including pencils, pens, crayons, and more.

What are Kwik Stix?

When my kids first opened the package and looked at the Kwik Stix, they thought that they looked like large twistable crayons. They do look a bit like crayons, but they aren't! They are actually solid sticks of tempera paint! They are mess free, they dry in 90 seconds, and you don't need water! How cool is that? Normally when we have regular paint out we also have cups of water. You know those get spilled all over everything every time the paint is brought out. With Kwik Stix you don't have to worry about all of that extra mess.

How did we use Kwik Stix?

Kwik Stix can be used on a variety of things including poster paper, cardboard, wood, and canvas. We decided to use canvas, but I can see where these would be fantastic to make colorful posters or arts and crafts signs. It's pretty much limitless with what you can do with them!

Edyn has been taking sign language classes and has discovered she has a real heart for people that are deaf or hard of hearing. She wanted to base her painting off of her new passion.

As you can see she used almost all of the colors in her work. She said she loved how vibrant and easy the Kwik Stix are to use!

She decided that she wanted to add some more detail to her pictures, and since the Kwik Stix are a bit bigger, she thought using a small paint brush would do the trick. She just loaded the paint brush up with the tempera paint and it worked perfectly! This is a great way to add detail, and still get the benefits of the Kwik Stix fast drying formula!

Gavin decided that he wanted to paint a house. He used the Kwik Stix for everything on his painting also. He said he loves how smooth the paint goes on to the canvas.

What did we think?

Well needless to say that my kids love them! If we weren't in the middle of having our house packed and ready to move any day, they would have made even more paintings!

These are great for any age, but I think these would be completely perfect for Pre-K or Kindergarten classes for sure. In fact, as a former Pre-K teacher, these would be a life saver in the classroom!

I have to say that I think Kwik Stix 12 pk by The Pencil Grip, Inc. would benefit any child or adult that loves to get creative!

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