The last 6 months have meant we have all needed to be a bit more inventive when it comes to activities for the kids. I’m never going to be a naturally crafty parent but I do love to see my kids getting stuck into artwork and being creative particularly as it means they aren’t thinking about screen-time!
One of our go-to activities at home more recently has been using the Little Brian Paint Sticks, which we were sent in return for giving an honest review. Find out more about them in our Little Brian Paint Sticks review…
Little Brian Paint Sticks Review
We were given the Mini Art Station, a bumper pack of 24 paint sticks and a 12 piece floor puzzle to test out.
Little Brian Paint Sticks Bumper Pack
Paint sticks are so versatile and can be used for a range of techniques including blending, stamping, colour washing, scraping and dotting. Most importunely for me, they are mess free! The paint dries really quickly, it can’t accidentally spill over and the bumper pack which includes 24 paint sticks has a fantastic selection of vibrant colours.
Paint sticks are used just like glue sticks on a selection of surfaces including canvas, wood, paper, card and even glass. They are suitable for 3 years and over.
Little Brian Paint Sticks Art Station
The Little Brian Mini Art Station is a folding double-sided art station with whiteboard and chalkboard painting surfaces. There’s storage space within the station for the paint sticks and it comes with 6 mini paint sticks, 6 chalk sticks, 10 A5 sheets of paper and a duster.
What did we think of the Little Brian Paint Sticks Art Station?
This is a lovely piece of kit! It’s the first time we have had a chalkboard and the kids really enjoyed using the chalk sticks on it. The white board side is fun too and we liked the green clips that kept the paper in place, giving little artists a really creative feel when using it. The duster was very much a hit.
I’m not sure if we were meant to wet the duster or not, but that’s what my eldest son did and he took great pleasure in wiping away his younger brother’s designs! I couldn’t seem to close the paint sticks art station properly, but perhaps I wasn’t doing it the right way?
The paint sticks themselves are fantastic. The paint sticks which come with the art station are a bit smaller than the individual packet which we received separately. The smaller size was even better for my daughter’s little hands, though my boys liked both sizes.
What did we think of the Little Brian Floor Puzzle?
The Little Brian Paint-a-Puzzle comes with 12 giant sturdy pieces and a set of 6 colourful pain sticks. This is such a great concept! My kids helped me (or I helped them?) to put the puzzle together before they took turns to paint different parts of the puzzle. The paint dries so quickly that there really wasn’t any mess. Perfect for when my little girl insisted on walking all over it!
My kids range from age 1 to 8 and they all enjoyed this activity too, so it definitely gets my vote for something the whole gamily can join in.
Our overall thoughts about the Little Brian Paint Sticks range…
We all really enjoyed using the paint sticks, art station and puzzle and I’m sure it’s something we will use again and again, especially with Winter on its way!
They are fuss free and mess free and if the children ask to take them out and use them, even if I’m fairly busy, I’ll happily oblige as it doesn’t require much effort from me. There are still lots of things we can do with them and we plan to use them to paint on glass ahead of halloween, so they are a very versatile product.
Where can you buy them?
Disclosure: We were kindly sent our Little Brian products in return for an honest review. As always, all views, opinions and photos are my own.