Elanor is all about “projects,” so when I was offered a chance to review Wikki Stix**, I knew E would like to try them. I was happy to find a project that didn’t involve cleaning paint, glue, or other nonsense off my table and floor. I’m still recovering, so that it was something we could do together that didn’t require me to walk or drive or otherwise be active was appealing.
Ellie checking out the Wikki Stix before we opened the packages. My first impression was that they’re like slightly stick pipe cleaners that can harden to become sculpture. But they’re not sticky pipe cleaners-they’re yarn dipped in a type of wax!
I wish I could show you what any of these looked like in their final, solid state, but E’s final “project” was to make a ball of them, and that’s what hardened.
It occurs to me that these are not only a fun art project (for the 4+ crowd), but possibly the perfect airplane toy. They’re compact and light, they can stick so they’re not necessarily easily lost, high entertainment value (we played for over an hour) and they have easy clean-up. If you buy the Rainbow Pak of 24 wikki stix, it’s only 8.50, which is far less than I usually shell out for things to keep my kids happy in the air.
Want to buy Wikki Stix?
Singapore readers–You can buy them in-store at Times Bookstores, or on their Website. Use the discount code EXPATBOS on the website to get a 10% discount at check out on the website (use the code and click “apply coupon” upon checkout). Valid now until May 31, 2013. Support a fellow parent entrepreneur!
US readers–The website provides FREE worldwide shipping, so you too can take advantage of the promotional discount code. (If you want a currency converter, go here-set it as from SGD to USD)
**I received the Wikki Stix in the first picture in exchange for a blog post. All opinions expressed within are my own.**