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Kwik Stix 12 pk from The Pencil Grip, Inc. – Review

Kwik Stix The Pencil Grip, Inc. Review

I am in LOVE with this product that I had the privileged of reviewing!!!!! It has made my must have list for school supplies!!! What is it????? It’s Kwik Stix 12 pk by The Pencil Grip, Inc.

 

Kwik Stix The Pencil Grip, Inc. Review
The Pencil Grip, Inc. company may sound familiar to you. They supply many useful items for writing including “The Pencil Grip” which is the #1 recommended ergonomic writing aid.

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But they offer other great products too like Ergo Stylus, textured pop beads, gripables cutlery, plus school and office supplies.

For this review I received a 12pk of Kwik Stix. I had never heard of them before came up. But, now I can’t imagine not having them in the classroom.

Kwik Stix are Tempera Paint sticks that dry super fast. They kind of remind me of glue sticks only in paint form.

Kwik Stix The Pencil Grip, Inc. Review

By using these Kwik Stix’s you can have the look of paint without the mess. You don’t need water, brushes, paint shirts, etc… You just pop off the cap and paint away. They dry in 90 sec. and once dry provide a paint -like finish. They work great on all types of surfaces like paper, cardboard, wood, ad canvas. They are also washable, so if they get used in not so good places like walls, tables, and arms it will wash right off.

We have been using the 12pk with regular color, but, they also come in neon and metallic finish. They also have class packs of 96 piece for 8 sets of the 12 pk or a smaller 6 pk.

 

Kwik Stix The Pencil Grip, Inc. Review
My favorite thing about this product is how mess free it really is. I love art time but used to get frustrated with the supplies that needed dragged out for painting and then the clean up. A cup of painty water always getting spilled somewhere inconvenient. With Kwik Sticks my girls can paint anytime without help getting out supplies or cleaning up messes.

I also don’t have wet paint papers laying all over the house waiting to dry since it drys so fast. Some of these type of products have claims that they can’t back up. But Kwik Stix is the real deal!!!! It makes painting fun again.

Here are some of our projects…

My youngest used them everyday. She liked to use them on her Math Papers!

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We used them in our learning time when we studied about Spring weather. They made great rainbows.

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Our letter books got a make-over with them too.

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May baskets looked great with some Kwik Stix art.

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Really, the only wish about them that I have, is that they could come in a fine point selection since my kids liked using them so much. It was hard to write and be able to read since they are about the size of a glue stick. But, I really love using them and letting them create with them. We will be ordering the other sets for next year’s school!

You can find The Pencil Grip, Inc. and Kwik Stix 12 pk on their Website, Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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Kwik Stix The Pencil Grip, Inc. Review
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Rain, Rain, Fun and Play!

We have had a rainy week both outside and IN! Funshine Express was us puddle jumping with fun this week in school. The kiddos have been learning all about what makes rain, rainbows, and clouds.

We have had a little bit of spring storms in all our subjects, including Math with this counting raindrops game.

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Lots of fun art project too!

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This 3D umbrella is super cute and was a great way to practice folding skills.

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This project got our sensory fun kicked up. We mixed black tempera paint and shaving cream to make puffy clouds.

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Fine motor skills came to play for this rainy scene. We used eye droppers and blue water color to make rain and practice pinch grip.

Our reading for the week has been…

“What Makes A Rainbow”

“Weather In Spring”

and the Funshine Fireflies book of the month “Raindrops Fall All Around”

Lots of Wet and Wild Raindrop fun!!!!! Thanks Funshine Express!

Busy Birds and Buzzing Bees

It has been awhile since I’ve done a farm update and I’ve also gotten behind on my Funshine Express posts. But it has been for good reason! We have been learning about life and all that it is throwing our way right now. Spring is always a busy time here. We have baby every things! It is also garden planting. We stay BUSY!!!!

But, this week we have been able to grab a fresh breath of air and hit the books. When I opened my Fireflies teacher guide I was excited to see that it was all about Spring!!! The first theme “Busy Birds and Buzzing Bees” couldn’t describe us more right now! haha

We started learning all about the signs of spring.

The green grass, flowers, and new growth…Check!

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A quick view of our new garden. Ignore the weeds!

New life…. Check!

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I’d say Spring is in full swing here!!!!

The kiddos liked reading all about spring and what things to look for in “A Home For A Bunny”

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Then they made their own little nests from the Funshine Express craft kits

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They also enjoyed making their “Rockin Robbins”.

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More spring learning is still ahead in our week thanks to Funshine Express!