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My kids love to whip up awesome art projects at a moments notice, that’s why I was excited to review the Thin Stix Creativity Pack from The Pencil Grip, Inc. The Thin Stix Creativity Pack contains 24 solid tempera paint pens – 12 classic, 6 neon, and 6 sparkly metalix.
If you have never heard of Thin Stix, get ready to be amazed. These thin sticks contain non-toxic solid tempera paint for mess free painting. You can take these on the go. Just throw a few in your purse with some paper and your kids can paint anywhere. The paint dries in only 90 seconds! The paint sticks do not require any water or brushes. Simply remove the cap, twist up, and start creating.
Thin Stix combine the ease of a marker with the vibrant colors of paint.
Read my review of Kwik Stix here. The Thin Stix are slimmer than the Kwik Stix, which allows for finer details.
Thin Stix are great for creating beautiful drawings, but they are also great for seasonal craft projects.
Make a Thanksgiving Turkey Suncatcher
Sunlight is in short supply in Western Washington this time of year so I fling my blinds open every morning to let in any light I can find. We decided to use our Thin Stix to create a Thanksgiving turkey sun catcher.
Gather the materials.
The materials for this craft are simple. You will need:
- Thin Stix
- parchment paper
- brown construction paper
- tape or a hole punch and ribbon
Use the Thin Stix to decorate the parchment paper.
Paint large mess free paint swatches on the sheet of parchment paper. The Thin Stix Creativity Pack offers plenty of color choices. Any of the colors will look beautiful, but I love adding a few splashes of the metallic paint. The gold and silver are just so sparkly and lovely – without the mess of actual glitter.
Cut out circles for a turkey body and head.
You will need one larger circle and another smaller circle. I traced a salad plate and a mason jar lid onto the brown construction paper. Then cut the circles out. The larger circle will be the turkey body and the smaller circle will be the turkey head.
Cut feathers out of the painted parchment paper.
The painted parchment feathers will be suncatcher part of the project. We free handed the feather shapes.
Glue the feathers to the turkey body.
Arrange the parchment feathers in a way that is pleasing to your eye. We moved them around a bit until they felt just right. Then we squeezed a generous amount of glue on to the base of the feathers. Press the large circle onto the glue.
Glue the turkey head to the body.
Glue the small circle onto the larger circle. This will look as though you are looking at the turkey head on.
Add detail to the turkey face.
Use the Thin Stix to add eyes, a beak, and a red gobbler to the turkey face. The Thin Stix paint dries almost instantly, but glue does not, so let the turkey suncatcher rest for a few moments.
Hang up the turkey suncatcher.
We hung our turkey suncatchers in the window using tape. Tape will not stick to the parchment paper, but adding tape loops to the back of the construction paper body worked well for us. Alternatively, you can punch a hole at the top of the middle feather and use string to hang up the turkey.
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