We have several children who love completing art projects of all types. However, there are times when getting out acrylic paints and dealing with all the hassles of getting things set up and then cleaned up is not practical. Also, being a military family who homeschools, things that are portable and that can be used while we are traveling are fantastic. I am always looking for ways for my children to do mess-free art so I was thrilled to receive Thin Stix Creativity Pack from The Pencil Grip, Inc. to review this time.
When I saw the opportunity to review the Thin Stix Creativity Pack come up, I instantly knew I wanted these for our family. This is our second time reviewing a Thin Stix product, so I knew we would love them. This set contains twenty-four tempera paint sticks. There are twelve assorted colors, six neon colors and 6 Metalix colors. As soon as the package arrived, my daughter and I both instantly began to try them out. Here is our first project, which was a joint effort. We loved how easy the stix are to use and how there is no mess to clean up afterward. We were able to simply open the package, select a color, take off the cap and then twist up the stix before starting to create. If you would like to check out our review of the Thin Stix 6 Pack from The Pencil Grip, Inc., click here.
Another thing that I love about this pack is that our fifteen-year-old daughter, our seventeen-year-old son, as well as myself, were able to work on art creations at the same time. We had fun creating together. I love the way the Metalix stix showed up on our paper. Since I wanted to use what we had on hand, everyone used mixed-media paper. However, I would love to try this pack on wood such as Christmas ornaments as well as other mediums. The colors are bright and vibrant. Every color I used looked exactly the way I expected them to. My daughter would still love to have something that allows for finer detail work. But in the end, she was thrilled with the way her picture of a pillow turned out. Now I just get the fun of trying to find or make a pillow in real life that reflects her creation. Here are pictures of her working on her creation along with the finished product.
Our son loved how the colors turned out in his creation. He felt like the stix were too fat to allow for a lot of control when he was working on his creation. Here are some pictures of him working on his creation along with his finished product.
I do not claim to be a world-renowned artist, but I had a lot of fun using the Thin Stix Creative Pack. Here are some pictures of me working on my project along with the finished product.
So if you are looking for a great product that dries quickly, gives the texture of actual paint but in the disguise of a marker, check out the Thin Stix Creative Pack from The Pencil Grip, Inc. for yourself. If you would like to read additional reviews from other Homeschool Review Crew members, click here or on the graphic below.