For the last few years, I have taught Sunday School to children from the ages of 2 to 5. Each Sunday, I usually have 8 kids. With this Sunday being Valentine's, I wanted the kids to be able to make something for their parents. We only have around 30 minutes each week. During that short amount of time, I take attendance, give the kids a snack, and have a lesson and craft time.
The Pencil Grip sent me a set of their Kwik Stix a couple weeks ago to try out and review. Kwik Stix are tempera paint sticks that dry in 90 seconds. I saved the sticks for this Sunday so that my class would have a special treat for Valentine's.
My class loves to paint, so I bought wooden picture frames from Wal-Mart. The frames were $1 each. My class was very excited when I told them we were going to paint, especially since we were using Kwik Stix... something they had never tried before. The Kwik Stix come in 12 different colors, but we used red, pink and purple to make frames for Valentine's Day.
This is a picture of one of my 3 year olds when she first started painting her picture frame.
Some of the girls wanted to mix the colors.
Here they are sharing the sticks.
This is one of the frames after it had been painted. As you can see, the paint covered the frames well.
Here are some of the frames after they were painted and stickers added:
My class really enjoyed using the Kwik Stix and I plan to use the sticks for future crafts. They make craft time fun and clean-up easy. When using the sticks, I didn't have to worry about washing out paint brushes... which is really nice since my class does not have a sink. I also noticed that the kids did not get paint all over the table like they would have if they were painting with a brush.
The Pencil Grip is allowing me to give away a 12 pack of Kwik Stix for you to try in your classroom or with your own kids.
There are several ways to enter the giveaway. The more times you enter, the better your chances of winning!