Less Mess, Fast-drying Creativity With Kwik Stix: A Review, Craft Project, and Giveaway

Almost every child I’ve ever met loves to paint. I’m not sure what it is, but there is some irresistible draw to paints. Unfortunately, many moms don’t love paint. Paint tends to be messy. And the younger the child, the messier the painting experience can be. Although my children are older now. painting still involves getting out water and paint brushes and potentially cleaning up spills. Enter Kwik Stix.

We recently had the opportunity to try Kwik Stix from The Pencil Grip, Inc for review. Kwik Stix are sticks of tempera paint in a wide variety of colors. They can be used on several different materials, including poster paper, wood, cardboard, and canvas. We also found out that they work pretty well on pumpkins and construction paper.

Review of Kwik Stix paints from The Pencil Grip, Inc.

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More about Kwik Stix

Kwik Stix are a product of The Pencil Grip, Inc. I must admit that I hadn’t heard of the company in any detail. But I discovered that they manufacture ergonomic writing grips that fit pens and pencils. you can learn more about the company here.  When we received our Kwik Stix, our goodie box also included some of the different pencil grips. The kids tried them out, and I actually found a grip that helps one of my really messy writers! So we had a little bonus. If you have kids who struggle with pencil grip and writing, you can check out the free downloads section of The Pencil Grip, Inc. to find out about the grips and which may work for you.

Package of Kwik Stix paints

The Kwik Stix themselves were an instant hit. They are sticks of roll up paint- similar to a glue stick. They are big around and would be easy for little hands to grasp. They roll onto the surface of whatever you’re crafting very easily and dry very quickly. We received a 12 pack of colors that sells for $11.99 on the site. There is also a 6 color pack that sells for $5.99. If you want to see more about how they work, you can check out this short video.

Kwik Stix paints twelve pack

Using Kwik Stix

My girls immediately put the Kwik Stix to good use. They painted on paper and even on our Halloween pumpkin! On each surface, the paints worked well. We found that they really do dry very quickly. This made them mess-free. It also makes it easy to use colors over other colors without the paint running and ruining other colors. They were able to draw with one color, let it dry for just a minute and then draw over it with another color without blending colors and messing things up. It was so much easier than having to have paints and brushes and water to rinse the brushes and paper towels to sop up excess water. I can definitely say the Kwik Stix were well-received.

Kwik Stix paints for kids crafts

A Kwik Stix Christmas Card

My girls used the Kwik Stix for a Christmas card project. Using construction paper and the Kwik Stix, they drew Christmas greetings for cards for family members.

Kwik Stix paints colors for kids crafts

Kids Christmas card craft

A Kwik Stix Giveaway

You can win your own six pack of Kwik Stix by entering in the Giveaway Tools widget below. I’ll draw a winner on Saturday, December 12, and the winner will recieve the set of six Kwik Stix colors. These would make a great stocking stuffer!

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