Mess Free Messy Play with Little Brian Paint Sticks! | Review


I'm not sure how, but Indiana has just completed her first year of school! She ended the year able to read and write, full of much more confidence, and with a love of maths. But one thing that came up time and time again in her reports and from her teachers, was just how creative and imaginative Indie is. She's always writing and drawing! But with the summer holidays ahead, I was worried she would get bored at home. Thankfully we received a bundle of Little Brian Paint Stick goodies just in time, and they have been providing hours of enjoyment for not only her, but her younger brother Parker as well.

What are Little Brian Paint Sticks

Little Brian Paint Sticks look a little bit like a glue stick, and you use the same method of twisting the bottom, to reveal the paint stick inside. Suitable from 3 years+ they are extremely versatile and super easy to use. You can use them in a number of different ways too - drawing, blending, stamping, colour washing, scraping and dotting - the possibilities are endless!

They don't require brushes or water either, you just simply pick your colour, take off the lid, twist and get creative. And because the paint dries quickly within minutes, it's much less messy than usual painting (especially as it doesn't require the clean up job after too!).

The Range

The first item we received was the 24 pack Assorted Paint Sticks (RRP £14.99). Available from Amazon, these are a perfect starter set if you have never used Paint Sticks before. The set includes 24 colours from the range of paint sticks - 12 classic colours, 6 day glow colours and 6 metallic colours. Indiana's favourites are definitely the metallic colours, so it's lovely that this set included 6 different versions. The only negative of this set is that once out of the packet there isn't anywhere to store the paint sticks.

The second item we received was the Paint Sticks Bucket (RRP £12.99). This set is perfect for on the go or to take to a relatives house, as the storage bucket comes complete with a carry handle. I love that this set keeps all of the paint sticks together safely, and can be put away neatly after it's been used. Available from Argos, the set contains 20 Paint Sticks in 12 Classic Colours, 6 Day Glow Colours, and 2 Metallic Colours (silver and gold).

The final item we received was probably Indiana's (and my!) favourite. The Paint Sticks Classic Art Station (RRP £29.99) is a double-sided art station, and is available from Argos. It has a whiteboard on one side and a chalkboard on the other, and also comes with 6 classic Paint Sticks, 6 Chalk Sticks, 10 sheets of paper, and a duster for the chalkboard. I found the station really tricky to open at first as there were no instructions in the box, but once I worked it out (you have to push down the orange clip to make the boards pop out) it was easy to do in the future. It has handy storage pots to keep the Paint and Chalk Sticks in, and there's plenty of room under the board to keep more pens and spare paper.

Our Final Verdict

The station is great as both Indiana can use it as the same time, although they did both prefer the whiteboard side as they wanted to use the Paint Sticks. Unfortunately most of our chalk sticks also snapped within the first few days, which was a little disappointing too. The Paint Sticks have been fantastic though, and I can imagine the Littles using them for a long time for fun mess-free messy play! Especially alongside the Art Station, which is perfect size for popping on the dining table and also stores away really neatly.

I would definitely recommend Little Brian Paint Sticks, especially if your little ones like to get creative like mine do. There's even a chance to win a Paint Sticks Bucket of your own over on my Facebook page, so make sure you head over to enter!

We received these items in exchange for this review. However all opinions are honest and my own.

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