Sunday, 10 July 2016

Review: Playcolor Poster Paint Sticks

This week we received a free sample of Playcolor Poster Paint Sticks from Bigjigs Toys. This is a new product to the UK and, as we do a lot of craft activities in our house, I was very eager to see just how mess free they are. We were sent a pack of two sticks, one red and the other metallic gold. Each stick was about the size of a small glue stick. This of course confused my 2 year old who immediately wanted to do "stick stick"! Anyway he soon got past that when he saw what they could do.


The children used the paint sticks to decorate thin cardboard to make crowns. The paint went on really well and the sticks were very easy to wind up and down, even for Theo (2). To start with it seemed like a soft wax crayon consistency but once more was applied it did look like paint. The colours were bold and coverage good. The metallic stick was particularly good and Izzie was delighted that it was a "proper crown colour"!


The paint didn't need much time to dry at all and the children were able to use a glue stick to fix sequins onto their crowns almost immediately. Perfect for impatient little crafters! Then I stapled the card together and they wore their crowns right away. 

Best of all for me, there was hardly any mess. Certainly far less mess than when we get their usual paints and brushes out. There were no pots or brushes to wash up either. I simply wiped their hands and the table with a baby wipe and off they went to play Kings and Queens.

I wasn't provided with any information regarding the RRP from Bigjigs but after a quick search, I found that a pack of 6 Playcolor Basic Poster Paint Sticks are currently £5.99 from Amazon. Or a pack of 12 for £10.99. The metallic version are more expensive but still good value and would be great for special projects. Overall I was incredibly impressed by this product.




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5 comments:

  1. I like that they dry almost instantly. My youngest piles on the paint and it usually takes days to dry. They are very reasonably priced too. Will keep my eyes out. #triedtested

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    1. Yes the drying time was brilliant, especially as they wanted to wear their masterpieces straight away!

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  2. These are absolutely BRILLIANT! I adore them so much. You get the intense colour of paint but without the added mess and the longer set up / clear up time. My kids love them and so do I!
    #TriedTested

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    1. Yay another fan! Totally agree - intense colour, minimum mess :)

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  3. Thanks for your review Kate! We loved hearing about your crafting with Playcolor! :) We are so pleased that you all enjoyed them. Many Thanks Playcolor UK

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