Easy Peasy Painting with Little Brian Paint Sticks!
Hey and welcome to the blog this Halloween half-term. Are you up to much with the kids? If you’re stuck for things to do then keep reading because we have something that will keep the little ones happy for ages – Little Brian Paint and Chalk Sticks! Mess-free fun for the whole family this half-term. If you’re looking to get out and about then check out our seven free ideas here. Oh and a bit of baking? These eyeball cakes are super easy!
Little Brian Paint Sticks are a genius idea! They are basically normal, water-based paint, in a stick. Similar to a glue stick.
Yes, that’s correct, no need for getting out the paint brushes, pots of water, wet wipes and tissues. Instead you simply take the top off and paint as you would with a brush. They are easy to use, super fun and hassle-free for parents. And any mishaps or marks on your table -simply wipe them off.
We reviewed a set of Classic Colour Paint Sticks and also a set of the Metallic Colours. The colours are super bright and varied. B loves the metallic range because he loves creating “treasure”. They actually feel really nice to “paint” and draw with. I kind of feel like they are much more similar to pastels than actual paint. But by adding in brushes and water, you can blend the colours.
You can actually use the paint sticks in a number of ways – blending, dotting, stamping and scraping. And you can also use them on loads of different surfaces – wood, paper, card and canvas. And even glass surfaces! If you’re feeling brave them yes, your little ones can paint all over the windows and you can wipe the paint off easily afterwards.
My son is 5 and loves them and we even used them for some of our rock painting! They would make a great present or stocking filler from ages 3 and upwards I think.
Mark Making with Chalk Sticks
The chalk sticks are very similar to regular crayons or pastels but instead, they are chalk. I like them because they don’t have that scratchy “chalk” feel to them. Do you know what I mean? That dusty feel that makes you shiver.
They have a much creamy consistency.
Things to Note
Like glue sticks, make sure you pop the lids back on otherwise these paint sticks will dry out. The tips are chunky, making them great for large works of art but less so for small scribbles. If your child wants to paint more intricate pieces then these probably wont work for that! They are perfect for pre-school age I’d say. Mind the little lids though if you have toddlers around. Perfect for popping in the mouth!
Overall these are great for faff-free arts and crafts. They aren’t like traditional painting, and honestly, I do really enjoy painting. But if you’re short on time and don’t want to mess around with water pots and cleaning brushes then yes, these are wonderful little sticks to keep in the house! Follow us on social to see what we’ve created! Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter!
Disclosure: We were gifted these paint and chalk sticks for the purpose of this review. As always, our thoughts are honest.