I’m all for mess free messy fun! Little Brian Paint Sticks have this down perfectly. They will provide you with a clean, fun and convenient activity for your children. I must admit I love using them as well. In this post today I’m sharing with you activities can we do with Little Brian Paint Sticks and a review of a few items from the range.
The paint in the paint sticks is water-soluble solid paint that comes out of the stick by twisting it, just like you would use a glue stick. They are easy to twist for small hands. I really like that they are versatile. Easy to use on paper, card, wood, canvas and glass. The best bit! – No need for an additional water pot or paintbrushes. No need for overalls that come with messy painting. The sticks are easy to hold in small hands and their artwork will dry in less than 60 seconds!
The colours are strong and glide on smoothly on the surface you are using to create your masterpiece on. A paint stick will last for ages. There is the option to use the sticks with water if you are wanting a lighter, less strong colour. So used like watercolour paints for painting.
What activities can we do with Little Brian Paint Sticks?
There are endless ways to enjoy your paint sticks. Here are some of our favourite activities.
- Tinfoil painting
- Hand/foot painting
- Window painting – yes they will come off any window!
- Mirror painting
- Pebble painting
- Leaf painting
- Cardboard box painting – Decorate your fort!
- Layer painting – the sticks are particularly good for this as the paint dries very fast.
- Decorating terracotta plant pots
- Decorating jars
- Black and whiteboard drawing
- Fabric painting – design a t-shirt! (you would need the special Little Brian Fabric Paint Sticks for this)
- Patio/pavement drawing – ideal for drawing your own hopscotch!
And I’ve just been told that you can use them to colour your dolls hair! How fab is that?!
You can use the Little Brian Paint Sticks for various techniques such as stamping, scraping, blending and doing dot paintings. The paint doesn’t crack, like normal paint so is excellent for long-lasting paintings you want to keep.
I bet you are wondering if the Little Brian Paint Sticks are washable? Most mums would want to know the answer to this important question. Yes they are. You might need to soak the stained clothes overnight, with a stain remover especially if it’s a strong colour.
The Paint sticks are perfect for early years, key stage 1 & 2. They have an age range of 3 years plus due to the choking hazard of the lids. Ideal for kids to use at home, on the go and in schools.
If you forget to put the lids back on they will dry out. This happened to one of ours that got lost. However when I found it, I rescued it by cutting the dry top bit off! Works again like a treat!
The items we received to try out in the collection are:
Little Brian Paint Sticks Mini Art Station
A smart folding double-sided art station with a whiteboard on one side and a chalkboard paint surface on the other. Included with the art station are 6 chalk sticks, 6 mini paint sticks, 10 sheets of A5 paper and a bright orange fluffy duster.
It comes with a carrying handle so very portable to take about and about on your travels. There is an integral storage space for your paint sticks, paper and duster.
We love the clip for securing your paper to the whiteboard side. Double sided, means that the art station can be turned around quickly for even more mess free fun!
The Little Brian Paint Sticks Mini Art Station is available to buy from Smyths Toys.
Little Brian Giant Paint Stick – 30 assorted colours
We are loving this brand new item to the Little Brian Paint Stick range. It’s a huge paint stick with the paint sticks inside! A great novelty storage solution for your paint sticks. It includes ALL 30 colours from the Little Brian range of paint sticks. With the 12 classic colours, 6 day-glow and 12 metallic shades. I personally love the day-glow colours. Perfect for setting up your own hopscotch on the patio when you have no chalk left!
The bright yellow colour of the giant tube is fun and a great keepsake to keep on the toy shelf! With all your painting sticks safe, it’s ideal for carrying around, we love it outside!
The Little Brian Giant Paint Stick is available to buy from Smyths Toys.
Little Brian Paint Sticks Paint-A-Puzzle – Fun at the Farm
This is another new item to the range. It’s a lovely jigsaw puzzle to put together with the whole family. Everyone can get involved putting the puzzle together then painting the puzzle.
There are 12 giant sturdy pieces that are easy to put together, and included are the 6 paint sticks to colour in your farm. Bring your puzzle to life!
It’s a lovely activity to do, and the girls loved getting stuck in together. They even wanted to eat their lunch while painting the farmyard scene.
- 12 giant puzzle pieces.
- 6 Classic Paint Sticks.
- Size H30cm.
- Weight 0.8g.
- For ages 3 years and over.
The Little Brian Paint Sticks Paint-A-Puzzle is available to buy from Argos.
If you are looking for mess free, messy fun activities for your children, then I highly recommend this range. Great for birthdays and Christmas gifts, ideal for taking on holiday, or to the park for the afternoon. A huge plus point for me is that the sticks are made from recycled plastic.
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Thanks for stopping by today, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post.