Monday, February 22, 2016

Review - Crayola Slick Stix

Review - Crayola Slick Stix
This review is 100% my own opinion and sponsored only by myself.

I first experienced the Crayola Slick Stixs at a toddler playgroup my son and I attended.  They were learning about the letter Z and coloring some Zebras.  I was there, playing with and also enjoying some new kinds of art supplies, while I attempted to keep my son from painting his neighbor.

Then I picked up a slick stix and ran it across the paper.  Then again.  It was like magic.  Ha.  It was so smooth and the color was vibrant I felt like I was coloring with lip stick.  I loved it!  I ended up coloring a good portion of my sons neglected zebra just because these crayon/markers were so interesting to use...



And then I went home, hoped on Amazon and bought us a set.  I feel like they are fairly expensive (they end up being about a $1/piece, so $5 for the set of 5 and $12/for the 12 pack) but in my opinion they are worth it.  Suddenly coloring time with my son was also coloring time for mom and it's funny but coloring with these crayons felt relaxing in a similar way to painting, they stick to the paper and slide, you're left with a super bright colorful spaces.  Pretty much they are just fun.

I love coloring with them and when our 5 pack was used up I splurged and got the 12 pack, however there are a few set backs.  First, they are pretty expensive for a crayon in my book,  second if you don't have the lid on them they will dry out and lose their lipstick like feeling, though they will still color.  Third, they smear, at least right after they've been put to paper, which meant after coloring time my son needed his hands washed from touching the paper and I needed to make sure he didn't lean on the art work while it was still freshly done, after an hour or two of sitting the Slick Stix art work seemed to dry and smearing was less of a problem.

Pros: 

  • The Feel Amazing to Draw With, Like Coloring with Lip Stick
  • They are Super Bright
  • They Glide 
  • They are Fun for Adults and Children to Color With
  • You Can Feel A Lot of White Space Quickly (This Could Also Be A Con)
  • They Show Up Really Good on Craft Paper 


Cons: 

  • Expensive 
  • Can Dry Out
  • Smear When Wet
Have you tried these before?  What are you thoughts?  Awesome or not worth the price/mess?