I’ll admit that I’m a little hesitant to let my kids do messy art projects. I know that they would have a blast. I know that it would keep them busy for hours. But the thought of having to clean up afterwards is sometimes enough to make me suggest an alternate activity. If only there were a way to paint with no mess!
When I was invited to try out Kwik Stix Paint Sticks, that was exactly what was promised: a way for kids to paint with no mess. How could I say no to that?
I handed Lilu the 12-pack of Kwik Stix and some construction paper (no water needed for these paints!), and sent her to the kitchen table to see what she thought. I didn’t even put any newspaper down underneath to protect the table (eeek!)
Lilu absolutely loved the Kwik Stix and went on a creative frenzy — she had filled sheet after sheet of paper with bright rainbows, flowers, and fancy script within minutes.
Kwik Stix are the perfect size for small hands and have such a simple design: remove the cap, twist to reveal the paint, and go! The solid tempura paint applies thick, bright, and smooth swipes of color. It’s almost as if you are drawing with a tube of lipstick (admit it, you’ve done that before…and it was fun!)
My sister happened to be visiting at the time, and as a natural artist, she couldn’t stay away. The two of them were side by side for quite a while just having fun expressing themselves through paint.
And the best part? There really was no mess afterwards! Kwik Stix promises to dry in less than 90 seconds, and they do! Lilu made a video demonstrating just how quickly they dry — she only counted to 60!
If you’re like us, you probably have lots of art supplies at home, but Kwik Stix are absolutely worth adding to your collection. They’re such a unique art medium, they are high quality, and they’re affordable. Plus, did I mention they actually allow your kids to paint with no mess?
Kwik Stix would make the perfect stocking stuffer — they’re actually on my top 20 list which will be out in the next couple weeks (so stay tuned!) Click here to view the product on Amazon.
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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by The Pencil Grip, Inc However, all opinions are 100% mine, and I really do think that this is an awesome product.