Like their predecessor, Thin Stix are solid tempera paint sticks that offer painting fun for children of all ages (and even adults, too. Ask me how I know?). Did you catch that? Thin Stix offer tempera PAINT in a stick form. They are fast drying tempera paints that look like markers and can be used on the same materials that regular tubs of paint can be used on -- but they require no smocks, no brushes, no cups, no water, and even better, they leave NO MESS. Not only are they easy to use, but they dry to the touch in about 90 seconds. That means your young (or old) Picasso can paint a masterpiece without turning your kitchen table into a disaster area and you can hang the finished work on the refrigerator for all to see within minutes.
I love these things. I love the boldness of the classic colors and I love that my girl can use them for fine details within her artwork and that she can write with ease with Thin Stix in her art journal. The ease of use helps keep her creative juices flowing. She enjoys pulling them out whenever inspiration hits -- and she feels confident sticking them in her purse as she heads out the door in case she finds herself with freetime at church, Girl Scouts, or other activities. She says that the Thin Stix are convenient to use (she even uses them in the car) and the finish is fabulously professional. Believe me, she would know. She's an artist through-and-through. Creating beauty is in her veins. Her life's motto is seen on the cover of her art journal and she takes it to heart:
For now, she's packed up the Thin Stix and her art journal for our trip to the lake and plans to spend some time painting while we relax on a houseboat. I'm just hoping she'll share the wealth and allow me to create a thing or two myself. I am looking forward to this week away and am certain it will be the perfect reset for me after a super busy school year and before an even crazier summer. Won't painting be a fun activity for us to do together?
I was given the opportunity to review Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors from The Pencil Grip, Inc. as a member of the Homeschool Review Crew. You can check out the Crew Review and see what other members of the Homeschool Review Crew thought of this marvelously creative paint set that we reviewed (or just click on the banner below.)