The PencilGrip- Kwik Stix Review


A lot of you know that I teach special ed as well as children's church on Sundays.   I for years avoid paint at all costs because... yep the mess!   It was unavoidable with kids... even watercolors seemed to make a big wet mess!  

A huge thank you to The Pencil Grip for sending me a set of the Kwik Stix to review.  I was not paid for this review and all opinions expressed are 100% my own.   

About Kwik Stix:
Tired of the endless mess of painting? Fear not! Kwik Stix Tempera Paint sticks to take the mess out of painting while keeping all the fun! Simply uncap, twist and paint! Kwik Stix have a fast-drying formula that allows them to dry in 90 seconds while still leaving a paint-like finish! No cups, smocks, water or brushes required. Kwik Stix comes in assorted vibrant colors with coverage that won't crack. Great on poster paper, cardboard, wood, and canvas.

Our Review:
I feel as if we haven't done as much crafting lately so this was a nice jump back in.   The kids had a coloring page they got from kids church they did first.  The humble sheets were bright in color and nothing mixed!   There was no mess for me and the kids had no trace of paint on themselves!   THIS IS A HUGE VICTORY!   NO MESS=Happy mom!   

My son also had to create a flag for his soccer camp.  You can see his Zimbabwe flag looks great using the Kwik Stix.  

The dry time goes fast, my kids had no problems waiting for it to dry.   They had a lot of fun and have continued to use the Kwik Stix.  I am considering having some in my classroom.   It would be a great item to have for kids who have earned it!  

The Pencil Grip has a metallic set and a classic set.  Each set contains 12 colors and retails on their site for $11.99.   I feel like this is a great deal!   When you think how fast you can go through tempera paint... or any for that matter.   My kids have done a few other projects and it appears that there is a lot left in the sticks.  

Our only downfall is fine print work, It is really hard to work in tiny spaces and stay in lines unless you get an edge on the stick.

Make sure you visit The Pencil Grip website and check out all the neat things they offer... it is way more than pencil grips!  Although... I am pretty sure I need to order more of those for my classroom too!   I love finding great companies with awesome prices!   

Kwik Stix are available to buy
-in-store at Walgreens
-in-store and online at Michaels: