* We were sent some Little Brian Paint Sticks and the Little Brian Paint Sticks Art Station for the purpose of this review, all opinions & photography my own.
Greg was delighted to receive a Little Brian Paint Sticks Bundle, and couldn’t wait to get started on an epic art session. Greg loves being artistic, but I don’t usually love the mess that comes with it. That’s why I’m impressed with Little Brian Paint Sticks, because they take all the mess out of messy play!
We received a Little Brian Paint Stick bucket, a packet of Little Brian Paint Sticks in Classic and Metallic, and the Little Brian Paint Sticks Art Station.
Little Brian Paint Sticks – Classic and Metallic
In this packet we 24 assorted colours from the classic, day glow and metallic ranges. The classic colours hold more of an opaque colour, while the metallics have a gorgeous shimmer.
The paint sticks have great pigment and can be applied directly to paper and glide really easily. They’re great for your kids to experiment with. Greg enjoyed layering up the colour and scraping some away, as well as blending colours, writing, stamping and dotting.
The set included 6 metallics…
… and six day glow colours.
These sets retail at around £14.99 and can be bought from Amazon (affiliate link below)
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Little Brian Paint Stick Bucket
The Paint Sticks bucket is really easy to transport around, and since there’s no mess in this messy play, Grandma doesn’t mind if he transports them to her house! The handle is just the right size for Greg to carry around himself, so if he wants to bring them out, he can carry them himself!
The Little Brian Paint Sticks Bucket retails at around £12.99 and is available from Argos.
Paint Sticks Classic Art Station
This is probably one of my favourite art products ever. It’s a table top easel with a clip for paper on the front and a blackboard on the back.
It folds flat which makes it easily transportable, and under easel top there is a tray which contains 6 chalk sticks, 10 sheets of paper and 6 classic paint sticks and a cleaning duster.
This is particularly good, because not only is it self-contained, but it also comes with loads of great stuff meaning even if you didn’t have the extra sets, there’s still plenty of fun to be had. It would make for an amazing present for any art-lovers and has been a big hit with Greg.
If you child missed the paper and draws directly on the white board, it can be wiped off with the duster. On the chalkboard side, I’ve found it helps to wet the duster for easier cleaning.
Both the paint sticks and the chalk sticks glide really well, which is great when you’re encouraging your kids to make marks. I especially like that the angle of use doesn’t matter.
Even with Greg’s two-handed action, the paint sticks slid on the paper, aided by their silky texture. His big (10-year-old) sister has been very jealous of Greg’s new art station and has been sneaking a go whenever Greg’s not about.
Little Brian Paint Sticks are a great way to encourage your child’s artistic side. I love that they’re mess-free messy play – such a great idea!
The Little Brian Paint Sticks Art Station is available from Argos for around £29.99.
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