Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Homeschool Review Crew Review: Thin Stix 6pk Classic Colors from The Pencil, Inc Grip

We enjoy being creative in our house, which is why we were delighted to be chosen to review the Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors from The Pencil Grip, Inc. These amazing paint sticks make painting mess free, which is always an enormous plus.
The Thin Stix we received were the classic colors: Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Brown, and Black. Thin Stix also comes in Neon Colors: Neon Pink, Neon Yellow, Neon Blue, Neon Light Blue, Neon Green, and Neon Orange as well as Metallix: Gold, Silver, Green, Pink, Purple, and Blue. They also have a Thin Stix 12pk, which contains the 6pk colors and White, Pink, Light Green, Light Blue, Orange, and Purple. They also have a Creativity Pack which consists of the 12pk, the Neons, and the Metallix all conveniently in one package. For littler hands, they also have the Kwik Stix, which are thicker. The Kwik Stix also come as a 6pk with a roll of paper, as a Metallix, as a Creativity Pack with three Kwick Stix and three tubes of glitter, and as a 24 pk.

As any mom knows, creating new works of art can be fun for children. However, it isn't always fun for moms though as we often are left to clean up the mess. With Thin Stix, there was no mess. What paint did get on our skin easily washed off with soap and water. It also easily wiped off of the floor with a wet paper towel. The Thin Stix are nice because they twist to allow just the right amount of tempera paint to be exposed. Because there is no wet paint, our child won't get too much and it won't drip and make a mess nor will it run and ruin the project. Unlike crayons, you can also keep them from breaking by keeping just a small amount twisted out for use at one time.

My son enjoys allowing his creativity to flow. Usually, he is creating a new Pokémon or Yu-Gi-Oh character using colored pencils or crayons. For this review, we decided to put the Thin Stix to the test. Instead of merely drawing with them on paper, we bought a wooden skateboard and box on which we would paint designs as well as a cardboard cross. We wanted to see if the material used made any difference. We're pleased to report that the Thin Stix performed extremely well on both the cardboard and the wooden projects. The paint went on smoothly on both surface types. It blended well with the wood of the skateboard and the box.

My son and I worked on these projects together. To make the flames on his skateboard "pop," we used red paint. Then, we added some yellow on top and lightly rubbed it in with our fingers to blend it. Not only did he make a super cool skateboard but we hardly had any mess to clean up afterwards. What paint was on our fingers easily washed off. To get in the tight spaces on the skateboard we transferred paint to cotton swabs. This worked well and again left us without a mess.

You can purchase the Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors from The Pencil Grip, Inc.  or on Amazon. You can learn more about Thin Stix on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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