Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Mardi Gras Masks and Kwik Stix Giveaway

I'm here today to share with you a great product for your classroom, especially if you teach lower elementary!  Do you dread doing art activities in your room that involve paint because of the tremendous mess you are left with when the painting is done?  You are not alone!  Check out my review of a great product and enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

Fear no more, The Pencil Grip, Inc. has the answer!  Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paint sticks take the mess out of painting while keeping all the fun!

Check out my review of this great product and enter the giveaway at the end of the post!

When I first heard about Kwik Stix, I was a little skeptic.  I thought, "This is too good to be true," but boy was I WRONG!!  I used Kwik Stix for a recent project with my students and they absolutely exceeded my expectations!

Since I live in South Louisiana, Mardi Gras is a celebration that I bring into my classroom.  Each year we make Mardi Gras masks, eat king cake, and learn tons about history of this holiday that is near and dear to our hearts.  I decided to use Kwik Stix to paint our Mardi Gras masks this year.

According to The Pencil Grip, Inc., these paint sticks can be used on a multitude of materials including paper, cardboard, poster paper, canvas, and even wood.  To make our masks, I needed to paint paper plates.  The paint went on smoothly and covered the plate without having to apply additional coats.   I also found that it was easier for my students to manipulate the stick than the typical paintbrush.

The most surprising thing about these paint sticks was the quick drying time.  The company states that they dry in 90 seconds, and I found this to be true!  My students were able to begin decorating their masks as soon as they were done painting because by the time they gathered their decorations, the paint was COMPLETELY dry!

I will absolutely be using these for many more paint projects!  Have you tried Kwik Stix?  If so, tell us about your experience in the comments below.

If you would like the directions for creating these Mardi Gras masks, click the image below to download a PDF of the steps.

The Pencil Grip, Inc. has offered to give away a 6 pack of Kwik Stix to one of my amazing followers!  Be sure to enter the giveaway below.  One winner will be chosen on Thursday, February 25th!

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