Kwik Stix – review and giveaway

Try New Kwik StixClose your eyes. No wait – if you close your eyes you won’t know what I want you to imagine so scratch that. Just think about something.


What is the first thing that comes to mind? For me, it is always the water that inevitably spills and the covering of the tables that needs happen prior to starting. Those are the two biggest issues for me with painting and allowing the girls free reign with the paints.Kwik Stix options

Kwik Stix has fixed this for me. Well, to some extent. I do still put something underneath the page in case the pictures goes over the edges of the paper but there is no water needed! Seriously.

Kwik Stix is tempera paint in stick form. It is bright, vibrant colors. It is easy to use and has a quick dry time. Roll up just a little bit, use it, and roll it back down. Click the top closed and it is ready for next time. That is the extent of the clean-up, too. Make sure they are all closed and put them away. It really does make painting easier. And, Miss J (age 6) really enjoyed using the paints.

Kwik Stix was a fun activity for the rainy afternoon on Thanksgiving when the girls couldn’t go outside and run off all the cherry pie and chocolate pie. Miss J must have been thinking about desserts still because she created a big pink birthday cake.  Requiring so little prep and clean up, this paint can be pulled out often. Need a short activity? Put the Kwik Stix out.

Birthday Cake

Kwik Stix are made by The Pencil Grip, Inc. They are solid tempera paint. They are easy to use for even very young children and they require little to no preparation or clean up. They are fast drying. They are a fantastic preschool and lower elementary age product. There is even some really good application to upper elementary ages.backgrounds

One project we did included making a background for a nutcracker project. We were making torn paper nutcracker collages and we used the Kwik Stix to create colorful background pages to glue the nutcrackers onto. The bright colors and versatility of the sticks made it pretty easy to create these backgrounds.


You can find a video about Kwik Stix on YouTube.

I definitely would recommend these to parents of preschool and early elementary aged students. They are fun, easy, and a change of pace for little ones who love art.

At Home.



The Pencil Grip, Inc. will send one winner a set of 6 Kwik Stix. Click below to be taken to the Rafflecopter form to enter. Open to U.S. residents only. Winner must respond within 24 hours of notification or an alternate winner will be chosen. Starts 12/9/2015; ends 12/15/2015 at midnight.

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7 thoughts on “Kwik Stix – review and giveaway

  1. Annette Tinholt Vellenga December 9, 2015 at 10:36 pm Reply

    I hope your giveaway goes well. 🙂 (live in Canada so I can’t be part of it). 🙂

    • 3gigglygirlsathome December 10, 2015 at 9:43 am Reply

      Thanks, Annette. I wish you could enter. These are an interesting product that we have had fun getting familiar with. Thanks for stopping by.

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