As we head into the Winter Holiday Season we've been playing with some craft projects while reviewing the Thin Stix Creativity Pack from The Pencil Grip, Inc.
We recently got a package of the Kwik Stix Thin Stix Creativity Pack Solid Tempera Paints to review along with other members from the Homeschool Review Crew.
We received a 24 pack of Thin Stix which include the original Twelve Classic Colors, Six shimmery Metallic hues (oooh), and Six Neon colors.
Note: The paints are gluten, egg, and nut free.
You can purchase Kwik Stix Thin Stix at BJs.com
How We Used the Thin Stix Kwik Stix
In the past we've limited ourselves to using the Kwik Stix Tempera Paints on paper. My daughter was younger when we first tried these paints and even with the idea that these are a cleaner, easier, way to use tempera paints I stayed on the side of safety.
This time around we decided to step out of our comfort box and paint a little wooden birdhouse we picked up at the craft store.
Truthfully I think it's too small for any birds but it will make a nice front porch decor item come spring….or even for indoor decor. Thin Stix says you can use the paints on wood and they dry in 90 seconds! That's pretty cool so we took it to the test.
My daughter colored the little birdhouse to her desire. She wanted a rainbow look and I think it came out really cute! A few seconds later I came and swiped my finger across it…Yup! Dry.
This opens up all sorts of possibilities with these paints. I always wander through the unfinished wood section of my favorite crafts store with no idea of what do to. I'm not terribly crafty but wish I were. Now I know that my daughter and I can transform those items easily.
This would be a nice project for a kid's birthday party too. Mess free!
Now for our own small project, I'll spray the birdhouse with a protective clear coat. It's too small for birds anyway.
Some small things I wish…
- I wish that the paint actually came in a point rather than flat at the top. True these are thinner stix allowing for more creativity but we still had trouble getting in some tight spots on the birdhouse. Ah I'm being picky! Kids won't mind!
- I wish the color names were printed on the sticks. We went to use some colors and had no names for it so it was, “Grab the blue one. No the other blue with a little bit of green in it.”
These would make a great gift for a family with lots of kids or even just one creative one. And you're in luck! I'm having a giveaway where one lucky reader will win their own pack of Thin Stix Creativity Pack. Just enter my giveaway below.
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