How We Do Art On The Go (A Kwik Stix Review + Giveaway!)

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I don’t know about you, but as a homeschooling family, sometimes I feel like we’re not actually home much!

Life doesn’t stop just because the kids are home – there are still errands to run, groceries to buy, doctors to see, and of course the fun things: field trips, library runs, nature walks, and my kids favorite – those days when mommy calls “uncle” and we go outside to sit under our huge maple tree with a blanket because the weather is gorgeous and we need some fresh air while we’re reading.

In order to be mobile, I have to plan ahead, so that we have all of our essentials ready to go and in a designated spot, so that we aren’t furiously digging for pencils and crayons!  When we’re ready to head outside, one child is responsible for our blanket and the other two get our supplies.

How We Do Art On The Go :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog

I love being able to take our art supplies outside, but obviously not everything travels well.  Paint, for example. Paint, travel and toddlers are a scary combination.

For that matter, Paint and toddlers PERIOD. It sends a slight shudder into the soul of every mother when their young children want to flex their creative muscles and whip out the brush and water and those primary colors.

That’s why I’m so excited to show you what we’ve found!  The Pencil Grip Co. makes these AMAZING paint sticks, called Kwik Stix, and they’re perfect for our outside (or inside!) art adventures!

How We Do Art On The Go :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog


How We Do Art On The Go :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog


Kwik Stix remind me of glue sticks in shape and function, but inside are the most gorgeous colors!

How We Do Art On The Go :: Vintage Kids | Modern World Blog


They’re so easy to use – you simply twist and color (almost like a glue stick), but they’re actually tempera paint and they come out smoothly and with such bright colors – more vibrant and intense than any other kids’ paint that we’ve worked with.

The paint does go on thick, but it doesn’t crack on the paper and it dries in 90 seconds!  We made these gorgeous pictures outside with no water, no bulky paint clothes or smocks, no brushes and no cleanup. Win, win, win,win.

Seriously, we put a man on the moon – it’s about time someone came up with these amazing (mess-free) paints!!!

My kids are hooked!  Check out their video below!




Kwik Stix are available on Amazon right now and you can also find them on their website – go take a look! They would make an AMAZING Christmas gift for your little ones (or big ones – these are quite fun to use)!

But it gets even better, because The Pencil Grip wants to offer one of you a FREE 12 pack of their kwik stix tempera paint sets!!!!

Simply follow the steps in the rafflecopter below!  The giveaway closes 12/15 at 11:59pm and the winner will be announced on Wednesday, December 16th! Open to residents of the US only.


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DISCLOSURE: I was given a free sample of Kwik Stix in exchange for an honest review.  All thoughts, reviews and experiences are uniquely mine.  Post contains affiliate links.

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9 Responses to “How We Do Art On The Go (A Kwik Stix Review + Giveaway!)”
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  1. Coriander

    The first year we were married, my husband gave me a new backpack filled with scrunchies and socks and treats. It was spot on! It was to replace what normally would’ve been a stocking, but I didn’t have one yet.

  2. Oh, my kiddos would love these! We’re always looking for more art supplies. 🙂

    I can honestly say the only Christmas present I remember getting was my first pair of sewing scissors. 🙂 I was about 8 years old and in love with sewing. I felt so grown up to have a pair just like my mom’s! 🙂

  3. Paula

    My boys would love these Kwik Stix!

    One of my favorite Christmas gifts was a sewing machine from my parents when I was 5! Obviously, not a Singer, but I can’t remember what it was called – it had a cartridge like thing that held the thread and needle so that little ones’ fingers didn’t get pricked. I was 5 almost 40 years ago, if that helps anyone remember the name of it! 🙂

  4. These look awesome! One of my favorite presents was when my husband bought me a long beautiful cream Guess coat because I hadn’t even asked for one and it was so sweet that he came up with it on his own!

  5. Tracy C

    Art sometimes falls to the wayside. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Kim

    Those are awesome! Will definitely add those to the kids wish lists. Favorite christmas present probably my all american canner.

  7. Joy

    My daughter just asked for art supplies for Christmas, so this idea is perfect for her. Thanks!
    My favorite Christmas present comes this Friday when our son’s adoption is finalized. Woo hoo! My second favorite was when my dad wrote me a Christmas song when I was a teenager. That made me feel very special.
    Merry Christmas, Vintage Kids Modern World!

  8. Jennifer H.

    I loved getting a massive boombox when I was a pre-teen! Tee hee!

  9. I don’t know if there’s one present that stands out, but we looove art supplies as gifts!