Have you ever wanted to wanted to turn back time to first grade or so when you could paint and be carefree again? I loved it when I was a kid. As a parent with a crazy busy life painting has never been big in our home. Not because the kids didn’t want to. It was always such a hassle, so much mess and not enough time. The Pencil Grip has really out done themselves with their new Kwik Stix Tempera Paint Sticks.
I wasn’t sure what to expect from a solid tempera paint stick. Tempera paint is thick but most paint pens or sticks are usually dry, hard to use and awkward to use. I remembered Tempera paint as being almost silky paint. I loved to finger paint with it. These paint sticks aren’t all that much different. They glide over the paper, the color stays bright and it dries so much faster than the paint does. I wish I had these years ago when Riley was younger. She used to paint with everything from toothpaste to mud. Her preferred method of painting was with diaper rash cream. Kwik Stix is a much better media than any of those!
I was able to review a 12 pack of the Kwik Stix. I love the colors. They are bright and everything you would expect from tempera paint. I received the paint sticks before Christmas and I wanted to give them to Riley as a gift so I don’t have any pictures of her art work but I did sneak them out while she was in school. What do you think?
It was fun to whip up a little picture to test them out. I should say that I was a bit skeptical of the 90 second dry time but it’s true! Some of the areas that I painted lighter dried even faster. Clean up was a breeze. All you do is put the cap back on and back into the box they go. I have to say that painting was a huge stress reliever and it’s a lot of fun. I need to do it more often.
Here’s a short little video on them.
Kwik Stix Giveaway
The folks at The Pencil Grip have offered to give one of my readers a 6 pack of their very own. The giveaway is open to US readers as usual the winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond. If winner does not respond within 48 hours a new winner will be chosen. Kiwk Stix will be mailed to the winner from The Pencil Grip company.
Try them out for yourself at The Pencil Grip or on Amazon The Pencil Grip Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint, Super Quick Drying, 6 Pack (TPG-601)