Sunday 4 August 2019

Fun with Little Brian Paint Sticks *Giveaway & Review*

{Gifted} Mess free and painting. There are two words I bet you wouldn't expect to hear! However this is where the Little Brian paint sticks step in......these nifty little paint sticks are pretty cool no need for brushes or water and they dry within minutes and are super versatile enabling the child to unleash their creativity! We have recently been sent an assortment of Little Brian goodies including the new art station (RRP £30.00) We have long been fans of the paint sticks, as I'm not really 'crafty mum' these are ideal for the children to have lots of fun while making minimum mess. They can even draw on windows with them.....I kid you not.....and it washes off leaving no trace!

To add to our Little Brian collection we were also sent a tub of 12 paint sticks (which we have one to give away over on Facebook!), a 24 pack of paint sticks including metallic and day glow neon colours, as well as the great art creation station. Elarna was very excited to get creative she just loves to draw and squiggle little notes. These items couldn't be more suited to my little artist as she loves to colour and quite happily will sit and make pictures. What I love about the art station is how useful it will be when Elarna starts school, she can practice her writing, numbers and letters on it. Dual sided they can even both have a side to write and draw on which will hugely reduce arguments......always a bonus!

As soon as she saw the art station she was so excited, we had to open everything straight away and get on with drawing, colouring and experimenting with what both the paint sticks and the chalks would do. The art station is a decent size and included in it is a dual sided writing board, black board one side and white the other. A selection of Little Brian pain sticks and chalks, paper and an orange squeegee wiper. There is an area to store the paint sticks when not not in use, there are pots around the station that the pots or chalks can be put in when in use which makes it all very easily accessible for the the child when using the art station. I particularly liked the chalks and chalk board, it was really effective.

The art station is the perfect solution to mess FREE messy play! No water or paint brushes makes the whole product very appealing. The station also folds away for ease of storage and for table top use. This would be ideal  to take away on holiday as you can store all the paint sticks away in the handy storage area and it's fairly flat so doesn't take up a great deal of room. 

So what did we love about Little Brian Paint Sticks?

- The lack of mess is simply marvellous, the children can use the paint sticks and be as creative as possible and I can be stress free knowing that there will be no huge mess to tidy up afterwards.

- The art station is a brilliant addition to the range, I love that it folds  up and the chalks are amazing on the black board, so colourful! 

- The range of Little Brian paint sticks/chalks is fantastic and there are so many things you can do with them from stamping, dotting, thick lines, thin lines, watercolour effects and so much more. They dry really quickly too.

- The choice of colours is great and the addition of the metallic and neon sticks is brilliant, the metallic ones really do glimmer away when applied.

- As mentioned above the paint sticks can be used on windows! We have tried this and they do wipe off easily leaving no residue. 

Anything we weren't so keen on?

- The art station is a little flimsy and the paper doesn't often stay held with the clip. 

- The pots don't stay in if carried, it would have been a bit of a better design if the pots were either stuck in or some way, also the area where the chalks and paint sticks are stored will only hold a few, if too many are in these areas then it won't close

- Not really a dislike but be aware the orange squeegee needs to be sightly wet to remove the paint sticks, there didn't seem to be anywhere in the box that advised of this!

We have a wonderful giveaway over on my Facebook Page where one lucky Blogging Beautifully reader is in the chance to win their very own paint sticks bucket (RRP £12.99), included is all that is needed to create bright, imaginative and beautiful art work. Head on over to enter and good luck! I will leave you with some more images of my daughter having a wonderful time playing with the paint sticks and unleashing her creative side! Such a wonderful selection of colours to choose from!

So if you like the look of these gorgeous paint sticks and you love the sound of MESS FREE painting then do head over to the Facebook page and give the post a like to be in with a chance of winning your very own pot of Little Brian paint sticks. We just love them in our house and would highly recommend. 

* Terms and conditions of Facebook competition* 

-Entry is via the Facebook page but is not in any way endorsed by Facebook
-UK entries only I'm afraid
- The winner will be contacted by Facebook so please keep an eye on your messages when the time is up

Good luck!

* Please note we were kindly sent the items free of charge in exchange for a review, all thoughts and opinions are my own. 

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