Kwik Stix: Metalix and Neon Review

You guys…!  Can you believe it’s almost time for Christmas? Grant and I finished our Christmas budget in September and spent October decided on our kids’ big presents, and have begun thinking through gifts for extended family member. Now that Halloween is over, it’s time to start shopping and wrapping and preparing!  (I know–Thanksgiving is still coming! But I love being just about done with Christmas preparations before Black Friday. It makes the season much more fun and less stressful!)

I was thrilled to be given two packs of Kwik Stix to review, one in Metalix and one in Neon, because I already knew I loved the company and the original Kwik Stix. I also already had Kwik Stix on both my stocking stuffers list and on my list for gifts for nieces and nephews.


We like to use Kwik Stix as we would crayons, for free art. My littles still get overwhelmed with big fancy crafts (and, okay, so does their mama!). But it is easy to pull a box of Kwik Stix out of the cupboard and give them the freedom to color.

kwik-stix-2-of-15Kwik Stix start in the tube a little rounded–over time, the tip becomes flattened. Coloring with Kwik Stix reminds me of what it feels like to write a quick note in lipstick–did you ever do that back in high school? The color sticks a bit at first, but then becomes wonderfully creamy.


These neon colors are bright and vibrant. The yellow immediately called my son to draw happy suns on his paper.


Both Bubba (age 5) and Sissy (age 3) find coloring with Kwik Stix easy and rewarding. And clean up is EASY. During this coloring session, Sissy got angry at Bubba for hogging the color she wanted, and in anger she scribbled all over the table. Clean up took ONE baby wipe and ZERO scrubbing.


I took one picture outside to try to better capture the vibrance of the colors. You can also see that the color can go on dark and cream or more like crayon if you press more lightly.

And the Metalix! These are sooooo pretty.


They have a little bit of a shimmer to them, but they aren’t super sparkly; they are more like jewel tones than a true metal. Our Sissy is especially drawn to these–she calls them princess colors.


Bubba loves them too, but instead of drawing princess colors with them, he draws epic spiders and massive battle scenes.

kwik-stix-15-of-15Getting the colors right on these is super hard for this non-photographer. Really, these are creamy and luscious. I think that this picture shows how they can layer over each other without mixing–it’s like one color sits on top of the other.

Kwik Stix is such an amazing product. It will definitely be one of my go-to gift ideas this Christmas (and birthdays all year long!).

Kwik Stix has just become available in Target stores and at In your local store, you should be able to find 6 packs of Metalix and Basic colors.

Thank you Kwik Stix for sharing a free copy of these products in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review now was I compensated in any other way. All opinions expressed are my own or those of my family. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. :) 


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