Monday, March 5, 2018

Magic Stix Markers from The Pencil Grip (Review and Giveaway)

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Time for another review that's all about fun and creativity - we received a set of Magic Stix Washable Markers from The Pencil Grip, Inc. to try out. We've enjoyed reviewing their solid tempera paints in the past, so we looked forward to trying out their new markers as well. And by the way, The Pencil Grip, Inc. has generously allowed me to host a giveaway for a set of Magic Stix, so keep reading for the details near the end of this review.

Magic Stix Markers from The Pencil Grip (Review and Giveaway) - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

The Pencil Grip, Inc. is best known for the product that gave the company its name - the Pencil Grip - but they also provide several other therapeutic products and toys, as well as Kwik Stix, a line of solid tempera paints in marker form. We've reviewed Thin Stix and Kwik Stix in the past, and you can find our reviews here: Creativity with Kwik Stix and Kwik Stix Solid Tempera Paints.

Magic Stix Markers from The Pencil Grip (Review and Giveaway) - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Magic Stix are bright colored, washable markers that are guaranteed to not dry out. They're also advertised as having no odor, and we certainly didn't notice any smell. Magic Stix are available in a classic color pack of twelve, or in the 24 pack of bold and classic colors that we received.

Magic Stix Markers from The Pencil Grip (Review and Giveaway) - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

How did we use it? We (which means mostly Kennady) drew pictures, colored, and doodled. We didn't specifically test the markers for not drying out, but Kennady commented that even after using the black marker a lot, it was showing no signs of running out or drying out. It's a good sign to find that these markers continue to have bold color after a lot of use and after several weeks. Obviously, for those that have younger kids that are prone to forget to put lids on, a marker that won't dry out is pretty valuable!

Kennady drew and colored cartoon type characters with the markers and was very pleased with them.

Magic Stix Markers from The Pencil Grip (Review and Giveaway) - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
by KAT, 2018

Magic Stix Markers from The Pencil Grip (Review and Giveaway) - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
by KAT, 2018

Magic Stix Markers from The Pencil Grip (Review and Giveaway) - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Hugs by KAT, February 2018

After doing this pirate, she commented to me that she was so happy that this pack of markers included a grey. She used it for a little shading, and according to her (she's the expert on art supplies, at least in comparison to what I know about it!) a grey marker is a bit of a rarity. It's the little things. She also pointed out that the lightest pinkish color in the set is really good for fair skin tones - another hard to find color in smaller sized marker sets. In other words, the 24 pack has a great selection of colors!

Magic Stix Markers from The Pencil Grip (Review and Giveaway) - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Pirate by KAT, February 2018

Some doodling and testing - she was impressed with how bold the black was when she did this Mickey Mouse only a couple days ago.

Magic Stix Markers from The Pencil Grip (Review and Giveaway) - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
Mickey doodle by KAT, March 2018

Magic Stix Markers from The Pencil Grip (Review and Giveaway) - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com
doodles by KAT, March 2018

Kennady likes markers for her coloring books, so I decided I would give the Magic Stix a try for my own coloring. So I can say that even I have tried them! They are very nice to use, with lots of bright color. And they didn't smell nasty, which I really appreciated! It certainly looks like we can expect to get lots of color for quite some time from these markers!

Magic Stix Markers from The Pencil Grip (Review and Giveaway) - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

What we liked best:
  • bright colors that so far show no signs of drying out
  • a super selection of colors, including that elusive grey!
  • not a super fine point, but fine enough to do a decent amount of detail, as you can see in my coloring and some of Kennady's work
  • okay, and the case. They come in a flat-out awesome and durable case. Bonus! 

Magic Stix Markers from The Pencil Grip (Review and Giveaway) - A Homeschool Coffee Break Review for the Homeschool Review Crew @ kympossibleblog.blogspot.com

Our bottom line: Another great art product from The Pencil Grip! Bright colors that really last are a winner no matter what the age of the artist.

And here's the giveaway!
The Pencil Grip, Inc. will provide a set of Magic Stix to the winner (open to US residents).


Would you like to try Magic Stix for yourself? Here's what you need to know:
Visit the website: http://www.ThePencilGrip.com/

Pricing: Magic Stix come in a 12 pack or a 24 pack. See the product page at The Pencil Grip for purchasing info. The 24 pack of Magic Stix Washable Markers is currently available on Amazon for $14.72.

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5 comments:

Wonderfluf said...

I love to draw poster art, I would love to use these! But my kids would likely take them :)

Homeschooling6 said...

They would be used by both my kiddos and me. I love coloring and they for the school :)

Thanks for the giveaway!

Martianne said...

<3 that they won't dry out!

Brittney Mom's Heart said...

I would love to donate some quality art supplies to our young co-op!

HSBAPost Sara said...

My daughters love to draw and color! They are constantly making artwork. We love the Kwik Stix paint so I'm sure we'd love these. Thanks for the chance to win.

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