Kwik Stix and a Giveaway!

After attending the Spring Blogger Meet-up in French Lick in March, I was excited to go through all my new goodies!  In the box at the very bottom, I found what has now become one of my MOST favorite new art mediums–Kwik Stix!

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What are they? Kwik Stix are these amazing little glue stick type containers of tempera paint that are completely dry in 90 seconds! I LOVE the variety of colors that I got in my 12 pack.  Every color my students could ever want!

kwix stix 2After I tried them, I knew I needed to let my students explore with them and explore they did!  After about 30 seconds of showing them how they worked (and how to not twist them all the way up!), my students were having a blast!

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We are going on 3 weeks of daily use and still have plenty of paint left! I told ONE, just one of my students where to return the Kwik Stix to each day when they were done using them, and every single day in those 3 weeks, they have made their way back to my desk, in rainbow order! 🙂

I asked several of my students what they liked most about the Kwik Stix and they said:

“I love how its like we are painting, but you don’t have to wait for them to dry!”

“These make our art station much more fun!”

“Can we get some more??”

“I love that these paint sticks are smooth!  When I’m using them, they just slide along my paper!”.

My assistant fell in love with them too and ordered a few sets for her nephew’s birthday!

You can get yours here, or you can enter my giveaway and win a set for your classroom! (Giveaway ends 4/21/16 at 12:00 pm EDT).

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This giveaway is open to U.S. Residents Only! 🙂

I think you will LOVE using Kwik Stix with your students as much as I have!

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All thoughts and opinions shared in this blog post are my own and were not influenced by or compensated by any company, person, or though payment.

About Kristen Poindexter

I am the 2014 National Shell Science Teacher, 2014 PAEMST Awardee for Science, and a Kindergarten teacher who blogs about my adventures in teaching!

Posted on April 13, 2016, in #2016teacherbloggerretreat, Kwik Stix, Uncategorized and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 18 Comments.

  1. I tried to enter the rafflecopter because these look AWESOME! but it says the contest is not open yet when I click on it.

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  2. I love the idea of painting without water. My kinders are messy this year.

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  3. When can you fit an Art Station in your day!?

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  4. I could use these in my class room as an addition to our writing center! I’m always needing something to spice up the students illustrations and this looks like it would be a good independent addition!

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  5. I would put these at my art station. I want to try them out too!

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  6. I read another blog where the author was raving about the Kwik Stix. I’m anxious to try them out and think it’s perfect for Kinder.

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  7. Susan mischler

    My kiddos love to paint but we often run out of time in a day. The quick stix would make for a quick reward at the end of the day or in one of my stations.

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  8. Breanne Simons

    I would use these for an art center! How awesome to not have to worry about messy paint!!

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  9. Breanne Simons

    I would use these in an art center! How great to not have to worry about messy paint!!

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  10. Those Kwik Stix look awesome. I know my kindergarten students would love to use them. Thanks for sharing. I am always looking for new things to add to my art center.
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  11. I left a comment but didn’t see it. I would add the Kwik Stix to my art center for self-exploration. I think they would be helpful when painting murals and other large scenes, maps because students would have more control and it helps them use gross motor to build their fine motor skills.

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  12. I can definitely see my student’s using these when we make our Mother’s Day cards! Beautiful colors!

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  13. Anjanette Mcneely

    My students would love this in the art center.

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  14. Now this would be awesome in the classroom! I could see them being highly motivational for some of those “I am not an artist” kids!

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  15. I can see my students using these for any draw and write and the farm research reports we are currently working on. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  16. I can see my students using these for any draw and write activity as well as the farm animal research reports we are currently working on. Thanks for the opportunity!

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  17. Oh! My kinders would love these! I could see incorporating them into our Word Work time to jazz things up a bit for them!

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  18. I think these would be awesome to have. I could see us using these in the art center, word work, bingo, read the room, oh the uses are endless!

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