Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Decor for the Man Room

Hey neighbors!!

I know with Father's Day fast approaching many people are trying to come up with a unique gift idea for dad or hubby.  Since many men now have a man cave, garage or study they call their own, I started thinking along the lines of decor or accessories for their special room.  What better way to say I love you, then by picking out that special gift for his personal space.



My husband has his own study.  It is all his, and has bookshelves lining the walls.  He preaches, so many of them are of course Bible related, whether study books, history, or dictionaries and word studies. He also enjoys weapons.  That would include guns, knives and swords.  He has wanted a sword cane for quite some time.  He also has some other interests, so when considering a gift I want one that fits into one of his favorite interests.

So, I was considering a sword from Swords of Northshire.  They have an impressive display of swords and knives, not to mention you can customize your own Katana.  Two my daughters would think this is great too, because they take TKD and have weapons lessons.  Anyway, this would make an impressive display hung on his wall.  You are be able to choose the blade's material, length, the scabbard, other features, as well as engraving.  They even have a diagram with a sword glossary, so you will know what you are talking about.  For example, BO-HI, or groove is a groove in the blade that is often called the blood groove.  These grooves are often on both sides of the sword and actually lighten the weight of the sword.  They also create a whistling sound when you swing the sword. You are literally walked through each step with descriptions included, so just about anyone can create an amazing Katana.  I partially went through the process just to see how easy it was.  Just add a display stand and you will have a work of art for your husband or father.



Another great item for a man room would be a specialized photo creation.  You can use one special photo or create a whole collage of special moments.  Many places allow you to add wording to your finished product.  Many other choices include wrap around edges, custom framing, and personalization.  My daughters have given my husband a couple of canvases that now hang on his wall.  Or you could choose a photo throw blanket to lay across his favorite chair.  There really are so many great photo decor ideas available.
You could also consider adding a special game to your spouse's study.  My husband enjoys chess, so a really nice chess set would make a perfect gift.  You could have the chess set on display on a shelf, or leave it permanently displayed on a small table, where it is easy to start a challenge.  You might want to consider a dart board.  They have some really nice electronic boards that even keep the score for you.  And many of the wall mounts are available in gorgeous wooden cabinets.



For a larger gift, you might want to consider a piece of furniture.  Maybe a recliner to relax in after a day at work, or on weekends after mowing the lawn.  Look for one that fits in with his present decor.  Be sure to try the chair out before purchasing to make sure that it is comfortable.  You might want to measure the space where it will be placed before you go shopping to make sure it is a perfect fit.  Maybe he already has a comfy chair, and you could add a desk or a nice side table for his chair.  Another nice item might be a compact refridgerator for cold drinks and snacks.



Another item would be a display case to display his trophies or collections.  Does he collect knives?  There are some really nice display cases designed just for knives.  He might like a gun rack to display his rifles.  Or a glass front cabinet to display some of his collectibles.  They have cases to hang on th wall to display a special poster or sports jersey.  If he likes music, perhaps you could find a nice CD player and sound system, or if he likes the sound of records find a nice record player to listen to his favorite sounds.  Make sure whatever you purchase goes with the theme or decor he already has going.





What are some ideas you have come up with?  Be sure to share them in the comments to give some of our neighbors other ideas.










Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Art Of Property Negotiation

Whether you are looking to buy your first home, upgrade to a bigger one, or want to downsize to something cozier, there is one thing that will put you off your perfect property. I am, of course, talking about the price that the seller wants for their house or apartment!

What some folks don’t realize is that owners often overvalue their properties. They do so because they know if a buyer negotiates the price, they can do so to a price that they’re still happy to sell at. With that in mind, you should never pay the full asking price of any future home that you wish to buy!


But, did you know that it’s also possible to bring down the cost of your next property purchase even further? Believe it or not, there are several simple ways that you can negotiate a better price without appearing rude or disrespectful to sellers and their agents. Here’s what you have to do:

Research the local market

It’s important to do what you can to have an edge on owners and realtors. By spending some time researching the local market and property values, you will have a clearer idea of what a property is really worth - even before you start negotiating on the price!

What you may not know is that buyers typically have a better idea of the market than sellers. That’s because they tend to carry out a lot of prior research before approaching vendors and realtors.

It’s quite easy to do your research; all you need is a computer or mobile device connected to the Internet! You can search in seconds for the average sales prices of homes in the area you desire. Plus, it may also be possible to find out what prices the property you’re interested in buying sold for in the past.

Arrange your finance before you negotiate

Property sellers want to know that you’re serious about buying a house. As such, it makes sense to get approved for a mortgage before you start looking for your new home.

Usually, lenders will agree to a maximum amount in principle. Armed with that information, you can confidently say that you’ve got the money to buy a property. Check out http://www.mortgagesusa.com/ as a starting point.

Have a professional survey conducted

One of the classic ways to knock down the price of any property is by highlighting any major repair work. What you must first do is have a property surveyor check everything and give you a report of what needs repairing. Next, you must contact some local contractors to get repair estimates.

For example, let’s say your dream home has a few broken roof tiles. Websites like http://www.triumphroofing.net/ let you get estimates or quotes quickly, especially if you provide photographic evidence of the damage.

Go on a fishing trip

Not a literal one, in this case! Asking questions to the owner or realtor helps you establish how quickly the property needs to get sold. For instance, a house that’s been on the market for six months and has been reduced in price twice means that the sellers are desperate to offload their property.

You are more likely to get the answers you want by asking them to the realtor. That’s because their job is to work for both their client AND you! After all; it’s in their interests to sell the property as fast as possible.


Thanks for reading - and happy shopping!

Now Their Grown: What To Do Next

The adventure of parenthood is a long and winding one. Of course, the whole thing feels like it speeds by. And, soon enough, they’re already moving out to start their own lives. This can be a beautiful time, though. This gives you new freedoms which you won’t have had for decades. Along with this, it will give you the chance to enjoy some things you haven't been able to do in a long time. What should you be doing when the kids first fly the nest? To help you out, this post will be going through some of the best ways to spend the time after your children leave home. So, now, you just have to enjoy the new stage in your life.

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To start, the house has probably taken a beating over the years. And, while you had kids, you probably didn't have time to make things look fresh all the time. Now, you have the chance to do it. This will take some shopping and a little bit of DIY, with the aim of making everything in your home look as good as new. You’ll need paint, brushes, tools, and anything else required to do work in your home. To keep the cost down, you can use carpet cleaners or wood restoration companies to make your floors looks great without buying new ones. Depending on their state, redecorating the kid’s rooms could be a good idea, too. Some people will prefer to keep these rooms as if their child never left.

Once the hard work is over, you can start to have some fun. With your children gone, you will find that you have loads more space than you have for a long time. This space can be used for many things. Chief among these is entertaining guests. And, with your new free time, you’ll be able to satisfy your social needs more than you have in many years. A lot of people like to take up new hobbies at this point in their life. You have a chance to improve yourself and pick up new skills, with the time you now have. So, you should be taking full advantage of your time.

children, community, family

You don’t want to be living it up too hard, though. Your children will still need your help in their journey. Your advice and ideas could be exactly what they need. So, you should always make them feel welcome in your home. You should try to keep a place for them to stay and of course visit. And you should always allow that they come home for holidays. You will get loads of chances to enjoy this stage in your life. This doesn’t make you a bad person; you’ve already dedicated a lot to your children. So, now, it’s time to take care of yourself for a little bit.


Hopefully, this will give you the inspiration you need to fill the time you now have. Once you retire, alongside this, you will have a lot more time. So, you should find things to occupy yourself as early as you can; to avoid being stuck with nothing to do later on.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Fitness Motivation: Find Some and Don't Let Go!

When it comes to staying in shape, maintaining your motivation is an ongoing battle for many of us. Unfortunately, our minds seem to be hardwired into avoiding exercise whenever possible! But there are plenty of methods that you can use to ensure that you keep up your exercise regime all year round. With this in mind, here are just a few common ways that you can keep up your workout motivation. Try out a few of these and see what a difference they can make to your life.


Build Your Own Home Gym

Going to the gym won’t seem like so much of an effort if it is in your very own home! Many people think that this has to be an expensive process, but there is plenty of more affordable equipment out there. Start off by choosing a space in your home, ideally somewhere that you can put up a mirror so you can monitor your form. Just a few pieces of simple and affordable equipment that you can stock your gym with include an exercise mat, jump rope, dumbbells and kettlebells. If you are looking to spend a bit more, check out the best vibration plate, treadmill or rowing machine. Most people build their home gym over time rather than getting everything all at once.

Choose a Workout Buddy



Rather working out on your own, it is worth choosing a workout buddy - preferably one who is motivated and a little bit fitter than you. This way, you always have someone who drags you out on the days that you simply don’t feel like exercising and you are also pushed to achieve that little bit more. It also gives you that added bit of confidence to try out some exercises classes that you may not have wanted to join all by yourself.

Vary Up Your Workout Regimes

If you do the same thing again and again, you are bound to get bored of it. That is why it is so important that you vary your workout regimes up and build in some different activities from time to time. We have already talked about joining new fitness classes, but you could also take up a new sport or simply try some new workouts by yourself.

Set Yourself Goals on a Regular Basis

People tend to work better when they have something to motivate them. The best way you can do this is continually setting yourself new goals and working to achieve them. Make sure that they are realistic or it could have the opposite effect and you may become frustrated when you are not hitting them.

Pick a Regular Workout Time


Rather than working out when you feel like it, you should set regular workout times every week and stick to them. This is where you will need a bit of self-discipline but setting yourself a timetable should really help out. You can also note down how you are progressing each session.

Be sure to share any motivation tips you use!

Snuff Out Bad Odors with These Tips

Bad odors can plague your home and make it unpleasant to be around. One unfortunate side effect, however, is that if you smell the odor for long enough, you might stop noticing it. So even if you think a smell isn't there, someone visiting you might pick up on it. It can be difficult to get rid of bad smells, especially if they might have embedded themselves in your walls, carpets, or furniture. But if you use the right methods, you can change things and get a fresh smelling house back again. Start by doing the things below to get rid of and prevent unpleasant odors in your home.

Clean the Carpets and Upholstered Furniture
Bad smells can easily get embedded into carpets, as well as upholstered furniture. Things like the odors caused by pets or food seep into fabrics and can be difficult to remove. Giving them a thorough clean helps to get rid of unpleasant odors, so everything will smell good again. Although you can do it yourself, it makes more sense to use a professional cleaning service. They have better tools to do the cleaning for you. Companies like All Brite Chem-Dry have carpet cleaning methods that it's hard for you to replicate on your own. If you do want to do it yourself, try removing and washing furniture covers and using a steam cleaner on carpets.

Clean Appliances
Various appliances can easily start smelling unpleasant if you don't clean them regularly. Sometimes they can also have a fault which means that dirty water collects in them or other issues cause bad smells. Your freezer, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine or dryer could start smelling unpleasant. Sometimes, giving them a good clean is the simple answer. You can also use various things to deodorize them. For example, if cheese is making your fridge smell, you can use a fridge deodorizer to deal with the problem. Make sure any water-based appliances drain properly too.

Install Extractor Fans
Extractor fans help to keep the air flowing in your home, removing stale air from areas where you don't want it. They can help to control odors in your bathroom and kitchen in particular. If you do a lot of cooking with oils, spices or other ingredients that can leave smells, an extractor fan or hood over the stove is a good idea. A fan is also useful in the bathroom to help improve hygiene.
Make Lifestyle Changes
You should think about whether there are any lifestyle changes you can make that would help you prevent bad odors. For example, if you have a dog, making sure she's clean and dry before she's allowed inside is a good idea. Or ensuring that you always cook with a window open or an extractor fan running could help to cut down on smells from food. A few lifestyle changes can stop bad smells coming back once you get rid of them.

You don't want bad odors in your home, so take the time to get rid of them. If you're not even sure if they exist, try bringing in an outside nose!

Max 2 White House Hero


Hey neighbors!

I had the opportunity to receive and view Max 2 White House Hero.  I was impressed!  First of all, I do not review or recommend many DVDs unless they are christian.  The reason being I am extremely careful of what the family views.  So, I actually went into this one wondering if I would be able to post a positive review.  Now, I can say a hearty, yes.

Max 2 is the second movie about Max, a Belgian Malinois.  We have not seen the first one, so we may have to check that one out too.  I was impressed, that they made a movie, that both children and adults can enjoy, and there is no foul language, no crude talk, etc.

The story centers onThe US President's son TJ and Alex the daughter of a visiting foreign leader.  While peace talks are going on TJ and Alex accompanied by Max uncover a plot to stop the peace talks.  Although the adults do not believe much of what they are saying, as the story continues it turns out that TJ and Alex are correct.  Through several "dangerous" situations, TJ, Alex and Max finally turn out victorious and Max proves that he still has what it takes to complete the job.

This DVD is well worth picking up for a family fun night.  Now, here is the good news.  One neighbor can win a copy of Max 2 White House Hero.  Simply play the game below, then for the main entry, in the comments, post your results.




I am sure we all have our own furry heroes in our lives, whose super skills may only be cuddling up in our laps and making us feel good.  We have a couple of our own here.  So get a copy of Max 2 White House Hero, grab a snack, gather the family, including your furry members and enjoy!



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Friday, May 26, 2017

Summer Fun with Colortime Crafts! Review and #Giveaway @ColortimeCrafts



Hi there neighbors!

Today I want to introduce a new company, one that will have you happy this summer, Colortime Crafts, Those of you with children and grandchildren are definitely going to love their wearable art! For my review, I was sent a t-shirt with the saying, "Camping Survivor".

"Colortime Crafts and Markers™
Hi! We're Colortime Crafts and Markers™. Many of you know us from our days at the Cotton Warehouse on Long Island in the early 90's, where our Warehouse was a gathering spot for wearable art creativity. In addition to offering garment blanks and trimmings, our "classroom" hosted Colortime Crafts and Markers™, which we developed for birthday parties, scouts, and camps."

The t-shirt is great for those who camp quite often, or maybe your children go to summer camp, or you might have one that just loves coloring. Believe me, B hasn't camped other than a cabin, and she loved coloring this shirt!

As you can see, the design is snappy and very bold and depending on what colors you use to color it in, it can be adapted for either girls or boys. They instruct you to put cardboard in between the layer of the shirt so the colors don't bleed through, which is definitely needed. B had a lot of fun opening her box and wanted to get started right away. Again, her only wish was that there were more colors available to use. But as you can see, she enjoyed her time coloring it. The markers will bleed onto fingers, it stays a bit wet at first and even touching it got her fingers red, but it washed off very easily! Please pay attention though as it will come off on other clothing so make sure to keep fingers away from anything you don't want stained.

Colortime offers many different styles and designs including tote bags, pillowcases and backpacks. Lots of options to choose from and I know you all will want to go take a look at the Colortime Crafts website.



Colortime has offered to host a giveaway for one backpack of the winners choice and three fabric markers. THIS IS US ONLY!!! Winners will be chosen using Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond or another winner will be chosen.  Thanks for entering and enjoy!

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Making Your Garden Pet Friendly

Do you like the idea of keeping pets at home? Are you a little concerned about ensuring they stay safe in your garden? Then you’ve come to the right place. Today, I’m going to offer some tips and advice that all my readers can use. My family has kept animals ever since I can remember, and they have always made us happy. With all that in mind, take a read through this article and put the ideas into action before you bring an animal home. If you do that, you won’t have to worry about them escaping or causing any trouble. Also, try to purchase your pets from rescue centers if you have one in your hometown.


Ensure you have a secure fence in place

Before you do anything else, you need to go around your garden checking your fence. Dogs and cats can fit through the smallest gaps, and you won’t want your animal to disappear. If you notice any areas of concern, just make sure you sort them out before buying your pet. The last thing you need is for your dog to get into the neighbors garden and make a mess. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to work out what will happen if your cat managed to get near a fish pond. Of course, it’s possible that you might overlook some insecure areas of the fence.However, you should just try to do your best.


Build outdoor houses for your animals

The summertime is upon us, and most animals wear a thick coat. So, it makes sense for you to create outdoor houses so pets can stay cool. That is the case regardless of whether you’re getting dogs, cats, or something different. Chickens are popular at the moment because they’re fascinating creatures. If you choose to have an animal like that in your backyard, make sure you use automatic chicken door solutions. The last thing you want is for them to become too hot and uncomfortable in the sunshine. The same goes for dog kennels. Ensure the animal can get in and out as it sees fit.


Make sure you create a shaded area

Most importantly of all, you need to create a shaded area in your garden. That is where your animals can go when the sun becomes too hot. It’s sensible to keep their outdoor water bowls in the same location to ensure it doesn’t get too warm. You can make a shaded section of your garden by planting a large tree or erecting a shed. That could also give you a space in which you can keep all your animal food, etc. Dogs love chilling out in the shade on a hot day. So, make sure you give them the opportunity.


If you put all those tips into action, your new family pets should have a happy life. Of course, it’s sensible to keep animals inside your home for the first couple of weeks. That is because they need to get used to their new surroundings. Also, that will increase the chances of them finding their way back if they ever escape or get lost. That is especially true if you’re planning to buy a cat.

Hairstyles - Wigs and Fashion

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are mine.

Hey neighbors!!

There has been a lot of thought and talk about hairstyles and such around our home lately.  We have four daughters, age 16 and up, that still live at home.  Each one has their own thoughts on hairstyles and fashion.

My youngest at 16, is the most adventurous when it comes hair styles and the colors she likes to wear.  She presently has side-swept bangs and loves to put the back up in a messy bun.  Her colors are almost always bright and colorful.  She is also interested in learning how to style hair.  Our hairdresser has suggested that she check into purchasing wigs and mannequin heads to practice on.  I know she would love styling and then of course wearing a wig.


Do any of my neighbors here ever wear wigs?  At Divatress you can choose from long, silky, wigs to short curly wigs.  It used to be quite common for women to have more than one wig and change then them out occasionally for a different look.  I remember my mother owned a couple.  They are of course commonly used for costumes, and another large use of wigs is for women and men who have experienced hair loss.  Hair loss can be attributed to aging or medication and medical treatments.  Many wigs today look so natural, you would have a hard time telling it was a wig, unless you knew the person well and knew what they had a wig on.  Wigs allow people with hair loss to feel more like they used to.

Purchasing a wig whether long, straight, or curly, gives you an opportunity to experiment with a different look.  For those who don't need a full wig, you can find partial wigs, as well as a plethora of hair pieces.  I was unaware until recently, that you can purchase buns.  I knew about ponytails and braids, but not buns.  would you consider a wig or other hair piece?

Have an opinion on wigs?  Leave a comment.  We love to hear from you.


Do Your Children Know How To Share?

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As a parent, there are many characteristics that you want your children to have when they grow up. Many of these are based on what tends to work in a polite society. You want your children to be able to fit in well enough that they don’t have any problems, and this can be tricky to get just right. Something that all parents would agree on is that your children being able to share is quite an important quality which is worth encouraging. But knowing how to make sure your children do this is another matter altogether. In this article, we are going to look at some of the essential things that you can do to ensure that your child learns how to share as well as they can. Let’s have a look and see what can be done in that regard.


Strategies For Sharing

On many occasions, you as a parent will find that you need to come up with specific strategies for a particular situation. Part of this is the parental skill of being able to think on your feet. Whatever it is that your children are having trouble sharing, try to get to the bottom of why that might be. If it is a toy, is it possible that one of your children feels left out in some more profound way? Remember too that your responses will need to change depending on how old the children are. Even teenagers might struggle with sharing sometimes, and you might need to respond differently here. If they are struggling over a CD, sometimes the best course of action is to make a copy with Nationwide Disc rather than deal with their sharing problems. It all depends on the situation at hand, and before long you will find that you have a number of strategies for sharing up your sleeve.


The Idea Of Fairness

Basically what this all stems from is the notion of being fair, and being treated fairly in return. If you can instill in your children this sense of fairness, of social justice on an everyday level, then they will be much more likely to understand the importance of, and the logic behind, the notion of sharing. This will mean they are more likely to share - but you might still get problems. If you do, it could be that they are simply acting out, despite the fact that they understand. When that happens, your best course of action might be punishment or discipline of some kind, depending on your parenting style and what you believe.


The End Of Selfishness


Many children are selfish when they are young, and this is what leads to non sharing. But you will find that the vast majority of children do shed this selfishness as time goes on. Indeed, it is unlikely that many children will retain it into adulthood. What this means for you as a parent is that you should try not to worry. In all likelihood, all will be fine in due course. As a final thought you do need to teach your children that life is not always fair. Sometimes someone else gets more than you or something different then what you received and that is just the way life is.

The Typing Coach Review


The Typing Coach

Hey neighbors!!

This will be my last review for the TOS Crew.  Life has just become too busy for me to stay on top of these reviews.  This review is for The Typing Coach.  We received access to The Typing Coach OnlineTyping Course.  I figured this would help my daughter increase her speed on the computer, as well as help her type with less errors.  She has a site of her own where she posts interviews of SG artists and I figured this course would be a benefit to her.

The Typing Coach

This is a one year subscription course.  The cost is only $17 per person for a year.  Multiple students can use the course, so it is perfect for the homeschool family who has more than one student in the age range to learn typing.  The course is designed to run approx. 10 weeks, with one lesson a week.  Obviously, you can adapt this to fit your schedule, and your child's learning experience.  They give you the ability to go over a lesson again, as many times as needed if necessary.

The course is a combined approach of audio, video and written instructions.  Your child will be using all three modes to learn.  The course will teach you/your child to type without constantly looking at the screen or written page, and then looking at the keyboard.  You will learn to sit properly and how to position your fingers over the keyboard, just like in the typing class I took in school years ago.  They say by the end of the course, you should be typing ten words per minute, and that if you continue working on it, your speed will increase.  Throughout the course there are timed and proficiency tests, that will show you your/your child's improvement.  It is suggested that students 12 years and up should be able to work through the course on their own with little assistance.

I also like that they include a slower paced learning lessons for younger children.  This allows them to learn at an easier pace, and enjoy the learning experience.  So whatever age your new typists is, they can learn through using The Typing Coach.

The lesson plan is:
Course Introduction
Slower Paced Lessons (for the younger ones)
The Practice and Testing Center
Before & After Snapshot
Having Good Posture
Home Row
Top Row
Bottom Row
Shift Keys
Evaluating Your Skills
Typing Practices
Number Row
Serious Practicing
Final Assessment
Conclusion
There is a printable PDF section, where you can print off the worksheets needed for the course.  They also have progress charts, learning check sheets and rewards that can be printed off.  There are extra videos included to enhance learning.

I actually started the course to see how it worked.  I listened to the introduction and began the first typing lesson on the Home Row.  It definitely brought back memories of typing class.  You learn the proper way to sit, and of course where your fingers should be placed on the home row of keys.  I even practiced hitting the right keys without looking, and realized I may need to take the course myself.

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Thin Stix Review


The Pencil Grip, Inc

Hey neighbors!!

Here is our most recent TOS review, the Thin Stix 6pk of Classic Colors.  These are a set of solid tempera paint stix from The Pencil Grip, Inc.  This amazing design, allows for mess free creativity.  It is basically a soft, solid paint pen that allows your child to paint with much less mess and fuss than using a jar of paint with a paint brush.

Thin Stix by KwikStix

The Thin Stix, Kwik Stix set I received for review is a set of six, that actually look like markers.  They do not color like markers though, they actually paint.  They have caps, like markers, and are a convenient size for children.  They are not fine point, as the idea is to paint, not write, yet they are not so wide a child could not do slightly detailed work.  They will not work for fine drawing or coloring.  As they use the Paint Stix, they simply twist the bottom to move the paint up.  This set of six, comes with black, brown, blue, green, red and yellow.  When applied to paper it almost looks like soft crayon, but it is paint, and dries fairly quickly.  It dries within 90 seconds.  This means less smearing, and less clean-up.  The Kwik Stix are non-toxic, so are safe for your children to use. The paint does not crack or peel.

The Thin Stix make it so easy for your child to create art work, and they give you a lot less to clean up.    You wont't need paint, brushes, bowls, water and a cover-up of some type for your child, they can just use the Kwik Stix like markers or crayons, yet they have a paint texture and finish when they are done.  It is said to work on paper, cardboard, canvas and wood.  The caps must be put back on after use so the paint does not dry out.


Thin Stix by KwikStix

The Thin Stix, Kwik Stix are available in other colors and different packages.  They have neon, metallic, or classic, and a few different kits.  One kit comes with glitter and another includes a 20 ft. roll of paper.  One pack comes with 24 different colors.  On a side note, these are perfect for trips.  Your child can still do artwork, and all you need to pack is this set of Thin Stix, as well as something to paint on.  You do not need to pack a whole paint set and all the accessories.


My daughter said this was a nice way to experiment with paint.  The only drawback she brought up was you don't have different size tips to work with like you would with paint brushes.

You can find Thin Stix online at Amazon, just click the link above.  If you prefer to see them first, you can find them at Toys-R-Us.  This is one of those products that are worth the investment, due to the less mess and less clean-up time.  Add a pack to your homeschool art kit.

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