I am always looking for new products to do mess free art with, so I was thrilled to receive Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors from The Pencil Grip, Inc. Our 14-year-old daughter was excited to receive this product and to try it out.
Thin Stix solid tempera paint sticks allow painting without the mess. No special items such as cups, smocks, or brushes are needed. The quick-drying formula allows them to dry in around 90 seconds while providing a paint-like finish. They come in a variety of vibrant colors. They work great on poster paper, cardboard, wood and even canvas.
I love the lack of mess with this product. Being a homeschooling family, Thin Stix products would travel nicely and could even be used in the vehicle while traveling without having to worry about what kind of a mess will be left behind. We frequently travel to see family and attend various events. This is a product that wold be perfect for traveling. You simply uncap, twist and paint. Then when finished, you just put the cap back on and put the Thin Stix away. There is no extensive clean-up required.
Thin Stix will be a powerful asset to families with children of all ages. Regardless of the ability of the children in a household, the possibilities for use are endless.
The Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors comes with the colors: black, brown, blue, yellow, green, and red. The company also offers other sets in a larger variety of colors including neon and metallic packs. I feel this product would be perfect for families with children of all ages. This to me is a tremendous advantage to this product. Traditional tempera paints would provide the potential for incredible messes with younger children. But with Thin Stix, you can avoid those issues. So this allows for no more messy art while also being toxic free.
My daughter enjoyed using these, but she had found two major issues. She felt like the tips were too large to allow for detailed work. She also wanted to use them in a mixed media environment, but when she drew her picture in pencil, again she found the tips were too bold for the detailed work she wished to do.
One of her first pictures was of flowers she created. Here is a picture of her working on the picture and then another of the completed picture.
Here she is holding the finished work. She sets very high standards for her artwork, and she felt like the wide tips did not let her complete the picture as well as she would have liked it to be. I think if they offered sets with thin tips as well as the wide tips, it would allow for greater creativity.
Here is her working on another picture.
And here she is still working on it.
And here she is holding her finished picture.
All in all, I would say our daughter enjoyed using the Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors from The Pencil Grip, Inc. You can find these on The Pencil Grip, Inc website as well as on Amazon. If you visit The Pencil Grip, Inc website, be sure to check all the other amazing products they offer including pencils grips, Kwik Stix, school and office supplies and more may be found.
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