It’s been a rough winter at our house with Colby and John. Between sickness and snow, Jahnna and Riley have not had as many fun activities and projects as I like them to. Lucky for me The Pencil Grip developed a Thin Stix version of their solid tempera paint sticks for the girls to use.
Jahnna saw them first and was determined to use them before Riley. I agreed since Riley had first dibs last time. Jahnna has been working on abstract paintings and anime. Weird combination, so I wasn’t sure what she would come up with. Turns out tempera paint brings out the sunset paintings in Jahnna. It was Riley who decided to explore shapes and a more abstract version of work.
Tempera paint is really thick when you use it with a brush. These sticks reduce a lot of the mess that comes with painting. Great news for parents of younger kids. Who am I kidding? My daughters are 9 and 13 and they still make a mess when using paints! Personally, I love that there is no hang up when using Thin Stix. The paint glides on to the paper easily. It’s smooth and the color stays bright and beautiful. Here’s the best part about Kwik Stix, they dry in 90 seconds! No waiting hours and hours for pictures to dry. It’s almost impossible to put an inch layer of paint on the page. That also means that little arms that drag across papers don’t end up covered in paint. It’s a win for everyone!
Due to the craziness at our house, I saved their pictures until I could post this review. The paint hasn’t faded or flaked at all. Both of the above pictures were painted in January and I took pictures of them last night, two months later. The Thin Stix are about half the width of the regular Kwik Stix. I prefer the thinner one’s because they are more precise but either option is fun to use.
Thin Stix would make a great addition to Easter baskets if you are still looking for ideas. You can try them out for yourself at The Pencil Grip or on Amazon Kwikstix Thin Stix 12 Classic Colors for $12.39 or the 24 pack that contain some neon and metallic colors for $24.95